Wembley wait as the Lionesses prepare to face Germany for the Euro 2022 crown

England set out in search of their first major trophy in women’s football when they take on Germany in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley on Sunday.

While the lionesses chase after the first silverware, Germany has won the Women’s Euro no fewer than eight times.

England boss Sarina Wiegman knows how to win the competition after leading her native Holland to glory five years ago, and here the PA news agency looks at the build-up.

Lionesses ready to pay fine

Sarina Wiegman addressed the media on the eve of England’s lead into the Euro 2022 final. (Nigel French/PA)

(PA wire)

Ahead of Sunday’s final, Wiegman stressed that the Lionesses fear no one and are “prepared for anything.”

The last time England reached a grand final, they were beaten 6-2 by the Germans at Euro 2009.

The most recent meeting was a 3-1 win for England at Molineux in February in the Arnold Clark Cup, part of an unbeaten run for Wiegman’s side who are now on 19 games with 17 wins since she took charge last September .

“If you reach the final, you’re one of the best teams in the tournament. I think we also have a very good team and don’t fear anyone,” she said.

Asked about the preparations for a possible penalty shootout, Wiegman added: “We practiced penalty shootouts, we are prepared for everything. If that happens tomorrow, we are prepared.”

Golden Boot contender

Beth Mead’s goals have brought England to the brink of Euro 2022 success (Martin Rickett/PA)

(PA wire)

The competition’s top scorers meet at Wembley, Beth Mead and Alexandra Popp each having six goals and could easily dictate who succeeds on Sunday night.

Mead has returned from Olympic exile to England, where the Arsenal forward enjoyed a good tournament.

Popp has a history of injuries but is enjoying the finals, scoring twice in Germany’s semi-final win over France.

Voss-Tecklenburg wants women’s football to take a step forward

Germany head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg welcomed a ‘dream’ Euro 2022 final (Nigel French/PA)

(PA wire)

National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg believes that a “dream” final provides the necessary platform to take women’s football to the next level.

After finishing first in Group B, Voss-Tecklenburg’s side beat Austria in the quarter-finals and France in the round of 16 to take on the hosts at Wembley.

With tickets selling out and a huge TV audience expected, Voss-Tecklenburg believes the showdown offers an ideal chance to expand the sport even further.

“(Women’s football) will only win if everything that happens in Europe with Germany and England has a lasting end,” said the national coach.

“Something has to go on, this has to be a chance for all countries to take the next steps for women’s football – if not now, then when?”

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Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg speaks to her side as she surveys the Wembley area on the eve of the final (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

(AP)

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What we have already seen is that this has not only been a change for women’s football, but for society in general and the way we are looked after.

There will be a moment of reflection. It’s my job to go out and win but I hope this is the start; this is a sign for the future.

England captain Leah Williamson

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