Women's EURO draw guide: Group D

Wednesday 19 July is derby day at UEFA Women's EURO 2017 as Group D starts with Spain v Portugal and England v Scotland: we profile the four teams.

Francisco Neto, Anna Signeul, Marieanne Spacey and Jorge Vilda
Francisco Neto, Anna Signeul, Marieanne Spacey and Jorge Vilda ©Sportsfile
  • The teams: England, Scotland, Spain, Portugal
  • The games (CET)

Wednesday 19 July
Spain v Portugal (Doetinchem) 18:00
England v Scotland (Utrecht) 20:45

Sunday 23 July
Scotland v Portugal (Rotterdam) 18:00
England v Spain (Breda) 20:45

Thursday 27 July
Portugal v England (Tilburg) 20:45
Scotland v Spain (Deventer) 20:45

  • Three things to know

• For both Scotland and Portugal, their debut match in any senior women's finals will be against neighbours.

• Spain beat England 3-2 in the 2013 finals in what ultimately proved a decisive match in the group, having also defeated Scotland with two goals deep in extra time in the play-offs.

• Spain beat Portugal 2-0 at home and 4-1 away in 2017 qualifying.

  • Reaction

Marieanne Spacey, England assistant coach
It's a great group, isn't it? We're really excited that within the group we've got three really strong nations. Sixteen teams for the very first time and our group is kind of a special group, with us being picked against Scotland and Spain against Portugal.

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Anna Signeul, Scotland coach
For the fans, England-Scotland is really an exciting draw. I hope we can have a lot of spectators at that game. We've played [Spain] a few times, but they're a very, very good side, so we have a lot of respect for Spain and also Portugal, who have done fantastically well to qualify – to win against Finland, when they were losing 2-0.

Jorge Vilda, Spain coach
Spain find themselves in the most balanced of the four groups. We are all old acquaintances; we have played against these opponents recently and this will be a fantastic and competitive group. Any group would have been difficult, but we are in a very tough group. There are two British teams, who will fight, run and look to counterattack, as well as a team like Portugal who seem stronger and make life harder for you every time.

Francisco Neto, Portugal coach
It's difficult, but we knew that every group would be very difficult. We start with Spain. We know Spain very well, we played against them in the qualifiers. [England and Scotand] are two strong teams, very tough, very physical, and we expect a lot of difficulties. But we have our strengths too, and even though it's our first time, we'll try to do our best in this tournament.

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