European giants England and Germany will face off at the European championship to determine who gets crowned European champions.
Wembley plays host to the European championship final
The Women’s European Championship final slated for Wembley stadium on Sunday pits two European giants against each other with England doing battle with nine-time champions Germany for a chance to be crowned the champions of women’s European football. England had earlier cemented their place in the final with a commanding display over tournament favourites Sweden by defeating them by four goals to nothing.
The match produced arguably the goal of the tournament as Alessia Russo’s audacious back heel tripled England’s advantage over the already downcast Swedish side and by the time the match was over, it had caused a nationwide celebration similar to the one the men’s team had brought to the nation a little over a year ago.
The German team played fellow European giants, France who had earlier in the tournament decimated fellow Favorites, Italy in the group stages making a statement as the team to watch out for.
The match was a keenly contested affair between both sides and the first goal didn’t come in until Alexandra Popps opened the scoring in the 40th minute but the lead didn’t last as an attack by the French team led Frohms into turning the ball into her own net in the 44th minute. The first half ended in a tie and play continued late into the second half before Poops’s goal in the 76th separated both sides.
The Germans were able to hold on to their win and hold off any advances from their counterpart to seal a place in the Final against the hosts, England.
Eight Times European Championship winners Germany Looking To Increase Their Numbers
While England may have walked over Sweden, it most certainly won’t be the same with Germany as the Germans boast one of the most outstanding records in the women’s game. They are currently on Eight wins and are looking to make it their Ninth in eleven attempts bearing in mind that they won six in a row between 1995 to 2013. The two-time World champions also boast a great squad that boasts the current joint top scorer in the tournament, Alexandra Poops.
A Final For The Ages
The final between England and Germany would be a keenly contested match like no other as both teams are equally matched in every part of the team especially attack-wise. Germany and England have the tournament’s top scorers in their teams with Beth Mead and Alexandra Popps boasting six goals each. It would be one to look out for as it promises to be a game characterized by an attacking flair which both sides have become known for.
Will The European championship Come Home?
England has experienced major heartbreaks in football tournaments over the years with the search for a major trophy still on for both the male and the female sides. The Three-Lions came close to being crowned European champions last summer but lost on penalties to Italy and members of the national team who were black were subjected to racist abuse as a result.
The nation would be watching eagerly to see how this ends and when the final whistle is blown they’d be hoping that it is their captain who lifts the trophy and allow Wembley to be the home of a celebration long expected and standing in their way will be the German team determined to get back to the top of European football and consolidate their place as the best.
Will there be a Wembley party come Sunday?