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England to face Republic of Ireland in Euro 2025 qualifying group

Holders England have been drawn in a tough group with the Republic of Ireland, France and Sweden in Group A3 of Women's Euro 2025 qualifying.

Scotland will face Serbia, Slovakia and Israel in Group B2, while Northern Ireland are alongside Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Malta in Group B3.

Wales have been drawn against Croatia, Ukraine and Kosovo in Group B4.

The qualifiers will take place between April and July, with the tournament scheduled for July 2025 in Switzerland.

France, England and Sweden are ranked third, fourth and fifth respectively in the Fifa rankings, while the Republic of Ireland are 24th.

The Lionesses beat Sweden 4-0 on their way to lifting the trophy in 2022.

World champions and Nations League winners Spain will play Denmark, Belgium and Czech Republic.

Germany, who lost to England in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley, will face Austria, Iceland and Poland.

Switzerland, who will take part despite having automatically qualified as the host nation, have been drawn against Hungary, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The top two teams from the League A groups will qualify automatically, with the other two sides entering the play-offs.

The nations in Leagues B and C are competing to reach the play-offs.

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