Brilliant photos of English football celebrating after winning Euro 2022

Even for those of us who aren’t interested in football (or football for our American readers), it’s hard not to get excited when you see your own country in the final of a major tournament – especially in a sport traditionally dominated by men.

On July 31, 2022, the England women’s national football team (aka lionesses) have won a match against Germany for the historic final of the Euro 2022 competition at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. The tight game went into extra time, but the final score was 2-1 for England (opens in a new tab).

As you can imagine, the celebrations were jubilant, joyful and above all, all filmed. Whether you play sports or not, images taken at the end of the match serve as a marker of how far women’s football has come, how long it took players to reach the final and how far women’s football can go . Next (opens in a new tab).

Sports and event photography has the ability to capture those defining moments in history, as people are made or broken in the heat of battle, and the fate of a sport, or even a culture in as a whole, decides.

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Here are some of our favorite photos of the England team celebrating right after the end of the football match. We have yet to find out which cameras were used to capture some of these incredible victory photos, but it is certain that the photographers would have used the best camera for sports photography. (opens in a new tab).

Here are some of our favorite photos of the England team celebrating just after the end of the football match – including a scene where you can see dozens of official photographers trying to capture the events from the touchline.

Lucy Bronze of England hangs on the goal post as she celebrates after the 2-1 win in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England

Lucy Bronze of England hangs on the goal post as she celebrates after the 2-1 win in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

Ellen White of England celebrates with the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 trophy after her team's victory in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match

Ellen White of England celebrates with the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 trophy after her team’s victory in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final match (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

Lauren Hemp, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Demi Stokes of England celebrate after the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match

(Image credit: Lynne Cameron – The FA via Getty Images)

Alessia Russo and Ella Toone of England celebrate after the 2-1 wom in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match

Alessia Russo and Ella Toone of England celebrate after the 2-1 wom in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final match (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

A victory parade will take place in London today, starting at 11am, and we’re sure even more stunning images will capture this spectacle, as thousands take to the streets to document the Lionesses’ feat.

If you are interested in sports photography, check out our fascinating interview with Chris Smith (opens in a new tab)find out how cameras referee football (opens in a new tab)as well as this year’s Sports Photographer of the Year.

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