100 days to go: Five huge questions ahead of Women's Euro 2022 ❓ | OneFootball

100 days to go: Five huge questions ahead of Women's Euro 2022 ❓

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Lewis Ambrose

Euro 2022 is just 100 days away! So here are five burning questions as the summer fast approaches …


Will England win their first ever major trophy?

It’s the big one first up: can England win the Euros?

The Lionesses reached the semi-finals at the 2015 and 2019 World Cups either side of reaching the same stage at Euro 2017. They lost all three.

One more step would mean a final. Another would mean glory. Sarina Wiegman will be hoping for a personal double on English soil having led the Netherlands to the trophy as hosts five years ago.


Who is the world’s best striker?

The Euros obviously won’t allow Sam Kerr to stake her claim for this particular piece of recognition but some of her competitors will be looking to use their platforms.

Vivianne Miedema and Marie-Antoinette Katoto are both out of contract at club level in the summer and will carry the hopes of the Netherlands and France through the tournament respectively. Can either cause an upset?

Or will Ada Hegerberg — fully fit again after almost two years and back on the international scene again after almost five — show us all why she was the first ever winner of the women’s Ballon d’Or?


Can Spain emulate Barcelona?

And then there is Spain, who might just have to go down as big favourites. Barcelona have swept away all competition over the past 18 months and are on course to win a spectacular second successive treble.

The Spain team, well, it consists of most of the Barcelona team. We can expect a lot from them.


Is Germany’s next generation a golden one?

Former titans of the women’s game, a new-look Germany will mostly be looking at the Euros as a chance to gain experience. Or are they dark horses?

Without Melanie Leupolz and Selina Cerci, maybe not, but the likes of Jule Brand (19), Lena Oberdorf (20), and Tabea Waßmuth (25) have all made huge steps and are set for their first tournaments.

Add Giulia Gwinn to the equation, plus Sara Däbritz and Laura Freigang, and Germany could be building a super team for the coming years.


Will a men’s Euros record be broken at Wembley?

The numbers say it all. The final at Wembley on 31 July is sold out and on course to be attended by more people than any other European Championships, men’s and women’s, in history.

Times are changing.