The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 begins with hosts England entertaining Austria at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday, July 7.

The 13th edition of the premier European competition in women’s football was set to be played in 2021 but was postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19.

The Women’s Euro 2022 will see a total of 16 teams, divided into four groups, playing a total of 31 matches. The league phase - comprising 24 matches - will be played from July 7 to July 19, with each team facing the other three teams in their respective groups once.

The quarter-finals will be played between July 21 and July 24, while the semi-finals will be held on July 27 and 28. The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final will be played on July 31 at London's Wembley Stadium.

Defending champions Netherlands will start their campaign on July 10 against Sweden.

The tournament will be played across 10 venues in different cities, namely, Brighton and Hove, Leigh (Designated as "Wigan and Leigh" by UEFA), London (2 stadiums), Manchester (2 stadiums), Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield and Southampton

As in men’s football, the winners of Women’s Euro 2022 will take on the 2022 Copa América Femenina champions in the UEFA–CONMEBOL Women's Finalissima.

Where to watch UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 live in India?

The Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 in India. The competition will be telecast live on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD TV channels live in India.

Live streaming of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 will be available on the SonyLiv app.

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 groups

Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland

Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland

Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal

Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland

UEFA Euro 2022 schedule, fixtures and India match times

All times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Thursday, July 7

Group A: England vs Austria - 12:30 AM

Friday, July 8

Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland - 12:30 AM

Group B: Spain vs Finland - 9:30 PM

Saturday, July 9

Group B: Germany vs Denmark - 12:30 AM

Group C: Portugal vs Switzerland - 09:30 PM

Sunday, July 10

Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden - 12:30 AM

Group D: Belgium vs Iceland - 9:30 PM

Monday, July 11

Group D: France vs Italy - 12:30 AM

Group A: Austria vs Northern Ireland - 9:30 PM

Tuesday, July 12

Group A: England vs Norway - 12:30 AM

Group B: Denmark vs Finland - 9:30 PM

Wednesday, July 13

Group B: Germany vs Spain - 12:30 AM

Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland - 9:30 PM

Thursday, July 14

Group C: Netherlands v Portugal - 12:30 AM

Group D: Italy vs Iceland - 9:30 PM

Friday, July 15

Group D: France vs Belgium - 12:30 AM

Saturday, July 16

Group A: Northern Ireland vs England - 12:30 AM

Group A: Austria vs Norway - 12:30 AM

Sunday, July 17

Group B: Finland vs Germany - 12:30 AM

Group B: Denmark vs Spain - 12:30 AM

Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands - 9:30 PM

Group C: Sweden vs Portugal - 9:30 PM

Tuesday, July 19

Group D: Iceland vs France - 12:30 AM

Group D: Italy vs Belgium - 12:30 AM

Wednesday, July 21

Quarter-final 1: Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B - 12:30 AM

Thursday, July 22

Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B vs Runners-up Group A - 12:30 AM

Friday, July 23

Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group D - 12:30 AM

Saturday, July 24

Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C - 12:30 AM

Tuesday, July 27

Semi-final 1 - 12:30 AM

Wednesday, July 28

Semi-final 2 - 12:30 AM

Sunday, July 31

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final - 9:30 PM

Featured photo: AFP / LINDSEY PARNABY