UEFA Women's Euro 2021

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UEFA Women's Euro 2021
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates11 July–1 August 2021
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)9 (proposed) (in 8 host cities)
2017
2025

The 2021 UEFA Women's Championship will be the 13th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. It will be the second edition since it was expanded to 16 teams. The championship will be held in England from 11 July–1 August 2021, with the final to take place at the Wembley Stadium. England last hosted the tournament in 2005, the last edition featuring eight teams. [1] [2]

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

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The Netherlands are the defending champions.

Host selection

England was the only country to submit a bid before the deadline. [3]

England were confirmed as hosts at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 3 December 2018. [4] [2] [1]

Dublin capital and largest city in Ireland

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is on the east coast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of the River Liffey, and is bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179, while the population of the Dublin Region, as of 2016, was 1,347,359, and the population of the Greater Dublin area was 1,904,806.

Qualification

A total of 48 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Cyprus which entered for the first time at senior women's level, and Kosovo which entered their first Women's Euro), and with the hosts England qualifying automatically, the other 47 teams will compete in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament. [5] Different from previous qualifying competitions, the preliminary round has been abolished and all entrants start from the qualifying group stage. The qualifying competition consists of two rounds: [6]

The Cyprus women's national football team represents Cyprus in international women's football.

The Kosovo women's national football team represents Kosovo in international women's football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo.

The draw for the qualifying group stage was held on 21 February 2019 in Nyon. [7] [1] The qualifying group stage will take place from August 2019 to September 2020, while the play-offs will take place in October 2020. [6] [1]

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

TeamMethod of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
Flag of England.svg  England Hosts3 December 20189th 2017 Runners-up (1984, 2009)

The final tournament draw will take place at the 02 arena on 22 January 2021.

Venues

The following stadiums are proposed to host matches in the tournament: [1]

Meadow Lane in Nottingham and London Road in Peterborough were initially included on the list of stadiums when the Football Association submitted the bid to host the tournament. These were changed with the City Ground in Nottingham and St Mary's in Southampton due to UEFA requirements. [8] [9]

London Brentford Nottingham Manchester
Wembley Stadium Brentford Community Stadium City Ground Manchester City Academy Stadium
Capacity: 90,000Capacity: 17,250Capacity: 30,445Capacity: 7,000
Wembley Stadium interior.jpg Nottingham MMB 15 City Ground.jpg Academy Stadium outside.jpg
Sheffield
Bramall Lane
Capacity: 32,702
Bramall lane1.jpg
Rotherham Milton Keynes Southampton Brighton
New York Stadium Stadium MK St Mary's Stadium Brighton Community Stadium
Capacity: 12,021Capacity: 30,500Capacity: 32,505Capacity: 30,750
The New York Stadium.JPG Stadium MK.jpg St Mary's Stadium (cropped).jpg Falmer Stadium - night.jpg

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