UEFA Women's Euro 2022

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  1. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    “Significantly, when stadiums for a tournament delayed a year by Covid were selected in 2018, organisers feared a lack of enthusiasm for fixtures not involving England. By the time the 2019 World Cup in France had altered such perceptions it was too late to secure high-end, high-volume grounds such as Newcastle’s 52,000-capacity St James’ Park and Sunderland’s 49,000-capacity Stadium of Light.“
     
  2. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/f...ng-PAY-clubs-host-womens-Euro-2022-games.html

    We had to persuade a few clubs and cities to come forward': FA admit to having to PAY clubs to host women's European Championship games due to limited interest being shown
    • FA admit cities and clubs had to be persuaded to apply to host Euro 2022 games
    • FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said interest was limited for various reasons
    • However, hype for the women's European Championship has seen ticket sales fly
    • All three of host nation England's group matches this summer have sold out
     
  3. kribi

    kribi Member

    Lyon
    France
    Jan 21, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    If your own country early eliminated, which country would you like to see champion ? For me :
    1- Spain because of Alexia Iniesta, Patrizia Xavi ...
    2- Italy because if i wasn't french, i would be italian
    3- Germany because all these talented women players always seemed to me very humble
    4- Norway because Ada
    5- Netherlands Dutch people is so cool
     
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  4. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Yep, we had the same thing for France 2019. For example historic clubs like Marseille and Nantes did not apply. It just shows many English don't give a *** about women's football in England.
     
  5. Bonnie Lass

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    Staff Member

    Lyon
    Norway
    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    1. Sweden. I need Seger to win a gold before she retires.
    2. France. For Lyon's players.
    3. Meh.
     
  6. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Very difficult question, because there are many teams (including most of the ones you mentioned) that I actually wouldn't mind see winning the whole thing: assuming that no one would really bother me except probably Germany because they have already won so many titles that it would be boring for the rest of Europe seeing them win another one and because Voss-Teclklenburg's style of play is not exactly exciting, and except England because the host winning the whole thing, although actually quite unfrequent, would sound boring to me anyway for some reasons, let's say:
    1- Sweden (they were the strongest team at the Olympics last year, in my opinion, and I would have liked better seeing them win there than Canada: an Euro title could make up for that and, who knows, could maybe help them challenge USA for 1st place in FIFA women's rankings, that's been another boring aspect of women's football in the latest years);
    2 - Norway (they look almost as strong as their history suggests and the Hansen-Hegerberg duo is a dream-like combo: Hegerberg in particular recently showed with OL that she remains a player who can make the difference almost single-handedly, a little like Miedema for Netherlands in 2017; but I admit I wouldn't like very much to see Sjögren succeed :unsure:);
    3 - France (I would have preferred to see them win a title with a previous generation of talents, but anyway some of those who are still in the team would deserve it just for their career; but I admit I wouldn't like very much to see Diacre succeed :unsure:);
    4 - Netherlands (the reigning champions winning again is in itself another boring thing and I guess I mentioned I don't like boring things :p; but Netherlands are always an entertaining team to watch and a part of the players who were in the 2017 champion team remain very good players);
    5 - Spain (I've no particular bias for them, but they have the potential of being a spectacular team and if they show a very good football at this tournament I'll gladly bow to them).

    Honorable mention: I really don't think Iceland have the potential to go very far at this Euro, but Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir is a player I like a lot and I would love her to have a good tournament. :)
     
  7. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It doesn't look like Seger's retirement is going to happen soon, since, despite being 37, she just extended her contract with Rosengård until 2024! :eek:

    But you probably mean "retirement from NT", that could indeed happen earlier...
     
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  8. Lohmann

    Lohmann Member+

    Arminia Bielefeld
    Germany
    Feb 24, 2020
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    [​IMG]
     
  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Oh, come on: are you really persuaded that all of the non-German Europe would see a Germany's win and would exclaim: "Wow, Germany's 9th title: how exciting is that???" :laugh:
     
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  10. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Where's E. Frank these days? He hasn't posted in a while....
     
  11. Lohmann

    Lohmann Member+

    Arminia Bielefeld
    Germany
    Feb 24, 2020
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    When was the last time Germany won an Euro? Nine years ago (only the older people can remember:unsure:). How many players from 2013 are still there in 2022? Only three(Schult, Däbritz and Huth). Even from the Olympic Games 2016 (the last time Germany won a title) we have only four players(compared to 2013 also Popp).How often has Lyon won the Champions League since 2013? Six times and we have players that won all of these titles. So why would it be less boring if these players win another title? Will it be boring for you for the next hundred years if Germany wins an Euro because likely in hundred years Germany will still be the most successful team at Euros?

    Italy`s men won the last Euro. Wouldn`t it be boring if also the Italian women win it?:sneaky: Norway won the most gold medals at the last Winter Olympics. Wouldn`t it be boring if they win again? If you search for a reason why something is boring you will find it (or you can just enjoy Euro:)).
     
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  12. 59Amerinorsk

    59Amerinorsk Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    Norway
    Mar 31, 2017
    1. Norway (since I am American and the USA did not qualify LOL :cool::p)
    2. Denmark
    3. France or England or Spain or Italy
     
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  13. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Well as a norteamericano, I don't have a particular horse in the race to begin with, unless you count how I've always been a Spain fan. After Spain, I guess I'd cheer for:
    2. Italy - dark horse but possible, WoSo in the process of growing here
    3. Netherlands - just a fun team and fun nation
    4. France - IDK

    Easier for me to say who I definitely don't want winning:
    1. Germany - too many titles already; they need to go at least two more cycles letting new blood in before getting another title
    2. Sweden - as a big rival, the idea of them always ending no better than runners-up amuses me
    3a. Norway/Denmark - also speaking to old rivalries
    3b. England - while I like the team itself, I don't like England's footballing culture
     
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  14. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    England may have a chance of winning the title. I believe this could be their first ever.
     
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  15. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    #290 blissett, Jun 23, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2022
    No risk of that happening, in my opinion. :p:unsure:

    Yes, women's football is growing in Italy, and yes, it looks "possible" on paper, but actually I don't see it happening. I am breathing the atmosphere surrounding the event here in Italy (actually, the atmosphere within the "tiny bubble" of women's football followers here in Italy: I dare to say 99% of the population have no idea of the fact that there's an upcoming women's Euro; maybe it will lower to 90-95% in the days immediately ahead of the tournament, when it's likely that mainstream media will pass from 0 coverage to "some" coverage :unsure:) and what I perceive in our women's football world is some kind of "forced" feeling: the artificial notion that, since Italy had their break-out tournament at WWC 2019, they have to "grow from there" and do better. There is this idea (spread by fans, media, the players themselves) that it's fundamental for the growth of the mouvement and for the good of the new professional league that Italy "do better" than 2019. Considering that they made quarter-finals in 2019, doing better would mean making at least the semi-finals, but there is this little forgotten detail that, when you remember that there were 7 European quarter-finalists out of 8 teams at WWC 2019, you could argue that Euro 2022 is a harder tournament than WWC 2019: you get no pushover teams and you're likely to mostly battle with teams able to make top 8 or more at the WWC.

    tl; dr: I am worried by the excessively optimistic approach to the tournament and I am not sure the team is humble enough to recognize its current limitations. Also, there is too much expectation, because of the shaky financial basis of the professional women's league experiment.

    We're going to see... :cautious:
     
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  16. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    I have a soft spot for Iceland. Although winning it might be a stretch, they can upset a few teams in the group stage. Other than that.. no particular team preference, but I'd like to see a Euro winning team who really deserved it because they were considerably better than the rest. It's sad that the Euros practically is the Western Euros. Looking at the participation map, it's almost as if the Iron Curtain still exists. May be next time there is better representation from the East. Teams like the Czech Republic and Poland seem ready to break through the glass ceiling at the next tournament.
     
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  17. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
  18. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017

    I will be shocked if any team at Euro22 proves to be "considerably better" than all the rest. There are too many good teams for that to happen in a sport where, what's more, winning margins are small even when you've got a superior team playing a lesser squad. There will surely be a lot of tight, highly competitive matches. What I DON'T want to see is games decided late by some questionable/dubious PK call. I don't want to see a match decided by a referee calling a PK because somebody got accidentally kicked in the box in the 82'. Let the players decide the outcome in run of play.
     
  19. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Well the question was who you'd like to see win, not who you thought would win. X-D Sure, Italy is definitely lower on my power rankings; in an evenly balanced tournament, I think they're a QF team with a ceiling of the SFs. That said, the knockout stage is always highly dependent on how the group stage plays out - remember, we had Denmark vs Austria in one of the SFs last time!
     
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  20. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Yes I am aware! ^_^ But since you had deemed Italy "dark horse but possible", I wanted, as an "insider", to put the necessary limitations to this "possible".
     
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  21. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    All squads named : https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/0275-153836166a91-f4b231767d39-1000--women-s-euro-squads/

    Special rules apply too:

    UEFA Women's EURO 2022 squad rules
    • The deadline for the final 23-player squads was 24:00 CET on Sunday 26 June.
    • Should a listed player then become seriously injured or ill before her team’s first match in the final tournament, she may be substituted if a doctor from the UEFA Medical Committee and the team doctor concerned both confirm that the injury or illness is sufficiently serious to prevent the player from taking part in the final tournament. Subject to the final approval of the UEFA administration, this injured or ill player may be replaced on the list of 23 players registered for the final tournament.
    • Goalkeepers can be replaced during the tournament in the event of physical incapacity, even if one or two goalkeepers in the squad are still available.
    • A player who has been replaced cannot be re-added to the squad.
     
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  22. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
  23. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Well the attitude from the government here is very simple: just carry on as usual. Nearly no one is wearing masks any more.
    Teams will need to be careful.
     
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  25. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    New record sales:

     
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