British rock band Coldplay have paid tribute to the England women’s national team after they made history at the European Championship last month.
The globally popular group are currently hosting the UK leg of their ‘Music of the Spheres’ world tour, which includes five dates at Wembley Stadium.
The 90,000 capacity arena was where the Lionesses beat Germany in the Euro 2022 final to win their first ever major tournament title.
Coldplay drummer Will Champion posted a photo to the band’s official Twitter account with an image of his drum skin featuring a classy touch to honour England’s triumph.
With the famous red stands of Wembley visible in the background, the photo shows the names of Sarina Wiegman’s 23-player Euro squad written on the drum.
“Honoured to be playing our home shows at the Home of the Lionesses. W,” the caption reads.
Honoured to be playing our home shows at the Home of the Lionesses. W. X pic.twitter.com/owcUqLQt5K— Coldplay (@coldplay) August 12, 2022
As the second largest stadium in Europe, Wembley has hosted many huge events over the years, but finding something to top England’s electric performance in the Euro 2022 final will be no easy task.
The Lionesses wrote the perfect fairytale during the tournament — ending the country’s 56 year wait for a major trophy to come home, and on English soil no less.
Wiegman’s side topped their group stage table with maximum points, having scored 14 goals in three matches and conceded none.
After a hard-fought win over Spain in the quarter-finals, England brushed aside Sweden in the semis to set up one final clash against eight-time champions Germany.
The packed out Wembley Stadium had to wait more than an hour for the first goal of the game to come, but when it did, it came in style.
After a sensational long ball from Keira Walsh, Ella Toone chipped her shot over the goalkeeper to put England ahead.
Lina Magull found the equaliser for Germany in the 79th minute to force a nervy period of extra time. But with just ten minutes left before a penalty shootout, substitute Chloe Kelly etched her name into the history books by scoring the winning goal and stamping England’s name on the trophy.
England set a new tournament record when an enormous 87,192 strong crowd packed out Wembley for the final. The almost full capacity venue is now the highest attended Euro match in history, men’s or women’s.