Lionesses to showcase Euro triumph at Trafalgar Square with 7,000 fans on Monday

The Lionesses's will parade the Euro 2022 trophy around London's Trafalgar Square on Monday after beating Germany 2-1 in the final at Wembley.

The England FA announced that a celebration event would be held on Monday, August 1, at Trafalgar Square. The event will be free to attend and up to 7,000 fans will be granted entry on a first-come-first served basis.

The newly crowned European champions will perform a trophy lift at the event, with Trafalgar Square set to be turned into an official UEFA ‘Fan Party’ to celebrate the accomplishment. But if you can't make it down, the event will be broadcasted live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 12.40pm, and is expected to end by 2pm.

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The plans were given the green light after the Lionesses won Euro 2022 in style, and The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "Congratulations Lionesses! I couldn’t be more proud of the team today – they’ve displayed extraordinary talent and determination throughout the tournament, they’ve broken records, and now they’ve made history.

"The atmosphere at Wembley and across the country throughout the tournament has been a fantastic advert for women's football. Nearly 600,000 tickets were sold for the matches and more than nine million people tuned in to watch England play.

"The Women’s EURO 2022 will have inspired a new generation of women footballers and I hope this paves the way for better access to football for girls in school, more investment in grassroots girls and women’s football and much more support for girls and women in all sports.

"I would like to thank Sarina Wiegman and the Lionesses for treating us to an amazing summer of football. I can't wait to see them lift the trophy again as they celebrate with the fans on Trafalgar Square on Monday."

A similar event had been discussed for the mens team with the government planning for chaotic scenes if England beat Italy in the Euro 2020 final last year. Boris Johnson even raised the idea of a national holiday, with many workers drinking into the night.

But after losing, the plans were scrapped, with the nation heartbroken last summer. However, 12 months later and the Lionesses have lifted everyone's spirits, winning their first ever international tournament.

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