Untold History Of England's Lionesses - From Player Bans To Penalty Shootout Heartache
By Carrie Dunne
England might be riding the crest of a wave in women's football but it wasn't always like this.
In 2015 England's Lionesses were about to achieve their crowning glory: beating Germany. With a penalty no less.
A 108th-minute spot-kick converted by veteran midfielder Fara Williams secured a bronze medal in the Women's World Cup.
It was all a far cry from where it all began for England's women.
From player bans, rows with the FA and penalty shootout heartache: we chart the untold history of the Lionesses.
Topics: Women's World Cup