Victorious England Women players send message to the next Prime Minister

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England’s players want to follow in their footsteps more.

England made history in front of a packed Wembley Stadium on Sunday night.

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The Lionesses won their first Euros after beating Germany 2-1 on a famous night out in London.

Sarina Wiegman’s side took the lead early in the second half thanks to a skillful lob from Ella Toone, only moments later the visitors equalized through Lina Magull.

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The tense game went into extra time but England were able to find a winner when Chloe Kelly pooled the ball home from a corner.

‘Look into the future’….

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The game will have inspired a generation of young girls to play soccer.

England’s players have now sent an open letter to Conservative Party leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, signed by all members of the squad.

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It said: “History was made on Sunday night. The dreams of 23 women came true. England became European champions for the first time in history.

“During Euro we spoke as a team about our legacy and our aim to inspire a nation. Many will think that this has already been achieved, but we see this as just the beginning.

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“We look to the future. We want to bring about real change in this country and we ask that you, when you become Prime Minister on September 5th, help us make that change happen.”

Football fever swept across the country over the past month, with venues including Brentford Community Stadium in London and Bramall Lane in Sheffield drawing large crowds.

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England’s players celebrate during a victory party in Trafalgar Square, central London yesterday. Image: Hollie Adams/AFP/Getty

The letter continues: “We were often stopped from playing, so we put together our own teams, traveled around the country and against all odds we just kept playing football.

“Women’s football has come a long way. But there’s still a long way to go.”

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Celebrations at the end of Sunday night’s game showed just how much winning the trophy meant to all the England players, many of whom have fought hard to get to where they are now.

The letter added: “We have made incredible strides in women’s football but this generation of school girls deserves more.

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“They deserve to play football at lunchtime, they deserve to play football in PE and they deserve to believe that one day they can play for England. We want your dreams to come true too.

“This is an opportunity to make a big difference. A change that will affect the lives of millions of young girls. We – the 23 members of the England Senior Women’s EURO squad – ask that you make investing in girls’ football in schools a priority so that every girl has a choice.”

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