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England beat Sweden and already have their final at Wembley

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England sweeps England. After suffering against Spain – beating La Roja in extra time – the Three Lions rediscovered their football at Bramall Lane. Sweden suffered. She changes the skin of England. As pragmatic in attack as she is patient on the ball, she is never stingy with dizziness. A recognizable team, true to the stamp of their coach Sarina Wiegman, European champion with the Netherlands 2017. The resistance of Sweden, historical entertainer in Europe, lasted only 20 minutes. Little time, too little time for an overwhelming team like the English, who enjoyed the fragility of the Swedish defense. England defeated Sweden 4-0 and are now waiting for the winner of the duel between Germany and France. After 38 years, the English are fighting for the title in Europe again. It will no longer take place in the mud of Luton but at the perfect and historic Wembley.

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Mary Earps, Rachel Daly, Leah Williamson, Lucy Bronze, Millie Bright, Keira Walsh, Fran Kirby, Beth Mead, Lauren Hemp, Georgia Stanway, and Ellen White

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Hedvig Lindahl, Hanna Glas, Linda Sembrant, Amanda Ilestedt, Magdalena Eriksson, Kosovare Asllani, Fridolina Rolfö, Nathalie Björn, Sofia Jakobsson, Filippa Angeldahl and Stina Blackstenius

Gates 1-0 mins 33: Bet Mead. 2-0 min 47: Lucia Bronze. 3-0 min 67: Alessia Russo. 4-0 min. 75: Fran Kirby.

yellow cards Nathalie Bjorn (min. 72) and Georgia Stanway (min. 84)

The first women’s European Championship final was played between England and Sweden. Back then everything was very different. Sweden won at home, England at him; The euro gave the Scandinavians penalties. From the skeletal stands and invisible turf of Kenilworth Road in 1984, England and Sweden moved to the deafening atmosphere and pool of Bramall Lane at this Euro. Different environment, professionalized the game, this time the coin fell in favor of the Three Lions. Nobody was surprised.

Sarina Wiegman’s England is recognizable. They faltered, yes, against Spain after sweeping the group stage, including the biggest win in EURO history against Norway (8-0). The Scandinavians seemed to make Sheffield locals hesitate again. From the beginning the Three lions They had the ball but no control. And Sweden got a fright as they stretched the field. Rolfö warned when the duel tore his eyelashes. Then it was Asllani’s turn. The Swedes found themselves with the same protagonist over and over again: goalkeeper Earps.

England, meanwhile, bet on opening the bands. Hanf and Mead were wide open, lateral centers targeting White. But Sweden did not fret in its area. Between Eriksson and Sembrant, they were responsible for volleying any ball that came close to their penalty area. And when the plants did not arrive, Lindahl’s hands appeared. In any case, the English were sure of their plan. And they didn’t change course on the counterattack despite the Swedes’ onslaught. Time was on Sarina Wiegman’s girl’s side, as the clock ticked the English confidence grew. Sweden, comfortable off the ball; uncomfortable when Three lions They forced her to think. Bad news for her.

Pressure from England disarmed the Swedish defence, particularly as Sarina Wiegman’s strikers moved and moved leaving the players unrelated to Yellow. So Mead appeared in the heart of the area. The Arsenal winger controlled Lucy Bronze’s cross perfectly before firing a powerful and dry cross shot that left Lindahl no options. Sweden’s passivity contrasted with England’s aggressiveness. And there are few players more intense than Lucy Bronze. The team took advantage of the unsuspecting Swedish defense to sign the 2-0 with a header.

Sweden responded. He was quite proud when his energy was already exhausted. From Mead’s goal-scoring ability to Bronze’s defensive security, the Earps also performed in England. The keeper showed up to corner Blackstenius’ shot and Sweden ducked into Bramall Lane and Kirby sealed the win. Before Russo left a gate for the newspaper library. After missing a shot from the penalty spot, the striker caught the rebound and defined heel. A beautiful goal, a symbol of confidence and prosperity for an England already having their final at Wembley.

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