Alessia Russo wheels round after her superb back-heeled goal
Hurrah for England's Women! Tonight, here in Sheffield, they thumped Sweden by four goals to nil to make it through to next Sunday's final of The Women's Euros 2022 at Wembley Stadium. There they will play either France or Germany.
I have watched every minute of every game that England have played so far. It has been a display of determination, togetherness, high energy and skill. At the highest levels, women's football is not the same as the men's game. It's not better or worse - just different.
Internationally, the best women's team in the world is the USA but the current England team have been proving that they could even give the USA a good run for their money. When Alessia Russo scored her 68th minute back-heeled goal it was as audacious as it was brilliant and a signal that women's football has truly arrived in this country.
Come on England!
I like women's ice hockey for the same reason. It's different.ReplyDelete
I bet that some Canadian women are very tough.Delete
Hooray for the win!ReplyDelete
It's coming home! Football's coming home!Delete
Although I am not following any sports, even I do know that the German team has been doing very well in the past.ReplyDelete
No matter who wins, I hope there aren‘t any of the violent outbreaks among fans like at most other football games.
It's not too late for you and your sister to join a veterans' women's team. I picture you as a hard tackling right back.Delete
Oh, I had to Google that to watch it! How amazing, Neil! I have never seen that done before and it sure was exciting. Good luck to your team!ReplyDelete
I have seen hundreds, maybe thousands of men's matches and I have never seen that done before.Delete
Fair play to the Lionesses. Russo is their Ronaldo. They have put Football well and truly on the map.ReplyDelete
And if they win it! Wow!Delete
Well, as you know, I am not even remotely a football watcher -- but yay for the women!ReplyDelete
You and Dave are half English now. Come on guys, cheer the gals!Delete
Yes Hurrah indeed. I am in France for much of the summer, but cheering on via satellite! Hasn't the whole tournament been a breath of fresh air. I wish all soccer crowds (and players) behaved like the ones we have seen these last few weeks.ReplyDelete
Praise is due to the BBC for having the courage to show the entire tournament live... but ten years down the line I guess that SKY or BT or Amazon Prime will have secured the rights in order to make loads of extra dosh. That beast has a voracious appetite like The Honey Monster.Delete
Hooray for "the fairer sex"!ReplyDelete
Actually most of England's team have fair hair.Delete