Christine McGuinness delivered an encouraging message ahead of the England women’s national soccer team’s triumph over Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
The former model, 34, who recently announced her split from husband Paddy McGuinness, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself looking glamorous in a busty white halter top and blue jeans with ripped details.
Along with a photo of herself posing with the pitch and crowd at the iconic stadium in the background, she wrote: “Things I love to see: women supporting women, going against the grain, doing what they do love, believe in yourself, fight for equality.
Striking a pose: Christine McGuinness, 34, smiled as she posed at Wembley Stadium as she watched the England women’s national soccer team’s triumph over Germany
Proud: Christine shared some inspirational words when she posted her picture from Wembley to Instagram
“And our country comes up behind her and yells, ‘Yes, girl.’
‘”COME ON ENGLAND” @lionesses.’
England’s lionesses were the pride of Britain tonight after Chloe Kelly fired them into the history books after beating Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2022 final.
Stepping out: She was seen smiling as she arrived before the game, carrying a pink jacket and white handbag
Everyone’s smiling: She flashed a huge grin as she stood next to a friend before heading to the stadium
Fashion focus: Christine wore a pair of comfy pink and white Nike trainers and opted for a glamorous makeup palette to emphasize her pretty features
Out and about: Christine looked relaxed as she made her way to the stadium on Sunday
It had been a tense 90 minutes of flying tackles and yellow cards punctuating a high-energy game watched by Prince William in the crowd.
Scores of fans came to cheer on the Lionesses by hoisting English flags, painting their faces red and white and donning team shirts to cheer on the players preparing for Germany at 5pm.
Excitement was evident throughout Sea of England shirts and flags, horns and clapper blown.
Top of the world: Chloe Kelly waves her jersey around her head after scoring the game-winning goal minutes from time
Pride of Britain: Lioness Chloe Kelly celebrates with team-mate Jill Scott after scoring an important goal in overtime
Excitement: Pure joy for England as they realize the third goal has catapulted them into the history books against the German side
Proud: UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge applaud before the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany
Many of the live participants, pubs and bars and live screens across the country, were in family groups made up of young women and girls.
The women’s side qualified for their first EURO final since 2009 on Wednesday night when they defeated Sweden 4-0 at Bramall Lane.
England, who had never won the tournament before, played their first and last final at home in 1984.
Ecstatic: Fans in Trafalgar Square squeal with delight as Toone’s goal goes in and finally gives England the lead in this big game of football
Celebrations: Fans react to England’s opening goal shown on the big screen as they watch the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final match being played at Wembley Stadium between England and Germany in the Trafalgar Square fan zone
England expected: The Lionesses posed for their team photo before kick-off, with the focus etched on some of their faces
Back then, some players’ husbands could not join the crowd of 2,500 at the Kenilworth Road site in Luton Town because they could not afford transport.
The game only had halves of 35 minutes instead of 45 and used a smaller ball than that played by men.
It comes after Christine dropped out to football following her split from husband Paddy.
Difficult times: It comes after Christine quit football amid her split from husband Paddy
The couple have been living “separate lives” for months and their wedding anniversary in June wasn’t an event without either of them posting on social media about the occasion.
They confirmed their split via Instagram earlier this month, but announced they will continue to live together for the sake of their three children with autism.
Christine and Paddy share twins Penelope and Leo, eight, and Felicity, six, who have all been diagnosed with the developmental disorder – and insist their upbringing remains their top priority.
Relationship: The couple have been living “separate lives” for months and their wedding anniversary in June was a non-event
Pain: Web exclusively revealed Paddy had split from wife Christine after 11 years of marriage
In a joint statement, they wrote: “We had no plans to share this publicly until we were ready, but given the lack of privacy in our personal lives, we have no choice but to clarify this.
“Some time ago we made the difficult decision to separate, but our main focus, as always, is to continue to love and support our children.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but we carry on as the best parents we can be to our three beautiful children. We will always be a loving family, we still have a great relationship and still live happily together in our family home.
‘Difficult’: Paddy and Christine shared joint statements on Instagram, explaining that they still live together in their family home and their main focus is loving and supporting their three children
“We hope that this will now put an end to any unwanted and unnecessary intrusion into our privacy.
“Although we work in the public domain, we kindly ask that you respect our desire for privacy in this matter. We will not comment further.’
A source told Web: “Paddy and Christine have given everything for their marriage over the years.
“Unfortunately, they have made the difficult decision to separate because of their young family they will continue to raise together.
“It’s no secret within their inner circle that it’s been a difficult few years for them as a couple, but they’re still very supportive of each other and will continue to be during their breakup.”
Secrets: Paddy and Christine married in 2011 before splitting that year (Christine and Paddy pictured in 2019)