Salford town hall lit up for the Lionesses

Salford Civic Centre is being lit red and white in celebration of the England women’s national football team success at the World Cup 2023.

The Lionesses face Spain in the FIFA World Cup Final on Sunday 20 August.

The team beat Australia on Wednesday 16 August by three goals to one, with goals from Toone, Hemp and Russo sending the Lionesses into the final.

It is the first time England has played in a football world cup final since 1966.

Councillor Barbara Bentham, Lead Member for Environment, Neighbourhoods, Sports and Leisure at Salford City Council, said: “The Lionesses reaching the final is a significant national achievement so in Salford we are lighting Salford Civic Centre to mark the occasion.

“With the cup tantalisingly close, the entire country can feel proud of what the Lionesses have achieved by raising the profile of women’s football and inspiring the next generation of female players.

“On Sunday we will be behind the team wishing them every success, but win or lose they will come home as national heroes.”

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Date published
Friday 18 August 2023

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