Dancing, beers and Abba: how England celebrated Euro 2022 glory

Sarina Wiegman’s champions toasted their success at a party in the team hotel after the 2-1 victory against Germany

It was a long time before the Lionesses retired to the dressing room, retreating beyond the glare of the television cameras that had captured every joyous tear-stained face, every confetti snow angel, every rendition of Sweet Caroline and Three Lions, and every angle of a trophy lift that ended 56 years of hurt.

In the dressing room there was more dancing and singing. “Everyone is dancing, beers flying everywhere, there’s Abba, Céline Dion,” said Ella Toone, the scorer of England’s first goal in a historic 2-1 extra-time defeat of Germany in the final of Euro 2022.

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