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Tue 26 July 2022 | 17:01

Beckham hails 'inspiring' Lionesses ahead of Euro 2022 Sweden clash

Georgia Stanway's extra-time stunner against La Roja gave England a narrow 2-1 victory over Spain as the team earned a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament against Sweden. David Beckham thanks the England Women’s team for inspiring his daughter, Harper.

England beat Austria with one goal in the first

Euro 2022

group match and then defeated Norway with 8 goals and finally beat Northern Ireland with 5 goals. After a 2-1 quarter-final victory over Spain, England will face Sweden on Tuesday as the Lionesses look to end a run of major three-consecutive semi-final defeats.

Ahead of the vital clash,

England

legend David Beckham wishes the best of luck for the future and thanks the team for inspiring his daughter through their performances.

"

I just wanted to send you a message, firstly, to say congratulations on an incredible tournament so far

," Beckham said in a video posted to

the team's Twitter account

.

"It's been so uplifting, it's been so exciting, and it's been so inspiring. For me personally, I have a daughter, and for her to be inspired by you girls and your performances has been incredible.

"But it's not just the girls being inspired, the boys are getting inspired as well by this, we all know that when big tournaments come around, our country and our fans get behind us like no other."

 

Having fallen at this stage in three consecutive major tournaments (the 2017 Euros and World Cups in 2015 and 2019), England faces a tough battle against Sweden. However,

Beckham

wishes best of luck to his country’s national team.

"It's been incredible to see the performances but for me personally, the game against Spain was what really brought the nation together.

"To win a game like that, in that manner, has really uplifted the whole country.

"Good luck for the semi-final, we're all behind you, we're all excited to see it and I know there's one person that is really excited to see it; my daughter Harper. Thank you for inspiring her and good luck girls."

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