Women's European Football Championship 2022

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August 20, 2022

The European Women's Football Championship 2022 was the 13th European Women's Football Championship. They were organized in England from the 6th to the 31st. July 2022. Host country England beat Germany 2–1 in extra time in the final match. The final match was watched at Wembley by a record crowd of 87,192 spectators for the European Championship. The tournament was originally supposed to be held in July–August 2021, but when the 2020 Summer Olympics and the men's European Football Championship were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was also decided to postpone the women's European Championship by a year.

Teams

A total of 48 countries played for a place in the final tournament of the European Championships. England's national team had an automatic place in the final tournament by right of the host country. Unlike before, all teams started the qualifiers from the group stage, where 47 teams were divided into nine groups: two groups of six teams and seven groups of five teams. The best teams of all groups and the three best teams from the second group got a direct place in the final tournament. The remaining six of the second group played a further qualification, where the teams were drawn into pairs to play twice against each other, and the three winners of the pairs got the remaining places in the final tournament. UEFA banned Russia from the tournament on 28 February 2022 after the country invaded Ukraine. The place in Russia was given to Portugal, which had lost the further qualification between the countries.

Teams that made it to the final tournament

Match Venues

Block division

16 teams played in the tournament in four initial groups of four teams.

Matches

Initial Blocks

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Playoffs

Semi-finals

Semi-Finals

Final match

Sources

On topic elsewhere

Official website of the tournament UEFA.com