England women's national football team • 2022
England's women defeated Sweden in an incredible victory to advance to the Euro 2022 final.
England's women banished the heartbreak of their two recent major semi final defeats by beating Sweden 4-0 to reach the final of Euro 2022.It didn't all go host England's way,
However, Sarina Wegman's team had to withstand significant pressure from a top-tier Sweden during the first half, so not everything went in the hosts England's favour.
After all, Sweden has advanced to the final at the last two World Cups and is currently ranked second in the world, and England has only ever defeated Sweden
three times in its history.However, Lauren Hemp's deft turn and finish after the halfway point calmed England's apparent nerves, and from that point on, it only looked like being on.
After losing in the World Cup semifinals in 2019, as well as the Euro 2017 semifinals, England will now play Germany or France at Wembley Stadium on July 31.
Striker Beth Mead of England celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Sweden. Wiegman told the BBC, "I think they have proved a couple of times
that they are really robust.
"We had a difficult time, and things didn't go well."We figured it out. The participants in the game managed to escape the pressure.
They have made me feel incredibly proud.
The same tension that was present for the majority of the quarterfinal match against Spain was present early on against Sweden.
The Lionesses' first 30 minutes were highlighted by a magnificent sliding tackle by Kirby, who had traced back the entire length of the field to deny Sweden a clean goal-scoring opportunity.
the same number of goals as Inka Grings' 2009 total for Finland, the most goals ever scored at a single European Championship.But more crucially,
it calmed England's frazzled nerves,and Wegman's squad started to take control of the game for the first time.Both Kirby and Stanway had opportunities,
but neither was able to put Rut Hedvig Lindahl in the Sweden goal to the test.
Sweden was relieved to hear the half-time whistle, and England was now only 45 minutes away from the championship game.Mary Earps made some outstanding early saves to keep England tied.
Russo has served as England's supersub throughout this competition, scoring three goals while on the bench so far.
She came in against Sweden just before the hour mark, and her effect was felt right away as a driving run and low cross found Hemp at the far post.
With her brilliant improvisation, Alessia Russo gave England a 3-0 victory.Wiegman's extraordinary personal record of never losing a game at a Euros is continued with the triumph.
That streak will be hoped to continue for just one more game by everyone in England.