What are the last chances?
- England 11/13
- Germany 11/4
All odds correct as of July 27, 2022, but subject to change
Can you tell us more about the Germans?
- Head Coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg
- Captain: Alexandra Poppa
- Best Euro performance: Winners (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)
- European Championship 2017 results: Quarter-finalists
- World ranking: 5th
Who is their coach? Martina Voss-Tecklenburg won this competition four times as a player and led the Swiss national team for six years before taking over her home country in 2019. Her preparations for this campaign were hampered by the unfortunate absence of at least 17 players who could have been selected for her roster for February’s Arnold Clark Cup, where her side finished bottom-line and scoreless, but with key players now back to fitness. she has an immensely deep talent at her disposal.
How do they play? Despite the absence of injured Lyon midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan and Chelsea’s Melanie Leupolz, who is having a baby, the Germans remain very strong in midfield and Voss-Tecklenburg’s variable 4-3-3 is their most likely lineup.
Best Pointless Stat: Germany was European champion for 8,162 days in a row between March 26, 1995 and their elimination from the quarter-finals of Euro 2017.
- Head Coach: Sarina Wiegman
- Captain: Leah Williamson
- Best Euro performance: Runner-Ups (1984 and 2009)
- European Championship 2017 results: Semifinalists
- World ranking: 8th
Who is their coach? Sarina Wiegman has led her home country the Netherlands to victory at the most recent European Championship in 2017 and to a World Cup final in 2019. Sarina Wiegman is one of the most respected coaches in the sport and is on a mission to win more silverware. The two-time winner of the best FIFA coach award has yet to lose a match in charge of England.
How do they play? England have deployed a 4-3-3 system under Wiegman, but that is usually modified into something akin to a 4-2-3-1 with Manchester City’s Keira Walsh and Arsenal’s Leah Williamson deployed in a double-pivot of holding on to midfield players. They play from the back, on the floor, and their biggest threats come down the flanks, with Lauren Hemp on the left and options like Beth Mead or Chloe Kelly on the right wing.
Best Pointless Stat: Midfielder Jill Scott, 35, is the longest serving international player on their team, having made her international debut in August 2006. This summer’s tournament will be Scott’s 10th career, including two Olympics.