Euros

England Surges Up Latest FIFA Rankings, But WTF Is North Korea Still Doing In The Top 10?

The latest women’s FIFA rankings were released on Friday and, to no one’s surprise, the USWNT remains No. 1. The last time the Americans fell out of the top spot was for a few months in 2017. England and Germany surged up the Top 10, but coming in at No. 10 is yet another baffling appearance from a team that hasn’t played in three years.

The Top 9 of the women’s FIFA rankings include all the usual suspects: USA, Germany, Sweden, England, France, Netherlands, Canada, Spain and Brazil, respectively. 

England’s Brandi Chastain Moment? Not Quite — Chloe Kelly Reveals Alternate Inspiration

A record crowd cheering on the home nation at an iconic stadium on a steamy summer day. A dramatic winning strike followed by a ripped off jersey revealing a Nike sports bra. Take your pick: Brandi Chastain after winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup or the Chloe Kelly celebration after lifting England to its first European championship. 

England finally had its Brandi Chastain moment, though it turns out Kelly’s celebration wasn’t an homage to the USWNT star but to a man with two England caps to his name.  

England Finds Dramatic Winner In Extra Time To Claim European Championship

Willed on by a record European Championship final crowd (men's or women's) of 87,192 inside Wembley, a tired and vulnerable England overcame Germany's late equalizer and found a 110th-minute winner in extra time to earn the nation a first major international trophy since the 1966 World Cup.

Football has finally come home thanks to goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly, although it took something of a charmed performance against a German side that'd never lost a Euro final in eight previous appearances.

London Awash In Red And White As England Fans Gather For Euro 2022 Final

LONDON - Thousands of England soccer fans dressed in red and white were descending on London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the final of the Women's Euro 2022 tournament that has gripped the country this summer.

Ahead of the sold-out final against Germany, fans including many young girls were dressed in the kit of England's Lionesses, while a helicopter provided television footage of the team's coach making its way to the stadium.

Women’s Euro Final A ‘Fairytale Fixture’ At Sold-Out Wembley

The women's European Championship final between England and Germany is a "fairytale fixture" given the history between the teams, England captain Leah Williamson said on Saturday.

Hosts England and eight-time champion Germany will play at a sold-out Wembley stadium on Sunday, meeting for the second time in the Euro final after the Germans won 6-2 in 2009.

The men's teams also met at Wembley in the 1966 World Cup final, which England won after scoring a goal that was deemed to have crossed the line but is still disputed by many Germans.

Germany Decides Men’s National Team Nickname No Longer Appropriate

BERLIN — Germany on Thursday decided to drop the name die Mannschaft (the team) for its men's national soccer team, saying it may be a recognisable term abroad but was viewed critically at home.

The name was officially introduced a year after Germany won their fourth World Cup crown in Brazil in 2014 and was part of the branding around the national team.

Fantastic Alex Popp Brace Sets Up Dream Final Of England vs. Germany At Wembley Stadium

Only three things are guaranteed in this life: death, taxes and Alexandra Popp scoring for Germany in the 2022 Euros.

Popp broke French hearts on Wednesday as she booked Germany’s spot in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro final with a brace to defeat France 2-1. Popp has scored in all five of Germany’s games this tournament with her goal tally at six.

England Reaches Euro 2022 Final With Saucy 4-0 Destruction Of Sweden

England reached the final hurdle in its quest for a first European Championship after defeating Sweden 4-0 Tuesday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby punched the Lionesses ticket to the final Sunday at Wembley, where they'll meet the winner of Wednesday's match between Germany and France.

France Survives Dutch Scare After One Of The Greatest Defensive Performances From The Netherlands

France advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA women’s Euro on Saturday after defeating the Netherlands 1-0. It took 102 minutes and the team’s 24th shot of the game before the French could find the back of the Dutch net.

The Netherlands deserves all the recognition in the world for one of the most valiant defensive performances ever seen. France might have been without star striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto, but the team still had an onslaught of an attack.

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