Women’s football is more popular than ever, making it the perfect time for what’s been a fantastic Women’s Euro 2022 tournament.
16 European teams battled it out over four weeks, in matches held in stadiums across England, and it’s all been broadcast for free, culminating in what could be a classic final between hosts England and long-term rivals Germany.
If that’s not enough sport for you, make sure to tune into the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
What time is the Women’s Euro 2022 final?
The Euro 2022 tournament started on 6 July. The group stages ran until 18 July, and now we’re nearly at the final on 31 July – i.e. this Sunday.
The final will kick off a bit earlier than some of the other matches, so be careful: it starts at 5pm in the UK.
How to watch the Euros final on TV
In the UK, the BBC has secure the rights to broadcast the whole tournament, including the final.
England v Germany will be shown on BBC One, with coverage starting from 3:50pm, giving you a little over an hour of build-up before kick-off.
How to stream the Women’s Euros online
If you can’t get to a TV when the final is on then don’t worry, you’re not out of luck.
Like every match in the tournament, it’s also being broadcast on the BBC iPlayer.
You can access iPlayer via a web browser on your computer, or of course through the smartphone and tablet apps, or on your smart TV.
If you need to watch online with a computer, find out how to connect a laptop to your TV, and remember to check if you need a TV licence.
Not in the UK? Not a problem
You don’t have to be in the UK to watch the Euro 2022 tournament of course. If you’re elsewhere in Europe, it’s likely that the event has been picked up by a major broadcaster in your country, and even outside of Europe that may also be the case – for example, ESPN has the rights to the event in the US. Check UEFA’s official global broadcaster list for the details on your country.
If there’s no broadcaster where you live, there’s only limited coverage, or it’s paywalled behind an expensive provider, there is another option.
It’s possible – and, in fact, pretty easy – to stream BBC iPlayer from abroad using a VPN.
You can click through that link for a comprehensive guide, but the gist of it is that you need to sign up for a VPN service if you haven’t already, and connect to one of its UK servers. Then you can browser the web as if you’re based in the UK, and the iPlayer will let you watch any of the matches you want.
At the time of writing, the following services have successfully allowed us to watch iPlayer, but do bear in mind that it’s not a guarantee it will work for you on a particular day:
That’s not an exhaustive list – lots of others will also unblock iPlayer.
How to buy Euro 2022 tickets
Unfortunately, tickets for the final are now sold out.
There’s a slim chance that there will be cancellations or an extra release – if so, the place to check for them is direct from the UEFA ticketing site, though be warned that you’ll have to create an account before it will allow you to check availability for individual matches.
What were the Women’s Euros teams and groups?
There were 16 teams competing in the Women’s Euro tournament this year, after some seriously competitive qualifying. Here’s how they were broken up for the group stages:
- Northern Ireland
That’s all you need to know about this year’s Women’s Euro tournament – but if it gives you the women’s football bug, then make to sure to check out our guide to watching the Women’s Super League for when the club football season kicks off again in September.