Euro final 2022: England vs Germany live

Tyers here, looking forward to bringing you build up of this exciting occasion. Without further ado, here is our women’s football guru Tom Garry:

The sea of ​​red and white outside Wembley is like nothing I have ever seen before in the women’s game, and that’s no surprise because tonight’s attendance of around 87,500 will set a new record for any Euros, men’s or women’s.

There were thousands of people milling around outside even at 10am and 11am but now the atmosphere has stepped up several notches completely. And the mood is so remarkably contrasting compared to last year’s men’s final, with such a safe, happy feel to the vibes outside this stadium.

Bands are playing music, families are enjoying packed lunches and everywhere you look there are red-and-white shirts and flags.

There will be a flyover of RAF typhoons over Wembley moments before kick-off and we gather the aircrafts will be piloted and crewed entirely by women.

Luke Edwards, meanwhile, has been soaking up the atmosphere on his way into the ground.

On my journey from South-West London to North London on public transport I have seen England shirts absolutely everywhere, plenty of them with the names of our Lionesses on them.

I’ve been saying since the start of the tournament that we needed a breakthrough moment to achieve real crossover success into the mainstream. We’ve already had that – I think that probably came with the semi-final win over Sweden and Alessia Russo’s back heel – but now we need to win the tournament. Nothing will have more impact than that.

As for the match itself, the Germans, who beat France 2-1 in the semi-finals, have won the title an incredible eight times – including a 6-2 win over England in the 2009 decider – and are out to steal Wembley from underneath the English, according to Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, who said yesterday: “At the beginning of Wembley will be English and I hope it will belong to us at the end.”


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