How women's soccer has kicked off
England wins 2-1 in Women's Euro 2022, while the sport itself wins bigger
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England women ended the nation’s 56-year soccer title drought with their UEFA Women's Euro 2022 win 2-1 over Germany, an event which has caught the imagination of the world. The Lionesses' effort extends far beyond their own country, and in fact have done wonders for the sport, with more people than ever across the continent and beyond tuning in to watch the tournament. Plus, according to The Washington Post a record crowd of 87,192—the largest ever for a men’s or women’s match in the history of the Euro tournament—was in attendance at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The competition's success underscores just how women's soccer has now become a major player in world sport. But did you know that women were once banned from playing, victims of spite and prejudice despite early games drawing more support than some men's events?
Click through and find out how the girls beat the boys at their own game.
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