England didn't fail. The organizer country for the Women's Euro, the Lionesses accomplished their task with this win against Austria in the first match (1-0).
The English scored within the first quarter hour in an Old Trafford stadium that hosted 68,871 people (a record for a match at the competition). Beth Mead, Arsenal's striker, scored the winning goal with a smart lob on the Austrian goalkeeper (1-0-17th). However, the host of the tournament will need to settle the lack of realism of the English if they want to continue the tournament. It promises to be very open.