England toast the European title in Trafalgar Square, talking about legacy

LONDON (AP) — In soccer-mad England, considered the home of the world game, women and girls finally have a team full of heroes who look like them.

Around 7,000 singing, dancing and flag-waving fans – many of them mothers and daughters – gathered in central London’s Trafalgar Square on Monday to celebrate England winning the 2022 European Women’s Championship, the first major English football victory team for 56 years.

The tournament, hosted by England and watched by record audiences on television and in stadiums across the country, was the culmination of years of investment in women’s football, which organizers hope will encourage more girls to play the game known here as soccer.

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