The highlights of Euro 2022 in pictures

The tournament started on July 6 and culminated in Sunday’s Wembley final.

By Press Association Published: 31 July 2022 - 9.35pm

Euro 2022 drew to a close in unforgettable fashion as England defeated Germany 2-1 after extra time in the final at Wembley.

Here the PA news agency takes a look at some of the highlights of the tournament in pictures.

England v Austria – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group A – Old Trafford
The tournament kicked off at Old Trafford with an opening ceremony event before England faced Austria (Martin Rickett/PA)
England v Austria – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group A – Old Trafford
Beth Mead scored the first goal of the competition, lobbing goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger as England beat Austria 1-0 (Martin Rickett/PA)
Norway v Northern Ireland – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group A – St Mary’s Stadium
Euro 2022 saw Northern Ireland compete in their first major tournament and Julie Nelson scored their only goal in the 4-1 loss to Norway in Group A (Nigel French/PA)
France v Netherlands – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Quarter Final – New York Stadium
Netherlands fans arrived in their droves to support their team throughout the tournament (Tim Goode/PA)
Germany v Denmark – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group B – Brentford Community Stadium
After missing the 2013 and 2017 tournaments with injuries, 31-year-old Alexandra Popp came off the bench to score Germany’s fourth goal against Denmark and eventually finished level with Mead as top scorer with six (Nick Potts/PA)
France v Italy – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group D – AESSEAL New York Stadium
France’s Grace Geyoro , right, scored a hat-trick as Les Bleues put five past Italy in the first half of their game in Group D (Nick Potts/PA)
England v Norway – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group A – Brighton & Hove Community Stadium
Ellen White and Mead celebrate after England hammered Norway 8-0 in the group stages (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Iceland v France – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Group D – New York Stadium
Iceland fans packed the stands and performed their famous Viking clap throughout the tournament (Tim Goode/PA)
England v Spain – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Quarter Final – Brighton & Hove Community Stadium
Esther Gonzalez put Spain ahead in their quarter-final against England (Gareth Fuller/PA)
England v Spain – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Quarter Final – Brighton & Hove Community Stadium
Georgia Stanway hit a stunning strike to send England into the semi-finals as they came from behind to secure a 2-1 win against Spain (Adam Davy/PA)
Germany v Austria – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Quarter Final – Brentford Community Stadium
Popp celebrates after helping Germany progress to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win against Austria (John Walton/PA)
Sweden v Belgium – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Quarter Final – Leigh Sports Village
Linda Sembrant, second left, scored a stoppage-time winner in Sweden’s quarter-final against Belgium (Tim Goode/PA)
France v Netherlands – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Quarter Final – New York Stadium
Jackie Groenen, left, and Aniek Nouwen look dejected after the reigning champions were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by France (Tim Goode/PA)
England v Sweden – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Semi Final – Bramall Lane
England’s Alessia Russo scored one of the goals of the tournament with a cheeky backheel in the semi-final against Sweden (Danny Lawson/PA)
Germany v France – UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 – Semi Final – Stadium MK
Popp’s double against France secured Germany’s place in the final (Nick Potts/PA)
Leah Williamson
England’s Leah Williamson with The Duke of Cambridge following England’s victory over Germany in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final at Wembley (Danny Lawson/PA)
Sarina Wiegman
England head coach Sarina Wiegman celebrates with the trophy after her side’s win over Germany (Danny Lawson/PA)
Alexandra Popp
Popp, who was injured in the warm-up, looks dejected following the Euro 2022 final defeat to England (NIck Potts/PA)
Chloe Kelly
England’s Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring the winning goal in the Euro 2022 final against Germany (Joe Giddens/PA)
Lauren Hemp, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Demi Stokes, l-r, celebrate England's win
Lauren Hemp, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Demi Stokes, l-r, celebrate England’s win (Danny Lawson/PA)
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