From the publisher:
2022 will go down as a historic, defining year for English football. When Sarina Wiegman's England team dramatically edged out Germany in the European Championship final in front of a sold-out Wembley, they ended a 56-year wait for a major trophy. To win the biggest prizes, you must never give in and the Lionesses did just that and thrilled the nation with their gutsy, stylish, heroic performances during an unforgettable summer festival of football on home turf.
Wiegman's team kicked off their European Championship campaign with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford and followed it up with a record-breaking 8-0 defeat of Norway, before rounding off their group games with a 5-0 victory over Northern Ireland. With excitement mounting across the country, they held out for a courageous 2-1 win over one of the tournament favourites, Spain, an Ella Toone goal forcing extra-time and a Georgia Stanway stunner seeing them through to the last four in dramatic style. After a 4-0 semi-final win over Sweden it was on to Wembley.
Germany provided the ultimate test on a date that was to be etched in the country's football history - Sunday, July 31st, 2022. England needed to use all their courage - and the strength of their squad - to overcome a determined opponent and captain Leah Williamson kicked off the celebrations by lifting the trophy in front of a delirious crowd. Cue another rendition of Sweet Caroline...
This is the only official book of their historic triumph, recounting the inside diary of the tournament alongside revealing profiles of the women who made it all happen. The Lionesses' European Championship triumph is more than just a great moment in English football history, it is a game-changer for British sporting culture. Be inspired again by the legends of 2022 who dared to dream..