Netherlands' Euro 2022 group: Who will they face in Group C?

Netherlands' Euro 2022 group
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The Netherlands’ Euro 2022 group contains Sweden and Switzerland. It did originally contain Russia but they have been suspended from the competition. They have since been replaced by Portugal, who had previously lost to Russia in the play-offs for European Championship qualification. The Netherlands go into Euro 2022 as the current holders.

You can also download our Women's Euro 2022 wall chart to see every team's group at this summer's tournament.

Netherlands’ Euro 2022 group: Sweden

Netherlands' Euro 2022 group: Sweden

(Image credit: Getty Images)

9th July

The Netherlands’ first group game will likely be their trickiest, against Sweden. Sweden are heading into the tournament ranked second in the world, having won silver at last year’s Tokyo Olympics. They will be hoping to add to their sole piece of silverware: the 1984 European Championship title. 

Sweden have a raft of talent all across the pitch with experienced heads like Caroline Seger and Hedvig Lindahl being combined with exciting young talent such as Hanna Bennison. Their attacking riches are particularly formidable with Stina Blackstenius, Fridolina Rolfö and Kosovare Asllani all available to call on.

Netherlands' Euro 2022 group: Portugal

Netherlands' Euro 2022 group: Portugal

(Image credit: Getty Images)

13th July

Portugal did not originally qualify for Euro 2022, having lost to Russia in a qualification play-off. However, as a result of Russia's expulsion from the competition, UEFA announced at the start of May that they would be the final team to participate. 

They will be participating in their second ever Euros having previously reached the group stage in 2017. Despite not originally qualifying, they are a competitive team, having recently beaten Norway 2-0 at the Algarve Cup.

Netherlands’ Euro 2022 group: Switzerland

Netherlands' Euro 2022 group: Switzerland

(Image credit: Getty Images)

17th July

The Netherlands will play their final group game against Switzerland. Switzerland are playing in their second ever European Championships, having beaten the Czech Republic on penalties to make it to the tournament through the playoff system. 

There are a number of talented players within the Swiss squad including Barcelona’s Ana-Maria Crnogorčević, Paris Saint-Germain’s Ramona Bachmann, and Arsenal’s Lia Wälti. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Jessy Parker Humphreys is a freelance women's football writer. A Chelsea fan, Jessy has been following the women's game since being taken to the 2003/04 FA Cup final at Loftus Road and seeing Arsenal thrash Jessy's local side Charlton. Fortunately, Arsenal don't win quite as much as they used to – although Jessy hopes Charlton will also be back at the top of the women's game one day.