England Women will be taking on Austria women in the first matchday of the Women's European Championship 2022.
England women will be taking on Austria women in the first matchday of the Women’s European Championship 2022. With this being the opening match of such an anticipated tournament, it promises to be a thrilling and exciting watch. Tournaments hosts, England will be looking to start their campaign with a win and start their journey towards justifying their title of the tournament favourites. Austria, on the other hand will know that most of the pressure will be on their opponents and this might just play into the Austrians’ advantage.
|England Women vs Austria Women||Key Details|
|Date||7 July, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||12:30 am IST|
|Kickoff time England||7:00 pm GMT|
|Kickoff time Austria||9:00 pm CEST|
After being eliminated in the semi-finals of the last Euros in 2017, England Women will be looking to mount a better challenge this year. They will also have home advantage in their favour. In their last six matches, the English Lionesses have ran riots winning all the games scoring a massive 30 goals in the process. With tough competitors in Norway and Northern Ireland also in their group, England will undoubtedly know the importance of starting their run with a win.
As for, Austria Women, their recent run of results isn’t too bad either. The Austrians have won three, drew one and lost two of their last six games. In the same period they have scored 24 goals. Having lost to the English last November by 1-0 in a World Cup Qualification match, the feeling of redemption will be high in the Austrian Camp. They will carry the positive experience of their last Euros appearance in 2017 where they reached the semi-finals to this group A game and will give the hosts a hard time for a win.
The coaches of both the teams will be looking to field their respective strongest XIs in the opening game. This will give them a detailed view, keeping in mind the rest of the tournament. England and Austria will be content with the fact that both don’t have any injury or fitness related issues to deal with. This will certainly add to the quality and the excitement of the game.
England Women possible line-up: Earps, Bronze, Bright, Greenwood, Daly, Williamson, Walsh, Mead, Kirby, Hemp, White
Austria Women possible line-up: Zinsberger, Wienroither, Schnaderbeck, Georgieva, Aschauer, Puntigam, Makas, Zadrazil, Feiersinger, Kolb, Billa
The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 match between England Women vs Austria Women will take place at Old Trafford on Thursday at 12:30 am IST.
Select UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 matches will be telecasted live on the Sony TEN network in India. Besides, live streaming of these matches will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV apps and OTT platforms in India. Additionally, selected matches will be streamed live in certain territories on UEFA.tv.