The 13th edition of the Women’s European Championship is up and running – and talkSPORT will be behind England’s pursuit of glory on home soil all the way.
The Lionesses fell at the semi-final stage at the last tournament in 2017, losing to the Netherlands who went on to beat Denmark to the trophy.
England also lost in the final four of the World Cup – but look well primed to go all the way this summer.
They have been on an incredible run since Sarina Wiegman took over as manager in September 2021, not tasting defeat in 14 games and scoring 84 games in the process.
The Lionesses will be hoping home advantage can make the difference too as they welcome Europe’s best to England for the showpiece tournament.
But the Dutch, Sweden, France and Germany will be among those eyeing glory as well…
It should be a thrilling tournament throughout July and here’s everything you need to know about it.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: talkSPORT coverage
talkSPORT will broadcast every England match this summer, along with the crunch games in the final stages.
The network will also broadcast all of Northern Ireland’s games in England’s group including against Norway and Austria, plus updates and analysis from the tournament across its schedule.
The network’s Women’s Football Weekly programme, hosted by talkSPORT England Correspondent Faye Carruthers, will also air on talkSPORT 2 and in podcast format throughout the tournament, with all the latest insight and interviews from the camps.
Sam Matterface will be lead commentator for England games, alongside co-commentator Lianne Sanderson and lead presenter Adrian Durham, while Faye Carruthers will be reporting live pitchside with all the latest England news.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: Key dates for finals
The tournament will kick off on Wednesday, July 6 with hosts England taking on Austria at Old Trafford in the opening match.
The group stage will progress until the final Group D games on Monday, July 18.
The knockout stages will commence two days later and will continue until the final at Wembley on Sunday, July 31.
There will not be a third-place play-off match.
- July 6: UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 starts
- July 20-23: Quarter-finals
- July 26-27: Semi-finals
- July 31: Euro 2022 final
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: How the tournament works
There will be 16 countries competing in the Euros including hosts England and holders Netherlands.
The tournament will follow a simple format with the top two from each of the four groups progressing.
Once the group stage is done, the competition will follow a knockout format before the final on July 31.
The tournament will only have two kick-off times with matches either starting at 5pm or 8pm.
All of the quarter-finals and semi-finals will begin at 8pm while the final at Wembley will kick off at 5pm.
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UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: The venues
The tournament will be held in ten stadiums in eight cities around England with two grounds being used in London and Manchester.
The final will be held at the 90,000-seater Wembley Stadium in the capital while the Brentford Community Stadium will also be used.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford, St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton and Brighton’s AMEX will be the other Premier League grounds to host matches.
Games will also be held at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, Rotherham’s New York Stadium, the Leigh Sports Village Stadium and the Etihad Academy Stadium in Manchester.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: The groups
England will face a battle of Britain in their group as the hosts have been drawn against near neighbours Northern Ireland. Austria and Norway make up Group A.
Group B sees Germany take on 2017 finalists Denmark while holders Netherlands will face world ranked number two side Sweden in Group C.
The group has now be completed having only had three teams in it due to Russia’s ban. Portugal, who Russia defeated in the play-off, have replaced them.
Group D is headlined by the meeting of France and Italy.
- Group A: England (H), Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
- Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
- Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal
- Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: The England squad
England manager Wiegman has confirmed her 23-player squad for this summer’s Euros.
Steph Houghton, who captained England for eight years, has not been included having not played since January because of an Achilles injury.
Jill Scott has been called up and will go to her 10th major tournament despite struggling with injury this season while Chelsea’s Fran Kirby has also been selected despite struggling with fatigue since February.
- Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
- Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (unattached), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
- Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (unattached), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
- Forwards: Beth England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: Full schedule list
Wednesday July 6
Group A: England 1-0 Austria – kick off 8pm, Old Trafford
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain 4-1 Finland – kick off 5pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Germany 4-0 Denmark – kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden – kick off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland – kick off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France 5-1 Italy – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland – kick off 5pm, St Mary’s
Group A: England 8-0 Norway – kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Tuesday July 12
Group B: Denmark 1-0 Finland – kick off 5pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Germany 2-0 Spain – kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Netherlands v Portugal – kick off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy vs Iceland – kick off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Belgium – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Friday July 15
Group A: Northern Ireland v England – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s
Group A: Austria vs Norway – kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick off 8pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Denmark vs Spain – kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kick off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: England v Runners-up Group B – kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Thursday July 21
Quarter-final 2: Germany v Runners-up Group A – kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Friday July 22
Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – kick off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Saturday July 23
Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Tuesday July 26
Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 3 – kick off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Wednesday July 27
Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 v Winners quarter-final 4 – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Sunday July 31
Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 – kick off 5pm, Wembley