"It doesn’t get any better" than England at Wembley says Germany’s Alex Popp

Germany star Alex Popp has insisted that "it doesn't get any better" in anticipation of the European Championship final this Sunday against England.

France were beaten 2-1 at Stadium MK on Wednesday night after a brace from Popp has set up a Wembley clash at the weekend in front of a sold-out crowd. The Germans took the lead through their No. 11 after 40 minutes before an unfortunate own goal from goalkeeper Merle Frohms saw the scores level at half-time.

But Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side came back after the break as Popp got her second of the match from a header that saw her draw level with Beth Mead as the tournament's top scorer. And the 31-year-old has already started the fighting talk by insisting that they could not ask for better opponents than England.

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She said: "I can't put it into words. We played an amazing game and threw everything in. We are incredibly happy; nobody expected us [to do it]. We're in the final at Wembley against England – it doesn't get any better than that."

There is good reason for her confidence as Germany have an incredible record at the Euros. They have won the competitions a record eight times – winning every final they have been in – including a run of winning every one from 1989 to 2013, except 1993.

England, on the other hand, will be looking to win this piece of silverware for the first time in their history but have looked a real force throughout the tournament. Their 4-0 demolition of Sweden, the second-highest ranked country in the world behind the United States, was a real statement of victory.

There is history in this fixture, though, with the Lionesses taking on Germany the last time they reached a final at the Euros back in 2009 – an occasion they lost. There is also the chance to go one step further than the men, who faltered at the final last year at Wembley against Italy.

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"We want to inspire the nation. I think that's what we're doing," said head coach Sarina Wiegman. "And we want to make a difference.

"So we hope that we got everyone so enthusiastic and that at the end the whole country is proud of us and that even more girls and boys will start playing football."

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