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

Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group
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Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group contains the Netherlands and Sweden. It did originally contain Russia but they have been suspended from the competition. They were since replaced by Portugal. Both Portugal and Switzerland are the clear underdogs in this group.

Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group: Portugal

Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group: Portugal

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9th July

Switzerland were supposed to kick off their European Championship campaign against Russia but they have since been replaced by Portugal following Russia's expulsion from the competition. Portugal will be playing in their second ever European Championships having made the group stages in 2017. This match will probably be Switzerland's best opportunity to pick up points in the group.

Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group: Sweden

Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group: Sweden

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13th July

Due to the absence of Russia, Switzerland are due to start their Euros a little later than everyone else, playing their first group game against Sweden on 13th July. 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.

Switzerland Women’s Euro 2022 group: The Netherlands

Switzerland Women's Euro 2022 group: The Netherlands

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17th July

Switzerland’s final group game will be against The Netherlands at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. 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.

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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.