England have put the finishing touches on their preparations with the climax of Euro 2022 just a day away.
The Lionesses have their fateful date against Germany at Wembley on Sunday as they battle for their first European title.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at how Friday played out.
Tweet of the day
Target practice was the order of the day for England’s attackers.
Scott senses success
Jill Scott says England need to ‘check another box’ by lifting the trophy at a sold-out Wembley.
The Lionesses’ run to the final has shaken the nation, but veteran midfielder Scott knows the work is not done yet.
Scott said: “We’ve said before we wanted to really inspire the nation, make everyone proud, our families, our friends, we wanted to create more opportunities for young people, more opportunities for women who want to work in football, we wanted to get into the sport the respect he deserves.
“I think we ticked all those boxes.
“I think it’s been an incredible journey so far, we’ve ticked a lot of boxes and hopefully there’s one big tick left.”
According to a former Lioness, Sarina Wiegman’s management style is behind England’s run to the final.
The England head coach is just one win away from a second consecutive European title after leading her native Netherlands to glory in 2017.
Kelly Smith, who has 117 caps for England, told the PA news agency: “She looks calm, she looks cool, I’ve heard players talk about how honest she is with them.
“There is no BS that some managers can give you. She just says, “This is what you have to do. If you don’t, you may not play, I need to see that from you. It’s very to the point, and I don’t think players have ever had that before.
“And they like that it’s kind of simple, but they take it on board. They just seem so unified and united.”
Battle of the Hot Shots
There is also a personal duel at Wembley Stadium with England’s Beth Mead and Germany’s Alexandra Popp with six goals each. Whoever wins this fight could well have a big say in which country lifts the trophy.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/england-germany-wembley-lionesses-kelly-smith-b2134579.html England have yet to tick a box as the Euro 2022 final against Germany draws closer