England will host the women’s European Championships in 2021, a meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee confirmed in Dublin on Monday.
Wembley has been earmarked to host the final of the competition with Brighton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Peterborough, Rotherham and Sheffield the other proposed host cities.
“Bringing Euro 2021 to England will be a tremendous opportunity to celebrate women’s football and will allow us to amplify our significant commitment to growing the game,” said the Football Association’s chief executive Martin Glenn in a statement.
“We cannot underestimate the positive impact this tournament will have on inspiring the next generation,” he added.
England have never won a major international trophy in the women’s game, but are expected to challenge for the World Cup next summer in France under former England men’s international Phil Neville.