Women’s Euro 2022: Everything you need to know about the tournament

Paige Simmonds
LiveScore
03/05/202208:00
England are hosting this summer’s Women’s Euro 2022 tournament
England are hosting this summer’s Women’s Euro 2022 tournament

Fans across the continent are looking forward to the Women’s Euro 2022 — and you will not miss a single kick with LiveScore. 

Tickets for the final at Wembley sold out within an hour of going on sale and there are hopes the July 31 showpiece will surpass the record for ANY European Championship match for men or women.

Spain's win over the Soviet Union in 1964 saw 79,115 fans pack into the Bernabeu but with huge demand and 90,000 seats, the national stadium can make history this summer.

Ahead of what promises to be an action-packed tournament, LiveScore have pulled together everything you need to know. 

When was Euro 2022 originally set to take place?

The tournament was supposed to be held last summer but UEFA moved it to this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

July will see 10 stadiums up and down England host 31 matches featuring some of the best sides in women's football.

Which sides have qualified for Euro 2022?

England (qualified automatically as host nation), Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Portugal (replaced Russia who were suspended following the nation's invasion of Ukraine).

Holders Netherlands will be among the contenders at Euro 2022
Holders Netherlands will be among the contenders at Euro 2022

Why are Russia suspended for Euro 2022?

Russia were suspended from all UEFA competitions in February due to the international condemnation of the country's invasion of Ukraine.

The Russians beat Portugal in a play-off to reach the finals and the Portuguese have officially been handed their place in the tournament.

Which groups are the teams in?

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

Who are the reigning Euros champions?

The previous edition's hosts are also the reigning champions after the Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 in the final, having downed England in the semi-finals.

The Oranje took the crown after Denmark ended Germany's 22-year reign as champions of Europe in the quarter-finals.

But the Dutch will be without coach Sarina Wiegman for their defence after she took the England job in 2020.

Have England won the Euros before?

Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas will look to inspire Spain to their first Euros title
Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas will look to inspire Spain to their first Euros title

England have never won the European Championship but have been to the final twice. 

The Lionesses were beaten by Sweden in the first-ever tournament in 1984 and lost to Germany 13 years ago.

Spain, who count Ballon d’or winner Alexia Putellas among their stars, are favourites to win the Euros ahead of the hosts.

But presenter and England fan Kirsty Gallacher thinks England's women could be set to go one step further than the men.

She said: "The Lionesses are going from strength to strength and it feels like the right time to do it. 

"With the men nearly doing it last summer, it's going to be a case of whether the women can go one better. Now it's their turn."

Euro 2022 fixtures

All the fixtures for this summer's tournament can be found in our comprehensive guide below.

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