Switzerland chosen to host Women’s EURO 2025
Switzerland has been officially named as the host country for the 2025 Women’s European Football Championship. The country won over France, Poland and a joint bid from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
2025 to be the first time Switzerland hosts Women's EURO
The 2025 competition will be the first time that Switzerland has organised the women’s edition of the tournament, having previously organised the men’s EURO tournament in 2008 in collaboration with Austria. Women’s football has become a more popular sport in Switzerland in recent years, and the Swiss women’s team is amongst some of the best female football teams in the world.
The president of the Swiss Football Association (SFA) Dominique Blan said in a statement that the decision marked a “historic day for Switzerland, the SFA and women’s football,” adding that the competition would “shape the development of women’s football at all levels.”
Football tournament to take place across 8 Swiss cities
The competition will be hosted in eight different Swiss cities. Those living in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lucerne, Sion, St Gallen, Thun and Zurich will be able to enjoy watching some of the best female football teams from across the continent compete for the cup.
The last Women’s European Football Championship was won by England in 2022. The competition boasted a record crowd of spectators for the final. The country's football association (Schweizerischer Fussballverband) also released a video alongside the bid, demoonstrating how the tournament would help to encouraging women in football across Switzerland.