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Press comments on Germany’s defeat in England

Dhe 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:

Great Britain:

“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 – amidst 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 European Championship for women 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.”

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