David Beckham leads tributes to England Women after historic win
Last Updated: 28/06/15 4:26pm
England made history on Saturday night by reaching the Women’s World Cup semi-finals for the first time and David Beckham was among a host of stars to take to social media to offer congratulations.
Goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze gave England a 2-1 win over hosts Canada in front of a partisan Vancouver crowd and sent them through to a semi-final showdown with Japan.
England Women’s head coach Mark Sampson was quick to point out the scale of the achievement as he congratulated his team on Twitter.
“Congratulations to my team you have made a Nation proud 1966,1990... now add @england Women 2015 #Lionesses” – Sampson wrote.
Sampson was not alone in using social media to hail the Lionesses as he was joined by men and women from across the sporting world.
“Girls what a performance .. We are so proud of what you have achieved and the passion you have shown gives us so much pride.... Our lionesses roar into the semi's GB @england” – Former England captain David Beckham.
“England women doing the country proud. Huge congratulations on reaching the semi finals.” – Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney.
"Well done girls, what a performance! ~Lionesses @england" – Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere.
"Just caught up on the news about the @england women. Great result. Now onto the semi-final on Wednesday! Congrats and Good Luck! #Lionesses" - England and Manchester United defender Phil Jones.
"So proud of #ENG women getting to the WWCSF! Absolutely brilliant! #Lionesses" - Former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright.
"Woke up to an awesome result for @england #Lionesses over Canada!! Well done ladies!!!" - Former England striker Dean Ashton.
"Just amazing....congratulations @CaseyStoney and the #lionesses. Belief in buckets with skills to match #godothis #semifinals" - England hockey international Alex Danson.
"Go to sleep wake up & my 2 buddies @laurabassett6 & @karenjcarney only gone & got themselves into a World Cup semi final.Cheeky. #Lionesses" – Former Heptathlete Kelly Sotherton.
"Big shout out to @england #Lionesses for getting to the semi of #FIFAWWC. Fantastic news." - Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes.
"Well done @england women, great win yesterday looking forward to the semi." - England Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody.