UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

The UEFA Women’s EURO is a 16-team tournament staged by/played in England (for the second time) from July 6 to July 31.

16 teams divided in four groups

There are 16 teams (nations) in total (Russia replaced by Portugal), divided into four different groups from A-D.

Group A: Austria, England, Northern Ireland and Norway.

Group B: Denmark, Finland, Germany and Spain.

Group C: Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands

Group D: Belgium, France, Iceland and Italy.

The best team from each group will go on to the Quarter-finals, where four teams will continue on to the Semi-finals. Finally, the two winners from the Semi-finals will compete for the gold medal in the final on July 31).

Past winners from 2001-2017

2017: The Netherlands (Denmark 4-2)

2013: Germany (Norway 1-0)

2009: Germany (England 6-2)

2005: Germany (Norway 3-1)

2001: Germany (Sweden 1-0)

Sweden’s previous score record

1995: Germany-Sweden 3-2

1987: Norway-Sweden 2-1

1984: Sweden-England 1-1

The Swedish team

Foto: svenskfotboll.se

Goal keepers

Hedvig Lindahl (1:st), Jennifer Falk and Zecira Musovic.

Back line

Hanna Glas, Amanda Ilestedt, Nathalie Björn, Linda Sembrant, Magdalena Eriksson, Jonna Andersson, Amanda Nildén and Emma Kullberg.

Midfield/top line

Caroline Seger (team captain), Kosovare Asllani (2:nd team captain), Fridolina Rolfö, Filippa Angeldahl, Sofia Jakobsson, Rebecka Blomqvist, Olivia Schough, Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Elin Rubenson, Stina Blackstenius, Hanna Bennison and Lina Hurtig.

Coach

Peter Gerhardsson (2017)

Assistant coach

Magnus Wikman (2017)

Fun facts

Top scorer: Lotta Schelin (88).

Most caps: Caroline Seger (229).

FIFA ranking: 2 (June 2022).

Biggest win: 17-0 (Azerbaijan, 2010).

Olympic medals: silver (2016, 2020).

World Cup medals: silver (2003), (bronze (1991, 2011, 2019).

Former coaches: Thomas Dennerby (2005-2012), Pia Sundhage (2012-2017).

Published by MissPetra

Freelance writer, proof reader, blogger and webbdesigner based in Sweden. I run this and two other blogs: mrsswede.wordpress.com and prtextochbild/blogg when not writing for others.

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