With Maidstone’s Alessia Russo making headlines with her heroic goals this week, the Lionesses of England are now one game away from making history.
Russo took center stage in their 4-0 Women’s Euro semi-final success against Sweden as the 23-year-old scored a sensational backheel goal.
With England already 2-0 ahead and, after Russo saw a close-range shot saved by Swedish keeper Hedvig Lindahl, the Manchester United striker chased the ball and produced a backheel which hit the keeper for England’s third.
It was a goal from substitute Russo – her fourth of the tournament despite not appearing in any matches so far – which garnered plenty of attention on social media and even managed to earn praise from former England striker Ian Wright.
Russo and co will now face Germany in the final at Wembley on Sunday (kick-off 5pm), with Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby also having been on target in Sarina Wiegman’s side’s semi-final victory .
Here is our selection of places to see the final.
Dreamland’s outdoor stage will show the game.
Ahead of what Dreamland describes as “a historic finale,” it reads, “Bring your family and friends to enjoy a dreamy day with us, packed with seaside fun, before extending your coverage and settling in for enjoy the game on our Widescreen.
“Our street food vendors will be serving delicious food, treats, snacks and drinks until 8.30pm, so that’s also Sunday supper sorted.
“The best piece? It’s FREE and all ages are welcome.
You can register on the Dreamland website here to reserve your spot.
Tonbridge Angels F.C.
It’s going to be a busy day at Longmead Stadium for the Tonbridge Angels.
Manager Jay Saunders and his players will be on hand to meet fans from 12pm to 2pm during an open day, and supporters will also be able to experience the club’s new 3G pitch being installed.
The free junior football practice is from 2pm while there will be music and the bar and marquee will be open. Free entry.
The day ends with the big screen finale.
Folkestone Harbor Arm
The harbor screen, Goods Yard, will broadcast the match.
It has also been confirmed that commentary will be enabled.
Prince of Wales Chatham
The Prince of Wales in Chatham, Railway Street, is another great place to enjoy football.
Ashes Sports Bar, Maidstone
Located in the Market Buildings in Maidstone, where Russo was born, The Ashes pub and sports bar is another popular place to watch major sporting events.
Indeed, he also confirmed that he will broadcast the game.
The Goose, Gravesend
The Goose hosted some crazy scenes in 2018.
After the England men’s team won their first World Cup penalty shoot-out against Colombia, things got pretty crazy, culminating in a crowd of cyclists surfing the streets of the north Kent town .
Will there be similar scenes this weekend? Who knows!
Town of Whitstable F.C.
It’s also a big weekend for Whitstable Town.
As the first team kick off their Southern Counties East Premier Division campaign against Fisher tomorrow, the Oystermen will broadcast the game live at the Belmont as work continues on their new 3G pitch which will be installed this summer.
The clubhouse will open from 4 p.m. – one hour before kick-off.