August 11 – England are to bid to host the 2021 European Women’s Championship following the success of this summer’s event in the Netherlands which generated a peak audience of 4 million TV viewers in the UK as the finals were expanded to 16 teams.
English FA chief executive Martin Glenn said the bid reflected English football’s commitment to supporting the women’s game.
England reached the semi-finals in the Netherlands and Glenn said: “The Lionesses’ performances at the Euros this summer … showed the significant impact that hosting a major European tournament can have on growing and developing women’s football.
“Grassroots participation is growing, we think there will be more women playing football next year than playing netball, so it’s really growing fast. Hosting the Euros here in England in 2021 at Wembley and all the other great stadia around the country would really give the game another boost.”
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