England is on a tear, with the Women’s Euro hosts charging to a 5-0 win over Northern Ireland to finish off the tournament’s group stage on a high.

Friday’s shutout comes after England thumped Norway 8-0 and shut out Australia 1-0. The team’s 14 goals set a Euros record for the most scored in the competition’s group stage.

With its clean sheet, England is just the second team in Euros history to exit the group stage having conceded no goals.

Fran Kirby opened up scoring for England with a long-range banger in the 40th minute, energizing her side. Four minutes later, Beth Meade followed up Kirby’s rocket to double England’s lead. Alessia Russo added a pair of goals to England’s tally, with an own goal bringing the scoresheet to 5-0.

England played without manager Sarina Wiegman, who tested positive for Covid-19, with assistant Arjan Veurink leading from the bench for Friday’s matchup.

“At the end the team performance showed that whatever is going on, we have lots of quality,” Veurink said. “They were calm and they were relaxed and, although Sarina isn’t here, they reacted really well and I’m really happy with the team performance.”

England will look to continue its hot streak in Wednesday’s Euros quarterfinal.

Marie-Antoinette Katoto is the latest women’s footballer to injure her knee, with the star striker tore her ACL during France’s group-stage win over Belgium on Thursday.

Benjamin Quarez of Le Parisien reported the news Friday. Katoto will miss the remainder of the Women’s Euro due to a ruptured anterior ligament and cracked meniscus, according to Quarez. The French soccer federation confirmed the injury.

Katoto exited France’s second group-stage match of the Euros in the 15th minute after clutching her knee. The 23-year-old emerged for the second half on crutches on the sidelines.

With 26 goals in 32 appearances for her country, Katoto is one of France’s most dangerous offensive weapons.

Katoto’s injury comes after a series of high-profile ACL tears, including Spain’s Alexia Putellas and United States’ Catarina Macario.

France will take the pitch without Katoto in the team’s last Group D matchup against Iceland on Monday.

Vivianne Miedema will not play in the Netherlands’ match against Portugal on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Dutch national team said in a statement that she “will therefore be in isolation for the next few days.”

“When she no longer has any symptoms and tests negative she can rejoin the selection,” the statement continued.

Following Portugal, the Netherlands next will play Switzerland on July 17.

Miedema is the all-time leading goalscorer for the team, with 94 goals through 112 caps. She’s the second player from the team to test positive for COVID-19 in the tournament after Jackie Groenen.

Players from other countries have also tested positive during the tournament, including England’s Lotte Wubben-Moy.

The Netherlands is third in Group C standings, sitting behind Portugal and Switzerland due to goal differential. No team in Group C has won a game yet this tournament, with the Netherlands drawing 1-1 with Sweden in their opening match.

Also out for the team is goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal, who suffered a shoulder injury during the team’s opening match. The Dutch have yet to qualify for next year’s World Cup, with just Denmark and France qualifying so far from UEFA.

The England women’s national team sailed to an 8-0 win in Monday’s Euros group stage match against Norway after rocketing to a six-goal lead in the first half.

Georgia Stanway got the scoring started in the 12th minute, then Lauren Hemp added another in the 15th.

Both Ellen White and Beth Mead secured braces before the half to make it 6-0. Their four goals came in a span of 12 minutes. White’s two goals sandwiched Mead’s tallies, which came just four minutes apart in the 34th and 38th minutes.

Mead completed her hat trick in the 81st minute, tapping the ball into the net after Norwegian goalkeeper Guro Pettersen deflected a Keira Walsh shot.

England got 16 shots on target, while Norway failed to get one. The hosts of UEFA Women’s European Championship held possession for 61 percent of the match, and their pass accuracy sat at 89 percent.

The Lionesses became the first team to score eight goals in a Women’s Euros match, and also the first team in this year’s tournament to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals.

This victory provided a much different look from the team that beat Austria just 1-0 last Wednesday in the opener. Mead also proved the difference-maker in that game, scoring the team’s one goal.

Austria later rebounded Monday with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland.

The 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro is currently underway in England, providing the country an opportunity to put the women’s game on center stage.

Thanks to the burgeoning popularity of the country’s domestic league, the Women’s Super League, the sport is experiencing a surge in status and enjoying increased investment. The WSL’s expansion was highlighted when the league, Sky Sports and the BBC announced a landmark three-year agreement beginning with the 2021-2022 season.

Lucy Bronze, a veteran English defender, has seen firsthand how far the women’s game has come. Speaking with The New York Times, Bronze recalled working a side job at Domino’s Pizza while balancing her role as a star on Everton.

Now, players are relishing bigger deals and a growing fan base.

“Here we are, in 2022, and players get like helicopters to do appearances,” Bronze told the New York Times. “Do you know what I mean? It’s gone so far, so quickly, and I don’t think anyone could have forecast how huge it was going to be.”

England’s Euro matches will air on the BCC, with record crowds expected throughout the tournament.

The sport, however, is working against substantial obstacles, with a slice of the English public harboring troubling feelings about women’s sports. The New York Times cites a Durham University study from early 2022 that shows two-thirds of 2,000 male soccer fans polled hold “openly misogynistic attitudes toward women’s sports” across age groups.

The Euro tournament has also come under fire for hosting some matches at the Manchester City Academy Stadium, a venue that has a capacity of just 4,700.

Players, though, hope that a home tournament featuring some of the best soccer stars in the world will help the game’s growing popularity.

“We’ve seen, over the years, how much the women’s game has grown,” England’s Lauren Hemp said. “I think having this home tournament is only going to help it grow even more.”

England will continue on its Euro quest when it faces Norway at 3 p.m. ET Monday at Falmer Stadium, a venue with a capacity of 31,800.

Alexia Putellas could not join Spain on the pitch for the team’s UEFA Women’s Euro opener after tearing her ACL days before the start of the tournament.

The Ballon d’Or winner, however, made her presence known, cheering on her teammates from the sidelines.

After falling behind Finland early due to an excellent first-minute finish from Linda Sällström, Spain rallied, much to Putellas’ delight.

Putellas was brought to her feet after Irene Paredes pulled Spain level in the 26th minute behind a well-executed header.

Aitana Bonmati added to Spain’s lead just before the break with another sublime header. After her go-ahead goal, the 24-year-old ran to captain Putellas to celebrate.

Spain rode their escalating momentum into the second half, notching two more goals to put Finland away 4-1.

The two teams played in front of a crowd of 16,819 in Milton Keynes, a tournament record for a non-host group stage matchup.

Spain will play Germany on Tuesday in the team’s second contest of group play.

The England women’s national team will receive a bonus of £55,000 if they win the Women’s European Championship on home soil, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.

That marks the largest bonus agreement ever between the Football Association and English players heading into a tournament, according to The Telegraph.

The team could receive £1.3 million total for winning the Euros — a higher percentage of UEFA prize money than the men’s team received last summer for its runner-up Euros finish, but still millions less than the men’s team because of the larger pot for the men’s tournament. The total prize money available in the women’s tournament is £13.7 million, just 4.8 percent of the prize pool for last year’s men’s tournament (£285 million).

For the Women’s Euros, English players will receive an appearance fee of £2,000 pounds per match, so more than £72,000 per player could be given out by the end of the tournament if they take the title.

France, meanwhile, is offering a bonus of £20,000 per player if the team wins the tournament.

The numbers continue a positive trend in women’s soccer. In May, the USWNT announced an equal pay deal with U.S. Soccer that will see their players earn the same amount of money as men’s players.

As a result of the deal, in World Cup qualifiers such as the Concacaf W Championship, USWNT players receive $10,000 per game in base pay plus $14,000 for a win and $4,000 for a draw, according to the Associated Press.

So if the USWNT were to win all of its games in the W Championship, players would receive a minimum of $120,000 each from their national federation.

In early June, Spain announced a new deal that will see the women’s team receive the same percentage of bonuses as the men.

Still, as displayed by the Euros, women’s bonuses often draw from prize pools that are smaller than on the men’s side. The winners of this year’s women’s tournament could receive just over €2 million, while in last year’s men’s tournament, Italy took home €34 million.

“Of course, we understand that if you compare it directly to the men’s game, people are likely to have the opinion that it’s not enough,” said Nadine Kessler, head of women’s soccer for UEFA. “The amount has doubled, but people also need to fairly judge the overall situation of this tournament. UEFA will run a significant loss for this tournament, an investment we are absolutely willing and wanting to make to further grow the game.

“Prize money is super important, we all understand the symbolic meaning of huge increases in terms of prize money, and I’m really sure, with the commercialization of the women’s game going fast at the moment, that big jumps can be expected in the future. But it’s not the only area that we have to invest in. Tournament standards, promotion, the conditions around the team, there are many, many areas. And what if I compare it to 2017, where are we really? We’re worlds apart.

“Also, money in women’s football is not limitless, so you have to figure out how to place investment and where to best put it strategically. Prize money is one part of that big picture but it’s not the only one, and maybe that’s why it is as it is today, with a big doubled amount but not as much as we would all like.”

The 2022 Women’s European Championship kicks off Wednesday, with England set to host the tournament for the first time since 2005.

With more than 500,000 tickets already sold – including a sellout in England’s opener Wednesday against Austria at Old Trafford and the Wembley final – the tournament is set to shatter the attendance record of 240,000 set in the Netherlands four years ago.

UEFA said Friday that roughly 20 percent of ticket purchases came from outside England. The tournament is expected to draw attendees from at least 99 countries.

The Euros are set to continue what already has been a big year for women’s soccer in Europe. Barcelona set a world record in attendance for a women’s game as 91,648 attended the first leg of the team’s Champions League semifinal at Camp Nou. The record previously was set in 1999 in the final of the Women’s World Cup.

In France, 43,254 turned out to watch Paris Saint-Germain play in the Champions League semifinal against Lyon, setting a record. Additionally, England’s club attendance record was broken in the FA Cup final at Wembley as 49,094 attended the match between Chelsea and Manchester City.

England enters the tournament as one of the favorites, as the team not only has home-field advantage on its side but also an unbeaten record under head coach Sarina Wiegman, who was appointed in September 2021.

After reaching the semifinals in each of the last three tournaments, this could be the year England finally breaks through to the final.

Spain was among the favorites, but Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas tore her ACL in a Tuesday training session. The loss of Putellas in addition to the absence of top goalscorer Jennifer Hermoso – who suffered knee ligament damage earlier this month and was ruled out of the tournament – could spell trouble for Spain.

The return of Ada Hegerberg to the Norwegian national team has boosted that squad heading into the tournament, while Vivianne Miedema will be one to watch for the Dutch national team.

Group A: England, Austria Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland

Group Stage:

  • Wednesday, July 6 
    • England vs. Austria @ 3 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN2
  • Thursday, July 7
    • Norway vs. Northern Ireland @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Friday, July 8
    • Spain vs. Finland @ 12 p.m., ESPN+
    • Germany vs. Denmark @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Saturday, July 9
    • Portugal vs. Switzerland @ 12 p.m., ESPN+
    • Netherlands vs. Sweden @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Sunday, July 10 
    • Belgium vs. Iceland @ 12 p.m., ESPN2
    • France vs. Italy @ 3 p.m., ESPN+
  • Monday, July 11
    • Austria vs. Northern Ireland @ 12 p.m., ESPN2
    • England vs. Norway @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Tuesday, July 12
    • Denmark vs. Finland @ 12 p.m., ESPN2
    • Germany vs. Spain @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Wednesday, July 13
    • Sweden vs. Switzerland @ 12 p.m., ESPN2
    • Netherlands vs. Portugal @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Thursday, July 14
    • Italy vs. Iceland @ 12 p.m., ESPN2
    • France vs. Belgium @ 3 p.m., ESPN+
  • Friday, July 15
    • Northern Ireland vs. England @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
    • Austria vs. Norway @ 3 p.m., ESPN+
  • Saturday, July 16
    • Finland vs. Germany @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
    • Denmark vs. Spain @ 3 p.m., ESPN+
  • Sunday, July 17
    • Switzerland vs. Netherlands @ 12 p.m., ESPN
    • Sweden vs. Portugal @ 12 p.m., ESPN+
  • Monday, July 18
    • Iceland vs. France @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
    • Italy vs. Belgium @ 3 p.m., ESPN+


  • Wednesday, July 20: QF #1 @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Thursday, July 21: QF #2 @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Friday, July 22: QF #3 @ 3 p.m., ESPN2
  • Saturday, July 23: QF #4 @ 3 p.m., ESPN2


  • Tuesday, July 26: SF #1 @ 3 p.m., ESPN2/ESPN+
  • Wednesday, July 27: SF #2 @ 3 p.m., ESPN2


  • Sunday, July 31 @ 12 p.m., ESPN/ESPN+

*All times listed in ET.

The 2022 UEFA European Women’s Championship begins July 6, and the 16 teams competing have started announcing their rosters for the tournament.

So far, Finland, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden have all announced their final rosters for the Women’s Euro, while some other teams have announced preliminary rosters.


To be announced June 27.


Belgium announced its preliminary roster on May 18, with the final roster to be announced June 20.

Goalkeepers: Nicky Evrard (Gent), Diede Lemey (Sassuolo), LIsa Lichtfus (Dijon), Femke Bastiaen (PSV)

Defenders: Davina Philtjens (Sassuolo), Amber Tysiak (OH Leuven), Laura De Neve (Anderlecht), Sari Kees (OH Leuven), Laura Deloose (Anderlecht), Jody Vangheluwe (Club YLA), Shari Van Belle (Gent), Isabelle Iliano (Gent)

Midfielders: Chloe Vande Velde (Gent), Charlotte TIson (Anderlecht), Lenie Onzia (OH Leuven), Justine Vanhaevermaet (Reading), Marie Minnaert (Club YLA), Julie Biesmans (PSV), Feli Delacauw (Gent), Marie Detruyer (OH Leuven), Zenia Mertens (OHL Leuven), Kassandra Missipo (Basel), Jarne Teulings (Anderlecht)

Forwards: Ella Van Kerkhoven (Anderlecht), Sarah Wijnants (Anderlecht), Tine De Caigny (Hoffenheim), Tessa Wullaert (Fortuna Sittard), Janice Cayman (Lyon), Hannah Eurlings (OH Leuven), Jassina Blom (UDG Tenerife), Jill Janssens (OH Leuven), Davinia Vanmechelen (Standard), Elena Dhont (Twente)


To be announced June 16.


While England’s full roster has not been set, the team did announce a 28-player preliminary roster in May, from which the Euros roster will be set. Leah Williamson has been named captain ahead of the tournament.

The final roster will be announced Wednesday.

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Aston Villa), Lucy Staniforth (Manchester United), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Ella Tone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Beth England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)


Goalkeepers: Katriina Talaslahti (Fleury 91), Anna Tamminen (Hammarby), Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Tottenham)

Defenders: Anna Auvinen (Sampdoria), Nora Heroum (Lazio), Tuija Hyyrynen (Juventus), Emma Koivisto (Brighton), Natalia Kuikka (Portland Thorns), Elli Pikkujamsa (KIF Orebro), Anna Westerlund (Aland United)

Midfielders: Olga Ahtinen (Linkoping), Emmi Alanen (Kristiandstad), Ria Oling (Rosengard), Essi Sainio (HJK), Eveliina Summanen (Tottenham)

Forwards: Adelina Engman (Hammarby), Sanni Franssi (Real Sociedad), Juliette Kemppi (IFK Kalmar), Amanda Rantanen (KIF Orebro), Jutta Rantala (Vittsjo), Jenny Danielsson (AIK), Heidi Kollanen (KIF Orebro), Linda Sallstrom (Vittsjo)


France was the first to announce its roster for the tournament, releasing its final roster on May 30.

Goalkeepers: Mylene Chavas (Bordeaux), Justine Lerond (Metz), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus)

Defenders: Selma Bacha (Lyon), Hawa Cissoko (West Ham), Sakina Karchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain), Griedge Mbock Bathy (Lyon), Eve Perisset (Bordeaux), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Aissatou Tounkara (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Charlotte Bilbault (Bordeaux), Kenza Dali (Everton), Grace Geyoro (PSG), Ella Palis (Bordeaux), Sandie Toletti (Levante)

Forwards: Sandy Baltimore (PSG), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG), Melvine Mallard (Lyon), Clara Mateo (Paris FC), Ouleymata Sarr (Paris FC)


Eight-time European champion Germany will be without Dzsenifer Marozsan and Melanie Leupolz this time around. Marozsan is out with an ACL injury while Leupolz is expecting her first child. Young forward Turbine Potsdam is also out with an ACL injury.

Martina Voss Tecklenburg unveiled the preliminary roster on May 31 with the final roster coming at a later date.

Goalkeepers: Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea), Merle Frohms (Eintracht Frankfurt), Almuth Schult (Wolfsburg), Martina Tufekovic (Hoffenheim)

Defenders: Sara Doorsoun (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jana Feldkamp (Hoffenheim), Giulia Gwinn (Bayern Munich), Marina Hegering (Bayern Munich), Kathrin Hendrich (Wolfsburg), Sophia Kleinherne (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maximiliane Rall (Bayern Munich), Felicitas Rauch (Wolfsburg)

Midfielders: Sara Dabritz (Paris Saint-Germain), Linda Dallmann (Bayern Munich), Svenja Huth (Wolfsburg), Lena Lattwein (Wolfsburg), Sydney Lohmann (Bayern Munich), Lina Magull (Bayern Munich), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg), Chantal Hagel (Hoffenheim), Sjoeke Nusken (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Forwards: Nicole Anyomi (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jule Brand (Hoffenheim), Klara Buhl (Bayern Munich), Laura Freigang (Eintracht Frankfurt), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Lea Schuller (Bayern Munich), Tabea Waßmuth (Wolfsburg)


Goalkeepers: Sandra Siguradardottir (Valur), Cecilia Ran Runarsdottir (Bayern Munich), Telma Ivarsdottir (Breidablik)

Defenders: Aslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdottir (Breidablik), Elisa Vidarsdottir (Valur), Ingibjorg Sigurdardottir (Valerenga), Gudny Arnadottir (Milan), Gudrun Arnardottir (Rosengard), Sif Atladottir (Selfoss), Hallbera Gudny Gisladottir (IFK Kalmar)

Midfielders: Alexandra Johannsdottir (Eintracht Frankfurt), Dagny Brynjarsdottir (West Ham), Karolina Lea Vilhjalmsdottir (Bayern Munich), Selma Sol Magnusdottir (Rosenborg), Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Orlando Pride), Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir (Lyon), Agla Maria Albertsdottir (Hacken), Amanda Andradottir (Kristianstads

Forwards: Svava Ros Gudmundsdottir (Brann), Berglind Bjorg Thorvaldsdottir (Brann), Elin Metta Jensen (Valur), Sveindis Jane Jonsdottir (Wolfsburg)


To be announced.


The reigning European champions are heading into their first tournament under head coach Mark Parsons and are headlined by forward Vivianne Miedema.

Goalkeepers: Daphne van Domselaar (Twente), Barbara Lorsheyd (ADO Den Haag), Sari van Veenendaal (PSV)

Defenders: Kerstin Casparij (Twente), Caitlin Dijkstra (Twente), Merel van Dongen (Atletico Madrid), Stefanie van der Gragt (Ajax), Dominique Janssen (Wolfsburg), Aniek Nouwen (Chelsea), Marisa Olislagers (Twente), Lynn Wilms (Wolfsburg)

Midfielders: Danielle van de Donk (Lyon), Damaris Egurrola (Lyon), Jackie Groenen (Manchester United), Victoria Pelova (Ajax), Jill Roord (Wolfsburg), Sherida Spitse (Ajax)

Forwards: Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich), Esmee Brugts (PSV), Renate Jansen (Twente), Romee Leuchter (Ajax), Lieke Martens (Barcelona), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)

Northern Ireland:

To be announced.


The Norwegian roster features Ada Hegerberg, who has returned after a five-year absence over the Norwegian Football Federation’s treatment of women’s soccer. A new president led to renewed conversations with Hegerberg, who has once again opted to don her national team’s crest.

Goalkeepers: Guro Pettersen (Valerenga), Sunniva Skoglund (Stabaek), Aurora Mikalsen (Brann)

Defenders: Tuva Hansen (Brann), Maren Mjelde (Chelsea), Anja Sonstevold (Inter), Julie Blakstad (Manchester City), Maria Thorisdottir (Manchester United), Synne Skinnes Hansen (Rosenborg), Guro Bergsvand (Brann)

Midfielders: Vilde Boe Risa (Manchester United), Amalie Eikeland (Reading), Ingrid Syrstad Engen (Barcelona), Frida Maanum (Arsenal), Lisa Naalsund (Brann), Elisabeth Terland (Brann), Guro Reiten (Chelsea)

Forwards: Anna Langas Josendal (Rosenborg), Karina Saevik (Avaldsnes), Sophie Roman Haug (Roma), Celin Bizet Ildhusoy (PSG), Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)


Goalkeepers: Ines Pereira (Servette), Patricia Morais (Braga), Rute Costa (Famalicao)

Defenders: Alicia Correia (Sporting CP), Carole (Benfica), Catarina Amado (Benfica), Diana Gomes (Braga), Joana Marchao (Sporting CP), Mariana Azevedo (Famalicao), Silvia Rebelo (Benfica)

Midfielders: Andreia Norton (Braga), Andreia Jacinto (Sporting CP), Andreia Faria (Benfica), Dolores Silva (Braga), Fatima Pinto (Sporting CP), Kika Nazareth (Benfica), Tatiana Pinto (Levante), Vanessa Marques (Braga)

Forwards: Ana Borges (Sporting CP), Carolina Mendes (Braga), Diana Silva (Sporting CP), Jessica Silva (Benfica), Telma Encarnacao (Maritimo)


Spain has a provisional roster, with the final roster to be confirmed at the end of June.

Goalkeepers: Sandra Panos (Barcelona), Lola Gallardo (Atletico Madrid), Misa Rodriguez (Real Madrid)

Defenders: Irene Paredes (Barcelona), Maria Leon (Barcelona), Leila Ouahabi (Barcelona), Andrea Pereira (Barcelona), Ivana Andres (Real Madrid), Ona Batlle (Manchester United), Laia Aleixandri (Atletico Madrid), Olga Carmona (Real Madrid), Sheila Garcia (Atletico Madrid), Ainhoa Vicente Moraza (Athletic Club)

Midfielders: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona), Patri Guijarro (Barcelona), Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona), Irene Guerrero (Levante), Nerea Eizagirre (Real Sociedad), Teresa Abelleira (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona), Lucia Garcia (Athletic Club), Esther Gonzalez (Real Madrid), Marta Cardona (Real Madrid), Amaiur Sarriegi (Real Sociedad), Athenea del Castillo (Real Madrid), Claudia Pina (Barcelona), Salma Paralluelo (Villarreal)


Sweden’s roster features 19 of the 22 players that were present at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.

Goalkeepers: Jennifer Falk (Hacken), Hedvig Lindahl (Atletico Madrid), Zecira Musovic (Chelsea)

Defenders: Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea), Hanna Glas (Bayern Munich), Jonna Andersson (Hammarby), Nathalie Bjorn (Everton), Amanda Ilestedt (PSG), Emma Kullberg (Brighton), Amanda Nilden (Juventus), Linda Sembrant (Juventus)

Midfielders: Caroline Seger (Rosengard), Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City), Hanna Bennison (Everton), Kosovare Asllani (Real Madrid), Elin Rubensson (Hacken), Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (Hacken)

Forwards: Lina Hurtig (Juventus), Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona), Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal), Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave), Rebecka Blomqvist (Wolfsburg), Olivia Schough (Rosengard)


To be announced June 21.

The group stage of the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament is set, with hosts England drawing Norway, Austria and Northern Ireland in Group A.

The tournament, originally scheduled for 2021, was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the Euros will run from July 6 to July 31 in 2022, with London’s Wembley Stadium hosting the championship game.

England and Austria will open the tournament on July 6 at Old Trafford. Four days later, Norway will face Northern Ireland on July 11.

Group B features eight-time Euro winner Germany, Denmark, Spain and Finland. The Netherlands, 2019 World Cup finalists, are joined by Olympic silver medalists Sweden, Russia and Switzerland in Group C. France, Italy, Belgium and Iceland will meet in Group D.

The 16 teams will share a total of 16 million pounds in prize money, double the 8 million pound pool distributed in 2017.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals.