The European Championships will be played in England from 6 to 31. July 2022. In its opening match on July 8, Finland will face Spain. That’s what its head coach wanted to avoid.
Finland got into a rock-hard and worst possible starting block at the European Women’s Championships next summer.
The European Championships will be played in England from 6 to 31. July 2022. 16 countries are involved.
Finland faces Germany, Spain and Denmark in block B. In the opening match, Finland will face Spain on July 8. Denmark will face on 12 July and Germany on 16 July.
Block B will be played in London at Brentford Community Stadium and in Milton Keynes at Stadium MK.
In the draw, Finland was placed in the lowest fourth draw basket, followed by Iceland, Russia and Northern Ireland.
The opening match of the European Championships England-Austria will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and the final at Wembley in London.
Other matches will be played in Brighton, Southampton, London Brentford, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Manchester City Academy Stadium and Leigh.
Before The lottery completed in Manchester is the head coach of Finland Anna Signeul hoped on the Football Association ‘s website that at least Spain would not hit the same starting block.
“We would like to avoid Spain, which is a very good team. Barcelona is playing in their league, which is currently such a good club team that I would think Spain would be a championship candidate in these competitions, ”Signeul said.
“It’s fantastic that we’ve gotten to the European Championships, but the planning and preparation for the competition really only starts with the block draws,” the Swedish coach continued.
In the women’s world list, Germany is third, Spain tenth and Denmark 15th. Finland is 25th. Spain have won their last 14 games.
“On the other hand, the block is also exciting. In it, all teams can win everyone. Denmark in the three-time basket was also in the European Championship final last time. Equity opens up opportunities for us too. It is not necessary to win all the matches, ”Signeul said after drawing the lottery on the Football Association’s website.
Finland is participating in the Women’s European Championships for the fourth time, the last time in 2013 in Sweden. At that time, Finland played in the draw with Italy and Denmark in the final tournament of 12 countries, but lost a large number (0–5) to Sweden and was last in the first block.
In England, the women’s European Championships were last played in 2005, when Finland advanced to the semi-finals. In its home tournament in 2009, Finland was eliminated in the semi-finals.
The most successful country in the Women’s European Championships is Germany with its eight championships. The Netherlands will defend their championship from 2017.
EM blocks 2022
Block A: England, Norway, Austria, Northern Ireland.
Block B: Germany, Spain, Denmark, Finland.
Block C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia.
Block D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland.
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