The match schedule for UEFA Women's EURO 2013 has been decided with the 12-team tournament in Sweden to run from 10 to 28 July of next year and the draw held on 9 November.
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The match schedule for UEFA Women's EURO 2013 has been decided with the 12-team tournament in Sweden to run from 10 to 28 July of next year.
Each group will be played at two venues: Group A at Gamla Ullevi (Gothenburg) and Örjans Vall (Halmstad), Group B at Öster Arena (Vaxjo) and Kalmar Arena (Kalmar), and Group C at Nya Parken (Norrkoping) and Linköping Arena (Linkoping).
Matches kick off on Wednesday 10 July with the first Group A games, Sweden playing in Gothenburg and the other match in Halmstad. That section continues on 13 and 16 July, with Sweden playing their second match at Gamla Ullevi and their third at Örjans Vall.
Group B runs on 11, 14 and 17 July, the top seeds playing their opening two games in Vaxjo before travelling to Kalmar with Group C playing a day later each time, the highest-ranked side having two games in Norrkoping and the third in Linkoping.
The top two from each group plus the two best third-placed teams will progress to the quarter-finals, the first two in Halmstad and Vaxjo on 21 July, and the others in Kalmar and Linkoping the following day. The semi-finals will take place on 24 July in Gothenburg and and the following day in Norrkoping. The final is on Sunday 28 July at the new Solna Arena near Stockholm.
So far only the hosts are confirmed in the finals but that could be changed when the next full set of qualifying group games are played in mid-June. The groups conclude on 19 September with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their section progressing to the final tournament. The other six runners-up go to the play-offs on 20/21 and 24/25 October to decide the last three names in the draw on Friday 9 November.