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By Emma Sanders

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    Lots to digest. You can read Tom Garry's match report from Nice on the website.

    There's also some quotes from USA forward Megan Rapinoe, who talks about a lack of respect from Fifa towards the women's game.

    They are in action tomorrow against the Netherlands in the World Cup final. Kick-off is at 16:00 BST.

    You can follow it live with me on the website and watch on BBC One. There will also be coverage on Radio 5 live.

  2. 'There are so many things we can improve on'

    England 1-2 Sweden

    England skipper Steph Houghton: "It's tough. The semi-final defeat wasn’t the best feeling and neither was that out there. We have given everything.

    "We have played seven games and we are dead on our feet, it's been tough mentally and physically. We showed great resilience in the second half. Well done Sweden."

    Asked where England have progressed, she added: "The style of play. I'm not going to sit here and say it’s perfect. There are so many things that we can improve on to be the best in the world."

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    The Fifa Women's World Cup bronze medallists.

  4. 'Part of me thinks I'm glad we lost'

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    England midfielder Karen Carney speaking to BBC Sport: "It was tough. We’ve given everything and part of me is glad we haven’t won it.

    "If we want to go and win the Olympics and the Euros, we have to have a fire in the belly. We have to dig deeper.

    "We should not be afraid to say that we want to win the gold medal. No disrespect to Sweden or this game, but I’m kind of glad we didn’t win."

    On playing her final game, she added: "I feel disappointment, I would have liked for the team to win. That might sound contradictory, but that’s life. It's tough, I don’t know what I'm feeling. I'm just disappointed for everyone."

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    Here's how the Sweden players celebrated at full-time. Jubilant scenes!

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    Video caption: Sweden players in jubilant mood at the full-time whistle
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    Former England international and current Juventus forward Eni Aluko reflects on England's performance.

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  7. The best of the stats

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    Sweden have won all three of their bronze medal matches at the Women’s World Cup, also beating Germany in 1991 and France in 2011.

    England were 0-2 behind after just 22 minutes against Sweden, the earliest they’ve ever been two goals down in a Women’s World Cup match.

    The Lionesses have lost back-to-back games at the Women’s World Cup for the first time.

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    SMS Message: Don't be downhearted, Lionesses! You still did us proud and made your country fall in love with women's football! Tonight picture yourselves in Tokyo, celebrating Olympic gold with an imaginary cup of tea... from Sean, Carshalton
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    Here's that Phil Neville interview in full.

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    Video caption: Interview: England head coach Phil Neville
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    England international and current Manchester United Women goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain isn't happy with Phil Neville's comments.

    She was part of the squad that picked up a bronze medal in 2015.

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    Thanks Kaz.

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    The Sweden players go and celebrate with their families in the stands. There's lovely scenes here in Nice.

    England's players hang back. They are clearly gutted with this result.

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    Colin Bundred: You can't complain about the effort put in by the English team. They gave it their all.

    Archie: Well played Sweden. The best team won.

    Robert Turpie: Lost, but should have won. Final ball not good enough. Lack of cutting edge. Huge potential there.

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    The coaching staff and the rest of the team behind Sweden's success, come and join them. They are singing away.

    This is a brilliant achievement for a team ranked ninth in the world. They have beaten Germany and England to achieve this!

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    Nilla Fischer squirts water at her teammates as the Sweden players jump up on stage and pose for a photo with their bronze medals.

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    Caroline Chapman

    BBC Sport in Nice

    As Sweden go up and get their medals, England stay back and look on.

    Steph Houghton is sat down behind the main group and is finding it hard to watch.

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    Here's that volley from Lucy Bronze that was expertly headed off the line by Nilla Fischer. What a player!

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    Video caption: Lucy Bronze volley headed off the line
  18. 'We have not seen a full 90 minute performance'

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    Lindsay Johnson

    Ex-England defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Sweden looked fresher, we were slow out of the blocks and we were punished for it.

    That quality just wasn't there and we have not seen a full 90 minute performance from England at this tournament.

  19. 'Many champions have had to suffer before coming back'

    England 1-2 Sweden

    England boss Phil Neville, speaking to BBC One: "I think maybe there was carry on from the semi-final - the emotion. The two goals sparked us into life and I don't think I have seen us play better than we did after those first 20 minutes. We gave it our best shot, we fell short and we just have to make sure next time we are better.

    "Well done to Sweden but it is a nonsense game. We are probably showing in those first 20 minutes the disappointment we felt from the USA game. We came here to win it, not finish fourth.

    "The players came here and delivered everything I wanted - the style of play. This is sport. We have to come back in four years time and be better. There are many champions that have had to suffer before coming back. We go home, we dissect and we breathe and then we get back on that horse again."

  20. 'England best team to watch but things to improve'

    England 1-2 Sweden

    Dion Dublin

    Former England striker on BBC One

    I stand by what I said before - England have been the best footballing team to watch at the World Cup but it is the other things they need to improve on - the physicality and the fitness, that is down to the manager to make sure the players go away and do that.