Thousands of fans gathered in Trafalgar Square today to join the Lionesses in celebrating their historic EURO 2022 victory. Goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly (in extra time) brought the Lionesses ahead of Germany for a 2-1 final score. And London is in full-on celebration mode as everyone wants to celebrate England’s first major football tournament win since 1966.
It was a record-setting night, where more than 17 million people tuned in to the EURO final. In person, over 87,000 were in attendance at Wembley – the highest attendance of any EUROs. Ever. And yes, that includes the men’s and women’s matches.
‘Sweet Caroline’ fills the air, buildings have been taken over by tributes to the team, and London institutions are applauding the win. On July 30, ahead of the final, the Changing of the Guard was soundtracked by ‘Sweet Caroline’. And they’ve promised another celebratory music choice for today’s Changing.
In Trafalgar Square the Lionesses celebrate with plenty of singing, amidst the screaming and cheers of their fans. The crowd, with fans young and old, is filled with many a supporter clearly invigorated by the team’s success. But they’re not stopping with just this trophy. Lucy Bronze teases their (very obvious) aspirations for next year: “This was great; but there’s one more trophy we can get…”
If you Google “the Lionesses”, the search engine is setting desktops ablaze with a fireworks celebration on your screen. Royal Mail is also getting in on the celebration, with special congratulatory postmarks applied to stamped mail from August 1 – 6.
For anyone raring to get more Lioness action, tickets are currently on sale to see them in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier, against Luxembourg. The match will take place on September 6, marking the team’s return to matches in England after international games.