On the 6th of July, the UEFA Women EURO competition will officially continue following the postponement of the pandemic. This tournament serves as the 13th iteration of the European competition whilst being the second edition since it was expanded into 16 teams.
This tournament will take place until the 31st of July which is sure to provide some unforgettable moments for lovers of the beautiful game. England last hosted the European tournament back in 2005 in which the last edition featured eight teams.
The Netherlands are the defending champions of the competition, having defeated Denmark in an exhilarating 4-2 victory. Speculation has it that England and Netherlands are to be the two teams that will progress to the final. Time will tell if this comes to fruition, as there are a plethora of amazing players across this tournament.
Throughout the tournament, various games will be played across 10 stadiums throughout the country. With Wembley Stadium being the one to host the final of the UEFA Women EURO game. Other stadiums include the home of Manchester United - Old Trafford alongside the Brentford Community Stadium, Bramall Lane and St Mary’s Stadium.
Regarding the group stages for the hosts, England - their three group stage fixtures are sure to prove to be thrilling games. The group stage opens with England vs Austria in which both teams have some exceptional talent at their disposal.
Steph Houghton being the captain for the England Women’s side is an incredible Centre Back who also has a keen eye for scoring. With 81 appearances for her club team, Manchester City - she has appeared in 81 games whilst scoring 10 goals. Her stats for England are even more impressive. Currently having 121 caps for her country and scoring 13 times, she understands what it takes to lead a backline for her team whether it be domestically or internationally.
For Austria, they are blessed with having Sarah Puntingam who is an unbelievable midfielder. She is currently the captain of Austria and has 116 caps for her country whilst contributing to 16 goals throughout her international career thus far.
The second game of the group stage for England is just as exciting as fans will see England vs Norway. Norway’s captain for the tournament will likely be Maren Mjelde who is in amazing form in her domestic team - Chelsea. She’s currently appeared in 61 games for Chelsea whilst scoring 12 goals. As a defender amassing this amount of goals is surely an impressive feat.
The final game of the tournament for England will see Northern Ireland vs England. This will be one of the most exciting fixtures of the group stages for sure. Northern Ireland features one of the youngest aged teams in the competition when it comes to the average age of the team. Despite the potential lack of experience, their hunger and pace on the ball will surely provide England with a fight that football fans will love.
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