‘Am I in a fairytale?’ Wiegman stunned after guiding England to World Cup final

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  • England manager takes side to second successive major final
  • ‘We’re still growing and getting better,’ she says after 3-1 win

The England manager, Sarina Wiegman, was almost lost for words after she guided the Lionesses to their first World Cup final with a 3-1 win against Australia, asking: “Am I in a fairytale or something?” Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo scored in Sydney to set up a showdown with Spain on Sunday.

“I don’t know”, the Dutchwoman said when asked if she could fully grasp her achievements. “I really appreciate it. When we made the first final [Euro 2017 with the Netherlands] you think: ‘This is really special.’ It might not ever happen again. Then you make a second final, then a third, then a fourth. All the time, you’re thinking this might not ever happen again because the competition is so hard. It is very special. I do know that. But tomorrow, I’m just going to prepare for Spain.”

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Written by Sophie Downey at Stadium Australia
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/aug/16/sarina-wiegman-stunned-after-guiding-england-to-world-cup-final under the title “‘Am I in a fairytale?’ Wiegman stunned after guiding England to World Cup final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.