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Lionesses Victory Celebration At Wembley

by Kolkata Today

England win first EURO title;Kelly gives Lionesses Wembley final triumph

Hosts England sent a record 87,192 Wembley crowd into dreamland as they won their first major title by beating Germany in extra time.

Chloe Kelly was the unlikely hero as hosts England won a UEFA Women’s EURO for the first time, defeating eight-time champions Germany 2-1 after extra time in front of a record 87,192 crowd at Wembley.

England have won their first major title, having lost both their previous Women’s EURO finals to Sweden in 1984 and Germany in 2009.

England are the fifth different winner after Germany (eight titles), Norway (two), Sweden (one) and Netherlands (one).

England follow previous host winners Norway (1987), West Germany (1989), Germany (1995, one-off final), Germany (2001) and Wiegman’s Netherlands (2017).

Germany have lost a final for the first time having won their previous eight in 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 (against England) and 2013.

Wiegman is the first coach to lead two different teams to the title, and the first foreign coach to win a final.

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UEFA Women’s Euro England Germany Football Sports Kolkata

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