The 2022 European Women’s Championship takes place in England, with the hosts kicking off the tournament with a 1-0 victory against Austria.
The tournament consists of four groups, 16 teams, within 10 stadiums, in nine cities, with every match broadcast live on the BBC, and you can make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action with our full match guide.
The winner is crowned at Wembley on July 31.
After her opening win, England manager Sarina Wiegman said: “I think we were a bit rushed in the final third. We created a lot of chances but the final touch, or the choice of the ball to shoot or cross or take, we can do better But the most important thing was that we scored one and we have three points.
“I think we turned the ball over too quickly (in the second half), and then you come in transitions all the time, and that’s really tiring.
“And of course they wanted to push for a goal. So you really have to keep the ball, and then you can control, and we didn’t do that well enough. But I think in the last few minutes we were very calm.” , and kept the ball longer, and that was very mature.”
Regarding the atmosphere created by the crowd, Wiegman said: “It was amazing. No more words, it’s just amazing. To play here at Old Trafford, 70,000 people making a lot of noise, standing behind us, that’s really amazing.”
“I hope they keep coming and they will because we’ve sold out the stadiums.”
England continue their Group A matches next Monday when they take on Norway at the Amex Stadium, before concluding them against Northern Ireland at St Mary’s four days later.
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
B Group: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Holland, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
All start times are BST
Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, July 7
Friday, July 8
Saturday, July 9
Group C: Portugal v Switzerland, 5pm, Leigh Sports Village, BBC iPlayer
Group C: Holland v Sweden, 8pm, Bramall Lane, BBC One
Sunday, July 10
Group D: Belgium v Iceland, 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium, BBC Two
Group D: France v Italy, 8pm, New York Stadium, BBC Two
Monday, July 11
Group A: Austria v Northern Ireland, 5pm, St Mary’s, BBC One
Group A: England v Norway, 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium, BBC One
Tuesday, July 12
B Group: Denmark v Finland, 5pm, Stadium MK, BBC Two
B Group: Germany v Spain, 8pm, Brentford Community Stadium, BBC Two
Wednesday, July 13
Group C: Sweden v Switzerland, 5pm, Bramall Lane, BBC Two
Group C: Netherlands v Portugal, 8pm, Leigh Sports Village, BBC Two
Thursday, July 14
Group D: Italy v Iceland, 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium, BBC Two
Group D: France vs Belgium, 8:00 p.m., New York Stadium, BBC One
Friday, July 15
Group A: Northern Ireland v England, 8pm, St Mary’s, BBC One
Group A: Austria v Norway, 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium, BBC Three
Saturday, July 16
B Group: Finland vs Germany, 8:00 p.m., Stadium MK, BBC Two
B Group: Denmark v Spain, 8pm, Brentford Community Stadium, BBC Four
Sunday, July 17
Group C: Switzerland v Netherlands, 5pm, Bramall Lane, BBC Two
Group C: Sweden v Portugal, 5pm, Leigh Sports Village, BBC iPlayer
Monday, July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France, 8pm, New York Stadium, BBC Two
Group D: Italy v Belgium, 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium, BBC Four
Wednesday, July 20
Thursday, July 21
Friday, July 22
Saturday, July 23
Tuesday, July 26
Wednesday July 27
Sunday, July 31
When does Euro 2022 start?
The tournament kicked off on Wednesday 6 July, when England beat Austria 1-0 at Old Trafford in front of a record crowd.
How can I watch?
BBC is the place for the Women’s EURO, with every England and Northern Ireland match live on BBC One. All 31 matches will be on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Who are the reigning champions?
The Netherlands won the last tournament in 2017 and will be among the favorites next summer, along with Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and hosts England. Furthermore, Denmark were runners-up five years ago and have a significant pedigree in women’s football, while Norway have been to six finals, winning the competition twice, and Italy are improving.
Who has the best record in the tournament?
Germany have been by far the most dominant team historically and have won a record eight European titles (out of a possible 12). England reached the semi-finals in 2017 and were beaten as finalists in both 2009 and 1984.
What is the latest news?
by Tom Gary
A peak audience of 3.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the England women’s team open their Euro 2022 campaign on BBC One, Telegraph Sport has learned, representing a 22.8 per cent share of the UK’s television audiences. UK on Wednesday night.
The figures were markedly short of the 6.1 million who watched the opening match of England’s 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign, a clash of Britons against Scotland, but in a night of high drama at Downing Street and with many eyes. also at Wimbledon, sources have said the figures remain quite encouraging for women’s football. There were another 750,000 broadcasts of the match on the corporation’s digital platforms.
By way of comparison, when England last hosted the UEFA Women’s EURO in 2005, the home team’s matches drew audiences of three million or fewer for their three group stage matches (with the team eliminated in the group stage ), and never such a large audience percentage, with the following figures:
England v Finland: 2.6m average, 2.9m peak, 12.12% audience share
England v Denmark: 1.7m average, 2.3m peak, 11.5% audience share
England v Sweden: 2.4m average, 3m peak, 15.2% audience share
A new competition-best crowd of 68,871 attended Wednesday night’s match at Old Trafford, with the hosts narrowly beating 2017 semi-finalists Austria 1-0.
Viewership at major tournaments tends to grow the longer the campaign lasts, and three years ago interest grew throughout the tournament to finally see a record 11.7m in England’s 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat to United States, which was also on the BBC
Prior to the 2019 World Cup, the UK record for a women’s football match was 4m for a match on Channel 4, who were the rights holders for Euro 2017.
That peak of four million came during England’s 3-0 loss to the Netherlands on August 3, 2017 in the semi-finals, with their opponents led by current England manager Sarina Wiegman.
For domestic women’s football, record UK viewing figures are understood to be the peak of 2.2 million which saw Manchester City beat West Ham United 3–0 to West Ham in the FA Cup Final Women of 2019 on BBC One.
What are the best odds?
Northern Ireland 250/1
What locations will be used?
Brighton Community Stadium, St Mary’s, MK Stadium, Brentford Community Stadium, Bramall Lane, Leigh Sports Village, New York Stadium, Manchester Academy Stadium, Old Trafford and Wembley.
Overall, there are 10 stadiums in nine host cities.
Cities are to be ‘transformed’, thanks in part to the fact that the Arts Council England has awarded £800,000 to Euros to run an arts and cultural program in conjunction with the tournament, funded through the National lottery.
Tournament organizers have faced criticism over their choice of venues, with Man City’s Academy stadium seating just 7,000 fans.
Where will the final be played?
Wembley Stadium on July 31.
This article is regularly updated with the latest information.