The England ladies’s soccer crew will right this moment uncover their group-stage opponents at subsequent 12 months’s European Championships.
The event is being hosted in England subsequent summer time, with the draw happening right here in Manchester very shortly. The opening match of the competitors can be at Outdated Trafford, with the ultimate hosted at Wembley. Eight smaller grounds are getting used for almost all of fixtures, together with Premier League grounds at Brentford, Brighton and Southampton.
England have by no means received the European Championship however might really feel that there has by no means been a greater likelihood. Not solely are they taking part in at house, however they’re now managed by Sarina Wiegman, the coach who guided The Netherlands to the title in 2017.
How the draw works
One crew from every of the next pots can be chosen in every group. As hosts, England have been put in Pot 1 with Europe’s top-ranked groups.
Pot 1: England, Germany, France, Netherlands
Pot 2: Sweden, Spain, Norway, Italy
Pot 3: Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria
Pot 4: Iceland, Russia, Finland, Northern Eire
How the event works
The group stage is organized in 4 teams of 4. The highest two groups in every group undergo to the quarter-finals. The group phases happen between July 6-18. The quarter-finals are from July 20-23. The semi-finals are on July 26 and 27, with the ultimate on July 31.
The place do England play?
As hosts, England’s group-stage venues are already recognized. They’re at Outdated Trafford on July 6, at Brighton and Hove Group Stadium on July 11 and at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on July 15.