Euro 2022 final: Georgia Stanway says England men have applied for tickets

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England midfielder Georgia Stanway says many members of the men’s national team have been in touch to give advice and seek tickets to the Euro 2022 final.

The Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley on Sunday in their bid to become the first England team to win a major trophy since the 1966 Men’s World Cup.

“A lot of the England guys have been in touch, just wishing us well and asking if they can get a ticket,” said Stanway, 23, of Bayern Munich.

“Sorry guys, we’re sold out!”

The men’s team lost the Euro 2020 final on penalties to Italy last summer, also at Wembley.

“They’ve been with us, just giving us all the information they can,” Stanway added. “They got to this point last year and we’re just trying to make sure we can do better.

“We’ve had a lot of support, whether it’s from footballers, people around the hotel and it’s crazy how many people actually recognize us.”

England’s 4-0 Euro 2022 semi-final victory over Sweden was watched by a peak television audience of 9.3 million – the biggest in the tournament so far.

Tickets for Sunday’s showpiece at Wembley, which has a capacity of 87,200, have sold out.

That will make it the busiest Euro game ever for men or women.

“Obviously, you can see how many people are watching the game, how many people are enjoying it and we have to enjoy it as well,” Stanway said.

“It’s a good job that I can’t see any of them. My eyes are on the ball, that’s where we are right now.”

“We have to stop talking about how big women’s football is growing and talk about how big it is.

“We’re just reaching new heights every time. Even if England aren’t playing, the viewing figures are ridiculous.”

“It’s making sure we go out, play with a smile on our face. The most important thing [boss] Sarina Wiegman has said that she was at the beginning: ‘playing for the girl who wanted to be in our shoes’.

“So I will play for the girl who wanted to play from the beginning, went to training, loved it and dreamed of being in our position.”

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