The climax of Euro 2022 is just two days away as England and Germany continue to prepare for Sunday’s final.
The two rivals gear up for the showpiece at Wembley where the Lionesses have their meet-and-greet and attempt to win their first European Women’s Championship.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at how Thursday played out.
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Earps’ top-flight support
Lionesses goaltender Mary Earps put in a good performance in the semi-final win over Sweden, with several saves conceding a goal. And her performance proved the goalkeepers union is inclusive as her male Manchester United counterpart David De Gea sent her some congratulations. Earps said, “Me and David talk a little bit. He wrote me congratulations. We write back and forth about results and goals conceded and stuff, so it’s always nice to have his support. He really supports women’s football.”
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Klopp can’t get enough
Jurgen Klopp is just the latest high-profile name to be swept up in Euro 2022 fever. The Liverpool manager is preparing for Saturday’s Community Shield against Manchester City but will certainly be watching the final the following day given his enthusiasm for the tournament. And he is one of the few who support Germany. He said: “I really have to say I love women’s football, it’s outstanding. The quality of the tournament is insane. England is doing exceptionally well. I saw two games and I saw three games from Germany. As you can imagine, as much as I love England, in this specific case my heart beats on the German side. But the better team might win and I think that’s totally fine.”
England v Germany, Wembley Stadium – Sunday 31 July at 17:00.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/germany-jurgen-klopp-lionesses-england-liverpool-b2133763.html High profile support for Mary Earps as England prepare for showdown with Germany