Live – England look set to make history in the Euro 2022 final against Germany

  • England v Germany, 5pm kick-off

  • Host England looking to win the tournament for the first time

  • Germany have been European champions a record eight times, including six of the last seven editions

  • Beth Mead (Eng) and Alexandra Popp (Ger) lead the race for the Golden Boot on six goals, with Alessia Russo (Eng) on ​​four

  • Wembley Stadium is sold out for the final.

1555 – Team news is in!

Unsurprisingly, England manager Wiegman has named an unchanged team for the sixth EC 2022 match in a row.

Voss-Tecklenburg has also chosen not to make changes to the starting line-up from her team’s semi-final win over France.

1543 – Better news for Germany striker Klara Buhl. She was ruled out of the final earlier this week after contracting Covid, but she tested negative on Sunday, meaning the 21-year-old will at least be able to cheer on her team-mates from the stands at Wembley.

1530 – England go to the final having won all five of their games at Euro 2022, scored 20 goals and conceded just one.

Germany also have a 100 percent record in the final, scoring 13 goals and conceding one.

FOOTBALL EURO 2022 Germany

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1520 – More messages of support for England.

1510 – The team coaches have arrived at Wembley Stadium, less than two hours until kick-off now.

England head coach Sarina Wiegman will face Germany's Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

England head coach Sarina Wiegman (left) will face Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg on Sunday (PA)

1450 – England have never won the Women’s European Championship before, with their best performances in 1984 and 2009 when they reached the final before losing to Sweden and Germany respectively.

Germany, in stark contrast, has a formidable record in the competition. They have won eight of the 12 editions that have been played, and the second most successful nation is Norway with two wins.

The good news for England is that in Sarina Wiegman they have a coach who knows what it takes to win the EC. The Dutchman led the Netherlands to victory five years ago on home soil and her experience could prove invaluable for the Lionesses.

  • 1984: Sweden

  • 1987: Norway

  • 1989: West Germany

  • 1991: Germany

  • 1993: Norway

  • 1995: Germany

  • 1997: Germany

  • 2001: Germany

  • 2005: Germany

  • 2009: Germany

  • 2013: Germany

  • 2017: The Netherlands

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This is what England and Germany hope to get their hands on later today (Nick Potts/PA)

1420 – The Lionesses have received a ‘good luck’ message from the Duke of Cambridge, while seven-year-old Princess Charlotte said: ‘I hope you win.’ Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer and England men’s team captain Harry Kane are others who have sent their best wishes.

1415 – Support has flowed in for the players ahead of the final.

1410 – An interesting subplot to the final will be the battle to win the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top goalscorer.

England’s Beth Mead and Germany captain Alexandra Popp are currently both locked on six goals, with England’s super-sub Alessia Russo second best with four goals.

FOOTBALL EC 2022 HeadToHead

FOOTBALL EC 2022 HeadToHead

England v Germany - UEFA Women's European Championship 2022 - Final - Wembley Stadium

England and Germany will hope to inspire the next generation of players and fans (Adam Davy/PA)

– With the 88,100 capacity Wembley Stadium sold out for the match, a number of attendance records are likely to be set today.

The all-time record for a European Championship final – men’s or women’s – was set in 1964 when 79,115 spectators watched Spain take on the Soviet Union at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium, while the previous record for a women’s international match in Europe is 80,203 who watched the 2012 Olympic final between USA and Japan at Wembley.

England face Germany at a sold-out Wembley Stadium later today

England face Germany at a sold-out Wembley Stadium later today (Nigel French/PA)

1400 – Good afternoon and welcome to the PA news agency’s Euro 2022 finals blog. Stay here for all the build-up, key action and post-match reaction as England and Germany meet at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.

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