By finally women winning the World Cup in Qatar 2022, which was the best World Cup final in decades. Messi kept his cool during the celebrations, even avoiding the pestering of Salt Bae, the gold-steak seasoner and Gianni Infantino acolyte.
With Messi and Kylian Mbappé attending to honor the greats of the game, Infantino and the host nation had the showcase they desired. Mbappé surpassed Pelé, Vavá, and Geoff Hurst as the World Cup finals’ highest scorer with his hat trick, while Messi surpassed Diego Maradona’s ghost.
Kelly and Ella Toone, both of whom started from the bench, scored the goals. Wiegman’s game management saved the game from an experienced Germany team that was overwhelmed by the Lionesses’ depth of talent. Beth Mead led England to the final with six goals, but Kelly took her place in the final because of an injury.
The way to Wembley had not been absolutely quiet, it requiring a poacher’s completion .
from Toone to take Spain to additional time in a quarter-last at Brighton. In addition, the final itself, which was held in front of a record crowd, provided high drama before scenes of post-match celebration as a new audience for women’s volleyball was welcomed. The dream was realized when Kelly scored hurriedly after a corner, and it will have inspired many others.
Chelsea for sale Roman Abramovich’s ownership of Chelsea entered its final phase on February 24, when Russian forces entered Ukraine. That was quickly established when the UK government imposed sanctions on Russian oligarchs. After it became clear that his assets in the UK were going to be frozen, Abramovich confirmed that the club was up for sale. At first, he tried to hand over management of the club to the charitable foundation.
Chaos in Paris The Champions League final on May 28 between Real Madrid, which has won the competition 13 times, and Liverpool, which has won it six times, had all the makings of a classic. The uncovered realities of the game are a tight, tense game dominated by the better group in the Spanish side.
The objective scored by Vinícius Júnior, however with Madrid’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois remarkable.
Even though Madrid fans were also caught up in the chaos brought on by the gross mismanagement of the occasion’s policing and management, those facts may be remembered more fondly in Spain than on Merseyside.
Although no one died, most likely due to luck alone, the sight of Liverpool fans collapsing against one another outside the stadium gates brought back recollections of Hillsborough in 1989. Fans were sprayed with teargas to make the situation even more frantic and uncomfortable, as they were escorted down narrow passages by forceful police and kept waiting while technology failed at the turnstiles.
The immediate response of the French government, the police, and Uefa, which blamed fan behavior and fake tickets, brought back additional echoes of Hillsborough. This time, the cover-up only lasted a few hours rather than decades, and a Uefa investigation is underway, though its independence is still a question mark.
After scoring England’s second goal against Germany, Chloe Kelly celebrates.
The Women’s Super League’s opening weekend was postponed in early September due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death, preventing fans from attending Tottenham at White Hart Lane, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and Brighton at the Amex after the Euros.