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PremierLeague-News.Com - Manchester United's stadium and the Manchester City Academy Stadium are two of the venues for the competition, which will run from July 6 to July 31 next year.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! In 500 days’ time Manchester will be a hive of activity as Women’s Euro 2022 kicks off at Old Trafford. Manchester United’s famous stadium plays host to the opening fixture of the competition on July 6, 2022, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the UEFA to push it back by a year. Old Trafford and the Manchester City Academy Stadium are two of the nine stadiums across the country which will both host the 31 fixtures for the 16-team tournament before the final takes place at Wembley on July 31. While UEFA were initially disappointed to have to reschedule the Women’s Euros, the dates across July 2022 should allow it to attract more attention. Read More Related Articles Why Alex Greenwood is delighted to be one of England's senior Lionesses Read More Related Articles Why Man City Women's Chloe Kelly owes a debt of thanks to Lucy Bronze Had it gone ahead this summer as originally planned, from July 7 to August 1, it would have come on the back of the men’s Euro 2020, which has kept its original name despite running from June 11 to July 11, 2021. "By moving the competition to 2022, we guaranteed that the biggest women's sports event in Europe receives the exclusive platform it deserves," said UEFA chief of women's football Nadine Kessler. The hope is that the growth of women’s football since the 2019 World Cup, when England reached the semi-finals, will continue apace before the Euros next year. Manchester is the only city, apart from London, which will have two stadiums hosting matches and Manchester FA chief executive officer Colin Bridgford hopes that will help put the city on the map in terms of the women’s game.
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. “Our legacy from the tournament will provide thousands of opportunities to be involved, whether you’re playing, volunteering or refereeing.”
The Manchester City Academy Stadium is one of the venues for Women's Euro 2022
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The other venues which have been chosen are the Brighton & Hove Community Stadium, Brentford Community Stadium, Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, Rotherham’s New York Stadium, Bramall Lane, St Mary’s Stadium and Leigh Sports Village. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will also be in use alongside goal line technology through the tournament for the first time. England qualified automatically as hosts and will be joined at the tournament by holders the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, Iceland and Spain, who have been confirmed as group winners in qualifying. The remaining six places remain undetermined in the qualifying process. Three of the places will be decided soon and will go to the group runners-up who have the best records, while the remaining six runners-up will compete against each other in April to fill the final three places.
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