Women’s EURO draw guide: Group A

  • The teams: Netherlands (hosts), Norway, Denmark, Belgium
  • The games (CET)

Sunday 16 July
Netherlands v Norway (Utrecht) 18:00
Denmark v Belgium (Doetinchem) 20:45

Thursday 20 July
Norway v Belgium (Breda) 18:00
Netherlands v Denmark (Rotterdam) 20:45

Monday 24 July
Belgium v Netherlands (Tilburg) 20:45
Norway v Denmark (Deventer) 20:45

  • Three things to know

• Hosts the Netherlands will open the tournament against Norway and will hope to improve on their 1-0 defeat of four years ago in Sweden.

• Two-time champions Norway are between coaches after the departure of Roger Finjord but also changed manager ahead of the 2013 finals, and were runners-up under Even Pellerud.

• Belgium are making their debut in any women’s final tournament while Denmark reached the last four for the fifth time in 2013.

  • Reaction

Arjen van der Laan, Netherlands coach
To open against Norway is very beautiful for the tournament and for us it’s good to immediately have an opponent where everything has to go well and where we can show immediately what kind of good tournament we’re going to play.


Netherlands coach Arjen van der Laan

For the Dutch football association, the goal is the semi-final. We sat down with the team and we decided that we wanted to aim as high as posible. That’s to do with the circumstances – the tournament being in our home country and having our own fans.

Heidi Støre, Norway head of women’s football
It was an OK draw for us, and to be quite honest, I think all the groups are quite equal, but we’re satisfied – four teams that know each other very well and have played a lot of games against each other. To play the hosts here in the Netherlands will be a very good experience.

Nils Nielsen, Denmark coach
It’s fun [to play the hosts], and also Norway, our neighbours – we know them very well. Belgium, we played them last year and we are playing them again this month in a friendly. They are good friends of ours. It’s going to be a tough group to qualify from, but it’s an even one. Anything could happen.

Ives Serneels, Belgium coach
It’s a very nice result. We have a match against the Netherlands, our neighbours, and for our supporters, we play one in Breda and one in Tilburg, which is not so far from Belgium. So yes, I think we must be happy.

Tagged with:

livesportchannels.com provides all the info that matters to sports betting fans and variety of legal betting sites to choose. Including previews, match reports, previous meetings and other great stories to help with your betting , odd comparison. We give you betting offers and Live Betting offers, from our official legal betting partners, on all the major sports including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and much more. THIS WEBSITE IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY WAGERING, BETTING, GAMING OR GAMBLING IN ANY FORM OR MANNER. 18+ Responsible Betting |Gambling Therapy | Protecting Minors | GamCare | Privacy Policy | Personal Data Request