UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: How to watch live, TV, schedule, matches, odds
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, the best international competition in European women’s football, begins on Wednesday 6 July (7/6/2022) with a match between England and Austria at Old Trafford at 15.00 ET.
The tournament takes place throughout the month of July, with three rounds of group play followed by knockout rounds and finally the final on 31 July. It will be broadcast on ESPN channels, and can be streamed live on DirecTV Stream, fuboTV and other live TV services. Full schedule below.
This is the 13th edition of the UEFA Women’s Euro. It was originally scheduled to take place in 2021, but was rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions. England is the host country this year, with matches scheduled to take place at Premier League stadiums, including Old Trafford, St. Mary’s and more.
The Netherlands are the defending champions, after last winning the tournament in 2017, where they beat Denmark 4-2 in the final after an unlikely race.
What is the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 TV and streaming schedule?
The first match day runs Wednesday 6 July through Sunday 10 July. All times ET.
- 7/6, England vs. Austria, 15.00 on ESPNU, TUDN. Power on DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- 7/7 Norge vs. Northern Ireland, 3pm on ESPN2, TUDN. Power on DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- 7/8 Spain vs. Finland, at 12 noon on TUDN. Power on ESPN +, DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- 7/8 Germany vs. Denmark, 15.00 on ESPN2, TUDN. Power on DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- 7/9 Portugal vs. Switzerland, 12.00 on ESPN +.
- 7/9, Netherlands vs. Sweden, 15.00 on ESPN2. Power on DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- 7/10, Belgium vs. Iceland, 12.00 on ESPN2. Power on DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- 7/10, France against Italy, 15.00 on TUDN. Stream on ESPN +, DirecTV Stream, fuboTV.
The remaining round schedule is:
- Match day 2, July 11th
- Match day 3, July 15th
- Quarterfinals July 20th
- Semifinals July 26
- Finals July 31st
How can I stream the tournament for FREE?
Fans with a cable subscription can log on to ESPN.com, ABC.com, Univision.com or associated apps with the cable credentials to stream the tournament for free.
Cable cutters can also sign up for a free trial of DirecTV Stream or fuboTV to enjoy all TV coverage for free for a limited time.
Can I bet on the tournament?
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Odds for match day 1 are according to DraftKings:
- England -550 vs. Austria +1200
- Norway -1400 vs. Northern Ireland +1600
- Spain -3500 vs. Finland +3000
- Germany -165 vs. Denmark +425
- Portugal +310 vs. Switzerland -135
- Netherlands +160 vs. Sweden +170
- Belgium +135 vs Iceland +185
- France -225 vs Italy +500
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With the best player in the world in the squad, Spain can finally call itself one of the title favorites participating in a major women’s football tournament.
Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas will lead Spain in this year’s European Championships, where the Spaniards will try to break through after years of inadequate performances on the international stage.
The tournament is scheduled from 6.-31. July at 10 stadiums in eight cities in England, including the final at Wembley.
The Spanish team will be strengthened by a significant growth of the sport in the country in recent years, with Barcelona winning its first Champions League title and Real Madrid having created its own women’s team – all since the last World Cup in 2019.
Putellas highlights a golden generation of players and is among nine members of a Barcelona team that failed to win a second Champions League title in a row in May. She was named the Champions League player of the season and became the tournament’s top scorer with 11 goals. She also won both FIFA’s and UEFA’s awards for best player of the year.
“She is young and, best of all, passionate about football and understands it very well, which is not something all players have,” Spain coach Jorge Vilda said of Putellas. “She has so much quality, sees things before others and does everything with pace and style.”
Putellas scored Spain’s goal in a 1-1 draw against Italy on Friday in the team’s final preparatory match before making its debut at the European Championship against Finland on July 8.
It was Putellas’ 100th match with Spain, making her the first female player to reach the national team milestone.
“I’m happy because I never thought I would reach this mark,” she said after Friday’s match. “It is the result of a lot of work over the years. Hopefully there will be many more matches, along with many titles as well. “
A draw against Italy extended an unbeaten streak for Spain starting in March 2020. The Spaniards came after a 7-0 root in Australia in their previous preparatory match.
Included in the team’s golden generation of players are María León, Irene Paredes, Aitana Bonmati and new Manchester City signings Laia Aleixandri and Leila Ouahabi.
Spain has done well in youth tournaments recently, and won the U17 World Cup in 2018 with a team that included Claudia Pina, also a member of the European Championship squad this month. However, the team will lack a veteran, as Jennifer Hermoso was excluded from the tournament due to a knee injury.
Spain, ranked number 7 in the world through the ages, is in group B together with Finland, Denmark and eight times European champion Germany.
Spain’s best finish at the European Championships for women was a semi-final appearance in 1997. It reached the quarterfinals in 2013 and 2017.
It reached the round of 16 in the 2019 World Cup in France, losing 2-1 to the United States. It has qualified for the finals in all major tournaments in the last nine years.