UEFA’s Euro 2021 Women’s Championship, to be held in England, will be played one year later in July 2022, European soccer’s overseeing body chose at an official council meeting on Thursday.
The competition was moved after UEFA's Euro 2020 men's opposition must be deferred to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial match will be hung on July 6 with the last on July 31.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the point of the switch was to maintain a strategic distance from a conflict with different occasions – just as the men’s competition in 2021, the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games will likewise include ladies’ soccer.
“We have deliberately thought to be all choices, with our duty to the development of ladies’ football at the front line of our reasoning. By moving UEFA Women’s Euro to the next year, we are guaranteeing that our leader ladies’ opposition will be the main significant football competition of the mid year, furnishing it with the spotlight it merits,” he said.
UEFA expect to save indistinguishable settings from were set up for the initially planned competition.
The overseeing body said that they had “broad conversations” with coordinators of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the English Football Association over the change.
“This choice sets us in a place to convey a competition that pulls in worldwide consideration, boosts media inclusion and builds arena attendances, and is along these lines helping us to meet our center target of rousing the up and coming age of footballers,” said UEFA’s head of women’s football Nadine Kessler.