—- Some major names in football from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have shown their support for the UEFA Women’s European Championship to come to the Nordics in 2025.

Magdalena Eriksson, who plays for Chelsea in the English Women’s Super League as well as the Swedish national team, said: “The Nordics bid has the vision to inspire and build truly equal opportunities for women’s football across Europe. I am driven by a similar vision every time I step on the field. It would be a dream come true to play in the Nordics in 2025 – I hope the rest of Europe will be joining me in this dream!”  

Other female players who have come out to support the bid are Pernille Harder (Denmark and Chelsea), Ingrid Engen (Norway and Barcelona) and Natalia Kuikka (Finland and Portland Thorns).  

The men are equally supportive.  

Kasper Schmeichel, from French Ligue 1 club Nice as well as the Danish national team, says: “We promise to provide a tournament of joy and celebration, where everyone will be invited to celebrate the shared values of our European football community – together.” 

Victor Lindelöf (Sweden and Manchester United), Alexander Sørloth (Norway and Real Sociedad) and Lukas Hradecky (Finland and Bayer Leverkusen) have also shared their support in a video at www.nordics2025.com.  

European federation UEFA decides on April 4.

Nordics2025 has said its staging would be the biggest in the event’s history with more than 800,000 tickets up for sale and a final at Friends Arena in Stockholm, the largest stadium in the Nordic region with 50,000 seats.

The four capital cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki are all included, together, with one additional city from each of the four countries: Odense (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden), Trondheim (Norway) and Tampere (Finland).