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The value of the lionesses success

There are, in my view, four indices that confirm that the victory of the England women’s national soccer team at Euro 2022 can be seen as an event that could also positively affect gender differences and not only in soccer.

The first refers to the extreme public success of this event: nearly 90,000 people at Wembley, London filled with a large non-violent but happy crowd, with thousands of families who brought their children/children to celebrate.

The second, they were called the lionesses as well as their male counterparts, may not have been the first time but certainly it is a juxtaposition that explains much about the positive evolution of the concept of women and women footballers at least in the UK. It includes team spirit but also individual strength.

The third, the myth phrase: “football is back home,” the English founded modern soccer but had not won anything since 1966, now after 55 years it has happened again. This idea of soccer being back home will be remembered forever and it was realized by a group of women, when still in 1971 soccer was forbidden to them by the Football Association.

Fourth, this team will be an inspiration not only to many young people who want to play soccer but also to those who believe that dreams are achievable and work hard to fulfill their goals.

Commenting on this victory, even Queen Elizabeth acknowledged this role to them: “You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.”