The kick-off for the women’s European Football Championship will sound on July 6th. These five players are among the biggest stars of the tournament.

The round has to go back into the square from today, July 6th, because the European Women’s Football Championship in England begins on Wednesday evening. In Manchester, the hosts meet their competitors from Austria. The first starts at 8:15 p.m. with preliminary reporting, the kick-off sounds at 9:00 p.m. Germany gets into action on Friday. These are five of the biggest stars to emerge during the tournament.

Ellen White (England)

Ellen White (33) is one of the top stars at the Women’s European Championship and a force to be reckoned with on the Lionesses’ team who are dying to win the title. The Manchester City striker has already won 107 caps in her career so far. White is the national team’s record goalscorer with 50 goals. At the same time, she is considered one of the favorites for the EM top scorer crown.

Pernille Harder (Denmark)

Danish striker Pernille Harder (29) was named UEFA’s Player of the Year in 2018 and 2020. She is considered extremely dangerous and, after moving from VfL Wolfsburg to Chelsea at the end of 2020, is still the most expensive soccer player in the world. In the same year she was also named player of the year in Germany. Harder is the first non-German soccer player to do this.

Marie-Antoinette Katoto (France)

Marie-Antoinette Katoto is only 23 years old, but is already considered an exceptional striker. She came to Paris Saint-Germain at the age of twelve. Her club describes her among other things as an explosive sprinter and a strong dribbler. She has already scored 25 goals in 30 games in the French A-XI.

Alexandra Popp (Germany)

Alexandra Popp (31) is by far the most experienced footballer in the DFB squad with 114 international matches and 53 goals. No other player on the team has scored as many goals as she has. Popp plays for VfL Wolfsburg and was voted Germany’s player of the year in both 2014 and 2016.

Ada Hegerberg (Norway)

Ada Hegerberg (26) from Olympique Lyon also has a lot of experience. She made her senior debut back in 2011 and has scored 42 goals since then. In 2018, Hegerberg was awarded the Ballon d’Or. FIFA describes the Norwegian as one of the best players of her generation.