Women’s European Championship: Tournament to be moved back a year

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European Championship hosts England have suffered seven defeats in their last 11 games

The Women’s European Championship – set to be held in England in 2021 – will be moved to the summer of 2022.

The tournament was expected to be shifted after the men’s European Championship and the Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021 because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Three European teams – England, the Netherlands and Sweden – have already qualified for the Olympics.

Moving the Euros to 2022 will avoid two women’s tournaments in the same summer.

Qualification for the tournament is still ongoing. Scotland are second in Group E, Wales are second in Group C, which also contains Northern Ireland in fourth place, and Republic of Ireland are top of Group I.

England women’s manager Phil Neville was set to lead what will be a Great British Olympics squad in Tokyo, with the team supplemented by players from the ot

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