England Women v Germany UEFA WOMENS EURO 2022 31/07/2022. Cup Final Alexandra Popp of Germany Women at full time during the UEFA WOMENS EURO 2022 match between England Women and Germany at Wembley Stadium, London, England on 31 July 2022. Editorial use only PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK , Copyright: xNigelxKeenex PSI-15610-0106

The German soccer players have missed their ninth triumph at a European championship. The team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg lost the final against England in London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday without the injured missing captain Alexandra Popp with 1: 2 (1: 1, 0: 0) after extra time. The international press writes about this:

“Daily Mail”: “The wild EURO final showed that women’s football is not a tamer and gentler version of the game. So much hard work and sacrifice paid off in two glorious (and bone-breaking) hours.”

Daily Mirror: “Champions!!! England win Euro 2022 thanks to a late Kelly strike in extra time in impressive Wembley final against Germany”

The Sun: It’s come home! (He’s come home!) England’s lionesses roar with pride as they celebrate their historic triumph at Euro 2022.”

The Telegraph: “The deepest pain in England’s sporting soul has been erased. And it’s a liberation accomplished by women – amid scenes of sheer ecstasy. (…) This is a sport that was officially banned for women in England for half a century. As late as the 1990s, women’s football on Fleet Street was derided as ‘a game to be played only by consent of adults in private’. (…) But today, optimism has overcome short-sightedness and contempt. It’s a lesson (…): put women first and watch them soar.”

The Guardian: “England crowned champions of Euro 2022 after Kelly sinks Germany in extra time.”

The Times: “The fans were chanting ‘football coming home’ and England had to defeat a team known for their resilience and whose representatives have stood in their way so often in the past. But England has withstood the incessant test of Germany. They lived up to their expectations. They took the lead, lost it and then showed their character by winning it back. That made their achievement even more significant because it was Germany.”

“The Independent”: “Kelly’s goal not only brought victory at this women’s European Championship and the lionesses the first tournament success in their history. One can assume that he will achieve much more. (…) Admittedly, whether they won or lost, Sarina Wiegman and her players had probably already achieved that. But now they have a trophy to hang anything on.”

“L’Equipe”: “England end their curse by winning the European Women’s Championship”

“Le Figaro”: “It’s not for nothing that Sarina Wiegman was voted the best FIFA coach of the year 2017 and 2020. Five years after winning the European Championship at the wheel of the Netherlands, the Dutchwoman kept her crown, but this time with England.”

“Libération”: “The English women rule the Old Continent”

“Marca”: “It was their European Championship and they couldn’t fail. England wanted to debut and they did it in a big way, with a packed Wembley and against a Germany that didn’t know what it was like to lose a final.”

“La Vanguardia”: “England has achieved its dream goal. Not even the best screenwriters could have written such a perfect story.”

“Kronen Zeitung”: “European Champion! England celebrates hot summer fairy tale”

“Kurier”: “England fulfills the big EM dream”

“Blick”: “England are European champions! Joker Chloe Kelly decides the final spectacle in London’s Wembley in front of a record crowd of 87,192 fans in extra time. Germany feels disadvantaged – like in 1966!”

“Politics”: “It finally worked: football is coming home. A rousing and dramatic final in front of the largest crowd at a European Championship game ever ended in victory for the home team. An international football classic marked the effective end of the women’s European Championship – and for once Germany didn’t win in the end.”

“Verdens Gang”: “Wembley was full of English victory tears, but it was Alexandra Popp’s desperate, blank eyes that made the strongest impression. This was her EM, after all. She was on her way to becoming the championship queen when the greatest day of football of her life was over before it had really begun. Instead it became England’s EM. Football has come home.”