England’s Lionesses romped home to victory last night with an incredible 4-0 win over Sweden in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 semi-final. It is the 19th game in a row that the England team has won, and their roaring success qualifies the Lionesses for their first major tournament final in 13 years. Football fans of all ages will be flocking to Wembley Stadium to see the final on Sunday 31 July 2022.
When and where is the UEFA Women’s EURO Final 2022?
The final will take place on Sunday 31 July 2022, kicking off at 5pm. Hosted by the world-famous Wembley Stadium, in the heart of Wembley Park – London’s most exciting new neighbourhood, just 12 minutes from central London. The stadium has a capacity of 90,000 and is excited to welcome families to watch world-class football beneath its hallowed arch. Tickets for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament have been priced to appeal to families with over half a million tickets at £25 or less.
Who will take part in the final?
The two teams facing off against one another in the UEFA Women’s EURO Final 2022 have been determined by the outcomes of the matches played over the course of July. England’s Lionesses are already through to the final, where they will face either France or Germany, depending on who wins tonight’s remaining semi-final.
UEFA Women’s EURO: 5 Fast Facts
1. The UEFA Women’s EURO dates to 1984, when the European Competition for Women's Football qualification was held.
2. Sweden won that first tournament, while Norway won the following in 1987. Germany won the following two tournaments, before Norway raised the trophy once more in 1993. Germany then dominated for years, winning every tournament from 1995 to 2013 inclusive. In the last tournament, in 2017, the Netherlands beat Denmark in a decisive 4-2 victory.
3. Up until 1995, just four teams took part in each tournament. That increased to eight teams in 1997 and to 12 in 2009. The current number of teams – 16 – has been in place since 2017.
4. The 2022 UEFA Women’s EURO will be the second time that England has hosted the tournament, with the last time being in 2005.
5. England holds the record for the most goals scored in a single group stage, having scored 14 this year, 2022.
How to get to Wembley Park?
Wembley Park makes everything easy when it comes to getting there – as you might expect from a destination that has been hosting events since 1894. Just 12 minutes from Central London, Wembley Park is served by three London Underground lines (Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo), mainline rail (Chiltern Railways and Southern Railways) and the London Overground, meaning that visitors can travel however suits them best. Secure car parking for 3,000 cars is also available on-site; with 39 electric vehicle chargers located within Pink Parking. Pre-booking is advisable on event days. For residents of Quintain Living – the award-winning management company overseeing the rental of more than 3,250 apartments in Wembley Park – travel arrangements aren’t necessary. Those who have tickets to the match can simply walk to the stadium from their homes perfectly situated around it. Others can soak up the atmosphere from their balconies, podium gardens or roof terraces, or pop to the neighbouring BOXPARK Wembley to enjoy the pre-match build up at the official Fanpark (tickets required for guaranteed entry, arrival before 1pm) with live music and special guests.
What to do before the match
There’s plenty to do in Wembley Park, so be sure to arrive long before the match kicks off at 5pm. Whether it’s shopping for the perfect outfit at London Designer Outlet where all your favourite brands including Adidas, Guess, Kurt Geiger, Superdry, Levi’s, Sketchers and the new Nike Unite store, are available with up to 70% off RRP, or taking part in more adrenalin-fuelled activities such as axe throwing at Bad Axe, warding off the zombie apocalypse at meetspaceVR or scoring a hole in one at Pop Golf.
Families looking to enjoy a spot of culture while visiting Wembley Park to see the UEFA Women’s EURO final have plenty to do. The Wembley Park art trail turns the leafy boulevards of this London neighbourhood into a public art gallery. The free art trail includes the Bobby Moore Bridge Tile Mural, Square of Fame, Wembley Park’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, iconic “graffiti spaghetti” style pieces from Mr Doodle (whose artwork has been valued at over USD 1 million) and the interactive Shadow Wall by internationally renowned artist and designer Jason Bruges.
Dining in Wembley Park
There are plenty of choices for eating and drinking at Wembley Park. From the gourmet street food on offer from 22 vendors at BOXPARK Wembley to edible works of dessert art at Haute Dolci, irresistible carb-feasts at Bread Ahead, modern Italian flavours at Pasta Remoli and a home-from-home experience at the brand new Estadio Lounge. London Designer Outlet is also home to family favourites, including Nando’s, Las Iguanas, TGI Friday’s and Wagamama. For a chic dining experience, Masalchi serves up fragrant Indian dishes under the watchful eye of twice Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, while The Association at the Hilton London Wembley delivers a modern British fine dining experience. The White Horse, meanwhile, is the perfect spot for a pre-match drink.
What to do after the match
Whether it’s time to celebrate or commiserate after the final, BOXPARK Wembley is the place to be to share the Lionesses’ pride in their 2022 success, alongside fellow supporters. Open until 10 pm, with free entry after the match, the venue’s 22 food outlets will provide plenty of choice for hungry fans, while its three bars will help soothe throats parched after an evening spent roaring under the Wembley Stadium arch.
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