England wins the UEFA Women's Euro 2022

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31
Jul

The Lionesses triumph

Hosts England won their first major title by defeating eight-time champions Germany 2-1 in extra time.

A record 87,192 Wembley crowd, including Prince William, Gray Lineker, Harry Kane, Shania Twain, and Spice Girls Geri Horner and Mel C shared the victory with the national team tonight as they became champions of Europe. A sweet video message from Princess Charlotte that spread earlier today must have brought good luck to the Lionesses.

 

The Lionesses pose up for their team picture before kick-off the focus etched onto some of their faces. Credit to AP
The Lionesses pose up for their team picture before kick-off the focus etched onto some of their faces. Credit: AP

 

Yesterday in her statement the Queen has shown support for the Lionesses, predicting that the women would go down in history and be icons of sport: "My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships. It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff. The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise. However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations. It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today".

 

Fans arriving at Wembley Way before the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final before the action kicked off at 5pm. Credit to PA
Fans arriving at Wembley Way before the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final before the action kicked off at 5 pm. Credit: PA

 

Fans celebrate the final whistle in Trafalgar Square with cheers for England's Lionesses. Credit to AP
Fans celebrate the final whistle in Trafalgar Square with cheers for England's Lionesses. Credit: AP

 

Fans at Wembley Way before the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final. Credit to PA
Fans at Wembley Way before the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final. Credit: PA

 

England fans Gracie May, 8, and Amelia Lee, 6, pose on Wembley Way. Credit to PA
England fans Gracie May, 8, and Amelia Lee, 6, pose on Wembley Way. Credit: PA

 

England fan Edith, 11, poses on Wembley Way before the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final of England v Germany. Credit to PA
England fan Edith, 11, poses on Wembley Way before the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final of England v Germany. Credit: PA

 

Prince William (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) send a good luck message to Lionesses. Credit to Metro UK
Prince William (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) send a good luck message to the Lionesses. Credit: Metro UK

 

A spectacular opening ceremony from Becky Hill. Credit to Reuters
A spectacular opening ceremony from Becky Hill. Screengrab from UEFA TV

 

PM Boris Johnson watching the match on TV with daughter Romy and son Wilfred at 8.20 PM tonight. Credit to Boris Johnson via Twitter
PM Boris Johnson watching the match on TV with daughter Romy and son Wilfred at 8.20 PM tonight. Credit: Boris Johnson via Twitter

 

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin (L) and Prince William (R) applaud prior to the match between England and Germany. Credit to AFP via Getty Images
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin (L) and Prince William (R) applaud prior to the match between England and Germany. Credit: AFP via Getty Images

 

Men's England captain Kane cheers on Lionesses during their historic Euro 2022 victory. Credit to Mark Large/Daily Mail
Men's England captain Kane cheers on the Lionesses during their historic Euro 2022 victory. Credit: Mark Large/Daily Mail

 

Geri Horner and Mel C were very happy with the victory as they sat in the stands at Wembley. Retrieved from Instagram
Geri Horner and Mel C were very happy with the victory as they sat in the stands at Wembley. Retrieved from Instagram

 

The England team celebrate with the trophy in front of the row of photographers. Credit to AP
The England team celebrated with the trophy in front of the photographers. Credit: AP

 

BRAMS Institute congratulates the team, their fans and the whole of England on this marvellous success!

 

EURO 2022 Champions England lift the trophy (Optus Sport)