Switzerland to host Women's Euro 2025! Swiss beat out competition from France, Poland and a Nordic joint-bid
- Switzerland awarded host duties
- Beat out strong competition
- Automatically qualify for Euro 2025
WHAT HAPPENED? The news was confirmed following a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Lisbon on Tuesday afternoon.
🇨🇭 Switzerland have been appointed hosts of the 2025 UEFA Women’s EURO!@WEURO | #WEURO2025 pic.twitter.com/X7pvrMweke— UEFA (@UEFA) April 4, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: England will enter the competition as reigning champions, having beaten Germany in the 2022 final at Wembley last summer. Unlike in the men's equivalent, just 16 teams will battle it out for the trophy.
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AND WHAT'S MORE: It is understood that the following host cities were included Switzerland's bid: Basel, Bern, Geneva, Zurich, St, Gallen, Lucerne, Sion, Lausanne and Thun. The final seems likely to be played at St. Jakob Park in Basel, the largest stadium in the country.
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WHAT NEXT? Qualification for the tournament is not scheduled to get underway until February 2024, after the conclusion of the inaugural Women's Nations League. Switzerland are the only team guaranteed of a spot in the competition as hosts.