England Women discover Euro 2022 opponents

The draw for the Women's UEFA Euro 2022 Championships was made on Thursday with hosts England finding out their opponents for next summer's tournament.

England Women team photo vs USA 2015 | <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:England_Wome

 

England are set to host next summer's European Championships with Manchester United’s Old Trafford set to host England’s opening game and Wembley will hold the final.

The tournament will take in many other famous grounds across England, with the Lionesses also playing at Brighton's Amex Stadium and Southampton's St Mary's Stadium as a festival of football descends upon the nation in July.

The Netherlands hosted the last Euro’s which took place in July and August 2017. The hosts won the competition for the first time after beating Denmark 4-2, England missed out after defeat to Austria for third place.

It was the first time in Denmark’s and Netherland’s history to play in the European finals, and the first time since 1993 a country other than Germany has won the competition, only two other countries have won the competition which was Norway and Sweden.

The draw took place on Thursday October 28, with Alex Scott and Gabby Logan hosting the show.

These are the groups for Euro 2022:

Group A:

England, Norway, Austria and Northern Ireland.

Group B:

Germany, Denmark, Spain and Finland.

Group C:

Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and Switzerland.

Group D:

France, Italy, Belgium and Iceland.

 

The group to watch out for is Group A as both home nations, England and Northern Ireland will face each other and both sides will have something to play for. England defender Lucy Bronze told BBC Sport that group B will be known as the “group of death”.

Spain, who are in Group B, are one of the favourites to win the competition due to most of the Spanish players winning the Champions League with Barcelona. Germany and Denmark are also looking to cause some problems within the group.

The first game will take place on July 6 at Old Trafford where the hosts England take on Austria, the final will be played on July 31 at Wembley Stadium.

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