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Get to know: Group C

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Netherlands

The Netherlands are the defending champions having won it on home soil in 2017, beating Denmark 4-2 in the final. They qualified by finishing top of their group and winning all 10 games. This will be their third appearance in the finals.


FIFA Ranking – 4th


Manager – Mark Parsons


Squad

1. Sari van Veenendaal (PSV)

2. Aniek Nouwen (Chelsea)

3. Stefanie van der Gragt (Ajax)

4. Merel van Dongen (Atletico Madrid)

5. Lynn Wilms (VfL Wolfsburg)

6. Jill Roord (VfL Wolfsburg)

7. Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich)

8. Sherida Spitse (Ajax)

9. Vivianne Miedama (Arsenal)

10. Danielle van de Donk (Lyon)

11. Lieke Martens (Paris Saint-Germain)

12. Victoria Pelova (Ajax)

13. Renate Jansen (FC Twente)

14. Jackie Groenen (Manchester United)

15. Caitlin Dijkstra (FC Twente)

16. Daphne van Domselaar (FC Twente)

17. Romee Leuchter (Ajax)

18. Kerstin Casparij (FC Twente)

19. Marisa Olislagers (FC Twente)

20. Dominique Janssen (VfL Wolfsburg)

21. Damaris Egurrola (Lyon)

22. Esmee Brugts (PSV)

23. Barbara Lorsheyd (ADO Den Haag)





Sweden

This will be Sweden’s 11th appearance in the finals. They won the first Euros in 1984 and have finished runners-up three times since then. They won their qualifying group with seven wins and a draw from their eight games. The 2020 Olympic silver medallist have both the oldest goalkeeper and outfield player in the Euro’s in their squad (Hedvig Lindahl and Caroline Seger).


FIFA Ranking – 2nd


Manager – Peter Gerhardsson


Squad

1. Hedvig Lindahl (Atletico Madrid)

2. Jonna Andersson (Chelsea)

3. Linda Sembrant (Juventus)

4. Hanna Glas (Bayern Munich)

5. Amanda Niden (Juventus)

6. Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)

7. Emma Kullberg (Brighton & Hove Albion)

8. Lina Hurtig (Juventus)

9. Kosovare Asllani (Milan)

10. Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave FC)

11. Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal)

12. Jennifer Falk (BK Hacken)

13. Amanda Ilestedt (Paris Saint-Germain)

14. Nathalie Bjorn (Everton)

15. Rebecka Blomqvist (VfL Wolfsburg)

16. Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City)

17. Caroline Seger (Rosengard)

18. Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)

19. Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (BK Hacken)

20. Hanna Bennison (Everton)

21. Zecira Musovic (Chelsea)

22. Olivia Schough (Rosengard)

23. Elin Rubensson (BK Hacken)





Switzerland

Switzerland reached the finals with a 3-2 penalty-shoot out win over Czech Republic after their play-off game had finished 2-2 on aggregate. Their only other appearance in the finals was in 2017 when they went out in the group stage. Manager Nils Nielsen lead Denmark to the final of the Euros in 2017.


FIFA Ranking – 20th


Manager – Nils Nielsen


Squad

1. Gaelle Thalmann (Real Betis)

2. Julia Stierli (FC Zurich)

3. Lara Marti (Bayer Leverkusen)

4. Rachel Rinast (1. FC Koln)

5. Noelle Maritz (Arsenal)

6. Geraldine Reuteler (Eintracht Frankfurt)

7. Riola Xhemaili (SC Freiburg)

8. Sandy Maendly (Servette FCCF)

9. Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (Barcelona)

10. Ramona Bachmann (Paris Saint-Germain)

11. Coumba Sow (Paris FC)

12. Livia Peng (FC Zurich)

13. Lia Walti (Arsenal)

14. Rahel Kiwic (FC Zurich)

15. Luana Buhler (1899 Hoffenheim)

16. Sandrine Mauron (Eintracht Frankfurt)

17. Svenja Folmli (SC Frieburg)

18. Viola Calligaris (Levante)

19. Eseosa Aigbogun (Paris FC)

20. Fabienne Humm (FC Zurich)

21. Seraina Friedli (FC Aarau)

22. Nadine Riesen (FC Zurich)

23. Meriame Terchoun (FC Zurich)





Portugal

Late replacements for Russia after they were banned. Portugal finished as runners-up in Group E to Finland in qualifying before losing 1-0 on aggregate to Russia in the play-offs. This is going to be their second appearance in the finals having also qualified in 2017 when they went out in the group stage.


FIFA Ranking – 30th


Manager – Francisco Neto


Squad

1. Ines Pereira (Servette FCCF)

2. Catarina Amado (Benfica)

3. Alicia Correia (Sporting CP)

4. Silvia Rebelo (Benfica)

5. Joana Marchao (Sporting CP)

6. Andreia Jacinto (Sporting CP)

7. Vanessa Marques (Braga)

8. Andreia Norton (Braga)

9. Ana Borges (Sporting CP)

10. Jessica Silva (Benfica)

11. Tatiana Pinto (Levante)

12. Patricia Morais (Braga)

13. Fatima Pinto (Sporting CP)

14. Dolores Silva (Braga)

15. Carole Costa (Benfica)

16. Diana Silva (Sporting CP)

17. Lucia Alves (Benfica)

18. Carolina Mendes (Braga)

19. Diana Gomes (Braga)

20. Francisca Nazareth (Benfica)

21. Andreia Faria (Benfica)

22. Rute Costa (Famalicao)

23. Telma Encarnacao (Maritimo)