Why did the north-east of England not get any Euro 2022 games? | Football

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The biggest domestic league attendance in the English women’s game last season gathered for a fourth-tier fixture.

Given that Newcastle had just missed out on promotion there was little at stake against struggling Alnwick Town but 22,134 fans watched Becky Langley’s side canter to a 4-0 Mayday win at St James’ Park.

As the Gallowgate End became a sea of black and white flags,…

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