England’s historic Euro 2022 victory has changed the face of women’s football, and this is only the beginning

12:25 PM ET Ian DarkeESPN.com writer Close Darke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN’s lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world’s most recognizable soccer voices. … Read more

Germany must follow Euro 2022 loss with a sustained national focus, investment for women’s game

Interest in women’s football in Germany is down — as per the German Football Association (DFB) — the number of girls teams has (roughly) halved since 2010, crowd numbers in the Frauen-Bundesliga aren’t moving up and even for the women’s national team, attendances have been in free-fall for years. The data is helpfully presented in … Read more

England’s superb lead Women’s Euro 2022 hosts past Germany to win first major title

LONDON — England are your Women’s Euro 2022 winners after a thrilling back-and-forth final against Germany on Sunday. Substitute Ella Toone gave the tournament hosts a second-half lead with a brilliant individual goal, only for Lina Magull to level in the 79th minute. When the game went to extra time, it was another England sub, … Read more

England won Women’s Euro 2022, but the tournament’s biggest winner is the sport itself

LONDON — The full-time whistle on England’s 2-1 Women’s Euro 2022 final win against Germany was still being blown Sunday when “Three Lions” — aka “Football’s Coming Home” — began to ring out from Wembley Stadium’s sound system. The song has been something of a curse for English football since being released in the buildup … Read more

England’s road to Euro 2022 final has been hard but they are driven by history and inspiring the nation

TEDDINGTON, England — England’s training session on Friday at the team’s base was the most competitive yet. According to veteran Jill Scott and others who were there, it was the most full-throttle of the past nine weeks. Tackles were flying in — Scott felt the full force of a one-on-one with Millie Bright, while Georgia … Read more

England’s comeback win vs. Spain shows a new side of this special team — and a mindset to win Euro 2022

BRIGHTON, England — There’s something about this England team. They simply don’t know when they’re beaten. For so much of Wednesday’s Euro 2022 quarterfinal they were outclassed by Spain. But when the pressure eventually proved too much for those in red shirts and the big moments presented themselves, England didn’t blink, eventually winning 2-1 in … Read more

Grace Geyoro makes history as France rout Italy, look primed to vanquish past Euros heartbreaks

ROTHERHAM, England — Grace Geyoro wrote her name all over European Championship history on a memorable night in Rotherham. There was a buzz around Rotherham as fans waited for the last game of the first Euro 2022 matchday to kick off, the highly competitive Group D had already seen a draw between Iceland and Belgium … Read more