England take a step from immortality as the Lionesses look to inspire a football revolution.

For 90 minutes, all talk of legacy, record TV audiences and victory parades will be put on hold. If Serena Wegmann’s side are to emulate the 1966 World Cup winners by defeating Germany, it will all be certain. However, for now she will not let her squad get distracted.

England coaches have been there and done that before, taking their native Netherlands to Euro 2017.

“When you come in. [as a new coach]you hope you connect with the players and it all works,” Wegman said. “From the beginning. [with England], there was a click and you could tell. It also takes hard work but you feel the energy, and people believe in how we want to work.

“The results have been good. We made it to the final, but we know how tough the game against Spain is. [in the quarter-final] That’s good [to beat Sweden in the semi-finals] And I hope we can do it even better on Sunday.

England’s players have fully bought into Wegman’s style. She has brought a calming influence to the camp, which is paying dividends.

“She doesn’t try to get carried away,” England defender Lucy Bruns said. “There’s a lot of emotion at home at the Euros. We don’t want to go too far and they’re one of those guys who take a lot of action.

Standing in England’s way are eight-time European champions Germany, who beat England 6-2 after they last reached a major final in 2009, and the last time the two sides met at Wembley in 2018. won by 2-1. This England team is different from the ones that have disappointed in the past. They defeated Germany 3-1 in the Invitational Arnold Clark Cup this year and believe they can make history.

“I don’t think it gets much better. The final at Wembley is what it’s all about,” Lions striker Alicia Russo said. “Traveling with these girls [in the squad] Since the age of 11 or 12… I don’t think we’ve ever thought about it happening that way.

“It’s crazy to think that all these young girls are watching this on a big stage. I must have dreamed of it. All the access and the media is amazing. We’re really normal girls, but to see what we’ve done to the nation. are doing, really interesting.

More than nine million viewers watched the BBC’s coverage of England’s 4-0 semi-final win over Sweden, and the final is set to break Britain’s record for the most-watched women’s sporting event in history. .

Each England player will receive a £55,000 bonus if they win on Sunday, with £1.3 million shared among the squad. Wiegman is owed a £200,000 bonus.

England’s success this summer will hopefully inspire more girls to play football – a win on Sunday and the Lionesses could start a football revolution in the country.

Captain Williamson and Golden Boot chaser Beth Mead will reportedly be honored by the Queen if the team goes all the way.

England’s success this summer will hopefully inspire more girls to play football – a win on Sunday and the Lionesses could start a football revolution in the country.

“It makes everything 100 times better to see the little girls in the stadium,” England midfielder Ella Toon said.

“We are making history and it is going to be touching. We are very happy that we have all this support and we want to keep encouraging more.