Euro féminin 2022 - Après Angleterre-Suède : le bonheur est à une marche, tout un peuple en folie

Euro féminin 2022 – Après Angleterre-Suède : le bonheur est à une marche, tout un peuple en folie

Who can stop England, on their way to a first Euro title, on their soil? There are only two teams left to qualify: Germany and France, who face off this Wednesday (9 p.m., to follow LIVE with commentary) in the second semi-final. Because on Tuesday, Sweden suffered, like all its predecessors in this competition, the law of a team well above in both surfaces.
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Because even if the wide score (4-0) suggests it, nothing was easy for the troop of Sarina Wiegman, who suffered for a long time against the silver medalists of the Tokyo Games. Stina Blackstenius and her partners came into their own from the opening seconds of the game, forcing Mary Earps to launch a festival of parries that would leave them fanny: “I think they (the players) have already shown several times that they are very resilient. We managed to fight our way through. The players on the pitch found a way out of the pressure. I am so proud of them”confided, after the meeting to the BBC, the coach who is only one match away from a second consecutive Euro title.

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With forceps, thanks to the essential Beth Mead, to a brilliant gesture from Alessia Russo, or to the mischief of the stainless Fran Kirby, his training still ended up crushing an opponent who had nevertheless long tried to crack the lock once again unbreakable local, who have conceded only one goal in 5 matches in this Euro.

When the final whistle sounded, we didn’t know what to do. It’s an amazing atmosphere

English international but BBC consultant for this competition where she is not part of the “Lionesses” group, Izzy Christansen did not hesitate to exclaim: “What a night! It’s so special what they’re doing,” couldn’t believe the middle, who would have “rated all players (English) a 7 or 8/10” for their successful performance once again, as she explained.

“When the final whistle sounded, we didn’t know what to do. It’s an incredible atmosphere”said, stunned with happiness, Beth Mead, the player with 6 achievements in this Euro, while the 28,000 spectators gathered at Bramall Lane for this half did not hold back to celebrate this success. “Is this real? Pinch me!”reacted Alex Scott, legend of women’s football across the Channel, after this new recital.

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“They were frustrated in the opening match (1-0 against Austria), they were on the ropes against Spain (in the quarter) and there England managed to find a way back. in the game to sweep Sweden. To have this team come to Wembley is special, they deserve praise.”demanded the former Arsenal player.

She did not need to pray to many other great figures of English football, past and present, since Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney or Gary Lineker, for example, very quickly drew their congratulatory tweet. “This is how we put women’s football forwardsaid former Three Lions defender Stephen Warnock. It’s phenomenal, it’s not just women and young girls. There are also plenty of men and young boys celebrating in the crowd. That’s how we build women’s football.”

Millie Bright’s teammates can be reassured: they can count on Sunday in London, for the final, on a wind of enthusiasm, already seen last year during the men’s Euro. Their objective is immense, since they can win the first title of the English selection since the 1966 World Cup. And thus put stars elsewhere than in the eyes of their compatriots.

Like goalkeeper Mary Earps after the victory against Sweden (4-0), euphoria spreads throughout England as the title approaches

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