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Sarina Wiegman wins consecutive Euro titles with two totally different nations

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Sarina Wiegman is the primary coach to win consecutive European Championship titles with two totally different nations after including Euro 2022 glory with England to her earlier Euro 2017 success with Netherlands 5 years in the past.

Wiegman has an ideal file of 12 wins from 12 video games at Euro tournaments. Her Netherlands aspect received all six of their fixtures in 2017 and England have repeated that feat this summer season.

The Dutch coach helped put Netherlands on the map in 2017. They’d solely certified for the World Cup for the primary time in 2015 and he or she was appointed, initially as an interim, in 2016.

Wiegman additionally guided Netherlands to the World Cup remaining in 2019, making her an apparent selection for the FA to take England to the subsequent degree after they had been on the lookout for a everlasting alternative for Phil Neville. England had been so eager that the deal was introduced a yr earlier than Wiegman was attributable to take over, seeing out the rest of her Netherlands contract till August 2021.

Her quick time with England thus far has been nothing in need of unimaginable, rapidly placing her stamp on an already gifted squad that had began to underachieve within the years since 2019.

The Lionesses scored 53 targets in her first six video games, together with a 20-0 win over Latvia. The Arnold Clark Cup in February posed some questions in opposition to more durable opposition, however England nonetheless got here out on prime after which put down a press release 5-1 win over Netherlands simply earlier than Euro 2022.

England confirmed their high quality all through the match, cruising by way of the group stage and even placing collectively a record-breaking 8-0 win in opposition to Norway. They wanted extra-time in opposition to Spain after a late equaliser from Ella Toone, however then thrashed Sweden within the semi-finals.

The ultimate in opposition to Germany was a tense and evenly balanced affair. Toone put England followers in dreamland along with her spectacular opener, earlier than Lina Magull equalised for Germany. Chloe Kelly then popped up with the winner in extra-time to make historical past for each England and Wiegman.

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