Football fever will grip the nation when the Women’s Euro 2022 kicks off in July, with the Lionesses hoping to win their first major title.
When England last hosted the tournament in 2005 it was barely registered with the public, but the rising profile of women’s football means millions will be gripped by football fever when the action begins this time.
Nearly 12 million people tuned in to watch the World Cup semi-final between England and USA in 2019 and fans will be dreaming of glory as Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses begin their latest quest for glory, against the best teams in Europe.
After collapsing in the semi-finals of Euro 2017, England will be hoping to win their first major title on home soil next month. Here’s how you can follow all the action…
When does the Women’s Euro 2022 start?
The big kick-off will take place on Wednesday July 6, with England taking on Austria at Old Trafford (KO 8:00pm UK time). Northern Ireland will start their campaign the following day against Norway.
With 16 teams split into four groups, two will advance to the round of 16 from each group, with the group stages ending on Monday July 18.
The quarter-finals will be played from July 20-23, the semi-finals on July 26-27 and the final on Sunday July 31.
How can I watch the Women’s Euro 2022?
All 31 matches in the tournament will be shown live on the BBC and BBC iPlayer, with full details on which channel will show the matches close to the competition itself. When the BBC announces the details, we’ll be sure to let you know.
How can I watch Women’s Euro 2022 in the United States?
ESPN owns the US broadcast rights to the tournament, with the network planning to air all 31 games, on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN+.
Where will the games be played?
The tournament will take place at ten venues across the UK including Old Trafford, Brighton & Hove Community Stadium, Brentford Community Stadium, Wembley, Manchester City Academy Stadium, Stadium MK, Rotherham’s New York Stadium, Bramall Lane, St Mary’s and Leigh SportsVillage. .
Women’s Euro 2022 groups
England and Northern Ireland are in Group A and meet on Friday July 18 at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. While they are holders, the Netherlands will face Sweden, second in the FIFA Group C ranking.
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
The complete calendar of the Women’s Euro 2022
Below is the full schedule for the entire tournament, including the knockout stages (every hour in the UK).
Wednesday July 6
Group A: England vs Austria – Old Trafford (8 p.m.)
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland – St Mary’s (8pm)
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain vs Finland – Stadium MK (5pm)
Group B: Germany vs Denmark – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal v Switzerland – Leigh Sports Village (5:00 p.m.)
Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden – Bramall Lane (8pm)
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium vs Iceland – Manchester City Academy Stadium (5:00 p.m.)
Group D: France vs. Italy – New York Stadium (8 p.m.
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria vs Northern Ireland – St Mary’s (5:00 p.m.)
Group A: England v Norway – Brighton and Hove Community Stadium (8pm)
tuesday july 12
Group B: Denmark vs Finland – Stadium MK (5 p.m.)
Group B: Germany vs Spain – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland – Bramall Lane (5pm)
Group C: Netherlands vs Portugal – Leigh Sports Village (8pm)
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy vs Iceland – Manchester City Academy Stadium (5:00 p.m.)
Group D: France vs Belgium – New York Stadium (8 p.m.)
friday july 15
Group A: Northern Ireland vs England – St Mary’s (8pm)
Group A: Austria vs Norway – Brighton and Hove Community Stadium (8pm)
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – Stadium MK (8 p.m.)
Group B: Denmark vs Spain – London Community Stadium (8pm)
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – Bramall Lane (5pm)
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – Leigh Sports Village (5:00 p.m.)
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – New York Stadium (8 p.m.)
Group D: Italy vs Belgium – Manchester City Academy Stadium (8pm)
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: Group A winners vs Group B runners-up – Brighton and Hove Community Stadium (8pm)
Thursday July 21
Quarter-final 2: Group B winners vs. Group A runners-up – London Community Stadium (8pm)
friday july 22
Quarter-final 3: Group C Winners vs. Group D Finalists – Leigh Sports Village (8pm)
Quarter-final 4: Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up – New York Stadium (8 p.m.)
tuesday july 26
Semi-final 1: Quarter-Final Winners 1 vs. Quarter-Final Winners 3 – Bramall Lane (8 p.m.)
Wednesday July 27
Semi-final 2: Winner Quarter-Final 2 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 4 – Stadium MK (8 p.m.)
Sunday July 31
Winners semi-final 1 vs Winners semi-final 2 – Wembley (8 p.m.)
Who are the favorites for the Women’s Euro 2022?
As of this writing, Spain are the tournament favorites and anyone who has followed Barcelona’s rise to the top of women’s football in recent years will understand why.
England are the second favorites, France and the Netherlands, current holders, should also do well.
Many also believe that Norway might surprise a few people, especially with their star strike Ada Hegerberg back in the squad after injury, while Sweden, who are second in the FIFA rankings, are expected to make the final stages. .