All you need to know about the 16-team finals in England, which run from 6 to 31 July 2022.
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Where is Women's EURO 2022 being held?
UEFA Women's EURO 2022 will be played from 6 to 31 July in England with 15 other nations joining the hosts.
There are venues in Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford, Wigan & Leigh.
It is the second time England have staged the competition after 2005, when Germany triumphed. The Netherlands won the last finals, in 2017, on home turf.
Group A: England (hosts), Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands (holders), Sweden, Portugal*, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Women's EURO 2022 format
The 16 sides were drawn into four groups of four, with the top two in each section progressing to the knockout phase.
All kick-off times are local time, CET is 1 hour ahead
Wednesday 6 July
Group A: England v Austria (20:00, Old Trafford)
Thursday 7 July
Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland (20:00, Southampton)
Sunday 10 July
Tuesday 12 July
Friday 15 July
Monday 18 July
Wednesday 20 July
QF1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B (20:00, Brighton & Hove)
Thursday 21 July
QF2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A (20:00, Brentford)
Friday 22 July
QF3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D (20:00, Wigan & Leigh)
Saturday 23 July
QF4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C (20:00, Rotherham)
Tuesday 26 July
SF1: Winners QF1 v Winners QF3 (20:00, Sheffield)
Wednesday 27 July
SF2: Winners QF2 v Winners QF4 (20:00, Milton Keynes)
Sunday 31 July
Winners SF1 v Winners SF2 (17:00, Wembley)
Women's EURO 2022 contenders
England received a bye to the finals while the remaining entrants competed in nine groups of five or six, with the last games in February 2021. The nine group winners and the three runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their section qualified directly. The other six runners-up played off on 9 and 13 April 2021 for the remaining three finals slots.
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What do teams win
The current competition trophy was provided by Milan-based G.D.E. Bertoni, and unveiled in Manchester at the draw for the 2005 final tournament on 19 January of that year.
The original trophy, which is used for the official presentation ceremony at the final and at other official events approved by UEFA, remains in UEFA’s keeping and ownership at all times. A full-size replica trophy, the UEFA European Women's Championship winners’ trophy, is awarded to the winning association. The winning team is presented with 40 gold medals and the runner-up with 40 silver medals.
The champions will also face the winners of the 2022 CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina (played from 8 to 30 July in Colombia), in the first UEFA-CONMEBOL Women’s Finalissima, planned to be played in Europe, with the date (during an international window) and location of the event to be announced in due course.
Women's EURO 2022 tickets
The public ballot opened following the draw and ran until 19:00 CET on 16 November. Tickets were on general sale from 28 March to 26 April and went back on sale from 12 May. Buy tickets here.
6 to 31 July: The finals
Although all are planning for full stadiums in July, a robust refund policy will be in place if fixtures are postponed, cancelled, have reduced capacity or a change of venue is introduced due to COVID.
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 – opening game)
Wigan & Leigh (Leigh Sports Village)
Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Emikar Calderas Barrera (Venezuela)*
Iuliana Demetrescu (Romania)
Cheryl Foster (Wales)
Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Marta Huerta de Aza (Spain)
Riem Hussein (Germany)
Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
Rebecca Welch (England)
*Part of an exchange programme within the framework of the cooperation agreement between UEFA and the South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL.
Each refereeing team will consist of a referee, two assistant referees, a fourth official, and a team of two video assistant referees (VAR) at the stadium. Video assistant referees are being deployed for the first time at all matches in a UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament.
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