3 December 2018
England's players will be determined to impress on home soil during the 2021 European Championships
England will host the 2021 Women's European Championship, Uefa has confirmed.
The Football Association was the only bidder but had to meet strict guidelines before being awarded it by European football's governing body.
Whilst the final will be held at Wembley, eight other venues were included in England's bid, alongside the national stadium.
The other cities and stadiums to be used are Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium, Brentford's Community Stadium, MK Dons' Stadium MK, Manchester City's Academy Stadium, Nottingham Forest's City Ground, Rotherham's New York Stadium, Sheffield United's Bramall Lane and Southampton's St Mary's Stadium.
Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s director of women’s football, said: “This is fantastic news for the future development of girls’ and women’s football in England.
“Tournaments of the scale and profile of Euro 2021 have the power to inspire a new generation of young girls, and women of all ages, to get involved in the sport – as well as the opportunity to grow support for the women’s game at both a club and national level.
“A home Euro in 2021 has the potential to be a pivotal moment in the development of the women’s game in England.”
Martin Glenn, the FA’s chief executive, added: “Bringing Euro 2021 to England will be a tremendous opportunity to celebrate women’s football and will allow us to amplify our significant commitment to growing the game. In January, we pledged an additional £50m investment over the next six years.
“We cannot underestimate the positive impact this tournament will have on inspiring the next generation and it can only help the collective effort across our leagues and clubs to grow the game even further, especially with our restructured Women’s Super League making such a promising start.
“We are determined to put on a great showcase with Europe’s top talent playing in front of packed stadiums. To have Wembley for the showpiece final will be a fitting conclusion to what I am certain will be a wonderful tournament.”
England previously staged the tournament in 2005 at venues across the north-west of the country and a crowd of 29,092 watched the hosts' opening win against Finland in Manchester - a record for an opening group match.
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