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England-Germany final breaks Euros attendance record

A view of the stands before the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final at Wembley Stadium. (Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)

A record crowd showed up at Wembley Stadium Sunday for the UEFA Women’s Euro final between England and Germany.

The iconic English venue was sold out for the championship contest, with 87,192 fans in attendance for the Sunday-night affair. The previous attendance record for a men’s or women’s Euro final is 79,115, set in 1964 by the Spain and Soviet Union contest hosted in Madrid.

The 2022 Euros has smashed attendance records throughout the tournament, with England’s quarterfinal against Spain drawing a crowd of 28,994 at Falmer Stadium.

Women’s football has grown in popularity in England after decades of building the game. “We want to inspire the nation,” England coach Sarina Wiegman said. “We hope that in the end, the whole country is proud of us and even more girls and boys will start playing football.”