An extra-time strike from forward Chloe Kelly gave England a 2-1 win over Germany in the Women’s European Championship final to claim their first-ever major title in front of a record crowd on home soil.
Substitute Kelly reacted quickest to a loose ball from a corner in the second period of extra time on Sunday to give her side the win and avenge their defeat by Germany in the 2009 Euro final in Helsinki, Finland.
England coach Sarina Wiegman became the first manager to win the Euros with two different nations, having led her native Netherlands to the title in 2017.
The 87,192 attendance was a record for a Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) tournament, men’s or women’s, underlining the growth of women’s football in Europe since the last time England and Germany played for a continental title 13 years ago.
Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports.
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