Here are all the details ahead of the England women’s opening game at Euro 2022 against Austria.
After an 11-game unbeaten run, England will finally start their UEFA Women’s Euro tournament this week.
The Lionesses played their three friendlies ahead of the tournament with flying colors, conceding just one goal against the Netherlands.
Sarina Wiegman will lead her team into their first major tournament as head coach and face Austria full of confidence in their first game of the group stage.
At the last Euro tournament five years ago, England suffered a heavy defeat against the Netherlands in the semi-finals, but they will keep the home field advantage as they look to win the competition for the first time.
Here are all the details ahead of the Lionesses’ opener against Austria…
When does England play women vs Austria?
England vs Austria first game will be played on Wednesday 6 July 2022.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00 BST.
The match is the first of the entire tournament and the following day – Thursday 7 July – is followed by the other Group A clash.
Where is the game taking place?
The Women’s Euros 2022 tournament will be played in eight cities across England – in ten different stadiums.
England’s opener takes place at Old Trafford – the home of Manchester United.
The other nine venues are Wembley Stadium (London), Amex Stadium (Brighton), Bramall Lane (Sheffield), Stadium MK (Milton Keynes), Brentford Community Stadium (Brentford), New York Stadium (Rotherham), Academy Stadium (Manchester), St Mary’s Stadium (Southampton) and Leigh Sports Village (Leigh).
As seen on TV
BBC has exclusive rights to Euro 2022 in the UK and will broadcast England’s clash with Austria on Wednesday night.
The game will be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 19:00 BST and ending at 22:15.
The game is also streamed live on BBC iPlayer, which you can access with a TV license.
After England’s opener on Wednesday, they travel to the south coast to take on Norway (July 11) and Northern Ireland (July 15) in the remaining group games.
Here are the key dates of the tournament…
• 20-23 July: quarter finals
• 26-27 July: semifinals
• July 31: Euro 2022 final
The English women are currently clear favorites when it comes to winning their first game against Austria.
The Lionesses are also one of the favorites to win the tournament on home soil, with only Spain currently favoring the hosts.
Who is in the England squad?
The England squad for Euro 2022 is as follows:
Goalkeeper: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defender: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
Midfield player: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Aston Villa, on loan from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Forward: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)