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Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group: Who will Sweden face in Group C?

Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group
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Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group contains the Netherlands and Switzerland. It did originally contain Russia but they have been suspended from the competition. Portugal will be participating in their place.

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

Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group: The Netherlands

Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group: The Netherlands

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9th July

Sweden’s first group game will likely be their trickiest, against the Netherlands. The Netherlands are currently the holders of the European Championship, having won it on home turf back in 2017. However, manager Sarina Wiegman has been hired by England so they will be led into the tournament by former Portland Thorns boss Mark Parsons.

Despite the managerial change, the Netherlands side is full of attacking talent. Vivianne Miedema has played a slightly different role for Arsenal this season but remains an unstoppable goalscorer. Meanwhile, Lieke Martens has missed a large portion of the season for Barcelona but the Netherlands will be hoping she can find her fitness before July, having been named ‘Player of the Tournament’ at the 2017 Euros. The Dutch side’s biggest boost will have come with Lyon midfielder Damaris Egurrola committing to them, despite being eligible to play for Spain and the USA.

Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group: Switzerland

Sweden Women's Euro 2022 group: Switzerland

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13th July

Sweden will play their second 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. 

Sweden Women’s Euro 2022 group: Portugal

Sweden Women's Euro 2022 group: Portugal

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Sweden were due to face Russia in Group C but UEFA announced in February that they would be suspended from the competition. Portugal were confirmed as their replacements in May, as they were the team who had originally lost to Russia in the qualification play-off. They will be participating in their second Euros having reached the group stage in 2017. Despite not originally qualifying, they are a competitive team, having recently beat Norway 2-0 in the Algarve Cup.

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