England women have made it through to the final of their home Women’s Euros tournament after a stunning performance from the Lionesses saw them thrash Sweden 4-0.
Sweden were set to be the most difficult challenge England had faced so far in this tournament, being the highest ranked team left in the tournament and the second highest ranked team in the world.
However, Sarina Wiegman and her squad soon made a mockery of their opponents with Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby all netting past the Swedish goalkeeper to secure England’s pathway to the final.
The Lionesses will now prepare for their third ever final which takes place on Sunday 30 July 2022 at Wembley and England are set to face either Germany or France.
Germany and France will play each other this evening (Wednesday 27 July), in a bid to reach Wembley.
As England prepare for their final fixture, here is how far they have made it in the Euros tournament before:
Have England Lionesses ever won the UEFA Euros?
England are yet to win the Euros tournament and have never won a major tournament, despite coming close on several occasions.
They have reached the final of the tournament twice, once in 1984 and again in 2009.
The 2009 Euros in Finland saw England suffer a real hammering from Germany as they lost 6-2. Back in 1984, England lost 4-3 on penalties to Sweden in the final.
England Lionesses have also reached the semi-final in two tournaments: 1987 and 1995. They have previously failed to qualify for the tournament altogether in four occasions. This was in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1997.
Have England ever won the FIFA World Cup?
England have not won a FIFA World Cup and their highest finishing position came in 2015 when they ended as third.
They have participated in five FIFA World Cups: 1995, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 reaching the quarter-finals on three occasions and the semi-finals twice.
What trophies have England Lionesses won?
The most recent success for the Lionesses was the Arnold Clark Cup, which they won earlier this year. It was the inaugural competition, and also featured Canada, Germany and Spain.
Previously they have won the America SheBelieves Cup, a feat which they managed in 2019. The Lionesses have also won the Cyprus Cup three times, in 2015, 2013 and 2009.
Where are England Lionesses in FIFA rankings?
Currently, England are ranked number eight in the World rankings. They have previously reached number two back in 2018.
Here are the top 10 teams in the FIFA rankings:
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When are England next playing?
England will continue their bid for their first ever major trophy next Tuesday 26 July 2022. They will face either Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Sweden or Belgium.
The match will be played at the Bramall Lane Stadium in Sheffield, which has a capacity for 32,050 spectators.
England’s match will be shown on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm BST with coverage to start at 7.30pm.