Well, the Women’s Euro’s have kicked off, and for those keen on following our lionesses journey – here’s a guide into the key information for the tournament! From fixtures, form and tickets. Enjoy!
Who? = England are in Group D, which includes Portugal, Scotland and Spain. Tough group. Portugal and Spain fall within the ‘dark horse’ bracket and will provide a stern test, while Scotland will be making their tournament debut, keen to impress.
Where? = The first game against Scotland will be played at: Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. After that, England travel to Breda to face Spain at: Rat Verlegh Stadion. Wrapping up in Tilburg, at the Willem II Stadion against Portugal.
When? = Scotland (19/07/2017), Spain (23/07/2017) & Portugal (27/07/2017)
The past two major tournaments for England Women’s have been polar opposites!
The last Euro Championships in 2013, England had a very poor showing, and crashed out at the group stage. However, two years later at the Women’s World Cup 2015, England produced one of their better tournament displays in recent years, and finished up in third!
It could’ve been even better for England in 2015, as in their semi-final defeat against Japan came in the form of an own goal in the very last moments. Can they make that jump to champions at the Women’s Euro 2017? Or is it just typical England and nothing will change?
The last six friendly games leading up to the 2017 European Championships:
1) England 0-1 Norway – 22nd January 2017
2) England 0-0 Sweden – 24th January 2017
3) England 1-1 Italy – 7th April 2017
4) England 3-0 Austria – 10th April 2017
5) Switzerland 0-4 England – 10th June 2017
6) Denmark 1-2 England – 1st July 2017
England Women’s Football Team have had a number of fantastic players to choose from recent, with many playing at high levels, notably Manchester City, Arsenal and now even Barcelona with Toni Duggan!
Manager Mark Sampson is keen to go into this tournament with stronger experience. Thus, 19 players from the 2015 World Cup squad are included in this years squad, while also no players aged under 23 are involved.
Four players will make tournament debuts at Euro 2017 – Demi Stokes, Isobel Christiansen, Nikita Parris and Millie Bright.
— England Women’s Team (@england_wnt) July 14, 2017
Yes – and at a very reasonable price!
Tickets are available on the official tournament website with group matches starting at €10 (£8.70). The maximum amount for a ticket in the group stages is €20 (£17.55).
For the knock-out stage of the competition the prices for tickets range from €10 – €60 (£52.66) – depending on stage of the competition.
BY - Adam Bromfield
18 July 2017