Denmark, Norway, Sweden book finals spots: How Women’s EURO qualifying stands

UEFA Women’s EURO qualifying is in progress with a record 47 teams competing for 15 places alongside hosts England in the finals from 6 to 31 July 2022.

How qualifying works

  • The group winners and the three runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections will join hosts England in the final tournament.
  • The other six runners-up will play off in April for the remaining three berths in the 16-team finals.

State of play

  • Qualified: Denmark, England (hosts), Germany, Netherlands (holders), Norway
  • Confirmed in top two of group: Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland

Group A: Netherlands (holders, qualified), Russia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Turkey, Estonia

  • The Netherlands defeated Estonia 7-0 on Friday for an eighth straight win in the group, ensuring they will defend their title in England. Russia beat Slovenia 1-0, then on Tuesday overcame Turkey 4-2 to book second place after Kosovo lost 6-0 to the Dutch.
Netherlands celebrate their qualification

Netherlands celebrate their qualificationGetty Images

Group B: Denmark (qualified), Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Malta, Georgia

  • Denmark won 3-1 on Tuesday in Italy, who had not lost at home in five years, to make it nine wins out of nine and ensure qualification at worst as one of the three best runners-up. Italy had won all their seven previous matches and are assured of at least a play-off; they can still top the group with a win in Denmark on 1 December by a three-goal margin (or any two-goal victory other than 2-0 or 3-1).

Group C: Norway (qualified), Wales, Northern Ireland, Belarus, Faroe Islands

  • Norway sealed qualification with a 1-0 win in Wales on Tuesday, their sixth perfect victory in the group. Wales are second but Northern Ireland are three points behind, with a game in hand, after a 1-0 win in Belarus, who are two points further back and have played a match less. Northern Ireland host Belarus on 27 November and would overtake Wales with victory on head-to-head away goals. On 1 December, Wales welcome Belarus and Northern Ireland play Faroe Islands. Belarus are also yet to visit Norway.
Spain secured a crucial win against Czech Republic

Spain secured a crucial win against Czech RepublicIcon Sport via Getty Images

Group D: Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Moldova, Azerbaijan

  • Poland won 3-0 in Moldova on Tuesday to move a point clear of unbeaten Spain, who thrashed Czech Republic 4-0 in a crucial match Friday and have two games in hand on the leaders. Spain will qualify if they beat Moldova on 27 November, then avoid defeat by Poland on 1 December (a win against Poland would be enough regardless). The Czechs are level with Spain, having played two games more, following a 3-0 win over Azerbaijan. Czech Republic will finish second if they overcome Moldova on 1 December and Poland do not win in Spain (a point will be enough for the Czechs if Poland lose).

Group E: Finland, Scotland, Portugal, Albania, Cyprus

  • Finland ended Scotland’s perfect start with a 1-0 win on Tuesday and are three points clear of Portugal, who…

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