THEY'VE ONLY GONE AND DONE IT!
Not only did the women's England team win the UEFA Euro Championship 2022, a new world record was also achieved by the Lionesses.
Over 87,000 fans attended the game, which makes that the highest number for any Euro final. Men's or women's. Beyond impressive, and most certainly a statement has been made. Historically, women were banned from playing professional football, and this ban was only lifted in 1971. The top earning women in the sport still earn significantly less than the top earning men, so there is still some way to go in balancing that out, and we hope to see more equality here in the near future as the Lionesses have proved their worth! These ladies have been praised for their tenacity and courage, and are most certainly seen as inspirational to girls across the country.
The nail biting extra time of Sunday's final lead England to an epic defeat or 2-1 against Germany. The final score came as a huge relief, with the stadium erupting into a roar of celebration, and bursting into celebratory chants of Neil Diamond's legendary "Sweet Caroline".
Last Tuesday we watched in amazement as England ended Sweden’s hopes of a win by thrashing them with an impressive 4-0 defeat in the UEFA Euro Women's Semi-Final 2022. England Manager, Sarina Wiegman, showed elation following superb goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby. The most impressive and perhaps most obscure goal of the night came from super-sub Alessia Russo, who backheeled the ball through Hedvig Lindahl's legs, making this England’s third goal of the game. According to the BBC, 11.3 million of us tuned in to watch the match, an impressive trump over 2021’s Eurovision which peaked at 8.9m.
Wiegman sang praises for her team saying "This result will go all over Europe and the world. It was such a performance that tomorrow everyone will talk about us." And she’s not wrong! Today the country stands in awe of the women’s team after the epic performance. Following the match, she joked in the conference that she would now need to "go into my own bunker" following the rise in media interest heading her way.
The whole Love Hemp team are very proud of our England Women’s team and the impressive performances they’ve put on.