Sarina Wegman and England drooling fans at Wembley after another award |  sports

Sarina Wegman and England drooling fans at Wembley after another award | sports

with videoSarina Wegman won the award again. The 53-year-old from The Hague won the Finalissima (the match between the European and South American champions) with English footballers at a crowded Wembley, winning the European title in July last year. Tonight Brazil were defeated on penalties. England defeated Brazil after a draw after regular time (1-1) on penalties (4-2).


Maine Grunsteig


Last updated:
07-04-23, 6:00 p.m

Manchester United’s 23-year-old attacking midfielder, Ella Ton, scored the opening goal at Wembley Stadium midway through the first half. Toone scored after a nice attack through captain Lea Williamson, Lauren James and Lucy Bronze.

With a penalty ratio of 11-10 (5-4 on target), the game was reasonably balanced, despite England having 71 percent possession at Wembley. 83,132 spectators witnessed England dominate in the first half, but after the break there weren’t many chances left. England looked to be winning 1-0, but after a moderate tackle from goalkeeper Marie Erbis, Brazil equalized 1-1 in the 93rd minute through substitute Andressa Alves.

England still won the award, winning on penalties 4-2. After defeats from Ella Ton, Rafael Sousa and Tamiris, Chloe Kelly scored the decisive penalty. Kelly also scored the winning goal in extra time against Germany in the European Championship final at Wembley last year.

Captain Lea Williamson and goalkeeper Marie Erbes lift the trophy into the air after winning the Wembley final. © Action Images via Reuters

Wegman remains unbeaten as the national coach of English footballers. “I feel privileged and very happy to work here. It’s a great group and the team is very committed to wanting to learn every day,” the national coach told ITV. “I think the first half was really good, but we had a possession challenge in the second half. It’s good that we have this information. We have another game on Tuesday and then we’ll be ready.”

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Wegman admitted that he had not practiced penalty kicks much. “We didn’t have much chance this week. We trained on Wednesday and at the European Championships we trained a lot. We knew what we had to do and we did it well.”


The English media was full of praise for Wegman, who was unbeaten in thirty caps for England. “At Wembley it was not Brazil, but England that made the crowd drool. The World Cup will start in over a hundred days, and the English will tick the box again for another successful test. Watchman.

BBC Wrote after Brazil’s late equalizer:, lionesses He showed mental resilience under Wegman.” daily Mail:,, On the way to the World Cup, Wigman and England look unbeatable.

Favorite for a world title

This was the first edition of the final for women, after Argentina won the first edition for men on June 1 of last year by defeating European champions Italy 3-0. Lionel Messi and his team mates were prelude to the world title after six months in Qatar.

England will be hoping to become women’s world champions for the first time at the World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand next summer, where Wegman’s side will certainly emerge as one of the starting favourites. England will meet Haiti, Denmark and China in the group stage. Next Tuesday, England will play Australia in a friendly match at Brentford.

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Sarina Wiegmann with her medal after the Finalissima at Wembley.
Sarina Wiegmann with her medal after the Finalissima at Wembley. © Reuters

Dutch training on Friday evening in Sittard against Germany and Tuesday night at Het Kasteel in Rotterdam against Poland. And at the World Cup, Vietnam, Portugal and the United States will compete in the group stage for the team of national coach Andres Juncker.

The Dutch national team won the 2017 European Championship with Wiegmann and lost the 2019 World Cup final to the United States. At last year’s European Championships, the Dutch lost 1-0 to France under Mark Parsons in the quarter-finals after extra time.

England captain Leah Williamson takes on Brazil's Keroline Nicoli.
England captain Leah Williamson takes on Brazil’s Keroline Nicoli. © Reuters

Wegman remains undefeated

After thirty caps, Wegman is still undefeated with the England national team: 25 victories and five draws. The goal difference of 138-10 is impressive.

Wiegmann won the European title in her own country with England last year, repeating her trick with the Orange Lioness in summer 2017. Wiegmann has also won the Arnold Clark Cup twice with England, a friendly tournament with three matches per week. Recently, Wiegman was also voted FIFA Football Coach of the Year for the third time.

After two awards in the Netherlands (Bondsridder in 2012 and a knight of the Oranje Nassau Order in 2017), Wiegman was awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach in England in December.


11 for England at Wembley Stadium.
11 for England at Wembley Stadium. © AFP

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