Women’s football will have the chance to shine this summer as the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament is staged in England.
The tournament starts on July 6 at Old Trafford and will conclude with the final at Wembley Stadium on the last date of the month.
England last hosted the tournament in 2005 and hopes are high that they can finally end their long wait to lift a major trophy.
Read on as we look at the line-up for the Women’s 2022 European Championships and preview what promises to be a competitive tournament.
Women’s Euro 2022 Group Stage
- Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
- Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
- Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, C3*, Switzerland,
- Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
*Russia suspended until further notice.
Women’s Euro 2022 Fixtures
Wednesday, July 6
Group A: England v Austria (8.00 pm, Old Trafford)
Thursday, July 7
Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland (8.00 pm, Southampton)
Friday 8 July
Group B: Spain vs Finland (5.00 pm, Milton Keynes)
Group B: Germany vs Denmark (8.00 pm, Brentford)
Saturday, July 9
Group C: C3 vs Switzerland (5.00 pm, Wigan & Leigh)
Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden (8.00 pm, Sheffield)
Sunday, July 10
Group D: Belgium vs Iceland (5.00 pm, Manchester)
Group D: France vs Italy (8.00 pm, Rotherham)
Monday, July 11
Group A: Austria vs Northern Ireland (5.00 pm, Southampton)
Group A: England v Norway (8.00 pm, Brighton & Hove)
Tuesday, July 12
Group B: Denmark vs Finland (5.00 pm, Milton Keynes)
Group B: Germany vs Spain (8.00 pm, Brentford)
Wednesday, July 13
Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland (5.00 pm, Sheffield)
Group C: Netherlands v C3 (8.00 pm, Wigan & Leigh)
Thursday, July 14
Group D: Italy vs Iceland (5.00 pm, Manchester)
Group D: France vs Belgium (8.00 pm, Rotherham)
Friday, July 15
Group A: Northern Ireland v England (8.00 pm, Southampton)
Group A: Austria vs Norway (8.00 pm, Brighton & Hove)
Saturday, July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany (8.00 pm, Milton Keynes)
Group B: Denmark vs Spain (8.00 pm, Brentford)
Sunday, July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands (5.00 pm, Sheffield)
Group C: Sweden vs C3 (5.00 pm, Wigan & Leigh)
Monday, July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France (8.00 pm, Rotherham)
Group D: Italy vs Belgium (8.00 pm, Manchester)
Women’s Euro 2022 Knockout Phase
Wednesday, July 20
QF1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B (8.00 pm, Brighton & Hove)
Thursday, July 21
QF2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A (8.00 pm, Brentford)
Friday, July 22
QF3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D (8.00 pm, Wigan & Leigh)
Saturday, July 23
QF4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C (8.00 pm, Rotherham)
Tuesday, July 26
SF1: Winners QF1 v Winners QF3 (8.00 pm, Sheffield)
Wednesday, July 27
SF2: Winners QF2 v Winners QF4 (8.00 pm, Milton Keynes)
Sunday, July 31
Winners SF1 v Winners SF2 (5.00 pm, Wembley Stadium)
Women’s Euro 2022 Venues
- Brighton & Hove (Brighton & Hove Community Stadium)
- London (Brentford Community Stadium & Wembley Stadium – final only)
- Manchester (Manchester City Academy Stadium)
- Milton Keynes (Stadium MK)
- Rotherham (New York Stadium)
- Sheffield (Bramall Lane)
- Southampton (St Mary’s Stadium)
- Stretford (Old Trafford)
- Wigan & Leigh (Leigh Sports Village)
Women’s Euro 2022 Preview & Predictions
England have been handed a favourable draw in the group stage alongside Austria, Norway and Northern Ireland.
However, they have landed in the same half of the draw as Germany and Spain and may find it difficult to progress beyond the quarter-finals.
Germany’s squad is filled with exciting young talent, while Spain boast plenty of players from the treble-winning Barcelona team.
The Netherlands could be dangerous as they bid to retain the title, particularly with Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema in their line-up.
Sweden have won medals at the last two major international tournaments and may be in contention again, but the team to beat may well be France.
They boast an exciting generation of new talent including Paris Saint-Germain’s young forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto and could be tough to stop if they get on a roll.
Prediction: Spain are worthy favourites, but France are the value bet. Home advantage could help England, although their route to the final looks tough.