Women's European Football Championship 2022
The European Women's Football Championship 2022 is the 13th European Women's Football Championship and will be organized by UEFA from 6 to 31 July 2022.
The championship was originally scheduled to be held in 2021, but due to the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic, UEFA decided to postpone the men's championship to 2021 and the women's championship to 2022.28. On February 24, 2022, Russian club and national teams were suspended by FIFA and UEFA from participating in international tournaments indefinitely, as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The Russian women's national team qualified for the European Championship and should have played in Group C. Portugal replaced Russia in Group C. Host nation England won the European Championship for the first time, beating Germany in the final at Wembley after the match went to extra time.
47 UEFA national teams are participating in the European Championship qualifiers (including Cyprus, who are participating for the first time at senior women's level, and Kosovo, who are participating in the European Women's European Championship qualifier for the first time) to compete for 15 available places in the championship, as host nation England is directly qualified. The difference from previous qualifications is that the pre-qualification for the qualification has been removed, and that all national teams that have signed up for the qualification start in the same round. The qualification consists of two rounds:
The qualifying group stage: The 47 teams are divided into nine groups: two groups of six teams and seven groups of five teams. In each group, the teams play home and away matches against each other. The winners of the qualification groups and the three best runners-up (matches against the team finishing in sixth place are not included) qualify for the championship, while the remaining six runner-up teams must play a playoff for the last three available places in the championship.
Playoff: Based on the UEFA ranking after the group stage, the three highest-ranked teams are drawn against the three lowest-ranked teams, and will play home and away matches to determine who qualifies for the championship.
Each national team will submit a squad of 23 players to the championship, three of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill, serious enough to prevent their participation in the championship, before the team's first match, they may be replaced by another player.
The group stage
All times are local time, BST (UTC+1).
The End Game
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