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Leah Williamson and Millie Bright of England lift the trophy after their teams victory during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

Even for those of us who aren't interested in football (or soccer for our US readers), it's hard not to get excited when you see your own country in the final of a major tournament – especially in a sport that's traditionally been dominated by men.

On July 31 2022, the England women's national football team (aka the Lionesses) were victorious in a match against Germany for the historic Euro 2022 competition final at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. The close match went to extra time, but the final score was 2-1 to England (opens in new tab).

As you'd expect, the celebrations were jubilant, joyful and crucially, all caught on camera. Whether you're into sport or not, the images taken at the end of the match serve as a marker of just how far women's football has come, how much it took for the players to get to the final and where the women's game can go next (opens in new tab)

Sports and events photography has the ability to capture these decisive moments in history, as people are made or broken in the heat of a contest, and the destiny of a sport, or indeed culture as a whole, is decided.

 • World's first female soccer photographer reflects on her journey (opens in new tab)

Here are some of our favorite photos of the England team celebrating just after the football match ended. We haven't yet found out what cameras were used to capture some of these amazing victory photos, but it's certain that the photographers would have been using the best camera for sports photography (opens in new tab).

Here are some of our favorite photos of the England team celebrating just after the football match ended – including a scene where you can see scores of official photographers trying to capture the events from the sidelines.

Lucy Bronze of England hangs on the goal post as she celebrates after the 2-1 win during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England

Lucy Bronze of England hangs on the goal post as she celebrates after the 2-1 win during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

Ellen White of England celebrates with the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Trophy after their side’s victory during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match

Ellen White of England celebrates with the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Trophy after their side’s victory during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

Lauren Hemp, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Demi Stokes of England celebrate following the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match

(Image credit: Lynne Cameron - The FA via Getty Images)

Alessia Russo and Ella Toone of England celebrate after the 2-1 wom during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match

Alessia Russo and Ella Toone of England celebrate after the 2-1 wom during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match (Image credit: Naomi Baker via Getty Images)

A victory parade will be taking place in London today, starting at 11am, and we're sure that even more amazing images will capture that spectacle, as thousands of people take to the streets to document the achievement of the Lionesses.

If you're interested in sports photography, check out our fascinating interview with Chris Smith (opens in new tab), find out how cameras are refereeing soccer (opens in new tab), plus this year's Sports Photographer of the Year.

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Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott

Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


An experienced photography journalist who has been covering the industry for over eight years, she has also served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)


In addition to techniques and tutorials that enable you to achieve great results from your cameras, lenses, tripods and other photography equipment, Lauren can regularly be found interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing tips and guides on subjects like landscape and wildlife photography, and raising awareness for subjects such as mental health and women in photography.