UEFA Women's Euro 2022

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.[1] 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.[2][3][4] England last hosted the tournament in 2005, the last edition featuring eight teams.[5][6]

UEFA Women's Euro 2022
UEFA Women's Euro 2022 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates6–31 July 2022
Teams16
Venue(s)10 (in 8 host cities)
2017
2025

England will be the host team, the Netherlands will be the defending champions, and Northern Ireland will participate in a UEFA Women's Euro competition for the first time.

The video assistant referee (VAR), as well as goal-line technology, will be used in the final tournament.[7]

The final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London.

Host selectionEdit

England was the only country to submit a bid before the deadline.[8]

England were confirmed as hosts at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 3 December 2018.[9][6][5]

QualificationEdit

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.[10] 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:[11]

  • 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.[11][5]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Order Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
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
Notes
  1. ^
    The best three runners-up among all nine groups qualified directly for the final tournament.

Final drawEdit

The final draw of the groups took place in Manchester (England) on 28 October 2021 at 18:00 CEST.[12]

It was originally set on 6 November 2020, but had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[13] 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:[14]

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
  England H 41,443 3
  Netherlands TH 43,961 1
  Germany 41,924 2
  France 40,898 4
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
  Sweden 39,714 5
  Spain 38,913 6
  Norway 38,758 7
  Italy 36,399 8
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
  Denmark 35,265 9
  Belgium 34,951 10
   Switzerland 33,693 11
  Austria 33,693 12
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
  Iceland 33,458 13
  Russia 30,117 15
  Finland 29,765 16
  Northern Ireland 19,526 27

  • H Hosts (assigned to position A1 in the draw)
  • TH Title holders

VenuesEdit

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.[15][16] The City Ground was replaced by Leigh Sports Village when the final list of venues was confirmed in August 2019.[17] On 23 February 2020, Old Trafford in Manchester was confirmed as the venue of the opening match featuring England.[18] Wembley Stadium will host the final.

London Manchester
Wembley Stadium
Brentford Community Stadium
Old Trafford Manchester City Academy Stadium
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 17,250 Capacity: 74,879 Capacity: 7,000
       
Sheffield
Bramall Lane
Capacity: 32,702
 
Southampton
St Mary's Stadium
Capacity: 32,505
 
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
       

SquadsEdit

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.[11]

Group stageEdit

The provisional match schedule was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on 4 December 2019.[19]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.

Tiebreakers

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):[11]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. 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;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. 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);
  8. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. UEFA coefficient ranking for the final draw.

All times are local, BST (UTC+1).[20]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 July 2022. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
England  v  Austria
Report
Norway  v  Northern Ireland
Report

Austria  v  Northern Ireland
Report
England  v  Norway
Report

Northern Ireland  v  England
Report
Austria  v  Norway
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 8 July 2022. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Spain  v  Finland
Report
Germany  v  Denmark
Report

Denmark  v  Finland
Report
Germany  v  Spain
Report

Finland  v  Germany
Report
Denmark  v  Spain
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4    Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 9 July 2022. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Russia  v   Switzerland
Report
Netherlands  v  Sweden
Report

Sweden  v   Switzerland
Report
Netherlands  v  Russia
Report

Switzerland   v  Netherlands
Report
Sweden  v  Russia
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 10 July 2022. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Belgium  v  Iceland
Report
France  v  Italy
Report

Italy  v  Iceland
Report
France  v  Belgium
Report

Iceland  v  France
Report
Italy  v  Belgium
Report

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[11]

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
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
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Winner Group AQuarter-final 1Runner-up Group B

Winner Group BQuarter-final 2Runner-up Group A

Winner Group CQuarter-final 3Runner-up Group D

Winner Group DQuarter-final 4Runner-up Group C

Semi-finalsEdit

Winner Quarter-final 3Semi-final 1Winner Quarter-final 1

Winner Quarter-final 4Semi-final 2Winner Quarter-final 2

FinalEdit

Winner Semi-final 1FinalWinner Semi-final 2

Prize moneyEdit

In September 2021, UEFA announced that the prize money for the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 championship will be €16 million, double the amount of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 prize money.[21]

BroadcastingEdit

EuropeEdit

Country Broadcaster
Free Pay
  United Kingdom (host)* BBC
  Denmark DR[22]
  Finland YLE[23]
  France TF1[24] Canal+[24][25]
  Italy RAI
  Netherlands NOS[26]
  Norway NRK[27]
TV2[27]
  Spain RTVE[28]
  Sweden SVT[29]
TV4[29]
C More[29]

* England as host.

Outside EuropeEdit

Country Broadcaster
Free Pay
  Australia Optus Sport[30]
  United States Univision TUDN

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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