UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 a ‘moment in history’

Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas is expecting Euro 2022 to be a “moment in history” for women’s football that will “catapult” the sport to the next level and inspire a whole new generation of female players like never before.

England will host the European Championship finals, which were delayed by a year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, next summer. The buzz around the tournament is already building and it is set to be the biggest international women’s football tournament that Europe has ever seen.

The FA is making 750,000 tickets available for the tournament as a whole, which is around three times the number that were sold for Euro 2017 in Netherlands. There has already been a pre-sale ticket event, while the ticket ballot, which is the first opportunity to buy tickets since the group stage draw was made and determining which teams would play who and where, is open now.

“I was at the Euros in Netherlands [in 2017] and it was amazing. It was the semi-finals when England were beaten by Netherlands and they had a packed stadium, absolutely rammed out,” Jenas, who is an ambassador for Euro 2022, told 90min.

“It was really nice to see and my first real experience of seeing the women’s game in the same way that the men’s game is seen, with the visibility and everything that goes with it. To say that this [in 2022] is going to be bigger than that is really exciting for the sport.”

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