Despite the loss of the European Nations final .. a great reception for German women |  DW |  01.08.2022

Despite the loss of the European Nations final .. a great reception for German women | DW | 01.08.2022

Thousands of fans gathered to welcome the German women’s team back to the country on Monday (August 1, 2022).

And he didn’t get German women’s national team, eight-time champion With such a reception before, despite losing to England 1/2 after extra time in the marathon match that brought them together on Sunday evening at Wembley Stadium in the final Women’s European Nations Cup (Euro 2022).

“It’s unbelievable and it’s what we’ve been dreaming of, it’s a great experience for people to be so excited,” defender Julia Geffen said when welcoming the German national team at the Römer Arena in Frankfurt.

The German national team won the European Women’s Nations Cup eight times before, but these successes did not receive a media echo, as happened with this version of the continental championship that took place over four weeks in England, and the final match witnessed the attendance of more than 87 thousand fans. At Wembley Stadium.

“Of course we suffered a lot,” coach Martina Voss Tecklenburg said. “We really wanted to be European champions and not heroines of hearts“But if the amazing performance made us pass into the hearts of the German people, we are happy to be the champions of hearts.”

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Interior Minister Nancy Wieser and German Football Association President Bernd Neuendorf praised the German women’s team.

“It was a magical tournament and all the German people are proud of this team,” Schulz wrote in a tweet on the social networking site “Twitter”.

A.J.M/ A.H. (DBA)


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