Breaking: Women's Euro Championship moved to 2022

Ellen White and the rest of  the Lionesses will now have to wait  until 2022 for the next Euros (PA Images)
Ellen White and the rest of the Lionesses will now have to wait until 2022 for the next Euros (PA Images)
12:39pm, Thu 23 Apr 2020
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The Women's Euro 2021 in England will be postponed until July 2022, UEFA has confirmed.

The 16-team tournament, originally scheduled for next summer, will now take place between July 6 and July 31, 2022.

Games will be played at the originally-named venues,including Wembley Stadium.

The move was widely anticipated following the decsion to postpone this summer's Tokyo Olympics to next year.

UEFA had already postponed the men's Euro 2020 tournament until the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and president Aleksander Ceferin said moving the women's tournament was in order to give it 'the spotlight it deserves'.

In a statement, Ceferin added: "When we had to take an urgent decision on the postponement of UEFA EURO 2020, we always had the impact on UEFA Women's EURO 2021 in mind.

"We have carefully considered all options, with our commitment to the growth of women's football at the forefront of our thinking. By moving UEFA Women's EURO to the following year, we are ensuring that our flagship women's competition will be the only major football tournament of the summer, providing it with the spotlight it deserves."

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