Following England’s shock at Brazil’s last-minute equaliser, the fans were taken a back by some glorious scenes in the penalty shootout. Chloe Kelly scored the penalty that bagged the first ever women’s edition of the Finalissma, close to nine months on from her winning strike against the Germans in the Euro finals.
Maiden Finalissma win for England women in the penalties after a 1-1 draw with Brazil
The game against Brazil was surely thought of as a tough one, but it’s another sensational victory and a wonderful Wembley trophy in front of a glittering crowd. It’s an incredible England under Sarina Wiegman, who are now 30 games undefeated.
Toone’s first-half goal arrived from a free-flowing team move that any Brazilian would take pride in; such incredible the slickness was. The usually calm Wiegman turned to her coaching staff and said, ‘Wow, what a goal!’
This England team keeps winning both on and off the pitch. The Lionesses, very recently secured a government pledge for girls to ensure equal rights on football and school sports. They’re in their new blue shorts after negotiations with Nike to scrap their all-white kit due to concerns about playing during their periods.
Now it seems there’s literally anything this team can achieve. With just three months until the World Cup, the team looks unstoppable!
What did Wiegman say?
“I feel privileged [to have gone 30 games unbeaten]; I’m very happy working here. It’s such an incredible group. We practised [penalties] yesterday, and before the Euros, we practised a lot. We just repeated it yesterday, in case. We knew what to do, and we did well.”
With such incredible form right now, fans will be excited to watch what the team delivers in the upcoming World Cup!