Euro 2022 Group C guide: Squads, manager, key players, odds and more

Euro 2022 Group C

It’s less than a week until Euro 2022 gets underway and excitement is building ahead of what promises to be a memorable summer. 

As the tournament approaches, we’ve been offering the lowdown on each individual group and all the important information you need to know. 

This time, we’re looking at Group C, featuring the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerland. 

Netherlands

Manager: Mark Parsons

World ranking: 4th 

History: The Netherlands are the reigning European champions, having won the 2017 edition of the tournament. 

Their manager back then was none other than Sarina Wiegman, who now coaches England. Wiegman also took the side to the final of the 2019 World Cup. 

English coach Mark Parsons has been in charge of the side since the conclusion of the 2020 Summer Olympics.  

Key players: The Netherlands are blessed with talent but Arsenal sta Vivianne Miedema is undoubtedly the main star. 

Miedema is the Women’s Super League’s all-time top goalscorer and has more international goals than any other Dutch player. 

Meanwhile, Lieke Martens won the Player of the Tournament award back in 2017 and has recently signed for PSG from Barcelona. 

Miedema and Netherlands

Squad: 

Goalkeepers: Daphne van Domselaar (Twente), Barbara Lorsheyd (ADO Den Haag), Sari van Veenendaal (PSV).

Defenders: Kerstin Casparij (Twente), Caitlin Dijkstra (Twente), Merel van Dongen (Atletico Madrid), Stefanie van der Gragt (Ajax), Dominique Janssen (Wolfsburg), Aniek Nouwen (Chelsea), Marisa Olislagers (Twente), Lynn Wilms (Wolfsburg).

Midfielders: Danielle van de Donk (Lyon), Damaris Egurrola (Lyon), Jackie Groenen (Manchester United), Victoria Pelova (Ajax), Jill Roord (Wolfsburg), Sherida Spitse (Ajax).

Forwards: Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich), Esmee Brugts (PSV), Renate Jansen (Twente), Romee Leuchter (Ajax), Lieke Martens (Barcelona), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal).

Reserves: Jill Baijings (Essen), Kayleigh van Dooren (Twente), Kika van Es (Twente), Chasity Grant (Ajax), Fenna Kalma (Twente), Shanice van de Sanden (Wolfsburg), Katja Snoeijs (Bordeaux), Jacintha Weimar (Feyenoord).

How will they fare? Group C runners up 

Tournament odds: 6/1 

Netherlands

Sweden 

Manager: Peter Gerhardsson 

World ranking: 2nd

History: Sweden has long been one of the world’s best international women’s sides and won the European Championships back in 1984. 

Since then, they have claimed three World Cup bronze medals and three European Championship silvers. 

At last year’s Olympics, the team also claimed silver –– losing on penalties to Canada in the gold medal match. 

Key players: Sweden’s biggest strength is its depth in all positions. 

Defender Magdalena Eriksson captains Chelsea and is widely regarded as one of the best centre-backs in world football. 

Elsewhere, Barcelona’s Fridolina Rolfo is capable of operating in a number of positions, while Arsenal’s Stina Blackstenius shone at the Olympics in Tokyo. 

Magda Eriksson

Squad: 

Goalkeepers: Jennifer Falk (Hacken), Hedvig Lindahl (Atletico Madrid), Zecira Musovic (Chelsea).

Defenders: Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea), Hanna Glas (Bayern Munich), Jonna Andersson (Hammarby), Nathalie Bjorn (Everton), Amanda Ilestedt (Paris Saint-Germain), Emma Kullberg (Brighton), Amanda Nilden (Juventus), Linda Sembrant (Juventus).

Midfielders: Caroline Seger (Rosengard), Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City), Hanna Bennison (Everton), Kosovare Asllani (Real Madrid), Elin Rubensson (Hacken), Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (Hacken).

Forwards: Lina Hurtig (Juventus), Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona), Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal), Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave), Rebecka Blomqvist (Wolfsburg), Olivia Schough (Rosengard).

How will they fare? Group C winners 

Tournament odds: 6/1 

Sweden Women

Portugal 

Manager: Francisco Neto

World ranking: 30th

History: Portugal has made huge strides in recent years and qualified for the Euros for the first time back in 2017. 

During the competition, Portugal beat Scotland and only narrowly lost to England by a single goal. 

For this year’s tournament, the team initially lost their qualification play-off against Russia but took the place of the Russian side after they were banned from competing by FIFA. 

Key players: Forward Diana Silva has made more than 70 international appearances and spent time with Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League. 

Inês Teixeira Pereira has been impressive in net for Swiss side Servette and this tournament could be the chance for the 23-year-old to shine. 

Portugal Women

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Ines Pereira (Servette), Patricia Morais (Braga), Rute Costa (Famalicao).

Defenders: Alicia Correia (Sporting CP), Carole (Benfica), Catarina Amado (Benfica), Diana Gomes (Braga), Joana Marchao (Sporting CP), Mariana Azevedo (Famalicao), Silvia Rebelo (Benfica).

Midfielders: Andreia Norton (Braga), Andreia Jacinto (Sporting CP), Andreia Faria (Benfica), Dolores Silva (Braga), Fatima Pinto (Sporting CP), Kika Nazareth (Benfica), Tatiana Pinto (Levante), Vanessa Marques (Braga).

Forwards: Ana Borges (Sporting CP), Carolina Mendes (Braga), Diana Silva (Sporting CP), Jessica Silva (Benfica), Telma Encarnacao (Maritimo).

How will they fare? 4th place in Group C

Tournament odds: 80/1

Switzerland

Manager: Nils Nielsen

World ranking: 20th 

History: Switzerland qualified for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and the 2017 Euros, but failed to make it out of the group on both occasions. 

Their biggest win came when they thrashed Malta 11-0 in 2014, while their biggest defeat was by the same scoreline against Germany in 1994. 

Key players: Lia Wälti has been a key figure for Arsenal since signing in 2018 and is capable of operating in both midfield and as a centre-back. 

Barcelona’s Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic will likely lead the line up-front and is considered one of the best Swiss players ever. 

The forward has played more than 125 international games, scoring 61 goals. 

Lia Walti

Squad: 

Goalkeepers: Gaelle Thalmann (Real Betis), Seraina Friedli (FC Aarau), Livia Peng (FC Zurich).

Defenders: Eseosa Aigbogun (Paris FC), Luana Buhler (Hoffenheim), Viola Calligaris (Levante), Rahel Kiwic (FC Zurich), Noelle Maritz (Arsenal), Lara Marti (Bayer Leverkusen), Rachel Rinast (FC Koln), Julia Stierli (FC Zurich), Nadine Riesen (Zurich).

Midfielders: Sandy Maendly (Servette), Sandrine Mauron (Eintracht Frankfurt), Géraldine Reuteler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Coumba Sow (Paris FC), Riola Xhemaili (Freiburg), Lia Walti (Arsenal).

Forwards: Ramona Bachmann (Paris Saint-Germain), Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (Barcelona), Svenja Folmli (Freiburg), Fabienne Humm (FC Zurich), Meriame Terchoun (FC Zurich).

How will they fare? 3rd in Group C

Tournament odds: 50/1

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