The postponed 2021 Female’s European Championship is going to take place from 6 31 July 2022, Uefa has confirmed.
The competition, to be kept in England, has been pushed back again after the male’s European Championship and also the Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The purpose is using exactly the same venues as the initial tournament.
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin states the move guarantees the competition is going to get the “spotlight it deserves”.
He added: “By moving to the next year, we’re making sure that our flagship female’s competition will be the one main football tournament of the summer.”
Uefa’s chief of female’s football, Nadine Kessler, said: “This decision places us in a place to provide a competition which attracts worldwide attention, maximises media coverage and increases stadium attendances, and is therefore aiding us to satisfy our core goal of uplifting the future generation of footballers.
“2022 also allows for more promotion as well as partner activation, that would’ve been a lot harder in what’s currently a packed summer in 2021.”
England are actually set to open the tournament Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium on seven July, one of ten venues utilized across the nation, with Wembley hosting the last.
Moving the Euros to 2022 will stay away from 2 female’s competitions in the same summer time.
3 European teams – Great Britain, the Sweden and Netherlands – have previously qualified for the Olympics.
As it appears, the finale of the Female’s Euros will coincide with the beginning of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, that are kept from twenty seven July 7 August.
Uefa indicates that there were “extensive discussions” with Birmingham 2022 organisers.
The Football Association’s director of female’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell said: “We are pleased to the Commonwealth Games Federation for its collaboration as we sought to verify these brand new dates, as well as look forward to working in concert to showcase the very best of female’s sport across each of our events.”