With 500 days to go until UEFA Women's EURO 2021 kicks off in England, The FA has released the full match schedule - which includes confirmation that Sheffield United's Bramall Lane will host four matches including a semi-final on 27th July - in what promises to be a record-breaking edition of the European tournament next summer.
It was also revealed that England are to play the opening match at Old Trafford on 7th July 2021, with Manchester United's Old Trafford offering the host nation the opportunity to break the attendance record for a UEFA Women's EURO in its opening fixture.
Wembley Stadium - with a capacity of 90,000 - will host the showpiece final on 1st August, meaning the venue is hosting back-to-back men's and women's European Championship finals in 2020 and 2021.
Bramall Lane is one of 10 grounds which will stage UEFA Women's EURO 2021 matches next summer. As tournament hosts, Phil Neville's Lionesses qualify automatically and after beginning their campaign at Old Trafford, will complete their group stage fixtures in front of home crowds at a further two Premier League venues - Brighton & Hove's Community Stadium and St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton.
Now in its 13th edition, the UEFA Women's EURO 2021 is poised to be the biggest women's EURO to date, with over 700,000 tickets available to fans and extensive coverage of every game of the tournament available on free-to-air television, radio and online. Fans will be able to see some of the world's best players in action on home soil as 31 matches are played across 26 days of competition.
Phil Neville, England Women's Head Coach said: "It doesn't get much bigger than managing your country at a home EURO, and it is set to be a special summer as we prepare to host this wonderful competition. Old Trafford has a special place in my heart, and is also one of the country's most iconic football grounds, so I'm looking forward to kicking off our WEURO2021 campaign in Manchester. I can't wait to then take our Lionesses to Southampton and Brighton, as the tournament offers fans across the country the chance to watch the elite women's game on home turf next summer."
To register for tickets, as well as tournament news, competitions and volunteering opportunities, please visit www.thefa.com/euro2021 for more information.