England v Austria LIVE commentary: Date, kick-off time, location and team news for opening clash of 2022 Women’s Euros June 20, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Hosts England will kick off the 2022 Women’s Euros against Austria in early July and talkSPORT will have full commentary from Old Trafford.

Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses are among the favourites for glory this summer and will be able to count on home advantage as they chase their first major trophy.


England take on Austria in the opening game of 2022 Women’s Euros

England reached the semi-finals at the last Euros in 2017 but were well beaten by Netherlands.

Leah Williamson and co will be eager to go one better this summer and reach the final at Wembley on July 31.

But before that, they will begin the showpiece tournament against Austria ahead of their other Group A games against Norway and Northern Ireland.

The festival of women’s football is fast approaching and the countdown to England’s opener is on.

England v Austria: Date and kick-off time

The opening game of the Women’s European Championship will take place on Wednesday, July 6.

It will be held at Manchester United’s 74,000-capacity Old Trafford and will kick-off at 8pm.

England then face Norway in Brighton on July 11 before their final group game in Southampton against Northern Ireland on July 15.

England v Austria: talkSPORT commentary

talkSPORT will have full coverage from Old Trafford as we bring you the whole tournament live throughout July.

More details on our commentary will follow soon.

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Sarina Wiegman’s England will be looking for glory at the Women’s Euro 2022


Sarina Wiegman’s England will be looking for glory at the Women’s Euro 2022

England v Austria: Team news

England manager Wiegman has confirmed her 23-player squad for this summer’s Euros.

It contains a nice mix of experience and youth with no uncapped players named.

Steph Houghton, who captained England for eight years, has not been included having not played since January because of an Achilles injury.

Jill Scott has been called up and will go to her 10th major tournament despite struggling with injury this season while Chelsea’s Fran Kirby has also been selected despite struggling with fatigue since February.

Georgia Stanway has also been selected following her recent move from City to Bayern Munich.

  • Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
  • Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (unattached), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
  • Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (unattached), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
  • Forwards: Beth England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)

England fixtures at the 2022 Women’s Euros

Wednesday, July 6

  • England vs Austria – kick off 8pm, Old Trafford

Monday, July 11

  • England v Norway – kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium

Friday, July 15

  • Northern Ireland v England – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s

Old Trafford, one of the most iconic stadiums in world football, will host the opening game of the Women’s Euros


Old Trafford, one of the most iconic stadiums in world football, will host the opening game of the Women’s Euros

England v Austria: What has been said?

England boss Wiegman: “The Euros are getting closer, and naming out squad is a big step towards the tournament.

“We have a settled squad and I know we have players in our team that will give everything to make it a summer to remember.

“It is important the players have the chance to get some rest now after a very busy season before we get back to our work.

“We then have a series of prep camps coming up and it is important we use this time to build an even closer connection on and off the pitch.

“We also look forward to welcoming those who have been working individually and with their clubs on their fitness in the past few weeks.

“We are hoping to have them back on the pitch when the series of pre camps start, so we can see where they are at.”

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