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Live Reporting

By Becky Grey

All times stated are UK

  1. It's final time!

    So the bronze medalists have been decided, but there's just the small matter of a final to play.

    You can watch Australia v New Zealand on BBC Two or here. Follow that link for live text updates too.

    If you want to read the match report from England's win, head here.

  2. WATCH: England take bronze at the Netball World Cup

    Want to relive those brilliant full-time celebrations?

    Oh alright then...

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  3. 'The door is always open for Tracey Neville'

    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    More from Joanna Adams:

    What next for England: "Some of those players have been around this team for a long time and it's about whether they want to keep going. It's a tough sport but there is some great talent coming through. We didn't want the legacy of netball not to continue, so if you have been inspired, you can visit our website and there will be a fun session to throw the ball around near you."

    On Tracey Neville's future:"The door is always ajar for Tracey Neville to come back and do something within netball. Even if it not as head coach, she loves this sport and we will not lose her."

  4. 'England didn't disappoint'

    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Chief executive of England Netball Joanna Adams said on BBC Two:

    "That was a relief. Even in the crowd today, you could just feel there was a sightly different atmosphere from other games and they did it, they didn't disappoint. We made so many comments about the final and that is what we wanted, but more than that, it was about delivering a fantastic World Cup.

    "We have surpassed Sydney [the 2015 World Cup hosts] in ticket sales and we want mums and daughters to love the sport and I think we have done that. It is fantastic to see England and South Africa playing off for this bronze medal because it had previously been set in stone the four teams that would be in the semi-finals. We don't want New Zealand and Australia to dominate in every competition and it was great to see what Zimbabwe and Uganda have done.

    "We have been building up the sport and we have a really strong Super League and a quad series which keeps netball on the TV and at the forefront of people's minds."

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Denise Evans

    BBC Sport in Liverpool

    "The Roses were absolutely magnificent today" Tracey Neville has just told the crowd here.

    Adding: "we talk about the eighth player, and I'd have any of you as a sub any day."

    She's emotional as she laps up the ear-ringing cheers, safely in the knowledge that she has won a gold and bronze in her tenure as head coach of England Netball.

    Something no other coach before her has achieved.

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Rachel Dunn said: "That was slightly overwhelming I have to say. I'm just stoked. It has been phenomenal and I have never been part of something so big, we have the best netball fans in this country and everyone has come out to support us."

    On whether she will retire now: "I don't think now is the time to decide that. It has been an amazing experience and now I will take some time off to reflect and see how I feel."

    On her final predictions: "I think New Zealand might take the final, they have been playing well and they bring something different."

  7. 'We love being on court together'

    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    England player of the match Jade Clarke said:

    "It was heart-breaking yesterday but we wanted to learn from it. It showed resilience from everyone. The crowd was even more supportive after the loss so we wanted to do it for everyone from home.

    "When you get off the court and see the reaction, it means so much to us. Everyone has got behind us so thank you to everyone involved.

    "We've lived in each other's pockets for the last few years. We've got such an amazing culture. We love being on court together and we hope everyone watching feels that joy as well."

  8. 'When it's the last time you want to make it the best time'

    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    As Jo Harten takes a selfie with the England team in the background, coach Tracey Neville told BBC Two:

    "This tournament has summarised everything about this team. They've played world-class netball. To lose only three quarters the whole tournament is amazing.

    "To come back from yesterday and perform how they did. They finished in a world-class way.

    "It was about finishing as the Roses because they know we'll never play together again as a squad.

    "Last night they were really flat. We had a team meeting this morning and they started to pick themselves up and they realised when it's the last time they want to make it the best time.

    "We wanted something to celebrate and we've got something to celebrate.

    "It was a difficult decision for me to hand in my notice but it was the best decision for me at the time. I always want to come back to the Roses. I want to be part of this squad no matter what.

    "To the Lionesses and England Cricket - thanks for setting up this amazing summer of sport."

  9. 'I'm lost for words'

    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    England captain Serena Guthrie said: "It's hard to keep it together when we have got everybody crying at the moment. This has been the best experience. We almost feel like we have won a gold medal because of how we have changed the game. These 12 athletes have been up against it from the beginning and I'm so proud of everyone. I'm lost for words.

    "Actually, this bronze medal isn't a consolation for us. World netball is as tight as it has ever been, and we knew we would get what we deserved, and it was a bronze medal. We gave as good as we could against New Zealand and it wasn't enough. You have to understand the journey and how tough the competition is. We are disappointed not to be in the final but we are proud to stand on the podium in front of our friends and family."

    On coach Tracey Neville: "When Tracey first came into his job it was a whirlwind, but to see her grow as a world-class international coach has been pleasure. Today was about sending her off as best we could and we did that."

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Sara Bayman

    Former England captain on BBC Sport

    More people know who the England Roses are and what they're about. That's testament to Tracey Neville and her staff.

    Tracey Neville
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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    That is England's sixth World Cup bronze and the third in a row.

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Denise Evans

    BBC Sport in Liverpool

    England players have run over en masse to hug Beth Cobden, who is here on the sidelines.

    Cobden, who was part of the Commonwealth gold-winning team, missed the tournament through injury.

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Sasha Corbin

    England player on BBC Two

    I've been with this team the whole time. They've been amazing. We train so hard all the time for these moments.

    They've done us all proud here. They really have. It means everything when you put your body on the line for the sport you love. It's an honour.

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Sara Bayman

    Former England captain on BBC Sport

    Some of those tears might be because they know this will be the last time they play together as a squad.

    To play your last game for England in front of a crowd like this is special.

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    England then get in a circle on their own, including injured defender Layla Guscoth on her crutches.

    It's not the result they came to Liverpool for, but they've got a bronze medal and there are plenty of tears.

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    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Both teams form a huddle in the middle of the court as Serena Guthrie speaks to them. "I hope you've enjoyed it here," she says.

    Rachel Dunn looks like she's holding back tears.

  17. England win bronze

    FT: England 58-42 South Africa

    Lenize Potgieter gets the final goal but the screams are all for England.

    Tracey Neville waves her arms around to ask for even more noise from the fans. And they are happy to give the England coach what she wants.

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  18. Post update

    Q4: England 58-41 South Africa

    Dunn gets the chance to score with 40 seconds to go. But she misses!

    Give the fans what they want, Rachel. Helen Housby takes her chance instead.

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    Q4: England 57-41 South Africa

    Pamela Cookey

    Former England shooter at the M&S Bank Arena

    Nice work from Serena Guthrie to leave the court with such a huge ovation. She's an awesome captain and has worked so hard. I'm so pleased for her.

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    Q4: England 57-41 South Africa

    Denise Evans

    BBC Sport in Liverpool

    Huge cheers as Serena Guthrie takes a well-earned break for the final two minutes and received a giant hug from Tracey Neville.

    She's been brilliant today.

    Nat Panagarry comes on in her place for the final time in her debut World Cup.

    They're now chanting "we want Dunn!"

    And it worked!!!!