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World Cup results: The scores so far from Qatar 2022 Who has been eliminated from World Cup 2022 and who has qualified for the knockout stage?

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Austria

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Irene Fuhrmann

Reached the semi-finals five years ago and while it will be tricky to repeat that feat, they have made further progress since. Read the team guide here.

Star player
Sarah Zadrazil

Strengths

Fuhrmann has a versatile team at her disposal with strong wingers and several players who can score. Plus: Manuela Zinsberger is a superb goalkeeper who can decide games on her own.

Weaknesses

They sometimes struggle to execute their gameplay, especially against teams that press aggressively. Highly depandable on key players such as Sarah Zadrazil, Carina Wenninger and Nicole Billa.





England

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Sarina Wiegman

Under Wiegman’s impressive management England are strong contenders to win Euro 2022 but the opposition is strong. Read the team guide here.

Star player
Lauren Hemp

Strengths

Ellen White’s goals, Lauren Hemp’s potentially world-class wing play and Lucy Bronze’s swashbuckling advances from right-back to name three.

Weaknesses

Wiegman’s apparent uncertainty over her first-choice goalkeeper and a collective habit of sometimes switching off when defending set pieces.

Profiles written by Louise Taylor





Northern Ireland

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Kenny Shiels

The first-time qualifiers will find it tough, but will be backed by a large travelling support. Read the team guide here.

Star player
Rachel Furness

Strengths

A hugely experienced defence. Ashley Hutton, Julie Nelson and Sarah McFadden could play together and they have over 320 caps between them.

Weaknesses

Half of the Northern Ireland squad are domestic players playing in the part-time Irish Women’s Premiership, which is still amateur.

Profiles written by Stuart McKinley





Norway

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Martin Sjögren

The last Euros were a disaster for Norway and they will be keen to show how good they are in England. Read the team guide here.

Star player
Ada Hegerberg

Strengths

The attacking trio of Ada Hegerberg, Caroline Graham Hansen and Guro Reiten has the potential to trouble any opponent.

Weaknesses

Uncertainty in the goalkeeper position as well as the match fitness of important players such as the captain Maren Mjelde.





Denmark

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Lars Søndergaard

The 2017 runners-up have high hopes of escaping a tough Group B and going far again. Read the team guide here.

Star player
Pernille Harder

Strengths

The squad has a fabulous array of attacking talent for Søndergaard to choose from, including the leader of the pack, Pernille Harder, one of the best players in the world.

Weaknesses

Some of the players have been injured and some have struggled for game time so there is a question mark over the team’s fitness and stamina.

Profiles written by Sofie Engberg Munch





Finland

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Anna Signeul

Finland have an experienced team but no stars, relying on a strong defence and counterattacks.

Star player
Natalia Kuikka

Strengths

This is a tightly-knit group that has been together for a long time. Their work ethic is good and they are dangerous from set pieces.

Weaknesses

The gameplan is quite conservative and, if the counterattacks do not work, there is no plan B. And while the starting XI can be competitive there is rarely much help from the bench.





Germany

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Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

There is a lot of potential throughout the squad but how will they cope without Dzsenifer Marozsán and Melanie Leupolz?

Star player
Sara Däbritz

Strengths

This Germany team are a strong collective and have many technically good and tactically astute midfielders who can run the game. And there is speed on the wings too.

Weaknesses

The squad perhaps lacks some of the outstanding players of past generations and the defence can concede soft goals, partly because there has not been a settled starting lineup recently.





Spain

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Jorge Vilda

Spain have climbed to No 7 in the world under Vilda and believe they can win the tournament.

Star player
Alexia Putellas

Strengths

They have the best player in the world, Alexia Putellas, and have won several youth tournaments in recent years. This is their golden generation.

Weaknesses

This is a young team without much experience in going far in major tournaments and the injury to Jenni Hermoso is very bad news indeed.





Netherlands

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Mark Parsons

Parsons is trying to build a new Oranje, doing things differently to Sarina Wiegman. He has infused some youth into the squad.

Star player
Vivianne Miedema

Strengths

The core of the team is unchanged from winning it in 2017 and the players know what it takes to create a good team spirit to go far. Oh, and they have Vivianne Miedema.

Weaknesses

The defence is not quite as watertight as it has been in the past and has seemed a bit vulnerable recently.





Portugal

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Francisco Neto

A late replacement for Russia, Portugal want to show the rest of the world how much they have improved.

Star player
Jéssica Silva

Strengths

There is a strong backbone that has been together for a long time, and now they have been joined by some talented youngsters, such as Kika Nazareth.

Weaknesses

A lack of tournament experience could be a disadvantage, as could the fact that most of the players are still playing in their domestic league.





Sweden

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Peter Gerhardsson

Gerhardsson’s squad has shed the underdog tag and hopes to win the trophy for the first time since 1984.

Star player
Stina Blackstenius

Strengths

They are strong on set pieces, have fantastic squad depth and a very solid defence.

Weaknesses

If some of the key players are not on the pitch you notice the difference, especially if Caroline Seger is missing. She is still so important for this team.





Switzerland

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Nils Nielsen

Reached the tournament via a penalty shootout win over the Czech Republic and may struggle to get out of their group.

Star player
Lia Wälti

Strengths

In terms of individual quality this is the best Swiss squad ever with players in the best leagues in Europe and promising youngsters coming through.

Weaknesses

Almost every player in the starting XI has had some sort of injury problem this season, meaning the coach has had to chop and change his team.





Belgium

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Ives Serneels

Won their qualifying group ahead of Switzerland and believe they can make it into the last eight.

Star player
Tessa Wullaert

Strengths

They are a tall team and have good set-piece takers so will be a danger at dead-ball situations – as well as being lethal on the counter.

Weaknesses

Several players are semi-professional and the squad is lacking in tournament experience. They could struggle if it gets very physical.

Profiles written by Dirk Deferme





France

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Corinne Diacre

Among the favourites again but, as always, steeped in internal tension, Les Bleues are aiming for at least the quarter-finals.

Star player
Marie-Antoinette Katoto

Strengths

The presence of Wendie Renard in defence and Marie-Antoinette Katoto in attack – two Ballon d’Or candidates – means France are superbly marshalled at both ends of the pitch.

Weaknesses

The dressing room could be about to explode – again – because of tension between some players and the coach. Collective mental weakness has stopped them in the past.





Iceland

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Thorsteinn Halldórsson

These are Iceland’s fourth finals in a row and there is growing optimism in Iceland that this team can reach the last eight.

Star player
Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir

Strengths

Halldórsson has created a strong defensive unit and Iceland have kept a lot of clean sheets recently. Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir offers stardust.

Weaknesses

Many of the team’s key players are young and inexperienced and Gunnarsdóttir has missed a lot of games in the past year after giving birth last November.





Italy

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Milena Bertolini

This will be the last tournament for Italy’s golden generation and, for better or worse, anything can happen.

Star player
Cristiana Girelli

Strengths

This squad has a lot of experience and at the World Cup in 2019 the defence was one of the best at the tournament, not conceding a goal in open play in five games.

Weaknesses

There is a certain lack of physicality in the squad and the fact is that Serie A is not at the same level as the other top leagues in Europe. Set pieces could be a problem too.