England happy with historic women’s Euro 2022 win football news

LONDON: After winning the country’s first major football trophy since 1966, England’s “Sheernies” held a victory party in central London in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans on Monday.
A crowd of 7,000 supporters gathered in Trafalgar Square to warmly welcome the women’s team as they paraded the European Championship trophy after a 2-1 win over Germany.
A tournament record crowd of 87,192 was at London’s Wembley Stadium to watch the victory, and the BBC said more than 23 million viewers watched on Sunday or online.
“We said we wanted to make our legacy about winning and that’s what we did,” England captain Leah Williamson told the flag-waving crowd at Trafalgar Square.
“The party is not going to stop!” He added after his squad stopped in the early hours to celebrate.
“This team likes to work hard, but we definitely like to party hard.”
Chloe Kelly, who deepened the winner in extra time, said she was “a little worn out”.
“I haven’t stopped dancing!”
British royals, political leaders, football legends and star-influenced youth have applauded the game-changing feats of the players.
The men’s team failed to conquer Europe the previous year, after losing in the final to extend a winless streak at the 1966 World Cup.
It was bad enough for the men to lose to Italy on penalties after extra time, but the final was marred by a drunken thug on behalf of some of England’s male fans.
The festivities and family-friendly atmosphere seen in the women’s tournament escalated into Monday’s festivities in central London.
“I’m really, really happy!” Lauren, eight years old, is attending with her younger brother.
Lisa Christie, the mother of 45-year-old Lauren from west London, said of the final: “It was incredible. We took the roof off the house!”
Christie said that while Lauren is a keen footballer, her mixed team currently only has four girls.
“We need more girls, and hopefully we’ll have them now.”
Mark Peters, 45, a community worker in Birmingham, said his 12-year-old daughter loves sports, but his private school currently doesn’t let girls play football.
“Hopefully that will change. Now we can tell them ‘Why aren’t the girls playing?'” he said. “It’s a little behind in 2022.”
Countless people watched in pubs, bars and other venues across the country as women’s football fever swept England and helped distract from the economic and political crisis.
“These lioness have set the bar high. They have changed the way women’s football is viewed in this country,” former England international Alex Scott, who hosted the Trafalgar Square event, told BBC TV.
The excitement of watching the final at Trafalgar Square in similar numbers the previous day had erupted with excitement. Few people dived into its famous fountains, taking a look right at the square’s four lion statues.
The lioness told coach Sarina Wigman’s post-match press conference with the English anthem “It’s coming home!” – The football song of the 1990s is officially called “Three Lions”.
David Badial, who recorded it with fellow comedian Frank Skinner and pop group Lightning Seeds for the men’s Euro 1996 tournament, said Lioness had helped redefine the sport.
“Football is not owned by men by default,” he told BBC radio.
“It is the same game, played by women or played by men.
“And what’s been absolutely spectacular over the past few weeks is that the country can be completely behind in the same way.”
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