Monday August 01, 2022

VIDEO: It's coming home! Emotional soccer fans erupt in joy as England women win first major title

VIDEO: It\'s coming home! Emotional soccer fans erupt in joy as England women win first major title

England players and fans celebrate at the end of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final football match at the Wembley stadium on Sunday. AP / AFP

England won a major international soccer tournament on Sunday for the first time in more than half a century. The fact it was the women’s team, not the men’s, that ended decades of pain made it all the sweeter for many fans.

Crowds erupted in joy at London’s Wembley Stadium, at fan zones across the country and in pubs, clubs and living rooms as the whistle blew after extra time with the score England 2, Germany 1. It was the first-ever European victory for England’s Lionesses, and the first major international trophy for any England team — male or female — since 1966.