Live: Ella Toone leads England against Germany in the Euro 2022 final

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  • England 1 Germany 0
  • Substitute Ella Toone puts England ahead in the 62nd minute.
  • The captain of Germany, Alexandra Popp, is out of the final after suffering an injury in the warm-up
  • Host England looking to win the tournament for the first time
  • Germany have been European champions a record eight times, including six of the last seven editions.
  • England’s Popp and Beth Mead lead the Golden Boot race with six goals, with Alessia Russo (English) on four
  • Wembley Stadium is packed for the final.

1822 – Opportunity! Germany almost equalized immediately when Magull’s blistering shot hit the crossbar again.

1819 – GOAL! England take the lead! It’s not Russo who makes the breakthrough, but his replacement partner Toone. Keira Walsh’s superb 40-yard pass spots Toone’s run behind the Germany defense and the 22-year-old’s finish is equally sublime, lifting the ball over Frohms.

England’s Ella Toone (centre) celebrates putting her side ahead (Adam Davy/PA)

1812 –
Wiegman decides he’s seen enough and makes a double swap, sending Manchester United duo Ella Toone and Alessia Russo for Kirby and White. Will super surrogate Russo be able to work her magic again for the Lionesses?

1805 – Opportunity! Germany unrestrained at the start of the second half and England relieved to see Lina Magull’s shot from near the penalty spot whistled wide.

1803 – Opportunity! Early chance for Wasmuth after Millie Bright fails to cut the ball near the touchline, but Germany’s substitute is denied by Mary Earps.

1800 – Germany started the second half with a half-time substitution, with Jule Brand replacing Tabea Wasmuth.

1745 – Half time! England and Germany go into the break 0-0 after a first half in which there were few clear chances.

1737 – Opportunity! White is unable to contain his shot with his left foot after Mead intercepted it on the edge of the box, the striker’s effort climbing just over the crossbar.

1726 – Opportunity! Germany came close to taking the lead when Marina Hegering tried to convert home a corner, but a host of English players on the line managed to keep the ball out. There was a VAR control after that incident for a possible hand, but nothing happened.

England vs Germany

England survive a goalmouth fight (Danny Lawson/PA)

1723 – The Lionesses, who have won just two of their previous 27 meetings with Germany, have just picked up two yellow cards in quick succession with Georgia Stanway and White entering the book.

1719 – England are pressing for the first goal and Lucy Bronze, who had previously made a major block at the other end, pulls another save from Frohms with a header from a corner, although it is comfortable for the number one from Wolfsburg.

1704 – Opportunity! Fran Kirby’s cross to the far post singles out Ellen White, but her header goes straight to German goalkeeper Merle Frohms. Good start from the hosts.

Ellen White

Ellen White had the first shot at the final (Adam Davy/PA)

1700 – And we are on our way to the Euro 2022 final.

1654 – Big news breaking out of Wembley – Germany captain and top scorer Popp is out of the final!

Germany have announced that the 31-year-old striker suffered a muscle problem in the warm-up and has been replaced by Lea Schuller in the starting eleven.

It is a blow for both Germany and Popp, who missed the last two euros through injury.

1645 – Now there are only 15 minutes to go before kick-off at Wembley. Both teams will make their final preparations as the crowd, fast approaching capacity, prepares for showtime.

England vs Germany

Record crowd expected at Wembley (Danny Lawson/PA)

1610 – Wiegman believes the final will be for the fans to enjoy.

She told BBC One: “It’s going to be a very exciting game. I think it will be very tight with two very, very good teams.

“I think they’re going to play a little bit more physical and hopefully get a little bit more on the ball and play our possession game, but it’s going to be very close.”

When asked what his last words to his players would be before kick-off, he replied: “I don’t know yet. We know everything. Our plan is very clear. Everyone is very, very ready and the final words will come in the locker room.”

“We can’t wait for this game and hope to make the nation as proud as possible.”
– Ellen White on BBC One

1555 – News from the team has arrived!

Unsurprisingly, England manager Wiegman has named an unchanged squad for the sixth straight match at Euro 2022.

Voss-Tecklenburg has also opted not to make any changes to his starting line-up since his team’s semi-final victory over France.

1543 – Better news for German striker Klara Buhl. She was ruled out of the final earlier this week after contracting Covid, but tested negative on Sunday, meaning the 21-year-old will at least be able to cheer on her team-mates from the Wembley stands.

1530 – England go into the final having won all five of their matches at Euro 2022, scoring 20 goals and conceding just once.

Germany also boast a 100 per cent record in the final, scoring 13 goals and conceding one.

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1520 – More messages of support for England.

1510 – The team’s coaches have arrived at Wembley Stadium, less than two hours from kick-off.

1450 – England had never before won the Women’s European Championship, with their best performances coming in 1984 and 2009 when they reached the final before losing to Sweden and Germany respectively.

Germany, in stark contrast, has a formidable record in the competition. They have won eight of the 12 editions played, with the next most successful nation being Norway with two wins.

The good news for England is that in Sarina Wiegman they have a coach who knows what it takes to win the European Championship. The Dutchwoman led the Netherlands to victory five years ago on her home soil, and her experience could prove invaluable to the Lionesses.

Women’s European Championship Champions

  • 1984: Sweden
  • 1987: Norway
  • 1989: West Germany
  • 1991: Germany
  • 1993: Norway
  • 1995: Germany
  • 1997: Germany
  • 2001: Germany
  • 2005: Germany
  • 2009: Germany
  • 2013: Germany
  • 2017: Holland

England coach Sarina Wiegman will face Germany's Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

England coach Sarina Wiegman (left) will face Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg on Sunday (PA)

UEFA Women's Euro 2022

This is what England and Germany are hoping to get their hands on today (Nick Potts/PA)

1420 – The Lionesses have received a “best of luck” message from the Duke of Cambridge, while seven-year-old Princess Charlotte said: “I hope you win.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer and England men’s team captain Harry Kane are among those who have sent their best wishes.

1415 – Support has been pouring in for the players ahead of the final.

1410 – An interesting subplot for the final will be the battle to win the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer.

England’s Beth Mead and Germany’s captain Alexandra Popp currently have six goals, with England’s super substitute Alessia Russo next best with four goals.

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England v Germany – UEFA Women's Euro 2022 – Final – Wembley Stadium

England and Germany hope to inspire the next generation of players and fans (Adam Davy/PA)

– With the 88,100-capacity Wembley Stadium packed for the clash, several attendance records are likely to be set today.

The all-time record for a European Championship final – male or female – was set in 1964 when 79,115 spectators watched Spain take on the Soviet Union at Real Madrid’s Bernabéu stadium, while the previous attendance record for a female international in Europe is 80,203. watched the 2012 Olympic final between the United States and Japan at Wembley.

England take on Germany at a sold-out Wembley Stadium later today

England take on Germany at a sold-out Wembley Stadium later today (Nigel French/PA)

1400 – Good afternoon and welcome to the PA News Agency Euro 2022 Final Blog. Stay here for all the build-up, key match action and post-match reaction as England and Germany meet at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.

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