UEFA Women's EURO story: Part one

In the run-up to UEFA Women's EURO 2013, UEFA.com presents a four-part documentary on the history of the competition, starting this week with the story of the early days.

UEFA Women's EURO 2013 kicks off in exactly a month's time in Sweden. Seven cities host 12 teams in a tournament televised throughout the continent and beyond, with professional players on virtually every side and up to 50,000 fans expected at the Friends Arena final.

The competition has come a long way since 1982, when 16 nations started out on the road to the 1984 final. UEFA.com's four-part documentary on the history of the UEFA Women's EURO begins with a look back to those early days in the company of pioneering players Pia Sundhage, Doris Fitschen and Steffi Jones.

Click on the video box above to watch the story of the competition's first decade.