England among top seeds for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 finals draw

Monday 07 Nov 2016

England are among the top seeds for Tuesday’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 finals draw.

The Lionesses, ranked fifth the world, enjoyed an unbeaten qualifying campaign, winning seven of their eight matches.

They will join France and holders Germany in Pot 1. Host nation Netherlands will automatically be placed in position one of Group A.

The draw will be conducted in Rotterdam by Netherlands' all-time top scorer Manon Melis and Nadine Kessler, a member of the Germany squad in 2013, and they will fill four groups with four teams each.

You can follow the draw live on the UEFA website from 4.30pm GMT. 

The finals get under way on Sunday 16 July and the final will take place in Enschede on Sunday 6 August.

England have twice finished runners-up in the Euros, in 1984 and 2009.

Mark Sampson’s side are next in action on Tuesday 29 November when they face Netherlands in a friendly in Tilburg.

Pot 1: Germany, France, England
Pot 2: Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland
Pot 3: Italy, Iceland, Scotland, Denmark
Pot 4: Austria, Belgium, Russia, Portugal

By FA Staff