Dutchwoman has serenely steered her team through injuries and suspensions to the World Cup final against Spain
After England’s World Cup semi-final defeat of Australia, a grinning Millie Bright approached Sarina Wiegman with arms outstretched. The manager said something while shaking hands with Australia’s goalkeeper, Mackenzie Arnold, that made her captain pause before she waved Bright back in. Bright obliged, putting her arms round Wiegman and lifting her into the air.
It wasn’t the first time Bright had lifted aloft a grinning Wiegman and it likely won’t be the last. It has become ritualistic – perhaps there is now some superstition involved – and cameras wait for the much-loved manager’s embrace with her captain.
Written by Suzanne Wrack in Sydney
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/aug/18/serial-winner-wiegman-leads-england-towards-immortality-by-ditching-fear under the title “Serial winner Wiegman leads England towards immortality by ditching fear”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.