FOOTBALL: UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Draw – Live on British Eurosport

England will find out who they will face in the group stages at next summer’s UEFA European Women’s Championship when the draw for the 2013 tournament is made in Gothenburg on Friday.

Twelve teams have booked their place at the 2013 finals, including hosts Sweden, holders Germany and France, who have all been placed as the top seeds for draw.

You can watch full coverage of the draw as it unfolds inside the Svenska Mässan Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg on British Eurosport from 5.30pm, with updates on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, plus live streaming on the UEFA website.

Three groups of four teams will be pulled out, with England among the second set of seeds alongside Norway and Italy.

The Three Lions will be pitched against one of the top seeds – hosts Sweden, holders Germany and France – and any two from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, Netherlands and Spain.

Euro 2013 will be England’s fifth successive appearance at a major tournament and captain Casey Stoney believes it is now time for her team to make their mark on the world stage.

Hope Powell’s team finished runners-up in the last Women’s European Championships in 2009 when they lost 6-2 to Germany in the final at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium.

They qualified unbeaten from Group 6 for next summer’s showpiece tournament following an impressive campaign, which included victories over Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and the Netherlands.

The draw itself will be conducted by UEFA’s general secretary Gianni Infantino, who will be assisted by Euro 2013 ambassadors Steffi Jones and Patrik Andersson.

Three groups of four teams will be set by the draw, with each pool containing one nation from the top seeding section (automatically allocated), as well as one from Pot 1 and two from top Pot 2.

Sweden are automatically placed in position one of Group A, while reigning champions Germany will be in Group B and the other top-ranked side France are in Group C.

England, the 2009 runners-up, former champions Norway and Italy, finalists in 1993 and 1997, are the seeds in Pot 1, and will be drawn into position two in the three groups.

The unseeded sides – Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, the Netherlands and Spain – will be drawn into positions three and four in the groups from Pot 2.

UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 will take place between 10-28 July, with matches being played in seven venues across Sweden.

Group stage matches will be played from July 10-18, with the top two in each section and the two best third-placed teams progressing to the quarter-finals on July 21-22.

The semi-finals are on July 24-25, and the final will be held at the Friends Arena in Solna, home to Swedish Allsvenskan side AIK, on July 28.

Live coverage of next summer’s tournament is expected to be broadcast on BBC TV and British Eurosport.

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Friday 9th November
UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Draw
LIVE: British Eurosport – 5.30pm-6.00pm
 
Updates on BBC Radio 5 live LISTEN HERE
 
Live streaming on UEFA.com – WATCH HERE
 
 
 
UPDATED
Women’s Euro 2013 Groups
Group A:
Sweden
Italy
Denmark
Finland
 
Group B:
Germany
Norway
Netherlands
Iceland
 
Group C:
France
England
Russia
Spain
 
 
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