Article 20 Match dates and fixtures - Women's EURO

Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
7 April 2022

All qualifying matches are played within the following windows as listed in the FIFA Women's International Match Calendar:

  1. Qualifying group stage

    • 26 August–3 September 2019

    • 30 September–8 October 2019

    • 4–12 November 2019

    • 2–11 March 2020

    • 6–14 April 2020

    • 1–9 June 2020

    • 14–22 September 2020

  2. Play-offs

    • 19–27 October 2020


Each team must have at least two rest days between matches (i.e. a team that plays on Thursday cannot play again until Sunday at the earliest).


If all associations concerned are in agreement and in line with the principles governing the release of players for association teams as laid down in Annexe 1, Article 1bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, matches in the qualifying group stage may be played on any other date, with the exception of the last matches of a group, which, for reasons of sporting fairness, must take place on the same day.


Meetings to determine fixtures in the qualifying group stage will take place immediately after the qualifying group stage draw. Associations must agree on the exact date of each match. Associations which are not represented at these meetings automatically accept the decisions taken by the other associations in their group. If the associations in question are unable to reach agreement, the matches will take place according to a standard fixture list drawn up by the UEFA administration. Any subsequent changes of date are subject to the approval of the UEFA administration. In such a case, the host association for the match in question must also inform the other associations in the group.


The dates for the play-off matches must be agreed between the two associations concerned within four working days following the play-off draw. If no agreement can be reached the UEFA administration will take a decision which is final.


UEFA compiles the match schedule for the final tournament, which takes place from 6 to 31 July 2022. Each team must have at least two rest days between matches.