UEFA Women’s Championship

Publication date: 05 Sep 2022

About the UEFA European Women’s Championship

The UEFA European Women’s Championship (the UEFA Women’s Euro) is the main competition for European women’s national football teams and is held once every four years.

The European Men’s Football Championship is called the UEFA EURO. Men’s championship has also been held every 4 years since 1960.

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UEFA Women’s Euro 2022

The 13th edition of the UEFA Women’s Euro was held from 6 to 31 July 2022. The final match took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England on 31 July. Sixteen teams took part in the final round of the championship. Initially, the championship was planned to be held in July 2021. The tournament had to be postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

History of the European Women’s Football Championship

Women’s football has long been prohibited and restricted by football associations in many European countries. The independent Italian Football Federation organized the Women’s EURO in 1969. Italy then defeated Denmark in the final with a score of 3:1. Ten years later, Italy again hosted the 1979 European Women’s Football Championship. This time, the Danish team emerged victorious.

In 1971, UEFA set up a committee for women’s football. Nonetheless, the committee failed to organize a single international tournament during the seven years it was in operation.

In 1980, UEFA decided to organize its own competition for the women’s national teams. The tournament did not begin until 1982. Sweden’s team won the 1984 final.

Until 1997, only 4 teams participated in the tournament. Since 1997, 8 teams have played.

From 2017 onwards, 16 teams have been competing for the championship in the finals.

Previous winners of the UEFA Women’s Euro

The year Venue Results
2022 England England (2:1) Germany
2017 Netherlands Netherlands (4:2) Denmark
2013 Sweden Germany (1:0) Norway

2023/2024 UEFA Women’s Champions League

The 14th UEFA Women’s Championship will take place in 2025. According to preliminary information, the venue of the tournament will be known in December 2022.

Keep an eye on the dates of football tournaments and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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