Sarina Wickman and England fans ‘drooling’ at Wembley after yet another prize |  Foreign football

Sarina Wickman and England fans ‘drooling’ at Wembley after yet another prize | Foreign football

With videoSarina Weikman has won a prize again. The 53-year-old coach from The Hague won the Finalissima (a match between the reigning champions of Europe and South America) with England footballers at Wembley last July when they won the European title. Brazil were beaten on penalties tonight. England beat Brazil on penalties (4-2) after regular time (1-1).


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Manchester United’s 23-year-old attacking midfielder Ella Doone scored the opening goal midway through the first half at Wembley. Dune scored after a good attack by captain Leah Williamson, Lauren James and Lucy Bronze.

At an odds ratio of 11-10 (5-4 on goal), England had 71 percent of possession at Wembley, but the game was reasonably even. A crowd of 83,132 saw England dominate in the first half, but there weren’t many chances after the break. England looked set to win 1-0, but after a modest intervention by keeper Mary Earps, Brazil pulled through in the 93rd minute through substitute Andressa Alves to make it 1-1.

England won the penalty shootout 4-2. Chloe Kelly scored the decisive penalty after Ella Dunn, Rafaelle Souza and Damirez were all down. Kelly scored the winning goal in extra time against Germany in last year’s European Championship final at Wembley.

Captain Leah Williamson and goalkeeper Mary Earps lift the trophy in the air after winning the finalsima at Wembley. © Action Pictures via Reuters

Wickman is still undefeated as the national coach of England footballers. “I feel privileged and I’m very happy to work here. They’re an incredible group and the team is very committed to wanting to learn every day,” the national coach told ITV. “I think the first half was very good, but in the second half we were very challenged. It is good that we have this information. We have one more game on Tuesday and then we are ready.

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Wiegmann admits he hasn’t had much training on penalties. “We didn’t have many chances this week. We practiced on Wednesday and we practiced a lot for the European Championships. We knew what we had to do and we did it well.


The English media also praised Wakeman, who won thirty internationals with England. “At Wembley it was England, not Brazil, that got the crowd salivating. The World Cup starts in less than a hundred days and the English will once again tick the box for another successful Test. Guardian.

BBC Wrote after Brazil’s late equaliser: ,,The Lions Under Wiegman’s leadership showed morale. Daily Mail: ,, Heading into the World Cup, Wickman and England look unbeatable.

Favorite for the world title

This is the first edition of the Finalissima for women since Argentina beat European champions Italy 3-0 in the first men’s edition on June 1 last year. The preview for the World Cup in Qatar six months later was for Lionel Messi and his teammates.

England will be hoping to become women’s world champions for the first time at next summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where Wickman’s side will surely look one of the early favourites. England face Haiti, Denmark and China in the group stage. Next Tuesday, England and Australia will meet at Brentford in a friendly match.

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Sarina Weigman with her medal after the finalsima at Wembley.
Sarina Weigman with her medal after the finalsima at Wembley. © REUTERS

The Dutch will train against Germany on Friday evening in Sittard and against Poland on Tuesday evening at Het Kasteel in Rotterdam. At the World Cup, Vietnam, Portugal and the United States face national coach Andries Jonger’s team in the group stage.

The Dutch team won the 2017 European Championship with Wiegman and lost the 2019 World Cup final against the United States. At last year’s European Championship, 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 Caroline Nicoli.
England captain Leah Williamson takes on Brazil’s Caroline Nicoli. © REUTERS

Weigman is still undefeated

After thirty international matches, Wiegmann is still unbeaten with the England national team: 25 wins and five draws. The goal difference of 138-10 is also impressive.

Wiegman won the European title in his home country of England last year and repeated the trick with the Orange Lions in the summer of 2017. Wickman won the Arnold Clark Trophy twice with England, a three-match friendly in a week. Recently, Wiegmann was also named FIFA Football Coach of the Year for the third time.

After two awards in the Netherlands (Pondsrider in 2012 and Knight of the Order of Orange at NASA in 2017), Wiegmann received the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year coach award in England in December.


England's starting eleven at Wembley.
England’s starting eleven at Wembley. ©AFP

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