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The World Cup is already tomorrow

Like men’s soccer in 2021-2022, women’s teams will see busy months ahead. In addition to this summer’s Euros, the World Cup is also looming. From July 20 to August 20, 2023, more precisely. Or in about a year. The proximity of the two international competitions, which is explained by the modification of the calendar. Initially, the continental meeting was actually scheduled to take place during the summer of 2021. But Covid adheres, the European Championship has been postponed by UEFA, so it will precede the World Cup in New Zealand just a few months ago and Australia, where the France team is already qualified.

Team France – blue skies on the horizon?

Two out of three. That, at the moment, is the number of goals the French women’s national team has scored during this busy year 2022. After winning the Tournoi de France for the second time last February and then verifying their qualification for next year’s World Cup (see elsewhere), Corinne’s players have become Deacon now has the euro. A competition the Habs have never won in their history. No title came, even, to complement the French Football Federation’s (FFF) bid. Apart from these two French championships mentioned above, of course (2020, 2022).

Quarter-finals, best performance

At best, the French national team reached the quarter-finals of the continental competition. Three times: in 2009, 2013 and then 2017. Far, far from what the host country of the 2019 World Cup can really claim. Also far from the goal set by the coach and her players for the English version. Last November, the former Clermont coach was pleased with the shared and emphatic ambition of “reaching the final” and “winning that first title. To hope to get there, Corinne Deacon can count on a group she’s been building for months or even years.” Unveiled on May 30, the menu includes a clever mix of taulières (Renard, Torrent, Peyraud-Magnin, …) and youth (Katuto, Baltimore, …), to which it will be necessary at any cost to add a cruelly absent osmosis. During the World Cup in France in 2019. ‘No surprises’ prepared by Corinne Deacon, but ‘choices’ were made to form the ‘most competitive team’ possible. We go finally to win this international title that French women’s football lacks. Blue sky in horizon?


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Group A:

  • Norway
  • England
  • Austria
  • northern Ireland

Group B:

  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Spain

Group C:

  • Sweden
  • Russia
  • Holland
  • Swiss

Group D:

  • France
  • Iceland
  • Italia
  • Belgium


Competition schedule

  • Group stage: from 6 to 18 July
  • Quarter-finals: 20-23 July
  • Semi-finals: 26 and 27 July
  • Final: July 31

French national team calendar

  • July 10, 9 p.m.: France-Italy, in Rotherham
  • July 14, 9 p.m.: France-Belgium, in Rotherham
  • July 18, 9 p.m.: Iceland-France, in Rotherham

Edition winners

  • 1984: Sweden
  • 1987: Norway
  • 1989: West Germany
  • 1991: Germany
  • 1993: Norway
  • 1995: Germany
  • 1997: Germany
  • 2001: Germany
  • 2005: Germany
  • 2009: Germany
  • 2013: Germany
  • 2017: Netherlands

Competition stages

  • Wembley Stadium in London (90,000 seats)
  • Old Trafford in Manchester (74,879 seats)
  • Brighton Community Stadium in Brighton (30,750 seats)
  • Bramal Lane in Sheffield (32,702 places)
  • St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton (32,505 seats)
  • MK Stadium in Milton Keynes (30,500 seats)
  • Brentford Community Stadium in Brentford (17,250 seats)
  • New York Stadium in Rotherham (12,021 seats)
  • Lee Sports Village in Manchester (12,000 seats)
  • Academy Stadium in Manchester (7000 seats)

to summarize

The women’s Euros for 2022 are combined. After last year’s men’s edition, it’s time to pick the women in just one month, from July 6 to 31. A year ahead of the World Cups in New Zealand and Australia, the tournament heads to England where the battle for the final title is expected to be tough. The French national team, the nominees, the stars expected, … A few weeks before kick-off, an overview of the competition that promises to be exciting!

Etienne Leray

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