UEFA Women’s EURO finals draw
Friday, October 15, 2021
The draw will set the four groups for the final tournament in England from 6 to 31 July 2022.
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Hosts England will be joined by 15 qualifiers from 6 to 31 July 2022, and the teams drawn into four groups of four. The draw is in Greater Manchester from 18:00 CET on 28 October.
England are placed in position 1 of Group A and the 15 teams involved in the draw have been classified on the basis of the national team coefficient rankings, for which their results in the following competitions are used: UEFA Women's EURO 2017 (qualifying and finals), 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup (qualifying and finals), UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (qualifying group stage).
The teams are divided into four seeding pots, with each group to contain one nation from each seeding tier. Pot 1 comprises three teams (including holders Netherlands) since England have already been allocated to position 1 in Group A; in this pot the teams are allocated to position 1 of the other groups in alphabetical order.
All other seeding pots consist of four teams each, which are allocated randomly to positions 2 to 4 in each group. For this purpose, four additional pots (Pots A-D) with three balls each are used: Pot A: positions A2, A3 and A4; Pot B: positions B2, B3 and B4; Pot C: positions C2, C3 and C4; Pot D: positions D2, D3 and D4. The group positions determine the order of matches in the group stage, as outlined in the match schedule.
Placed in position 1 of Group A: England (hosts)
Pot 1: Netherlands (holders), Germany, France
Pot 2: Sweden, Spain, Norway, Italy
Pot 3: Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria
Pot 4: Iceland, Russia, Finland, Northern Ireland
The draw starts with Pot 1 from where the teams are drawn to fill position 1 in each group: one ball is drawn and the team assigned to position 1 of Group B; a second ball is drawn and the team assigned to position 1 of Group C; the last ball is drawn and the team assigned to position 1 of Group D.
The draw continues with Pot 2. A ball is drawn and the team assigned to Group A. In order to determine the position of the drawn team within Group A (i.e. A2, A3 or A4), a ball is drawn from Pot A. A second ball is drawn from Pot 2 and is assigned to Group B. Once again, to determine the position of the team within Group B, a ball is drawn from Pot B. The same procedure is repeated for Groups C and D consecutively until all balls from Pot 2 have been drawn and the teams positioned in each group. When Pot 2 has been emptied, the draw proceeds to Pot 3 and then to Pot 4, using the same procedure as for Pot 2.
Brighton & Hove (Brighton & Hove Community Stadium)
London (Brentford Community Stadium & Wembley Stadium – final only)
Manchester (Manchester City Academy Stadium)
Milton Keynes (Stadium MK)
Rotherham (New York Stadium)
Sheffield (Bramall Lane)
Southampton (St Mary's Stadium)
Trafford (Old Trafford)
Wigan & Leigh (Leigh Sports Village)
UEFA European Women's Championship
2017: Netherlands 4-2 Denmark; Enschede, Netherlands
2013: Germany 1-0 Norway; Solna, Sweden
2009: Germany 6-2 England; Helsinki, Finland
2005: Germany 3-1 Norway; Blackburn, England
2001: Germany 1-0 Sweden (aet, golden goal); Ulm, Germany
1997: Germany 2-0 Italy; Oslo, Norway
1995: Germany 3-2 Sweden; Kaiserslautern, Germany
1993: Norway 1-0 Italy; Cesena, Italy
1991: Germany 3-1 Norway (aet); Aalborg, Denmark
UEFA European Competition for Representative Women's Teams
1989: West Germany 4-1 Norway; Osnabruck, West Germany
1987: Norway 2-1 Sweden; Oslo, Norway
1984: Sweden 1-1 England (4-3 pens); two legs, Gothenburg and Luton