English women attract record crowd but lose to Germany

LONDON (AP) — From a record-breaking night at Wembley, England will only want to remember one set of numbers.

The “77,768” flashing on the big screens during the second half of Saturday’s game against Germany confirmed the biggest-ever crowd either of these teams have played in front of.

“It’s unbelievable,” England striker Ellen White said after her side’s 2-1 defeat. “The support, the noise, the atmosphere. We are really sorry we couldn’t get the result.”

For this was an unforgiving spotlight for the hosts, playing only their second game at the national stadium that is usually the preserve of male footballers.

Klara Buhl’s stoppage-time winner for Germany handed England a fifth loss in seven games, starting with the World
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