England women’s football: Watch Lionesses’ Euros 2022 semi-final in Trafalgar Square & who might opponents be?

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said “I am delighted that thousands of Londoners and visitors will be able to come together and cheer the team on to glory on Tuesday night”

The England Lionesses continued their impressive Euro campaign as they beat tournament favourites Spain 2-1 at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton.

Spain took the lead in the 54th minute, and looked to be heading for the semi finals before Ella Toone scored in the 84th minute to send the game into extra time.

And just six minutes into extra time, a stunner from Georgia Stunner was enough to send the Lionesses into the semi’s, with their opponent to be decided tonight.

It sets up a mouth watering tie, for whoever England play, with the team gaining hundreds of thousands of fans since their campaign began.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “As a huge football fan, I have been swept away by the incredible performances of Ellen White, Lauren Hemp, Beth Mead and our wonderful squad.

“With EUROs fever gripping the country, I am delighted that thousands of Londoners and visitors will be able to come together and cheer the team on to glory on Tuesday night.”

Where can I watch it in London?

To commemorate one of the biggest Lionesses games to date, a giant screen will be erected in the heart of London, in Trafalgar Square, which will be able to accommodate 5,000 fans to cheer on the team, who are almost on the brink of glory.

Trafalgar Square is used to hosting big scale events like this, and plays host to West End Live every year, with the most recent West End Live coming at the end of June, and it attracted a massive crowd.

No ticket will be required and entry is first come first served, so get there early!

A statement on the Mayoral website read: “The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the organising team behind UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 are thrilled to announce that Trafalgar Square will host a screening of England’s semi-final match on Tuesday evening.

“The entire country has been enthralled by England’s incredible performances over the last few weeks and given the significance of Tuesday night’s game, City Hall wants to help fans follow the team’s journey with the country’s largest outdoor screening.”

The statement continued to say: ‘In order to gauge demand, those considering attending the semi-final screening are asked to register their interest by visiting www.london.gov.uk/womenseuro2022 by 5pm on Monday 25 July. Registration does not guarantee entry but will ensure people receive updates about the event and help the Mayor’s Office to plan for the screening.’

It is also advised that you bring a chair or a blanket if you have difficulty standing for long periods of time.

When is the England women’s semi-final?

England are set to play their semi final on Tuesday, 26 June, with kick-off being at 8pm UK time.

It is not yet known who England will face, however recent 8-0 and 5-0 wins over Norway and Northern Ireland respectively in this tournament will give them belief no matter who they face.

Where is the semi-final being held?

The game is to be held in Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Who is Sarina Wiegman?

Sarina Wiegman is a 52-year-old Dutch footballer manager, who is the current head coach of the England women’s team.

During her playing career, Wiegman started out as a central midfielder later becoming a defender, which may explain the defensive resilience her England team has produced at the tournament.

She has also been involved with the Dutch national team, ADO Den Haag, who are also based in her native country and vv Ter Leede, a low ranking club based in  Sassenheim, Netherlands.