A quick round up of the Euro 2022 semi finals...


We now know who will be playing in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley on Sunday 31st of July and I think it is safe to say we are going to be in for a treat during this final as we are going to be a team playing better than I have ever seen them play against a team that has already won the competition plenty of times but are relying on specific players to get them to that stage so if something happens to those players I think they could easily be finishing as runners up of the competition. We saw two great games in the semi finals and one of those certainly had a surprise result and here is a quick round up on those semi finals...

England vs Sweden

First up we had the hosts taking on Sweden at Bramall Lane trying to secure their spot at a home final and they did it in a spectacular fashion. We were lucky enough to get tickets for this game before we even knew who would be playing so for us to be seeing England taking on Sweden, one of the nations we have watched and supported throughout the tournament was fantastic. The atmosphere on the fan walk was sensational and that carried on into the stadium and lasted well beyond the final whistle. The hosts were determined to break their semi final curse and finally beat the Swedish in a major tournament especially after they beat them to 3rd place in the 2019 World Cup. For me England have really stepped up this tournament and shown us all what they are capable of and the 4-0 victory over Sweden just summed that up. Sweden started the game well but once they went 1-0 down that was is it England started running riot and Sweden looked totally off colour compared to previous games we had seen them play. Every single player in an England shirt put in a real shift though and they have shown that they shouldn't be underestimated anymore and their unbeaten record under Wiegman continues, let's just hope the continues past the final too. Seeing the players like Ellen White, Lucy Bronze and Jill Scott who have had plenty of heartbreak in recent competitions finally get to their well overdue final.

Germany vs France

France looked great against the Netherlands last week but unfortunately Germany proved that bit too strong for them and we will be seeing Germany take on England in the final. German Popp has had a brilliant tournament so far and is a real threat for the team, you just can't help feeling happy for her reaching the final though with the injury struggles she has had to go through to get to the tournament in the first place. Germany initially took the lead in the game but France didn't give up and it didn't take long for them to draw the score level once more. France just couldn't seem to control Popp though and she got her second of the game to take Germany through to the final. France didn't give up even after going 2-1 down but they just couldn't find that goal to send the game to extra time. I am impressed with how France have played throughout this tournament, with a young team and some big name players missing they still put up a fight and showed everyone that even without those big names they are still a force to be reckoned with and I think we could see them do well in the next World Cup too if they carry on the way they are going.  Germany played well but if it wasn't for Popp's form this competition I don't think they would be heading to the final. 

It is safe to say that us fans whether at the stadium or watching at home are going to be in for a treat on Sunday's final and we will be at Wembley cheering on the Lionesses but they definitely need to prepare for what could be the toughest game of the tournament as both teams have their own strengths. Can Germany stop England's unbeaten streak and spoil the hosts party? Or will England show up with another spectacular, resilient performance like we saw from them in the semi final? All I can say is... is it Sunday yet? 

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