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England toast Euro title in Trafalgar Square, talk heritage

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LONDON (AP) — In soccer-mad England, which bills itself as the home of the world’s game, women and girls have finally built a team full of heroes who look just like them.

Some 7,000 singing, dancing and flag-waving fans, many of them mothers and daughters, flocked to Trafalgar Square in central London on Monday to celebrate England’s victory at the 2022 Women’s European Championships. rice field. It was the first major football victory by an English team in 56 years.

Hosted by England and watched by record viewers on television and in stadiums across the country, the tournament is the culmination of years of investment in women’s football that the organizers hope will spur more women’s football. Yes, and soccer is known as soccer here.