England women are set to do a lot more than wow the nation on Sunday night, as their Euro 2022 final against Germany will give the economy a much needed boost.
After thrashing Sweden 4-0 on Tuesday, England women progressed to the Euro final which will be held at Wembley. And the Lionesses could win their first ever major tournament after suffering defeat in the final back in 2009.
The men's side agonisingly lost in the final on penalties to Italy during Euro 2020 last summer, but the country is braced for a huge celebration with the women's side just one game away from winning the trophy in front of their own fans. The women's game has been thrusted into a new light this summer, and the Lionesses have also helped bless the economy too.
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Following findings from VoucherCodes’ latest Women’s EURO 2022 Spending Report, 19.5 million Brits are set to watch Sunday's final between England and Germany. And that's set to do wonders for the economy, with £46.1m expected to be spent in pubs, bars and restaurants.
An expected 8.7 million pints are set to be served in all hospitality sectors, but those at home are also going to contribute. The data suggests that £92.1m will be spent from sofa's across homes in Britain, with drinks and snacks ready to be bought in preperation.
A surge in England women's shirts have also contributed, while £400k is expected to be spent on TV and electricals to watch the final around the country. England women have posted a flawless record so far, winning all five of their tournament matches. But the nation is ready to cheer them on to their all important sixth win.
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Well known pundit and former England star Sue Smith is an ambassador for VoucherCodes.co.uk, and gave her thoughts on Sunday's final. Smith said: "After a stunning victory on Tuesday against Sweden, I have confidence that the England team will go all the way.
"I was part of the squad in 2009 when Germany got the better of us in the final and I couldn’t be more excited to be at Wembley on Sunday to see this England side have their chance to go one better than our team did. The incredible fandom generated from this year’s tournament should help ensure that Women’s football continues on the positive trajectory of coverage and participation.
" With a sold-out stadium and a record-breaking UK audience for a Women’s Football Game expected to tune into the match, it’s clear to the England squad just how much the nation is supporting them."
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