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Summer 2025 in Switzerland!

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UEFA has selected the Swiss Football Association (SFA) to host Women's EURO 2025.

Looking ahead to UEFA Women's EURO 2025 in Switzerland

UEFA Women's EURO 2025 will take place in the heart of Europe after Switzerland was chosen as the host nation by the UEFA Executive Committee.

The tournament, which set new standards in 2022 with a record 574, 875 fans attending matches and a further 374 million watching around the world, heads to Switzerland for the first time in 2025.

Following Tuesday's vote, which took place ahead of the UEFA Congress in Lisbon, we look at the details of the Swiss bid and how the women's game has developed in the country.


Women’s EURO 2025 will be staged across eight existing stadiums, with a combined capacity of more than 175,000 seats.

St. Jakob-Park (Basel)
Stadion Wankdorf (Bern)
Stade de Genève (Geneva)
Stadion Letzigrund (Zurich)
Stadion St Gallen (St Gallen)
Luzern Arena (Lucerne)
Stockhorn Arena (Thun)
Stade de Tourbillon (Sion)

The SFA will aim to sell all of the 700,000+ tickets available for the tournament's 31 matches.

How will qualifying for Women's EURO 2025 work?

Bid vision and legacy

UEFA managing director of women's football Nadine Kessler with Swiss children at a UEFA Playmakers programme in Switzerland.
UEFA managing director of women's football Nadine Kessler with Swiss children at a UEFA Playmakers programme in Switzerland. UEFA via Getty Images

The SFA, which jointly hosted UEFA men’s EURO 2008 with Austria, is committed to using Women's EURO 2025 to accelerate development of women's football, both domestically, across Europe and around the world.

The association wants to make football the most popular sport for women and girls in the country, strengthen and further professionalise its Women's Super League and national team, and promote diversity within the game.

The Swiss bid, which was up against the French Football Federation, the Polish Football Association and a combined proposal from the associations of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, promises a high-quality, environmentally friendly tournament. For example, match tickets will include 24 hours of free nationwide public transport.

In line with UEFA's recently introduced guidelines, the Swiss strategy also embraces Circular Economy models (reduce, reuse, recover) to minimise waste wherever possible. Further social responsibility initiatives are planned regarding human rights, inclusion and equality.

Hosting the Women's EURO is likely to significantly boost the Swiss economy generating added value for restaurants, hotels and shops. Host venues will organise cultural and entertainment events for the large numbers of foreign supporters expected to attend the tournament.

The impressive impact of Women's EURO 2022

Women's football in Switzerland

 Switzerland celebrate scoring at Women's EURO 2022
Switzerland celebrate scoring at Women's EURO 2022UEFA via Getty Images

Switzerland was an early pioneer of women's football in Europe, launching a national league in 1970. In 2020, to mark its 50th anniversary, the SFA relaunched the competition in its present guise as the Super League, heralding a new era that has brought unprecedented commercial support and a first live television deal.

The association’s drive to promote women’s football has seen an increase in the number of licensed female players, from 20,000 in 2016 to 25,000 in 2020.

The Swiss women's national team, among the first in Europe to be formed, is a key driver of this impressive progress, reaching two UEFA Women’s EUROs and a FIFA Women’s World Cup in the past few years. The decision to bring UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 to Switzerland will be a further catalyst.

Developing football in Switzerland

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