The Finalissima at Wembley – 4 April 2023

After booking tickets for the Women’s ‘Finalissima’ between England and Brazil at Wembley back in October, the day for the match finally arrived and we caught the train up to London from Beaconsfield.

We arrived in good time before our allotted entry slot and enjoyed milling with the crowds on Wembley way and visiting some of the local shops close to Wembley.

Outside Wembley, having met ‘Mary Earps’

We made our way eventually into the stadium, having successfully managed to avoid most of the rain showers during the day and settled into our seats in the fourth row back from the pitch.

Taking our seats as the stadium slowly filled up.
Pyrotechnics before kick off
Celebrations following Ella Toone’s opening goal for the Lionesses

Following an equaliser from Brazil in the 93rd minute, the match ended up being decided on penalties, which England then won 4 goals to 2.

Tense faces before the penalties take place
That winning feeling
The England team on the winner’s rostrum
The victors taking in the adulation from England fans

We eventually made our way out of the stadium at around 10:15pm and joined a well organised queue for the return train to Beaconsfield.

Looking back towards Wembley

After an hour’s queuing, we found ourselves on the platform at Wembley Stadium station and shoehorned ourselves onto a train for the return to Beaconsfield.

Standing room only, but good humour for the return journey

It had been a long and memorable day and we arrived home just after 12.30am

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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