Celebrities have joined the celebrations as England’s Lionesses advanced to the Women’s World Cup final for the first time after defeating Australia 3-1 on Wednesday.
Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp, and Alessia Russo scored to put the squad in the final against Spain on Sunday.
The match occurs little over a year after England defeated Germany to win Euro 2022.
Shortly after the final whistle was blown, Holly Willoughby wrote on Instagram: ‘Utterly incredible… wow wee! Congratulations @lionesses.’
Meanwhile, Carol Vorderman tweeted: ‘Sweet Caroline. A great day for women Congratulations Lionesses. And Congratulations to the Matildas. All of you, how you enjoy yourselves how you give an inspiration to all young girls. When I was your age we couldn’t ever have dreamed of these times. It’s wonderful.’
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Sweet Caroline 🤍
A great day for women
Congratulations Lionesses 💪🏼
And Congratulations to the Matildas 😎
All of you, how you enjoy yourselves how you give an inspiration to all young girls. When I was your age we couldn't ever have dreamed of these times. It's wonderful 🤍
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) August 16, 2023
Wow #Lionesses. You are incredible!
Come on England! ⚽️ https://t.co/zW1hklzy2m
— antanddec (@antanddec) August 16, 2023
Jade Thirlwall, of Little Mix, too expressed her delight, sharing a video of the Lionesses’ victory beside a bouquet of flowers.
Prince William, the president of the Football Association, rushed to Twitter shortly after the footballers surged into the final to express his delight.
He wrote: ‘What a phenomenal performance from the @Lionesses – on to the final! Commiserations to @TheMatildas, you’ve played brilliantly and been fantastic co-hosts of this World Cup. W.’
— Paddy McGuinness 💙 (@PaddyMcGuinness) August 16, 2023
Dan Walker, meanwhile, praised England’s manager, tweeting: ‘Sarina Petronella Wiegman What a job she has done,’ while on the same social media platform Paddy McGuiness added, ‘Absolute, stone cold, class!!! Love this team!!! Bring on the final.’
Football fanatic Piers Morgan chimed in: ‘England’s fabulous @Lionesses crush Australia’s wilting Matildas 3-1 in their own backyard to reach the Women’s World Cup Final.
Well played @Lionesses. Absolutely superb performance. A World Cup final. A World Cup final at football. It’s been a while. What a wonderful achievement. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 16, 2023
Sarina Petronella Wiegman
What a job she has done 👏🏻🏆@Lionesses
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 16, 2023
BREAKING: England’s fabulous @Lionesses crush Australia’s wilting Matildas 3-1 in their own back yard to reach the Women’s World Cup Final….
…. sweet revenge for the Jonny Bairstow Ashes runout debacle.
Congrats ladies- you’ve made your country proud! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/NrS2RcP6Vb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 16, 2023
‘Sweet revenge for the Jonny Bairstow Ashes runout debacle. Congrats ladies- you’ve made your country proud!’
‘Well played @Lionesses. Absolutely superb performance. A World Cup final. A World Cup final at football. It’s been a while. What a wonderful achievement,’ raved Gary Lineker, with Ant and Dec adding: ‘Wow #Lionesses. You are incredible! Come on England!’
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) August 16, 2023
David Beckham and his daughter Harper were among those who offered words of support before to the game.
David said in a video message: ‘Hey girls, I just wanted to say wow, what a tournament it’s been so far. It’s been so much fun to watch and we’re all so proud as a nation of what you’ve achieved already.
‘But seeing you girls play as a team, it’s been really incredible. So continue to do so, good luck in this next game, and just know that our whole nation is behind you as always and good luck.’
Harper, 12, joined in saying: ‘Good luck, Lionesses!’ before David added, ‘There’s Harper. Keep inspiring these girls because it’s incredible to watch and I’m very, very happy that you’re doing it for this one. Good luck, girls.’
Source My Celebrity Life.