German chancellor Olaf Scholz says he will attend the final of Euro 2022 in London after the German women’s team saw off France earlier this week to set up a showdown with England.
Scholz on Thursday tweeted to say he was “excited to support the German team in the fairytale final against the hosts at Wembley Stadium” on Sunday.
The German team had done a “fantastic job”, Scholz said, after they beat France 2-1 in Milton Keynes thanks to two goals from Alexandra Popp to book their place in the final.
Praise also came from men’s German football favourite Thomas Müller, who called it a “dream final” on Twitter.
“Congratulations on the great 2-1 win against France,” the FC Bayern player wrote, adding: “Now go get the cup!”
Germany will face England in front of an expected record crowd for a women’s Euro match of 87,000 at Wembley.
The visitors, eight-time European champions, will be hoping for a repeat of the last time they faced England in the final of the Euro in 2009.
The Germans defeated England by 6-2 that year.
The game on Sunday will be shown at several ‘public viewings’ across Germany, including in beer gardens such as BRLO in Berlin.
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