The premier women’s soccer competition is the UEFA Women’s Euro. It involves the top national sides from across Europe as they battle for a few summertime weeks every four years to determine which captain will lift the trophy. And you don’t need cable to watch.
In a hurry? Any streaming service that offers the ESPN channels will provide good coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro:
- FuboTV: The best streaming service for international sports also provides 100+ well-selected channels. FuboTV allows you to try out its service free for 7 days.
- DIRECTV STREAM: Get a great channel lineup with the best selection of RSNs in the industry. A 5-day free trial is now available for DIRECTV STREAM.
- Hulu + Live TV: A great overall streaming service offering 85+ live channels along with ESPN+ and Disney+. Try one month for $69.99.
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The UEFA Women’s Euro is an event that has been increasing in popularity at an impressive rate the last few decades. And its 2022 edition is expected to receive significant interest as well.
In the US, ESPN owns the broadcasting and streaming rights to this competition. In 2022, ESPN will showcase two matches, including the final. And 21 games will be featured on ESPN2, including the opener between England and Austria, which will be simulcast on ESPNU as well.
Meanwhile, ESPN+ is the exclusive broadcaster for eight matches from the competition this year. To get access to every game of the competition, you are best to sign up with Hulu + Live TV, which includes all the ESPN channels as well as ESPN+ itself. But you could also get ESPN+ on its own and combine it with a live service like FuboTV.
UEFA Women’s Championship
The UEFA Women’s Championship, the official name for this event, has been held since 1984. That year, four teams played in home-and-away semifinals and a final. It resulted in Sweden edging past England. Both sides won, 1-0, at home, and the Swedes took the penalty shootout that followed the second leg in Luton, England, by a 4-3 margin.
However, only three other sides have claimed this competition’s trophy in the decades since. The Netherlands also won one (2017). Norway has secured this event’s top spot twice (1987 and 1993). But Germany has been the powerhouse country, having taken it down on eight occasions, including six straight times from 1995-2013. The first two occurred in 1989, as West Germany, and 1991, after that country unified.
All of the UEFA countries that wish to enter a team in qualifying for the Women’s Euro may do so, and the majority of them do. For Women’s Euro 2022, 47 of UEFA’s 55 associations took part in the qualification process. They battled for 15 spots. England, the 48th, proceeded right to the competition as the host.
At the event itself, the 16 teams were divided into four four-team groups with the top two in each advancing to the knockout phase and, for the two most successful sides, playing in a quarterfinal, semifinal, and final.
2022 UEFA Women’s Euro Schedule
Schedule provides approximate times in EDT.
- Wed Jul 6 2:00 pm: A — England vs Austria (ESPNU)
- Thu Jul 7 2:00 pm: A — Norway vs Northern Ireland (ESPN2)
- Fri Jul 8 11:00 am: B — Spain vs Finland (ESPN+)
- Fri Jul 8 2:00 pm: B — Germany vs Denmark (ESPN2)
- Sat Jul 9 11:00 am: C — Portugal vs Switzerland (ESPN+)
- Sat Jul 9 2:00 pm: C — Netherlands vs Sweden (ESPN2)
- Sun Jul 10 11:00 am: D — Belgium vs Iceland (ESPN2)
- Sun Jul 10 2:00 pm: D — Group D: France vs Italy (ESPN+)
- Mon Jul 11 11:00 am: A — Austria vs Northern Ireland (ESPN2)
- Mon Jul 11 2:00 pm: A — England vs Norway (ESPN2)
- Tue Jul 12 11:00 am: B — Denmark vs Finland (ESPN2)
- Tue Jul 12 2:00 pm: B — Group B: Germany vs Spain (ESPN2)
- Wed 13 Jul 11:00 am: C — Sweden vs Switzerland (ESPN2)
- Wed 13 Jul 2:00 pm: C — Netherlands v Portugal (ESPN2)
- Thu 14 Jul 11:00 am: D — Italy vs Iceland (ESPN2)
- Thu 14 Jul 2:00 pm: D — France vs Belgium (ESPN+)
- Fri Jul 15 2:00 pm: A — Northern Ireland vs England (ESPN2)
- Fri Jul 15 2:00 pm: A — Austria vs Norway (ESPN+)
- Sat Jul 16 2:00 pm: B — Finland vs Germany (ESPN2)
- Sat Jul 16 2:00 pm: B — Denmark vs Spain (ESPN+)
- Sun Jul 17 11:00 am: C — Switzerland vs Netherlands (ESPN)
- Sun Jul 17 11:00 am: C — Sweden vs Portugal (ESPN+)
- Mon Jul 18 2:00 pm: D — Iceland vs France (ESPN2)
- Mon Jul 18 2:00 pm: D — Italy vs Belgium (ESPN+)
- Wed Jul 20 2:00 pm: QF1 — A winner vs B runner-up (ESPN2)
- Thu Jul 21 2:00 pm: QF2 — B winner vs A runner-up (ESPN2)
- Fri Jul 22 2:00 pm: QF3 — C winner vs D runner-up (ESPN2)
- Sat Jul 23 2:00 pm: QF4 — D winner vs C runner-up (ESPN2)
- Tue Jul 26 2:00 pm: SF1 — QF1 vs QF3 (ESPN2/ESPN+)
- Wed Jul 27 2:00 pm: SF2 — QF2 vs QF4 (ESPN2/ESPN+)
- Sun Jul 31 11:00 am: SF1 vs SF2
Watching UEFA Women’s Euro
Watching UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 in the US can be done by securing access to a number of ESPN-related outlets. Since some games will air only on ESPN+, the easiest way to watch is with Hulu + Live TV.
Hulu + Live TV
ESPN and ESPN2 are offered in Hulu + Live TV’s base plan ($69.99/mo), which will secure you access to the 23 Women’s Euro 2022 matches that will be available on television. But it also includes ESPN+, so you will get to see the rest as well. Hulu also provides local network channels as CBS Sports Network, FS1, and FS2.
ESPN+ ($6.99/mo) will feature exclusive coverage of eight matches of Women’s Euro 2022. They all take place in the group stage with half occurring on the final match days, when games are played simultaneously. Meanwhile, ESPN+ is also a premier source for other soccer events, such as FIFA World Cup qualifying. See our ESPN+ review for more details.
You can combine your ESPN+ subscription with a live TV streaming service to get access to all the matches:
- FuboTV: Well over 100 channels with a strong emphasis on soccer for $69.99/mo. (FuboTV review)
- DIRECTV STREAM: Plans start at $69.99/mo with lots of options including the best selection of RSNs in the industry. (DIRECTV STREAM review)
- Sling TV: The lowest price option starting at $35/mo with the most customization of any service. (Sling TV review)
- Vidgo: Base plan comes with 100+ channels including all the main ESPN ones for $59.95/mo. (Vidgo review)
- YouTube TV: Get 85+ TV channels for $64.99/mo.
Outside the US
Those located outside of the US who want to watch the UEFA Women’s Euro will be able to do so in many cases.
BBC owns the rights for the host country as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Australia, which will co-host the 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will have its Women’s Euro broadcasts on Optus Sport.
Is UEFA Women’s Euro related to the UEFA Women’s Champions League?
The UEFA Women’s Euro has no relation to the UEFA Women’s Champions League other than many of the continent’s top players participating in both. The former event, which is held every four years with the exception of the 2021 edition being moved to 2022, involves Europe’s best national teams while the latter competition, which is an annual affair, features the top club sides that Europe has to offer.
How do I watch other soccer events?
You can check out our general guide or any of the specific guides: