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The Women’s Euro 2025 qualification interval to find out the 15 groups who will be part of hosts Switzerland at subsequent yr’s match is sort of upon us.

England have been drawn within the hardest qualifying group, however the defending champions will nonetheless be anticipated to progress. They open their bid this week in opposition to Sweden.

England’s Euro 2025 qualifier fixtures

England will face France, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland, house and away, throughout three worldwide home windows over the subsequent four-and-a-half months.

The sides who end exterior the highest two, and subsequently don’t qualify mechanically, will contest play-offs over two rounds of two-legged ties throughout two home windows within the autumn of 2024.

Friday, April 5
England vs Sweden, Wembley, 8pm

Tuesday, April 9
Republic of Ireland vs England, Aviva Stadium 7.30pm

Friday, May 31
England vs France, St James’ Park, 8pm

Tuesday, June 4
France vs England, Stade Geoffrey-Guichard, TBC

Friday, 12 July
England vs Republic of Ireland, Carrow Road, 8pm

Tuesday, 16 July
Sweden vs England, TBC

How to look at

All England matches will probably be televised by ITV Sport.

Other key dates

Oct 21-29
Either Euro 2025 qualifying play-offs (if wanted) or friendlies

Nov 25-Dec 3
Either Euro 2025 qualifying play-offs ultimate spherical (if wanted) or friendlies

Dec 16
Draw for Euro 2025

Who are England’s group opponents


Frequently tipped for greatness however to date proving to be perennial underachievers at main tournaments.

Managed by Hervé Renard, who famously oversaw Saudi Arabia’s shock victory in opposition to Argentina on the males’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar, they reached the quarter-finals on the Women’s World Cup final yr however misplaced on penalties to co-hosts Australia. France have been additionally the runners-up within the inaugural Women’s Nations League final month.

They have a staff suffering from stars from Paris St-Germain and the document eight-times Women’s Champions League winners Lyon, and have a robust head-to-head document in opposition to England traditionally.
Key participant: Kadidiatou Diani (Forward, Lyon)


Regulars within the latter phases of main girls’s tournaments and silver medallists on the previous two Olympic Games, Sweden are an enormous presence in international girls’s soccer and completed third at 2023’s World Cup.

They have been comprehensively undone by England at Bramall Lane within the Euros semi-finals in 2022 however stay a formidable staff.

The Swedes, surprisingly, solely completed third of their Nations League group final autumn, largely due to a pricey away defeat in opposition to Switzerland – and that’s the reason they discovered themselves in Pot Three for the draw.
Key participant: Stina Blackstenius (striker, Arsenal)

Republic of Ireland

The Irish are coming into a brand new period beneath head coach Eileen Gleeson. She has changed Vera Pauw, whose four-year reign ended after final summer season’s World Cup when the Republic of Ireland went out within the group phases.

In her six Nations League matches in cost, Gleeson oversaw a powerful six wins from six in League B to earn promotion to League A for this newest cycle. That noticed them beat Albania, Hungary and Northern Ireland twice every. However, they are going to go into this League A marketing campaign as main underdogs in opposition to three of the world’s high five-ranked sides.
Key participant: Katie McCabe (left-back/winger, Arsenal)

How does qualifying work?

Three of the world’s top-five ranked sides are in Group A3 – France (third), England (fourth) and Sweden (fifth), together with the Republic of Ireland (twenty fourth) – however solely the highest two sides will probably be assured computerized qualification for subsequent summer season’s match in Switzerland.

England’s probabilities of qualifying for Euro 2025 – and defending the title – stay comparatively robust total, nevertheless, as a result of the brand new format means the third- and fourth-placed groups of their group will participate in play-offs as a back-up path to the finals.

The qualification course of has been merged with the Women’s Nations League, which started in 2023. England are in League A and subsequently have been assured to face robust sides in qualifying, whereas groups in Leagues B and C can not qualify for the Euros mechanically and may solely hope for play-off spots at finest.

Latest England information

Lucy Bronze says England had set a normal since successful Euro 2022 and so they “know how to win” as they embark on their qualifying marketing campaign for Women’s Euro 2025.

The Lionesses host Sweden of their first qualifier on Friday at Wembley, formally starting the defence of their title, and Barcelona right-back Bronze says the squad are extra skilled now than they have been after they made historical past in 2022.

“We want to qualify [first of all] for the Euros, that’s the goal for this campaign, but the long goal would obviously be to win the tournament,” Bronze stated at St George’s Park. “That would be a special part of history to be a team that could potentially go back-to-back at a tournament. It’s difficult [to defend a title] in any tournament, whether it’s the WSL, the Champions League, but it would be a next-level achievement to do that in an international stage.”

Of the staff that received the Euros final time round, striker Ellen White and midfielder Jill Scott have each retired, seeing youthful skills comparable to Lauren James emerge to take centre stage, however Bronze added: “We’ve probably got a little bit more experience than the Euros [in 2022]which is a crazy thing to say, that we’ve got more experience now than we did previously. We know how to win.

“All the players coming through are competitive. They play at a high level, they play in really good games week-in, week-out.

“We also have a standard now at England, that we get to finals, we want to win trophies, and all the players who come through feel that and then they raise their game to that. So it’s really exciting but there’s still a long way to go until that actual Euros comes around and we’ve got 12 more months to keep improving and keep developing as individuals and as a team.”

Head coach Sarina Wiegman confirmed that returning Arsenal centre-back Leah Williamson stays the nationwide staff’s captain, though it’s not but clear whether or not Williamson will probably be match to play on Friday, with Wiegman saying: “We needed to manage her a little bit. She had a full training session. That is really good. She is still building but she is in a good place and is ready – if she comes through of course. It’s just really good that she’s back. First of all for herself because she is so excited to come back and she’s fit. It’s good to have another quality player in the squad. We have a lot of good players already. Now we’re in an even better place.”

Wiegman additionally confirmed that Manchester City goalkeeper Khiara Keating has left the camp due to some “discomfort” in her knee, and Southampton shot-stopper Kayla Rendell has been drafted from the Under-23s in Keating’s place.

Full qualifying draw

League A

  • Group A1: Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Finland
  • Group A2: Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic
  • Group A3: France, England, Sweden, Republic of Ireland
  • Group A4: Germany, Austria, Iceland, Poland

League B

  • Group B1: Switzerland, Hungary, Turkey, Azerbaijan
  • Group B2: Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Israel
  • Group B3: Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Malta
  • Group B4: Wales, Croatia, Ukraine, Kosovo

League C

  • Group C1: Belarus, Lithuania, Cyprus, Georgia
  • Group C2: Slovenia, Latvia, North Macedonia, Moldova
  • Group C3: Greece, Montenegro, Andorra, Faroe Islands
  • Group C4: Romania, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Armenia
  • Group C5: Albania, Estonia, Luxembourg

When are the 2025 Euros going down?

The 16-team match will run from July 2-27, 2025.

Where is the 2025 match being hosted?

Switzerland are the host nation after beating off competitors from Poland, France and collectively Denmark/Finland/Norway/Sweden.

Who are the defending champions?

England are the defending champions after lifting the trophy on house soil in 2022.