Thousands gather in London to celebrate England’s Euro 2022 win

Thousands of people waved flags and cheered in London’s Trafalgar Square as England’s Euro 2022 winning team were celebrated by a big crowd on Monday.

The team appeared on stage with manager Sarina Wiegman, lifted the trophy in front of the crowds and sang a rendition of Sweet Caroline.

Ex-England player Alex Scott hosted it and led a chorus of Three Lions.

“I think we’ve partied more than we’ve played football in the last 24 hours,” said captain Leah Williamson.

Confetti and sparklers went off as England lifted the trophy.

England players and fans enjoyed their lunchtime celebrations
England players and fans enjoyed their lunchtime celebrations
Thousands gathered in London to celebrate England's win
Thousands gathered in London to celebrate England’s win
England players
England players sang Sweet Caroline

Fans who could not get into Trafalgar Square stood on the steps of the National Gallery.

Williamson said: “I think England have hosted an incredible tournament and we’ve changed the game in this country and hopefully across Europe and across the world.

“But we said we wanted to make our legacy about winning and that’s what we did.

“The legacy of the tournament was already made before that final game – what we’ve done for women and young girls who can look up and aspire to be us.”

A lion was there to see the Lionesses
A lion was there to see the Lionesses
Alex Scott was the host of the event
Alex Scott was the host of the event
London mayor Sadiq Khan addressed the fans
London mayor Sadiq Khan addressed the fans

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