A last gasp goal from midfielder
It helped to partially atone for the heart-breaking 4-3 semi-final defeat by
Geordie Herdman, a Newcastle United fan, said: "We have finished third in the world, it is a massive achievement but now the job is to stay there and go higher.
"The aim is to get closer to USA. We want to get to the World Cup final against USA in three years time and try and win it.
"Let's set the bar high, let's aim high and make sure 2015 is even more memorable than this."
Herdman admitted: "
"But the girls would not give that medal away and that says so much about them and we took the one chance we had.
"By doing this, we've gone up to another level and it is up to us to stay there."
She said: "I've been involved in many highs and lows down the years but nothing compares to this.
"John and his staff have done so much and have got us believing we can beat any team on any day."
He said: "Sometimes you can give everything and it is not enough. It is like a love story. You can give a lot and the other person still walks away.
"I feel like wanting to cry. We were completely better than
London 2012 has given women's football in the UK an 'unprecedented platform' on which to create a lasting legacy, according to the Football Association's head of national game Kelly Simmons.