England will host July’s Women’s 2022 European Championships with the expectations of going all the way to the final.
The home team will be managed by Sarina Wiegman, who was in charge of Netherlands in the previous edition and duly won it.
Her new team are ranked eighth in the world in a hotly contested event which features the world’s second best team (Sweden). They are joined by France (3rd), Netherlands (4th), Germany (5th) and Spain (7th).
France could be the team to beat as they feature a squad packed with Lyon clubmates, who won the Champions League last month.
In total, only four countries have lifted the title. Germany have won it eight times with Norway on two victories and Sweden and Netherlands once.
Norway and Italy are taking part for the 12th time which is the record for most appearances.
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland.
Venues: Manchester (Old Trafford), Southampton, Brighton.
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland.
Venues: Milton Keynes, Brentford.
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal.
Venues: Leigh, Sheffield (Bramall Lane).
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland.
Venues: Manchester (Academy Stadium), Rotherham.