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England v Germany: Women’s Euro 2022 final – live! | Women’s Euro 2022

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The immortality of football for England or Germany?

wishing @lionesses all the best for the final. You have been absolutely superb in this tournament. One more victory and you will have footballing immortality. Go make history. 💪🏻

— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) July 31, 2022

Lewi emailed and said: “Right next to The Pig & Fiddle in Bath with German ‘friends’. I didn’t bite my nails until today. On the verge of tears. I screamed like a baby after the game against Sweden and expect more of the same. I haven’t felt this much joy since my son was born 24 years ago. So proud. I predict an England victory, 4-2. Wouldn’t that be exquisite?!” It would be a good thing, but I don’t know if there will be so many goals. You are also in my corner of the country in the southwest.

I predict a 2-0 win in England, I know it’s ambitious but I said it earlier in the week and so I have to stick to it, what do you predict? Let me know via Twitter and email.

Germany’s Alexandra Popp and England’s Beth Mead are tied on six goals each so this final could also determine the Golden Boot! If either fails to score, Mead will win the trophy as she has more assists.

Malcolm emailed and said“I’m here, near Cologne in Germany, and of course I’m surrounded by fans rooted for Germany. Even my girlfriend is German! My neighbor kindly rolled me up, but it’s okay, I know where he lives! A good joke there, will we have a better front full time?

Yves Pommateau emailed and said: “Isn’t it a bit early to start the match at 5 p.m. (6 p.m. in France). Is it still hot in England right now? Good luck England, they played excellent attacking football. I don’t know why they put the kick off at 5pm, but the temperature here isn’t too bad. If it was two weeks ago it would have been warm, but England had rain today.

I feel so surreal seeing the huge crowds at Wembley for this final. This sport is growing but, as Georgia Stanway says, we should celebrate how important it is right now.

The rivalry will be fierce at Wembley but Philip made contact and revealed the tension in his home. He said: “We are very excited but my wife is German and I am British. She and our 3 children (2 girls and a boy) are for Germany while I am a die-hard England fan. Our fourth son is not at all interested in football. I’m very nervous but strangely confident. My prediction tonight is 3:1 for England. Either way, it’s going to be an amazing game! Just FYI , for me it’s a game of football, the fact that it’s women’s football doesn’t matter. The level of skill and athleticism is out of this world! A little nervously Philip. Me too, I am a little nervous, I don’t think I will have any nails left at the end of the day.

Supporters pack Wembley Way as they arrive for the final. Photograph: Daniel Cole/AP

Squad news for this final should drop imminently and England’s Sarina Wiegman is unlikely to make any changes. If she stays with the same starting XI, she will become the first manager not to change the starting team throughout a Euro.

How are everyone’s nerves? Two hours before the start of this final and my oh my what a match we are waiting for. Let me know what you think and where you watch on Twitter or email.

Preamble

Welcome to the Euro 2022 final, I hope you are ready for what is billed as an exciting and mouth-watering competition. After 30 games and 92 goals, only England and Germany remain. The old enemies reignite a rivalry and both bid for glory. Germany are aiming to reclaim the trophy they won eight times before and they want to be back in addition to withdrawing in the quarter-finals in 2017. It’s a different story for the Lionesses, they have never won the title but today they have the perfect stadium to do so.
England v Germany will be played at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium, with 87,000 fans expected. If they register that many fans, the game will become the most-watched Euros final ever – male or female. It was a groundbreaking tournament at all levels, attendance and broadcast records were broken, with female footballers becoming household names at all levels. Speaking of stars, there will be a special focus on two in today’s final who are battling for more than the tournament trophy. Germany’s Alexandra Popp and England’s Beth Mead are tied in the Golden Boot standings with six goals each. Popp has scored in every game of the German campaign, coming off the bench in his opener against Denmark with an impressive performance that sealed his place in the starting XI. Mead, on the other hand, started every game and made the difference when England needed it. She scored the only goal in their opener against Austria and started the scoring in their semi-final against Sweden. If neither forward scores today, the Golden Boot will go to Mead as she has more assists than Popp. We’ll find out if both start, it would be a shock if either didn’t, soon with team news imminent! Kick-off scheduled for 5 p.m.

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