Clearly, they’ve managed to do what the lads couldn’t do on their end. Queen Elizabeth has led tributes for the England Women’s football team after they defeated Germany 2-1 in the Uefa Women’s Euros final at Wembley Stadium, in the first major tournament win for any England team since 1966. Here’s what you need to know.
Goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly brought a major trophy home for the first time since 1966 Sarina Wiegman’s side started the final brightly and looked to put pressure on Germany from the outset, with two opportunities inside the first ten minutes. However, Germany pushed back in the second half and looked the more dangerous side until substitutions gave England a renewed sense of purpose.
Queen Elizabeth Pays Tribute To England’s Lionesses After Euro 2022 Win
In a message to the Lionesses shared on the Royal Family’s Twitter account, the Queen said: “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.”
The Queen added the team had “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,” she concluded.
The heroic team also received praise from pop superstar Adele, who shared a photo of the squad celebrating their win on Instagram, describing the moment as a “game changer.”
She wrote: “You did it!! It’s come home!! Congratulations @lionesses what a game changer!! So proud.”
And she wasn’t the only popstar to heap praise on the Lionesses, as classic British girl group The Spice Girls also shared a photo of the team on Twitter, writing: “Congratulations @Lionesses True #GirlPower right there.”
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