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Every Lyon player called up for the tournament

Lyon will have 11 of their players at Euro 2022 this summer, spread across six countries and all four of the tournament’s groups.

It could actually have been more for the newly re-crowned European club champions, with star midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan missing out through injury. She would have been one of Germany’s key players had she been fit enough to go.

Meanwhile, Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer were both left out by France, while Sarah Bouhaddi retired from international football in 2020 after citing problems with Corinne Diacre.

Selma BachaSelma Bacha

Selma Bacha is one of France’s new rising stars / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages

10 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Italy – BBC Two
14 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Belgium – BBC One
18 July – 20:00 (BST) – Iceland vs France – BBC Two

Selma Bacha has stepped up for club and country over the last year or so and played a major role in Lyon’s Champions League triumph. She succeeds Amel Majri, who is taking time away from football to have a baby.

Signe BruunSigne Bruun

Signe Bruun may have a point to prove this summer / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

8 July – 20:00 (BST) – Germany vs Denmark – BBC Two
12 July – 17:00 (BST) – Denmark vs Finland – BBC Two
16 July – 20:00 (BST) – Denmark vs Spain – BBC iPlayer

Signe Bruun spent the second half of the season on loan at Manchester United but didn’t play all that much because of injury. The striker will be keen to give a good account of herself for Denmark this summer.

Delphine CascarinoDelphine Cascarino

Delphine Cascarino provides pace out wide for France / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

10 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Italy – BBC Two
14 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Belgium – BBC One
18 July – 20:00 (BST) – Iceland vs France – BBC Two

Delphine Cascarino has been there and done it multiple times over for Lyon at club level. But like so many talented French players of her generation, something has been missing at international level.

Janice CaymanJanice Cayman

Janice Cayman is Belgium’s veteran star / DAVID CATRY/GettyImages

10 July – 17:00 (BST) – Belgium vs Iceland – BBC Two
14 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Belgium – BBC One
18 July – 20:00 (BST) – Italy vs Belgium – BBC iPlayer

Janice Cayman is Belgium’s most capped player of all time and will be looking to lead by example for one of the tournament underdogs. The 33-year-old will face several Lyon clubmates in the group stage.

Sara DabritzSara Dabritz

Sara Dabritz will link up with Lyon after Euro 2022 / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

8 July – 20:00 (BST) – Germany vs Denmark – BBC Two
12 July – 20:00 (BST) – Germany vs Spain – BBC Two
16 July – 20:00 (BST) – Finland vs Germany – BBC Two

Sara Dabritz is the newest face at Lyon, having agreed to join the club following her recent departure from domestic rivals Paris Saint-Germain. Even at just 27, Euro 2022 is her sixth major tournament.

Damaris EgurrolaDamaris Egurrola

Damaris Egurrola has switched allegiance from Spain / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

9 July – 20:00 (BST) – Netherlands vs Sweden – BBC One
13 July – 20:00 (BST) – Netherlands vs Portugal – BBC Two
17 July – 17:00 (BST) – Switzerland vs Netherlands – BBC Two

Lyon midfielder Damaris Egurrola was born in the United States and raised in Spain, for whom she made her international debut in 2019. But she made the switch to Netherlands earlier this year.

Ada HegerbergAda Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg is back in international football / Visionhaus/GettyImages

7 July – 20:00 (BST) – Norway vs Northern Ireland – BBC One
11 July – 20:00 (BST) – England vs Norway – BBC One
15 July – 20:00 (BST) – Austria vs Norway – BBC Three

One of the biggest headlines in women’s football this year has been the return of Ada Hegerberg from several years of international abstinence. An already talented Norway are suddenly a dark horse contender for glory.

Melvine MalardMelvine Malard

Melvine Malard has big shoes to fill for France / BSR Agency/GettyImages

10 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Italy – BBC Two
14 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Belgium – BBC One
18 July – 20:00 (BST) – Iceland vs France – BBC Two

Melvine Malard has just turned 22 and is among a number of young forwards in the French squad, which is without the likes of Eugenie Le Sommer and Valerie Gauvin, both left out.

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Euro 2022 is a fifth major tournament for Griedge Mbock Bathy / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

10 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Italy – BBC Two
14 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Belgium – BBC One
18 July – 20:00 (BST) – Iceland vs France – BBC Two

Central defender Griedge Mbock Bathy made her international debut for France in 2013 and has been to major tournaments in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. In that time, Le Bleues have never been beyond a quarter-final.

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Wendie Renard is an incredible source of goals from defence / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

10 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Italy – BBC Two
14 July – 20:00 (BST) – France vs Belgium – BBC One
18 July – 20:00 (BST) – Iceland vs France – BBC Two

Despite being among a number of players to have had run-ins with French coach Corinne Diacre, Wendie Renard remains part of the setup. With other veterans left out in the cold, she is arguably now more important than ever.

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Danielle van de Donk has had to overcome injury trouble / ANP/GettyImages

9 July – 20:00 (BST) – Netherlands vs Sweden – BBC One
13 July – 20:00 (BST) – Netherlands vs Portugal – BBC Two
17 July – 17:00 (BST) – Switzerland vs Netherlands – BBC Two

Euro 2017 champion Danielle van de Donk made it into the Netherlands squad for this summer, despite missing most of the 2021/22 club season with Lyon. She is world class on her day, but doubts persist over her fitness.

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