UEFA Women's EURO 2013 - Group Stage draw out!
The 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship will be played in Sweden from July 10 to 28, 2013 with the draw for the three groups of four teams each carried out in Gothenburg on Friday evening.In Group A, hosts Sweden take on Italy, Denmark and Finland in which the Italians find themselves amongst Scandinavian teams with Sweden taking on Denmark in the tournament opener.
Title holders Germany who are aiming for a sixth straight title have been drawn in Group B alongside the Netherlands, traditional rivals amongst the men; Norway and Iceland.
In Group C,a France will face England, Russia and Spain in an easier group, which in any men’s competition would have been a group of death.
The top two from each group plus the two best third-placed teams will progress to the quarterfinals on July 21/22. The semifinals will take place on July 24 in Gothenburg and and the following day in Norrkoping. The final is on Sunday, July 28 at the new Friends Arena in Solna near Stockholm.
UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 – Group Stage
Group A (Gothenburg/Halmstad)
Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Finland
Group B (Växjö/Kalmar)
Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Iceland
Group C (Norrkoping/Linkoping)
France, England, Russia, Spain