THE start of the UEFA Women’s European Championship is just three weeks away, with some of the world’s finest footballing talent flocking to the UK.
The tournament gets underway at Old Trafford on Wednesday, July 31 when England take on Austria.
It culminates at a sold out Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 31 – a game that has forced the Liverpool vs Man City Community Shield clash to be moved.
England named their squad for the tournament this week, with legendary former captain Steph Houghton left out.
Houghton has not played since January amid a devastating Achilles injury, and misses out on the squad for the first time in five major tournaments
When is the Women’s Euro 2022?
Summer’s main event will take place from Wednesday, July 6 with hosts England opening the tournament against Austria at Old Trafford.
There will be a total of ten stadiums in eight cities around the country where games will take place.
And the tournament is set to have two kick off times – 5pm or 8pm UK time.
Group fixtures will conclude on Monday, July 18 with only the top TWO teams from each group progressing to the knock-out phases.
- UEFA women’s Euro 2022 starts (July 6)
- Quarter-finals (July 20-23)
- Semi-finals (July 26-27)
- Final (July 31)
What TV channel will the Women’s Euro 2022 be on and can I live stream it?
- The Women’s Euro 2022 will be broadcasted live on BBC in the UK.
- Coverage times on the selected channel will be confirmed closer to the opening date of the tournament.
- Viewers will be able to stream ALL the action for FREE on the BBC sport website or BBC iPlayer app.
Women’s Euro 2022 groups
England have drawn British neighbours Northern Ireland Group A whilst holders Netherlands and second in the FIFA rankings Sweden cross paths in Group C.
- Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
- Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
- Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal
- Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Women’s Euro 2022 full fixture list
Below is the full schedule list of the entire tournament including the knock-out stages.
Wednesday July 6
Group A: England vs Austria – Old Trafford (8pm)
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland – St Mary’s (8pm)
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain vs Finland – Stadium MK (5pm)
Group B: Germany vs Denmark – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal vs Switzerland – Leigh Sports Village (5pm)
Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden – Bramall Lane (8pm)
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium vs Iceland – Manchester City Academy Stadium (5pm)
Group D: France vs Italy – New York Stadium (8pm
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria vs Northern Ireland – St Mary’s (5pm)
Group A: England v Norway – Brighton and Hove Community Stadium (8pm)
Tuesday July 12
Group B: Denmark vs Finland – Stadium MK (5pm)
Group B: Germany vs Spain – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland – Bramall Lane (5pm)
Group C: Netherlands v Portugal – Leigh Sports Village (8pm)
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy vs Iceland – Manchester City Academy Stadium (5pm)
Group D: France vs Belgium – New York Stadium (8pm)
Friday July 15
Group A: Northern Ireland v England – St Mary’s (8pm)
Group A: Austria vs Norway – Brighton and Hove Community Stadium (8pm)
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – Stadium MK (8pm)
Group B: Denmark vs Spain – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – Bramall Lane (5pm)
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – Leigh Sports Village (5pm)
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – New York Stadium (8pm)
Group D: Italy vs Belgium – Manchester City Academy Stadium (8pm)
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B – Brighton and Hove Community Stadium (8pm)
Thursday July 21
Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Friday July 22
Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – Leigh Sports Village (8pm)
Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – New York Stadium (8pm)
Tuesday July 26
Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 3 -Bramall Lane (8pm)
Wednesday July 27
Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 v Winners quarter-final 4 – Stadium MK (8pm)
Sunday July 31
Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 – Wembley (8pm)
All kick-off times are in GMT time zone
What has been said?
UEFA’s deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti and UEFA chief of women’s football Nadine Kessler claimed that the Women’s Euro 2022 will inspire a new generation and reach a new level of standards.
Talking to the audience at the tournament’s draw in October 2021, Kessler said: “To reach this next level, we will raise standards across the bar.
“For the media, for the fans and particulary for the players.
“Players whose skills, passion, power and personality inspire a whole new generation of football-obsessed girls and boys and leave a legacy across Europe and beyond.”
Source: The Sun