England and Northern Ireland to meet in the group stage of Women’s Euro 2022 | Women’s Euro 2022
England face Austria in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 opener at Old Trafford on July 6, and the hosts also face Northern Ireland and Austria in Group A after the draw in Manchester on Thursday.
It’s a relatively nice draw for Sarina Wiegman’s side, who face Norway in Brighton on July 11, ahead of a domestic derby against Northern Ireland at St Mary’s on July 15. Newbies Kenny Shiels will play their three group matches in Southampton, facing Norway on July 7 and Austria on July 11.
Eight-time winners Germany face a tough draw alongside Denmark, Spain and Finland in Group B – with runners-up set to meet Group A winners in the quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, defending champions the Netherlands will face Sweden, Russia and Switzerland in Group C. The other seed, France, will face Italy, Belgium and Iceland in Group C. D.