All eyes turn to the Lionesses this morning as the side take on Spain in the World Cup Final.

If the team is victorious they will be the first senior England side to be crowned world champions since the men’s team triumphed in 1966.

It is the first time either a men’s or women’s England XI have played in a World Cup final since Bobby Moore lifted the trophy at Wembley 57 years ago.

Excitement is starting to build across York, with fans across the city ready to tune into the match at 11am.

Many will be heading to venues showing the match. 

York Press: The Lionesses face Spain today in the World Cup FinalThe Lionesses face Spain today in the World Cup Final (Image: Infantes/PA Wire)

Support for the Lionesses has come from far and wide.  

Ahead of today’s match, England star Rachel Daly was sent a message from her former York College football coach ahead of tomorrow's World Cup final: "Make everybody proud."

Gordon Staniforth said his message went out to all the Lionesses ahead of their historic showdown with Spain in Australia on Sunday morning.

York Press: Rachel Daly Rachel Daly (Image: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Retired York City footballer and former national coach Gordon said he believed the Lionesses could go all the way and lift the World Cup.

And he said Rachel - the one-time star of his team - could help the Lionesses make history.

“I’ve always said, and it’s confirmed now with this tournament, that she is world class," he added.

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Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, said: “Best of luck to the Lionesses, a fabulous tournament so far!”

The Prime Minister has told England’s Lionesses that the “whole nation is rooting for you” as they prepare to take on Spain in the Women’s World Cup final.

In a letter, Rishi Sunak wished England boss Sarina Wiegman and her players good luck for the final in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, telling them: “You’ve made us all proud.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer echoed similar sentiments in his letter to the Lionesses as he told them that “everyone back in England is with you all the way”.

King Charles said: “Good luck today Lionesses, and may you roar to victory.”

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