Louise Taylor for The Guardian:
England arrived in Canada in search of a new identity and departed with that wish fulfilled. The pride of Lionesses that left London as near-anonymous figures in late May will attract plenty of second glances as they make their way back through passport control at Heathrow on Monday morning.
After persuading a nation finally to fall in love with women’s football and, they hope, inspiring an entire new generation of young female players, Mark Sampson’s squad are suddenly household names. England’s coach described his team’s 1-0 defeat of Germany – a side the Lionesses had never beaten in 31 years of internationals – as “awesome” and “amazing”.