Women's Sport: Women's European Championship to be moved to 2022

The Women’s European Championship has been postponed to summer 2022.

The tournament was due to take place in England in 2021, but after the global coronavirus pandemic, this has led to the men’s European championship and Tokyo Olympic been moved to 2021.

England, Sweden and the Netherlands have all already qualified for the Olympics. But the qualification for the tournament is still ongoing. With Wales in second place in Group C, which also contains Northern Ireland in fourth place, and the Republic of Ireland are top of GroupGroup I, while Scotland are also second in Group E.

Phil Neville – England women’s manager was due to lead Great Britain’s women’s team to Tokyo 2020; however, his contract will now not cover the Olympics and the Euro’s.

The Football Association is yet to say whether Neville will extend his contract beyond next summer. In a current poll conducted by GiveMeSport Women, 78% of our followers did not want to Neville leading the Great Britain women’s team beyond 2020 due to the results of his leadership so far.

Since England was knocked out of last year’s World Cup by the USWNT, they’ve lost seven out of a possible eleven games, and although the on-pitch problems shouldn’t be ignored, Neville’s pre-match decisions have raised eyebrows. 

During the recent polls, 41% of our football fans wanted to see Chelsea women’s Emma Hayes or Jill Ellis leading the women’s team forward for the future.

European football’s governing body UEFA this week has announced a series of decisions about its competitions following a meeting of its 55 member associations. Still, it is yet to confirm that Euro 2021 will become Euro 2022, even though, in an article by BBC Sport – they confirmed that the Danish FA did, however, say on its website that the postponement had been announced during the video conference meeting.

There are still decisions to be made about when the tournament will take place, mainly because of the Commonwealth Games, which are set to take place in Birmingham from 27 July to 7 August.

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