Which Reds are into the Euro 2022 quarter-finals?
With the Women's Euro 2022 knockout stages almost upon us, learn which of Marc Skinner’s United Women will be taking part in the quarter-final this week, and who they will be facing.
There are sure to be some fireworks when the quarter-finals get under way this evening (Wednesday 20 July), with some Reds even coming up against one another in the next stage of this summer’s tournament.
These QFs tho...🤤🔥🤩— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 18, 2022
Some TASTY #WEUROFixtures - who's going through?#WEURO2022 @bookingcom pic.twitter.com/iIP9lKh0lt
ENGLAND V SPAIN - WEDNESDAY 20 JULY (20:00 BST)
Tonight’s heavyweight clash between England and Spain could see as many as four Reds line up in the same match at the AMEX Stadium.
Mary Earps has kept a clean sheet for the Lionesses in each of their three group matches so far, while Sarina Wiegman’s side have scored 14 goals so far. Alessia Russo and Ella Toone have both been impressive off the bench, with Russo grabbing three goals.
The English trio come up against United Women team-mate Ona Batlle in the last-eight. Batlle's Spain reached the quarter-finals following their 1-0 victory over Denmark on Saturday.
This mouth-watering clash is certainly one to keep an eye on, with both sides tipped for success this summer. Wiegman stated earlier in the week that “many countries are favourites” in this year’s competition, and it will be intriguing to see who comes out on top in Brighton.
FRANCE V NETHERLANDS - SATURDAY 23 JULY (20:00 BST)
This weekend, United Women’s Jackie Groenen will take on France in Rotherham's New York Stadium in the last eight, as the Netherlands look to retain the trophy they won in 2017.
The Oranje won 4-1 against Switzerland last time out, and looked a lot more like their dominant selves, despite experiencing a somewhat indifferent start to the competition.
France, on the other hand, had already qualified for the knockout stages before their 1-1 draw with Iceland on Monday, and will enter this clash full of confidence. Keep an eye out to see how Jackie gets on!
Just look at those #WEURO2022 QFs 🤩 Predict your road to the final ⤵️#WEUROPredictor @euronics_UK— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 19, 2022
THE OTHER TIES
Despite no United Women playing in the other quarter-finals, they are certainly worth paying attention to.
Germany play Austria at the Brentford Community Stadium on Thursday 21 July, while Sweden face Belgium at our very own Leigh Sports Village on Friday 22 July. Both matches begin at 20:00 BST and will potentially have an important bearing on the other Reds in the competition, should they progress.
The winner of the England-Spain tie will face either Sweden or Belgium in the final four, while the side who triumphs in the quarter-final between France and the Netherlands will play either Germany or Austria in the next round.