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UEFA Womens Euro 2022: 13th Edition Of The Championship

The thirteenth edition of the UEFA Women’s European Championships will be hosted by England in 2022. This page contains information about the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, including dates, times, groups, fixtures, venues, and historical statistics.

England 2022 will be the first Euro edition that will be played using video assistant referee (VAR), as well as 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 is played between July 6 and July 18.

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

The final dates: The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final is played on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 20:00 local time. The final will be played this summer in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley stadium in London.

FA Cup final in new wembley stadium
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 would be 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 will be Stadium MK, New York Stadium in Rotherham, and Brentford Community Stadium.

The New York Stadium and  Brentford Community Stadium will host 3 x Group Matches and 1 x Quarter-Final. Stadium MK in Milton Keynes will host 3 x Group Matches and 1 x Semi-Final.

When Are The Matches Scheduled To Begin?

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

The kick-off times for the opening two rounds of matches are 17:00 and 20:00 (UK local time) The knockout round matches are yet to be announced, however, most likely it will be 20:00.

Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

The Groups

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 updated with the teams.

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 are 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.

Group Match Schedule

6 July:

Group A: England vs Austria (20:00, Old Trafford)

7 July:

Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland (20:00, St Mary’s Stadium)

8 July:

Group B: Spain vs Finland (17:00, Stadium MK)

Group B: Germany vs Denmark (20:00, Brentford Community Stadium)

9 July:

Group C: Portugal vs Switzerland (17:00, Leigh Sports Village)

Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden (20:00, Bramall Lane)

Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh

10 July:

Group D: Belgium vs Iceland (17:00, Academy Stadium)

Group D: France vs Italy (20:00, New York Stadium)

11 July:

Group A: Austria vs Northern Ireland (17:00, St Mary’s Stadium)

Group A: England vs Norway (20:00, Falmer Stadium)

12 July:

Group B: Denmark vs Finland (17:00, Stadium MK)

Group B: Germany vs Spain (20:00, Brentford Community Stadium)

13 July:

Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland (17:00, Bramall Lane)

Group C: Netherlands vs Portugal (20:00, Leigh Sports Village)

Brentford Community Stadium, London
Brentford Community Stadium, London

14 July:

Group D: Italy vs Iceland (17:00, Academy Stadium)

Group D: France vs Belgium (20:00, New York Stadium)

15 July:

Group A: England vs Northern Ireland (20:00, St Mary’s Stadium)

Group A: Austria vs Norway (20:00, Falmer Stadium)

16 July:

Group B: Finland vs Germany (20:00, Stadium MK)

Group B: Denmark vs Spain (20:00, Brentford Community Stadium)

17 July:

Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands (17:00, Bramall Lane)

Group C: Sweden vs Portugal (17:00 Leigh Sports Village)

18 July:

Group D: France vs Iceland (20:00, New York Stadium)

Group D: Italy vs Belgium (20:00, Academy Stadium)

New York Stadium, Rotherham
New York Stadium, Rotherham

Knock Out Stages Of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022

Quarter-Finals

20 July:

Game 25: Winner Of Group A vs Runners-Up Of Group B (Falmer Stadium)

21 July:

Game 26: Winner Of Group B vs Runners-Up Of Group A (Brentford Community Stadium)

22 July:

Game 27: Winner Of Group C vs Runners-Up Of Group D (Leigh Sports Village)

23 July:

Game 28: Winner Of Group D vs Runners-Up Of Group C (New York Stadium)

Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Bramall Lane, Sheffield

Semi-Finals

26 July:

Game 29: Winner Of July 20 vs Winner Of July 22 (Bramall Lane)

27 July:

Game 30: Winner Of July 21 vs Winner Of July 23 (Stadium MK)

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final

31 July:

Game 31: Winner Of July 26 vs Winner Of July 27 (Wembley Stadium)

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

Falmer Stadium, Brighton
Falmer Stadium, Brighton

UEFA Women’s European Championships Facts

  • Germany has won the final eight times. The other winners have been Norway in 1987 and 1993, Sweden in 1984, and the Netherlands in 2017.
  • Germany has never lost the final when they appeared in it.
  • 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 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 will be making their UEFA Women’s Euro debut when 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

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