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UEFA Womens Euro 2022: England Lionesses Win For First Time

The thirteenth edition of the UEFA Women’s European Championships is currently happening in England this month. This page contains the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 schedule, including dates, times, groups, fixtures, venues, results, and historical statistics.

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England 2022 will be the first Women’s European Football Championship played using video assistant referee (VAR) and goal-line technology. The tournament was supposed to be played in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was rescheduled from 6th July to 31st July.

Below you will find the key information regarding the event, including host cities, venues, teams, fixtures, and game locations where the best women’s soccer players will battle it out for the exclusive trophy. The qualification tournament involved 48 teams in total. When they arrive in England, only 16 teams will be remaining.

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Dates

Opening match:  The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 championship opens in Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on 6 July 2022, at 20:00 local time with the opening match played between England versus Austria.

Group stage dates: The group stage was played between July 6 and July 18.

Group knockout phase dates: The knockout phase stage was played between July 20 to 31.

The final dates: The Women’s Euro 2022 final was played this summer in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley stadium in London.

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Wembley Stadium, London

Soccer Stadiums

In total, 10 football stadiums will be used in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament in eight cities.

They are:

  • Wembley Stadium, London (capacity: 90,000)
  • Old Trafford, Manchester (capacity: 74,800)
  • Bramall Lane, Sheffield (capacity: 32,700)
  • St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton (capacity: 32,500)
  • Falmer Stadium, Brighton (capacity: 31,800)
  • Stadium MK, Milton Keynes (capacity: 30,500)
  • Brentford Community Stadium, London (capacity: 17,250)
  • New York Stadium, Rotherham (capacity: 12,000)
  • Leigh Sports Village, Leigh (capacity: 12,000)
  • Academy Stadium, Manchester (capacity: 7,000)
Old Trafford, Manchester
Old Trafford, Manchester

The lack of stadiums in the North East or Midlands was criticized as unbalanced geographical distribution of the hosts. Additionally, the Leigh Sports Village was limited to 8,100 rather than its usual 12,000 capacity due to the same restrictions.

The stadium capacity was also criticized for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 venues, especially the Etihad Academy Stadium, whose standing capacity would be limited to 4,700 due to UEFA restrictions.

The most used venues in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament were Stadium MK, New York Stadium in Rotherham, and Brentford Community Stadium.

The New York Stadium and  Brentford Community Stadium hosted 3 x UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Group Matches and 1 x Quarter-Final. Stadium MK in Milton Keynes will host 3 x Group Matches and 1 x Semi-Final.

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When Are The Matches Scheduled To Begin?

During the group stage, two matches were played each day, with the winners and runners-up proceeding to the round of 16. Only the first two days of the competition differ, with one game each night.

The kick-off times for the opening two rounds of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 matches were 17:00 and 20:00 (UK local time).

Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

The Groups

The top two teams from each group advance to the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 knockout round. After the qualification period ended on 18 July, the groups were updated with the teams for the knock out stages.

The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout round. After the qualification period has ended on 18 July, the groups will be locked in.

  • Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
  • Group B: Spain, Finland, Germany, Denmark
  • Group C: Portugal*, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden
  • Group D: Belgium, Iceland, France, Italy

*FIFA and UEFA suspended Russia on 28 February 2022, with Portugal taking their place.

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

National Team Squads

National teams were required to submit a squad of 23 female footballers, with three goalkeepers required. A player can be replaced if she becomes injured or ill severely enough to prevent her participation in the tournament before her team’s first match in UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Group Stage Final Standings

Group A:

CountryPlayedWonDrawsLostForAgainstGoal DifferencePoints
England3300140149
Austria32013126
Norway3102410-63
Northern Ireland3003111-100

Group B:

CountryPlayedWonDrawsLostForAgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Germany33009099
Spain32015426
Denmark310215-43
Finland300318-70

Group C:

CountryPlayedWonDrawsLostForAgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Sweden32108267
Netherlands32108447
Switzerland301248-41
Portugal3012410-61

Group D:

CountryPlayedWonDrawsLostForAgainstGoal DifferencePoints
France32108357
Belgium31113303
Iceland30303303
Italy301227-51

 

Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Bramall Lane, Sheffield

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final

31 July:

Game 31: England versus Germany (Wembley Stadium)

** There is no third-place playoff football match in this UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament. Compared with other major international football tournaments, the European Championships is the only one without a third-place playoff.

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UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Results

July 6, 2022: Group A: England 1 defeated Austria 0 – Lionesses win Euro 2022 opening match with Beth Mead’s lob – England Scorer: B. Mead – Official Attendance 68,871 (Old Trafford) **Record attendance for a Women’s Euros match

July 7, 2022: Group A: Norway 4 defeated Northern Ireland 1 – Defeat on historic Euro 2022 debut after first-half onslaught – Norway Scorers: J. Blakstad, F. Maanum, C. Hansen, G. Reiten – Northern Ireland Scorer: J. Nelson 0 – Official Attendance 9,146 (St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton)

July 8, 2022: Group B: Spain 4 defeated Finland 1 – Spain overturns early deficit to win their opening match of Euros – Spain Scorers: I Paredes Hernandez, A Bonmati, L García Cordoba, M Caldentey Oliver – Finland Scorer: L Sällström  – Official Attendance: 16,819 (Stadium MK)

July 8, 2022: Group B: Germany 4 defeated Denmark 0 – Germany wins UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 opener with a commanding performance – Germany Scorers: L Magull, L Schüller, L Lattwein, A Popp – Official Attendance: 15,742 (Brentford Community Stadium)

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July 9, 2022: Group C: Portugal 2 drew Switzerland 2 – Shared result after inspiring Portuguese comeback – Portugal Scorers: D Ribeiro Gomes, J Silva – Switzerland Scorers: C Sow, R Kiwic – Official Attendance 5,902 (Leigh Sports Village)

July 9, 2022: Group C: Netherlands 1 drew Sweden 1 – Swedish women are pegged back by a Dutch comeback in the second half – Netherlands Scorer: J Roord – Sweden Scorer: J Andersson – Official Attendance 21,342 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

July 10, 2002: Group D: Belgium 1 drew Iceland 1 – Belgium’s Justine Vanhaevermaet rescues a point against Iceland – Belgium Scorer: J Vanhaevermaet – Iceland Scorer: B Thorvaldsdottir – Official Attendance 3,859 (Academy Stadium In Manchester)

July 10, 2022: Group D: Italy 5 beat France 1 – After thrashing Italy, Les Bleus record their best UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 win – Italy Scorers: O Geyoro x 3, M Katoto, D Cascarino – France Scorer: M Piemonte – Official Attendance 8,541 (New York Stadium, Rotherham)

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Englands Beth Mead After Scoring A Hat Trick Against Norway

July 11, 2022: Group A: Austria 2 defeated Northern Ireland 0 – Kenny Shiels’ side out of Euro 2022 after second straight defeat – Austria Scorers: K Schiechtl, K Naschenweng – Official Attendance 9,268 (St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton)

July 11, 2022: Group A: England 8 defeated Norway 0 – Beth Mead nets hat-trick as record-breaking Lionesses stun Norway – England Scorers: G Stanway, L Hemp, E White x 2, B Mead x 3, A Russo – Official Attendance 28,847 (Falmer Stadium, Brighton)

July 12, 2022: Group B: Denmark 1 defeated Finland 0 – Denmark prevails in Group B match with a header from Pernille Harder – Denmark Scorer: P Harder – Official Attendance 11,615 (Stadium MK)

Brentford Community Stadium, London
Brentford Community Stadium, London

July 12, 2022: Group B: Germany 2 defeated Spain 0 – With their victory, the Germans book a quarterfinal spot at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022  – Germany Scorers: K Bühl, A Popp – Official Attendance 16,307 (Brentford Community Stadium)

July 13, 2022: Group C: Sweden 2 defeated Switzerland 1 – Hanna Bennison winner gives Sweden win in Group C – Sweden Scorers: F Rolfö, H Bennison, Switzerland Scorer: R Bachmann – Official Attendance 12,914 (Bramall Lane)

July 13, 2022: Group C: Netherlands 3 defeated Portugal 2 – Dutch beat Portugal thanks to Danielle van de Donk’s wonder strike – Netherlands Scorers: D Egurrola, S van der Gragt, D Van De Donk, Portugal Scorers: C da Silva Costa, D Abreu Sousa Silva – Official Attendance (Leigh Sports Village)

July 14, 2022: Group D: Italy 1 drew Iceland 1 – Valentina Bergamaschi save the Italian bid for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Italy Scorer: V Bergamaschi Iceland Scorer: K Vilhjálmsdóttir – Official Attendance 4,029 (Academy Stadium)

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July 14, 2022: Group D: France 2 defeated Belgium 1 – The French finish first in Group D and qualify for the knockout rounds at Euro 2022 – France Scorers: K Diani, G Mbock Bathy, Belgium Scorer: J Cayman – Official Attendance 8,173 (New York Stadium)

July 15, 2022: Group A: England 5 defeated Northern Ireland 0 – Lionesses win final UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 group game with double from Alessia Russo – England Scorers: F Kirby, B Mead, A Russo x 2, K Burrows – Official Attendance 30,785 (St Mary’s Stadium)

July 15, 2022: Group A: Austria 1 defeated Norway 0 – Austria reaches Euro quarter-finals thanks to Nicole Billa – Austria Scorer: N Villa – Official Attendance 12,667 (Falmer Stadium)

Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh

July 16, 2022: Group B: Germany 3 defeated Finland 0 – As a result of their comprehensive victory, Group B winners have a 100% record – Germany Scorers: S Kleinhernem, A Popp, N Anyomi – Official Attendance 20,721 (Stadium MK)

July 16, 2022: Group B: Spain 1 defeated Denmark – As a result of Marta Cardona’s last-minute goal, Spain advances to the quarterfinals to face England – Spanish Scorer: M Cardona – Official Attendance 16,041 (Brentford Community Stadium)

July 17, 2022: Group C: Netherlands 4 defeated Switzerland 1 – Romee Leuchter scores a late double to help the holders reach the quarterfinals – Holland Scorers: A Crnogorcevic, R Leuchter x2, V Pelova – Official Attendance 22,596 (Bramall Lane)

July 17, 2022: Group C: Sweden 5 defeated Portugal 0 – Swedes maintain a perfect record of reaching knockouts with stunning victory – Swedish Scorers: F Angeldal x2, C da Silva Costa, K Asllani, S Blackstenius – Official Attendance 7,118 (Leigh Sports Village)

July 18, 2022: Group D: France 1 drew Iceland 1 – Iceland exits after Melvine Malard’s goal is cancelled out by Dagy Brynjarsdottir’s penalty – France Scorer: M Malard, Iceland Scorer: M Malard – Official Attendance 7,392 (New York Stadium)

July 18, 2022: Group D: Belgium 1 defeated Italy 0 – Belgium wins with a goal from Tine De Caigny and advances to the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 quarterfinals against Sweden – Belgium Scorer: T De Caigny – Official Attendance 3,919 (Academy Stadium)

New York Stadium, Rotherham
New York Stadium, Rotherham

Quarter Final Results

July 20, 2022: Quarter Final 1 – England 2 defeated Spain 1 – England reached the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over Spain thanks to Georgia Stanway’s extra-time goal – England Scorers: E Toone, G Stanway; Spain Scorer: E Gonzalez Rodriguez – Official Attendance 28,994 (Falmer Stadium)

July 21, 2022: Quarter Final 2: Germany 2 defeated Austria 0 – Germany defeated Austria 2-0 in Brentford thanks to goals from Lina Magull and Alexandra Popp. Austria hit the woodwork three times in an old rivalry but couldn’t find a way through – German Scorers: L Magull, A Popp – Official Attendance 16,025 (Brentford Community Stadium)

July 22, 2022: Quarter Final 3 – Sweden 1 defeated Belgium 0 – In the second minute of injury time, Linda Sembrant scores to secure Sweden’s place in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 semi-finals. Despite 33 shots, Sweden was unable to break down Belgium’s well-drilled defense – Sweden Scorer: L Sembrant – Official Attendance 12,000 (Leigh Sports Village)

July 23, 2022: Quarter Final 4 – France 1 defeated Netherlands 0 – The Dutch goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar was finally beaten by Corinne Diacre’s team in Rotherham in the 102nd minute as Eve Perisset converted a spot-kick awarded via VAR. – France Scorer: E Perisset – Official Attendance 9,764 (New York Stadium, Rotherham)

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Semi-Finals Results

July 26, 2022: Semi-Final 1 – England 4 defeated Sweden 0 – Beth Mead scores her sixth goal at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. The second goal is awarded to Lucy Bronze following a VAR review. With an audacious backheel, Alessia Russo scores again before Fran Kirby makes it four – England Scorers: B Mead, L Bronze, A Russo, F Kirby – Official Attendance 28,624 (Bramall Lane)

27th July, 2022: Semi-Final 2 – Germany 2 defeated France 1 – Germans sealed their place in the Euro 2022 final by beating France 2-1 thanks to two goals from Alexandra Popp – Germany Scorers: A Popp x 2, France Scorer: Own Goal – Official Attendance 27,445 (Stadium:mk)

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UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final

31 July 2022: Final – England Women 2 defeated Germany Women 1 – A lob from Ella Toone gave England the lead in the second half, but Lina Magull countered with 11 minutes remaining. As England’s first major trophy and first European Championships victory was sealed by Chloe Kelly, she turned home from close range from close range – England Scorers: E Toone, C Kelly Germany Scorer: L Magull – Official Attendance: 87,192 (Wembley Stadium)

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germany womens 2022 euro final starting lineup

Tournaments Results

Goals Scored: 95
Average Goals Per Game: 3.05
Total Attendance: 574,865
Average Per Match: 18,544
Golden Boot: Beth Mead (England) 6 goals and 5 assists

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UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Top Scorers:

  • Beth Mead (England) and Alexandra Popp Germany – 6 goals each
  • Alessia Russo (England) – 4 goals
  • Grace Geyoro (France) and Lina Magull (Germany) – 3 goals

Player of The Tournament: Beth Mead (England)

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Prizemoney:

  • England €2,085,000 (Winner)
  • Germany €1,845,000 (Runners-Up)

 

Falmer Stadium, Brighton
Falmer Stadium, Brighton

UEFA Women’s European Championships Facts

  • Germany has won the final eight times. The other winners were Norway in 1987 and 1993, Sweden in 1984, and the Netherlands in 2017.
  • The previous European Champions was The Netherlands back in 2017.
  • The biggest win was in 1995 when Spain thrashed Slovenia 17-0. Since then, the record has been related twice more. Norway defeated Slovakia 17-0 in 1997, and Germany defeated Kazakhstan in 2013.
  • Marianne Pettersen of Norway scored four goals in the final in 1997.
  • María Paz of Spain scored seven goals in an individual match in 2017.
  • The most goals in one tournament was Célia Okoyino da Mbabi of Germany, who scored 19 times.
  • Carolina Morace of Italy has 42 times and is the all-time goalscorer in the history of the UEFA Women’s Euros.
  • Gillian Coultard has represented England 61 times and holds the record.
  • The highest attendance of a UEFA Women’s European Championships game was the 2013 final. Norway defeated Germany in front of 41,301 spectators.
  • At 16 years and 156 days, Oksana Yakovyshyn of Ukraine is the youngest player to play in the championship.
  • Northern Ireland made its UEFA Women’s Euro debut in the 2022 tournament.
  • No one country has played in every tournament. Italy and Norway have played in 12 tournaments out of a possible 13. Sweden and Germany have played in 11 editions.
  • This is the second time England is hosting the UEFA Women’s tournament. Norway and Sweden have also hosted it twice.
Academy Stadium, Manchester
Academy Stadium, Manchester

UEFA Women’s Euros 2022 Records

  • In the opening match of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, hosts England defeated Austria 1-0 to set a new attendance record of 68,781.
  • Prior to the opening match, UEFA reported that more than 500,000 of the 700,000 tickets had been sold.
  • The England Lionesses created more history. During a group match against Norway, they set a new record for most goals scored by a team during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 championships. (men’s and women’s)
  • 21,342 supporters cheered on Sweden and The Netherlands at Bramall Lane, setting a new record crowd for a non-host nation’s game in the Women’s Euros. A day earlier, 16,819 people attended Spain’s match against Finland.
  • In a single group stage, the most goals were scored by England with 14.
  • The group stage with the fewest goals conceded are England and Germany (0 goals)
  • Beth Mead (England) and Grace Geyoro (France) scored hat tricks in this tournament.
  • Julie Nelson of Northern Ireland became the oldest goalscorer in Euro tournament history when she scored against Norway at 37 years 33 days.
  • Despite 15 games left, the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 edition broke the overall attendance record for the Women’s European Championship.
  • 87,192 spectators attended the final at Wembley stadium. This was the biggest attended EURO final for either Men and Women.

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