France is officially a candidate for the organization of the Women’s Euro in 2025, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Thursday.
The FFF “will rely in particular on the success of the organization of the Women’s World Cup” in 2019, specifies, in a press release, the FFF, promising “a competition resolutely committed on the social, economic and environmental level”.
This draft application had been under study in the corridors of the FFF for a few months, and a declaration of interest had already been sent to UEFA, the European football confederation, in the fall.
Poland, Switzerland and Ukraine have also expressed their interest individually, while a joint declaration of interest from the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish FAs has also been sent to UEFA.
The country or countries winning the designation process will succeed England, host of Euro-2022, scheduled for next July after being postponed for a year following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The submission of the preliminary application file is scheduled for March 23, before a final submission scheduled for October 12. The UEFA executive committee will designate the host country for this Euro-2025 in December 2022.
France, host of the men’s final stages of the 1998 World Cup and the 1984 and 2016 European Championships in recent history, has never organized this competition which brings together 16 European nations.