The UEFA Women's EURO 2017 final draw will take place on Tues 8th November at 4.30pm (UK time) at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The final tournament takes place from 16 July to 6 August 2017, across seven venues in the Netherlands.
The seedings for the finals draw have been confirmed with the hosts the Netherlands placed in position 1 in group A. The 15 remaining competing teams will be placed into four pots, based on each team's position in the UEFA women's national team rankings at the end of the qualifying group stage. Four groups will be formed by the draw, with the top two sides in each progressing to the quarter-finals. More information on the draw procedure, venues and match schedule is available on UEFA.com.
• Pot 1: Germany (title-holders), France, England
• Pot 2: Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland
• Pot 3: Italy, Iceland, Scotland, Denmark
• Pot 4: Austria, Belgium, Russia, Portugal
The UEFA president, Aleksander ?eferin, and the president of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), Michael van Praag, will speak at the beginning of the draw ceremony, which will be presented by Dutch sports journalist Diana Kuip and be conducted by the all-time top scorer of the Dutch women’s national team, Manon Melis, and a member of Germany’s 2013 UEFA Women’s EURO winning side, Nadine Kessler.
The UEFA President, Aleksander ?eferin, said: “Another important step in the development of women’s football will be taken next summer in the Netherlands. For the first time, 16 teams will contest the Women’s EURO trophy, giving the tournament an exciting new dimension. I would like to thank the Royal Netherlands Football Association, the KNVB, for their hard work, dedication, enthusiasm and cooperation in preparing the draw and the tournament. They have laid excellent foundations for a truly wonderful event, which will feature many of the best female players in Europe.”
The KNVB president, Michael van Praag, added: “It is an honour to welcome the delegations of the teams and the international press in our country for the draw. I’m also very pleased that UEFA President Aleksander ?eferin will be present. The draw is always a very special moment. Most of all, because you can feel the excitement of the tournament as it comes closer. We in the Netherlands we will do everything to make sure that UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 is a unique experience for the teams and fans.”
Germany’s 2013 triumph was their sixth consecutive time and the president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, will hand the UEFA European Women’s Championship trophy back to UEFA President on stage. In turn, he will entrust the trophy to the hosts for safekeeping until it is presented to the 2017 champions.
Ticket sales will also be launched at the draw ceremony, with tickets available from 19.00CET on 8 November on www.weuro2017.nl/tickets.
The draw will be broadcast live on UEFA.com.