Fans to celebrate with Lionesses after historic Euro 2022 victory at Wembley

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he Lionesses will greet thousands of fans in London’s Trafalgar Square on Monday as they continue to revel in their historic win after beating Germany in the Euros 2022 finals.

Up to 7,000 tickets will be available for people eager to see their heroes on a first come, first served basis from 11am.

The team will make an appearance on stage around 12.40pm in celebrations to be broadcast on BBC1.

Manager Sarina Wiegman and the team will take to the stage for a Q&A and trophy lift, with live music and tournament highlights set to wow the crowd before a 2pm finish.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham told BBC Breakfast the stunning victory will transform women’s football.

“They will really girls around the country to go and play, and we’ve always said there is no reson why we shouldn’t have the same number of girls playing as boys, and we think it will create a whole new encourage generation of heros for girls to aspire to be like.”

Fans celebrated at Trafalgar Square on Sunday night

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Former American soccer player, Brandi Chastain, told Sky News it’s “a feather in a cap that no one can take away”.

She said: “What it would have done for the countless tens of, maybe hundreds, of thousands of girls in England is to give them this dream that, it is possible for them.

“Now the future of the women’s league in England and around the world will see that what we’re doing is absolutely worthy.

“The win in England is good for everybody, global football. It’s incredibly powerful.”

Tributes

It follows a long night of celebrations after the team’s historic victory, beating Germany 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The Queen led tributes as they became the first senior England side to win a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup.

In a message to the team, Her Majesty the Queen said the royals’ “warmest congratulations” went to the players.

She said: “It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff. The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise.

“However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.

“It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it a “stunning victory”.

“Football pitches across the country will be filled as never before by girls and women inspired by your triumph,” he said.

The Spice Girls praised the Lionesses for their “girl power” as they posted a photo of the team celebrating their win on Twitter.The British girl group captioned the post: “Congratulations @Lionesses True £GirlPower right there.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan added: “The country couldn’t be proud of you today. The talent and determination you’ve displayed throughout the tournament is incredible.”

Adele, who was among the crowd cheering on the Lionesses at Wembley, said on social media: “You did it!! It’s come home!! Congratulations lionesses what a game changer!! So proud.”

Fans celebrate in Aylesbury United WFC, the former club of Lioness Ellen White

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Comedian David Baddiel, who recorded the classic football anthem, Three Lions, said he could finally say the song’s lyrics, “It’s coming home.”

The band and Mr Baddiel had reunited on Saturday at Camden’s Electric Ballroom to perform a special rendition of the song which had altered lyrics in celebration of the Lionesses’ success in the tournament.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood also said that the Lionesses had “made us all so proud” as he congratulated them.He added: “What an incredible result! Thank you forever!”

Singer Niall Horan described the women’s win as “inspirational”, adding: “What a great tournament! Incredible advert for women’s football and sport in general.

Actress Dame Joan Collins also shared her congratulations saying “£BringItHome they did!” while TV presenter Les Dennis described the team as “amazing”.

While comedian Miranda Hart revealed she was emotional over the victory, writing: “Crying. So brilliant. So important. Too emotional to articulate more. “I am glad there are 7 year olds watching this who wanted to be a goalkeeper like I did! But didn’t think it was ‘appropriate’ or ‘allowed’ to voice it. Thank you Lionesses.”

Fans celebrate the final whistle in Trafalgar Square

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Meanwhile, Harry Kane, captain of England men’s side said: “Absolutely unreal scenes at Wembley!! Massive congrats to the amazing @Lionesses!!”

Delighted fans pouring out of the stadium told of their joy at the occasion, with one saying the “girls finally brought football home”.

Mary Caine, 33, from Macclesfield, said: “We’re delighted, it’s historic, it was magic in there and a breakthrough moment for women’s sport.”

Robin Mccalpine, 23, who lives in London, added the evening had been “super emotional”.

She said: “The atmosphere of being at a women’s match was so friendly and watching everyone get behind the team. The vibes were great.”

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