The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Manchester & Trafford that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022.
UEFA today unveils a brand-new identity for UEFA Women's EURO 2022, which kicks off 500 days from now. The 2022 edition in England promises to be the biggest women's football event in UEFA history, deserving of the fresh, open and contemporary look that reflects the strength, diversity and ever-growing popularity of the game.
"We’re thrilled to share this new identity for the UEFA Women's EURO 2022," said UEFA chief of women's football, Nadine Kessler.
"This new branding brings a fresh look and eye-catching feel for the tournament as we begin the countdown to next summer. We can't wait to see this emblem across host cities, stadiums and television when the action begins in 500 days' time."
Colin Bridgford, Chief Executive Officer & Senior Safeguarding Lead at The Manchester FA, said: "Everyone at Manchester FA and all those involved in the grassroots game is delighted to have Manchester and Trafford as hosts for the UEFA Women’s Euros in 2022 and we cannot wait to welcome players and fans from around Europe. I am convinced that this tournament will showcase the women’s game and inspire a new generation of women and girls to play the game, creating a legacy that will instill Manchester and Trafford as the places to be enjoying the female game. Our legacy from the tournament will provide thousands of opportunities to be involved, whether you’re playing, volunteering or refereeing.”
Originally scheduled for 2021, the tournament was, like UEFA EURO 2020, postponed by a year. This guarantees increased exposure for women's football in a summer without other major football events.
As well as the new logo, extensive coverage of all 31 matches at UEFA Women's EURO 2022 will feature on free-to-air television, radio and online as 16 nations compete to be crowned European champions. This will ensure anyone, from committed or curious fans to the next generation of stars, can tune into the tournament and be part of the excitement.
"By moving the competition to 2022, we guaranteed that the biggest women's sports event in Europe receives the exclusive platform it deserves," Kessler said. "Alongside the English FA, we are confident of delivering a first-class tournament that will attract global attention and media coverage, leaving a legacy to inspire many more girls, and boys, to take up the game."
The opening match, on 6 July 2022, will take place at Old Trafford (capacity 76,000), with the final on 31 July to be played at Wembley Stadium (90,000), meaning England's national arena will host back-to-back men's and women's UEFA EURO finals in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
In another sign of the growing status of women’s competitions, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) programme will be used throughout the finals for the first time.
UEFA's new ticketing portal is now open for fans to register for early access to tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information ahead of next year's finals.
Sign up for information on tickets for UEFA Women's EURO 2022 here.
For more information regarding the current standings and already qualified teams click here.
England 2022 venues
Brighton & Hove (Brighton & Hove Community Stadium)
London (Brentford Community Stadium & Wembley Stadium – final only)
Manchester (Manchester City Academy Stadium)
Milton Keynes (Stadium MK)
Rotherham (New York Stadium)
Sheffield (Bramall Lane)
Southampton (St Mary's Stadium)
Trafford (Old Trafford – opening game)
Wigan & Leigh (Leigh Sports Village)
The new logo is available here under UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
A special 500 Days to Go edition of the ‘The Football Podcast’ from UEFA Together #WePlayStrong is available now on on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and IGTV, featuring UEFA Chief of Women’s Football, Nadine Kessler.