England beat Germany after extra time to win the UEFA Women’s Euro

Germany suffered a setback minutes ahead of the final on Sunday evening as their captain Alex Pope was ruled out after suffering an injury during practice.

The 31-year-old forward had scored in all five previous matches in this tournament and scored twice in Germany’s 2-1 win against France in the semi-finals on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. England, reaching Euro finals for the third time, could not break the deadlock until Ella Toon came off the bench to score the opener in the 62nd minute.

But midfielder Lena Magal helped Germany level the match in the 79th minute.

The 1–1 scoreline remained in place until the 110th minute, while substitute Chloe Kelly scored her first goal for the England team.

England head coach Sarina Wigman said in front of 87,192 fans at Wembley: “What we’ve done is incredible. I knew England was behind us—we saw him come into the stadium.”

“But we’ve got so much support from our fans throughout the tournament. I’m very proud of the team.”

The 52-year-old Dutch woman, who guided the Netherlands to the Women’s Euro trophy in 2017, is the first coach to lead two different teams to the title.

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