Alexia Putellas (Spain), Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands), Lauren Wade (Northern Ireland) and Ellen White (England) will all be hoping to carry out well at Euro 2022
Less than nine months when you consider that England hosted a Euros very last and we’re already counting down the days until the subsequent – this time inside the ladies’s occasion.
There are simply 100 days to move till the outlet in shape of Euro 2022, a tournament which is ready to attract the largest crowds ever visible at the Women’s European Championship.
The opposition, being held at 10 stadiums in England from 6-31 July, become at first scheduled to take region ultimate yr however was moved lower back 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here we take a look at a number of the principle speaking points, inclusive of which crew will replace Russia and how Northern Ireland will fare on their debut. Tournament to break attendance records
To mark the a hundred days milestone, last tickets went on preferred sale at 08:00 BST (on 28 March) for the 31 fits, although price ticket income have already broken preceding facts.
In August it became introduced that fifty three,000 tickets had already been offered for the Wembley very last, which would surpass the modern record attendance of 41,302 whilst Germany defeated hosts Sweden at Euro 2013.
England kick off this 12 months’s tournament towards Austria at Old Trafford on 6 July, with the final being held at Wembley on 31 July.A file crowd of seventy seven,768 watched a pleasant among the Lionesses and Germany at Wembley in November 2019
The other venues staging fits can be Brentford, Brighton, Leigh (Leigh Sports Village), Manchester City (Academy Stadium), Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield (Bramall Lane) and Southampton.
Uefa says it has sold more than 350,000 of the seven-hundred,000 tickets to be had, as compared with the preceding report of 240,000 tickets sold for the last event in the Netherlands in 2017.
- Full fixture list for Euro 2022
Who will replace Russia?
There can be sixteen international locations taking component, even though we simplest recognise 15 of them after Russia were kicked out of the opposition following the united states’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia have been intended to be in Group C along the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, with all 3 of their organization matches set to be staged at Leigh Sports Village.
European football’s governing body Uefa is but to announce who will update them, despite the fact that one choice would be to bring in Portugal, the aspect that lost 1-zero on mixture in the two-legged play-off to Russia.Russia beat Portugal 1-0 on aggregate inside the play-offs but have been then excluded from the opposition
Another possibility is for the three international locations that misplaced within the qualifying play-offs – Portugal, Ukraine and the Czech Republic – to be worried in a draw to select the alternative.
Whoever does are available in will have one of the toughest obligations to enhance as handiest the pinnacle two in each institution flow on to the quarter-finals. Sweden and the Netherlands are ranked second and 5th respectively within the Fifa international ratings, at the same time as Switzerland are nineteenth.England and Northern Ireland’s preparations
England have in no way gained the Women’s European Championship, but lost two times in the very last – on consequences against Sweden after a -legged very last in 1984 and then 6-2 to Germany in 2009.
In the final tournament, held in 2017, the Lionesses lost three-0 inside the semi-finals to hosts and eventual winners the Netherlands.
This is handiest the second one time England have hosted the match – they finished bottom of their group in 2005 – so may want to this be their time to triumph?