The 2022 UEFA European Women's Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2022, will be the 13th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. It will be the second edition since it was expanded to 16 teams. The final tournament will be hosted by England and was originally scheduled to take place in summer 2021. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and subsequent postponements of the 2020 Summer Olympics and UEFA Euro 2020 to summer 2021, the tournament was rescheduled and will take place from 6 to 31 July 2022. England last hosted the tournament in 2005, the last edition featuring eight teams.
|Dates||6–31 July 2022|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 8 host cities)|
England was the only country to submit a bid before the deadline.
A total of 48 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Cyprus which entered for the first time at senior women's level, and Kosovo which entered their first Women's Euro), and with the hosts England qualifying automatically, the other 47 teams will compete in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament. Different from previous qualifying competitions, the preliminary round has been abolished and all entrants start from the qualifying group stage. The qualifying competition consists of two rounds:
- Qualifying group stage: The 47 teams are drawn into nine groups: two groups of six teams and seven groups of five teams. Each group is played in home-and-away round-robin format. The nine group winners and the three best runners-up (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) qualify directly for the final tournament, while the remaining six runners-up advance to the play-offs.
- Play-offs: The six teams are drawn into three ties to play home-and-away two-legged matches to determine the last three qualified teams.
The draw for the qualifying group stage was held on 21 February 2019 in Nyon. The qualifying group stage took place from August 2019 to December 2020, while the play-offs took place in April 2021, previously scheduled for October 2020.
The following teams qualified for the final tournament.
at start of draw
|1||England||Hosts||3 December 2018||9th||2017||Runners-up (1984, 2009)||8th|
|2||Germany||Group I winners||23 October 2020||11th||2017||Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)||3rd|
|3||Netherlands||Group A winners||23 October 2020||4th||2017||Champions (2017)||4th|
|4||Denmark||Group B winners||27 October 2020||10th||2017||Runners-up (2017)||15th|
|5||Norway||Group C winners||27 October 2020||12th||2017||Champions (1987, 1993)||12th|
|6||Sweden||Group F winners||27 October 2020||11th||2017||Champions (1984)||2nd|
|7||France||Group G winners||27 November 2020||7th||2017||Quarter-finals (2009, 2013, 2017)||5th|
|8||Belgium||Group H winners||1 December 2020||2nd||2017||Group Stage (2017)||19th|
|9||Iceland||Group F runners-up[^]||1 December 2020||4th||2017||Quarter-finals (2013)||16th|
|10||Spain||Group D winners||18 February 2021||4th||2017||Semi-finals (1997)||10th|
|11||Finland||Group E winners||19 February 2021||4th||2013||Semi-finals (2005)||25th|
|12||Austria||Group G runners-up[^]||23 February 2021||2nd||2017||Semi-finals (2017)||21st|
|13||Italy||Group B runners-up[^]||24 February 2021||12th||2017||Runners-up (1993, 1997)||14th|
|14||Russia||qualifying play-offs winner||13 April 2021||6th||2017||Group Stage (1997, 2001, 2009, 2013, 2017)||24th|
|15||Switzerland||qualifying play-offs winner||13 April 2021||2nd||2017||Group Stage (2017)||20th|
|16||Northern Ireland||qualifying play-offs winner||13 April 2021||1st||Debut||-||48th|
- The best three runners-up among all nine groups qualified directly for the final tournament.
It was originally set on 6 November 2020, but had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 16 teams will be drawn into 4 groups of 4 teams. The hosts will be assigned to position A1 in the draw, while the other teams will be seeded according to their coefficient ranking following the end of the qualifying stage, calculated based on the following:
- UEFA Women's Euro 2017 final tournament and qualifying competition (20%)
- 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament and qualifying competition (40%)
- UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying competition (group stage only, excluding play-offs) (40%)
- H Hosts (assigned to position A1 in the draw)
- TH Title holders
Meadow Lane in Nottingham and London Road in Peterborough were initially included on the list of stadiums when the Football Association submitted the bid to host the tournament. These were changed with the City Ground in Nottingham and St Mary's in Southampton due to UEFA requirements. The City Ground was replaced by Leigh Sports Village when the final list of venues was confirmed in August 2019. On 23 February 2020, Old Trafford in Manchester was confirmed as the venue of the opening match featuring England. Wembley Stadium will host the final.
||Brentford Community Stadium
||Old Trafford||Manchester City Academy Stadium|
|Capacity: 90,000||Capacity: 17,250||Capacity: 74,879||Capacity: 7,000|
|St Mary's Stadium|
|Brighton and Hove||Milton Keynes||Rotherham||Leigh|
|Falmer Stadium||Stadium MK||New York Stadium||Leigh Sports Village|
|Capacity: 31,800||Capacity: 30,500||Capacity: 12,021||Capacity: 12,000|
Each national team have to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent her participation in the tournament before her team's first match, she can be replaced by another player.
The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.
In the group stage, teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 18.01 and 18.02):
- Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Goals scored in all group matches;
- Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage);
- Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
- UEFA coefficient ranking for the final draw.
|1||England (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Knockout stage|
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
|22 July – Leigh|
|Winner Group C|
|26 July – Sheffield|
|Runner-up Group D|
|Winner Quarter-final 3|
|20 July – Brighton and Hove|
|Winner Quarter-final 1|
|Winner Group A|
|31 July – London (Wembley)|
|Runner-up Group B|
|Winner Semi-final 1|
|23 July – Rotherham|
|Winner Semi-final 2|
|Winner Group D|
|27 July – Milton Keynes|
|Runner-up Group C|
|Winner Quarter-final 4|
|21 July – London (Brentford)|
|Winner Quarter-final 2|
|Winner Group B|
|Runner-up Group A|
|United Kingdom (host)*||BBC|
* England as host.
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