SMS Message: I’m delighted for Jill Scott. Great to see her with a Euro winners medal. A great servant to the game, thoroughly deserved. from Mark M
I’m delighted for Jill Scott. Great to see her with a Euro winners medal. A great servant to the game, thoroughly deserved.
Former England striker on BBC Radio 5 Live
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I can’t lie, it went on pretty late last night so I have a bit of a headache but I feel great today.
It’s almost surreal and it’s very hard to take in. I thought England were getting a bit tired towards the end but the thing is they found a way.
Sarina Wiegman has brought a calmness, a tactical awareness, she has brought everything to the team. England have dealt with everything at this tournament and that is down to the manager.
They have created a bond that will last forever and ever.
Be interesting to see how Alex and the Lionesses feel after last night’s celebrations…
England’s historic win over Germany in the Euro 2022
final at a sold-out Wembley pulled in a peak TV audience of
17.4m on BBC One, making it the most-watched women’s football game on UK
television of all-time and the most-watched programme in 2022 so far.
Across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app there were
5.9 million streams as audiences witnessed goals from Ella Toone and an
extra-time winner from Chloe Kelly, as England claimed victory in a major
international tournament for the first time since 1966.
The Lionesses will commemorate their Euro triumph at a fan celebration at Trafalgar Square, London today. Tune into BBC One from
12:35 BST to see the celebration hosted by BBC Sport presenter and former England
player, Alex Scott.
Trafalgar Square roared with celebrations as England’s Lionesses became European champions.
Chants of “it’s coming home” blared out across the central London landmark, which showed the match on big screens.
The Lionesses will be there to join the party later, but here’s a selection of images of Sunday’s celebrations:
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The Sun features an image of the England team celebrating across both the back and front page, along with part of the Queen’s statement paying tribute to the Lionesses.
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Grassroots football club Knowle FC, near Solihull, says England’s success in Women’s Euro 2022 has already been having an impact.
“We’ve had so many girls showing more interest,” says Natalie “Natty” Royal, a former Aston Villa player who coaches girls at the club in the West Midlands.
“It’s really putting women’s football on the map,” Royal has said.
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They actually have people to look up to on the TV – some of them are probably too young to know how amazing that is
As well as managing the ladies first team, Royal coaches the under-9s at the club alongside Marian Byrne, a former Birmingham City player. They both have daughters following in their footsteps and sharing their passion for football.
Byrne recalled how she had to “always fight to play football” as a young girl. “It wasn’t that long ago… seeing how it’s transformed has been phenomenal,” she says.
She added that as well as encouraging more girls to play football, she hoped England’s success would also lead to more financial support for the women’s game.
Sam: This is a huge moment not just for English sport, but for women’s football too, it’ll have inspired so many people that dreams do come true.
Former England striker Wayne Rooney had a dramatic start to life as a Major League Soccer coach with DC United on Sunday.
Trailing for 82 minutes after conceding an early opener, DC United levelled in the first minute of stoppage time before grabbing a winner in the fifth.
New signing Ravel Morrison played the full game.
Rooney left Derby last month amid Chris Kirchner’s failed takeover of the club. He spoke to former assistant and current Rams interim boss Liam Rosenior before Derby’s 1-0 win over Oxford on Saturday.
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England’s Euro 2022 success has made the front and back pages of today’s newspapers.
Everton and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live
Just when you thought the women’s game was at its pinnacle, the Lionesses have taken it up another gear.
I did an interview with ABC News in Australia at 11:30 last night and I was asked if England are favourites for the World Cup next year?
Yes, they are, because it’s scary to think how good Sarina Wiegman is going to get this team.