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England to host 2021 Women's European Championship

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By Emma Beswick
England to host 2021 Women's European Championship
Copyright  Reuters/Craig Brough

England has been named the host of the 2021 Women's European Championship, UEFA has confirmed.

Among the proposed match venues were Manchester, Rotherham and Sheffield in the North, Nottingham in the Midlands, as well as Milton Keynes, Brentford, Wembley, Brighton and Southampton in the South.

The final will be held at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

While the English Football Association (FA) was the only bidder to host the tournament it still had to fulfil strict criteria before being given the green light by UEFA.

England staged the competition in 2005 at venues in the North West, with the home nation playing Finland in Manchester as the opening match.