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Are England Lionesses eligible for a Guiness World Record?
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:22:58 AM »
Are England Lionesses the only national team in the history of men's or women's football, to knock THEMSELVES out of three competitions, in as many years?

2015: Laura Basset own goal knocks England out of WC semi-final
2017: Fara Williams back-header, AND Millie Bright own goal, knocks England out of EC semi-final
2018: Millie Bright own goal loses England an almost certain trophy in the SheBelieves Cup

Has any national team, ever, done this? Or is this a world record in the sport?

And I was a big fan of Millie Bright, but she has knocked England out of two consecutive international tournaments now. Has this ever happened before, or is Millie Bright the all-time mens and womens record-holder in the sport...

It's a really quite extraordinary feat, and in all my years of watching the mens game, I dont recall this level of self-sabotage consistency by a single team. Though Daley Blind for Manchester United has come very close at league level..