England defeats Germany 2–1 in the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 to give England its first major football championship since the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final was a football match on 31 July 2022 that took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, to determine the winner of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. The match was contested between hosts England and Germany. For England, this was their third appearance in a European Championship final, and the first since 2009, when they lost against Germany. England also lost 4–3 on penalties to Sweden in their first final in 1984. For Germany, the record winners of the competition, this was their ninth appearance at a European Championship final and the first since 2013, when they won against Norway. Germany had won all eight of the previous European Championship finals they have played.
England created history by winning their first major women’s tournament in a dramatic Euro 2022 final against old rivals and eight-time champions Germany at Wembley. Substitute Chloe Kelly poked home a loose ball from a corner to send the raucous record crowd of 87,192 into a frenzy with ten minutes of extra time remaining. She waited for confirmation of the goal before taking off her shirt and waving it around her head, while being lifted by her team-mates in a moment of pure elation. On a monumental day in English football history, Sarina Wiegman’s side showed they were equal to anything a strong and physical Germany team threw at them. England won the match 2–1 after extra time for their first UEFA Women’s Championship title and the first time England had won a major football tournament since the 1966 World Cup final.