Thursday 28th October 2021 LIVE Football Blog

There might not be any UK games on tonight, but there's plenty of news to look at.
09:11, 28 Oct 2021
Last Updated: 17:47, 28 Oct 2021

It's Thursday, which means the weekend is almost upon us. The football world reacts to the incredible news of Man City being knocked out of the League Cup as well as Ronald Koeman being relieved of his duties after a disappointing start to the season. 

Stick with us throughout the day as we bring you the latest news from around the footballing world...

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CONFIRMED: Euro 2022 Groups
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And the other groups are...

Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain and Finland.

Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia.

Group D: France, Italy, Belgium and Iceland.

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The other Pot 3 teams

In Group B, joining Germany and Spain, are Denmark.

Added to Group C alongside Netherlands and Sweden are Switzerland.

And Belgium head into Group D with France and Italy.

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So who do England play on July 15?

England end their group phase at Southampton on July 15 against...

Northern Ireland. Of course they do!

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England and Norway meet...

Austria!

That will be the opening game of the tournament: England v Austria at Old Trafford on July 6.

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The other Pot 2 teams have been drawn

Spain join Germany in Group B, Sweden are in Group C with Netherlands, and France will face Italy in Group D.

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England's first allocated opponents are...

Norway! So England play Norway at Brighton on July 11.

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In Group C...

Netherlands.

Which means that France are in Group D.

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First out...

In position B1 is...

Germany

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Heeeeeeeere's Giorgio

When Giorgio Marchetti is on stage, you know you're truly in big draw territory.

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Here comes the draw...

The draw assistants, including Kelly Smith, Juan Mata, Katrine Pedersen and Lotta Schelin, are on hand. The real action is about to start.

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A reminder of the venues

There will be games played at 10 different venues across England, starting with the opening game at Old Trafford and leading up to the final at Wembley.

The other eight venues are Amex Stadium, St Mary's, Brentford Community Stadium, Stadium:MK, Bramall Lane, New York Stadium, City Academy Stadium and Leigh Sports Village.

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It will be a glittering ceremony

Ellie Goulding is opening the draw with a song. It's going to be one of those all-singing, all-dancing ceremonies. It's more than just Giorgio Marchetti and a few glass jars with Kinder Surprise toys, you know.

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Fantastic Fara is in the house

England's most capped professional footballer, Fara Williams, is among those attending the draw at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

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Wiegman ready for the finals

England head coach Sarina Wiegman has told the BBC she can't wait for the finals to start, but has warned that "winning is very, very hard". She should know, she led the Netherlands to the Euro 2017 title.

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And the rest...

Beyond Pot 1, the other 12 teams are seeded as follows...

Pot 2: Sweden, Spain, Norway, Italy

Pot 3: Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria

Pot 4: Iceland, Russia, Finland, Northern Ireland

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Pot 1 Teams

England are in Pot 1, but will be automatically assigned to Group A as tournament hosts. Netherlands, Germany and France will be draw into the remaining groups.

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The build-up starts here for the Women's Euro 2022

We're under an hour away now from the start of the draw for the Women's Euro 2022 finals. They will be held in England, which is great news, but who will the Lionesses be up against in Group A?

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Lautaro Martinez Signs New Deal
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West Ham to receive Czech investment!
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky considering buying minority stake in West Ham
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky considering buying minority stake in West Ham
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Quality goals from the MLS
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John Terry OTD
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Hull City potential Turkish takeover?

Turkish media mogul, Acun Ilıcalı is reportedly interested in taking over Hull City and trying to build up the profile of Turkish football in England. 

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Koeman Out, Xavi In?
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