It scored one of the better goals in any final, giving up a moderate goal, and then won with a goal at the opposite end of the artistic spectrum, the most meticulous there is. body. Having to go through every story that England’s women’s national team has to make and through this final, most if not very little to do with them. But there’s always the feeling this England team is different, that they can beat a national spirit that has always seemed more at home. Home page (get it?) in glorious defeat rather than victory, and so it proved. England won Euro 2022, and football returned home. If the home of this football is really England… well… well, we’ll get there.
While Germany didn’t have the pre-tournament buzz that hosts, Spain or France did, they were probably fed up with always having to include Germany in any discussion. Germany is always there, and definitely England’s biggest challenge at this tournament. Alexandra Popp’s shock withdrawal at the last possible moment after injuring herself in a final shirt is very light, because one can’t help but wonder, given some chance and all the corners that Germany made, what would have been the outcome if she had ended their business. But players get hurt in tournaments, always have to adjust, check the depth, and this is no different.
And this match was at a stalemate for most of the match, and became quite annoying, as referee Kateryna Monzul decided if the weapon wasn’t manufactured, it wasn’t fouled (and certainly wouldn’t have been deserved). with the yellow goal, especially since the Germans are just too happy to kick about things have moved). It leads to a rather grueling viewing situation, with not much actual football being played for more than a few passes in a row before someone throws it off the field.
While the pre-match talk was about the Golden Boot contenders in Popp and Beth Mead being on the same pitch, it looks like the game will revolve more around which defensive midfielder will control the game. . Germany’s Lena Oberdorf deserves to take home the tournament’s Young Player of the Year award, and is essentially a mechanical bull in the middle of the park, as England players fly away from her at every turn, like every other. Her other rival found this month . While her opposite number in Keira Walsh is no fear ball, she is England’s metronome, and both Spain and Sweden have taken special care to ensure that she is rare. when, if at all, it’s possible to rise… well, do things like this:
Obedorf knocked Fran Kirby out of the game and into the Tube somewhere, but the only time she or the German central defense lost their mark was when Toone ran away from her here. Walsh only needs one look, although the ending is obviously obscene.
It was an unexpected life jacket for England, as the second half saw Germany start to really lean towards England and create a few chances. Usually teams trying to cut Walsh’s pass have allowed defenders Millie Bright and Leah Williamson to make such passes for Kirby, Stanway or one of the two devilish England wingers. But both Bright and Williamson took a little break today, and those passes were a lot more frequent. And as more and more ownership was transferred to Germany, Britain was gasp until you reach the finish line.
And then they tried to hold on but couldn’t. Again, both Spain and Sweden targeted Rachel Daly on England’s left – Spain so much that Daly had to be knocked down in a merciless act – and that was the German target:
And from here the Gremlins dogs began to appear and run around in everyone’s mind. Penalty for Germany? Will England once again suffer at the hands of the hardiness of the that is manager? Sarina Wiegman has turned England into this monster, and her steady hand is exactly what the host country asked for. The football she designed for this team to play is amazing at times (and makes ex-manager Phil Neville the dingus we’ve always known him for). But you can jot down her substitution pattern from memory: Ella Toone and Alessia Russo at the start of the second half, Chloe Kelly and Jill Scott at the end of the second half, possibly Nikita Parris (though she’ll point to that). Toone and Kelly scored the goal and suggested that I would have a hard time, and she would be right).
But before Kelly saves them, it’s right to wonder if insisting on starting Ellen White, who doesn’t seem to leave the tourney half a step, is the right call. Or whether the trigger should be pulled to Daly sooner or at the outset. Doing things because that’s just the way you did them is usually not an answer. However, is now.
Though one of those Gremlin stories may have saved England. Because Germany, after taking the lead in first time, seemed to accept the penalty as their favorite result in the second half, because it was Germany and it was England, stupid. Right? Britain is more involved, has a corner, and then Chloe Kelly earns herself free pints for life:
And also possibly the most iconic photograph in English football history:
From there, it was some of the most delicious and time-wasting tackles from Kelly and Lucy Bronze on England’s far right, who appear to have taken their own last five minutes on the clock right from the leaf. corner flag.
England has won something. It’s a weird sentence, but a pretty good one. While the FA banning women from gaming for so long is what leaves them behind, and the way women’s games have so far been treated everywhere has become bleak, perhaps for the best when To be in this timeframe is to see countries, fans, teams, players do things for the first time. Sure, it takes too long and is still too slow, but there’s a unique joy in seeing something happen first. Britain’s first win, the fans it will generate, where their domestic WSL can go. There is an unbridled nature that produces saline from one’s eye cavity.
England isn’t really home to women’s football, given its treatment of the past. But it’s definitely rentable there with a little.