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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 12 months’s match is beneath method.

England have been drawn within the hardest qualifying group. The defending champions will nonetheless be anticipated to progress however a gap 1-1 draw with Sweden at Wembley was not the perfect begin. They bounced again 4 days later, nevertheless, with an away win towards the Republic of Ireland.

England’s sloppiness in Friday’s defeat to France at St James’ Park leaves Sarina Wiegman with inquiries to reply earlier than the return match on Tuesday.

England’s Euro 2025 qualifying fixtures

England face France, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland, dwelling 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 routinely, will contest play-offs over two rounds of two-legged ties throughout two home windows within the autumn of 2024.

Friday, April 5
England 1 Sweden 1, Wembley

Tuesday, April 9
Republic of Ireland 0 England 2, Aviva Stadium

Friday, May 31
England 1 France 2, St James’ Park

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 last spherical (if wanted) or friendlies

Dec 16
Draw for Euro 2025

Who are England’s group opponents


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

Managed by Hervé Renard, who famously oversaw Saudi Arabia’s shock victory towards Argentina on the males’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar, they reached the quarter-finals on the Women’s World Cup final 12 months however misplaced on penalties to co-hosts Australia. France had been additionally the runners-up within the inaugural Women’s Nations League final month.

They have a staff plagued by stars from Paris St-Germain and the file eight-times Women’s Champions League winners Lyon, and have a powerful head-to-head file towards England traditionally.
Key participant: Kadidiatou Diani (Forward, Lyon)
Results to this point: France 1 Republic of Ireland 0; Sweden 0 France 1


Regulars within the latter levels of main ladies’s tournaments and silver medallists on the previous two Olympic Games, Sweden are a large presence in international ladies’s soccer and completed third at 2023’s World Cup.

They had 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 towards Switzerland – and that’s the reason they discovered themselves in Pot Three for the draw.
Key participant: Stina Blackstenius (striker, Arsenal)
Results to this point: England 1 Sweden 1; Sweden 0 France 1

Republic of Ireland

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

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’ll go into this League A marketing campaign as main underdogs towards three of the world’s prime five-ranked sides.
Key participant: Katie McCabe (left-back/winger, Arsenal)
Results to this point: France 1 Republic of Ireland 0; Republic of Ireland 0 England 2

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 time’s match in Switzerland.

England’s possibilities of qualifying for Euro 2025 – and defending the title – stay comparatively sturdy general, 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 had been assured to face sturdy sides in qualifying, whereas groups in Leagues B and C can not qualify for the Euros routinely and may solely hope for play-off spots at finest.

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 dwelling soil in 2022.