LEIGH Sports Village is getting ready to host matches in this month’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

Greater Manchester will host Austria, Belgium, England, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland in the tournament, which is expected to be the biggest women’s sporting event in European history, with many of the world’s greatest female footballers taking part.

Manchester, Trafford and Leigh will play host to eight games throughout July, including England’s opening match against Austria at Old Trafford and a quarter-final tie.

The new UEFA Women’s EURO roadsigns showcase the national flags of the teams playing with Leigh’s sign including Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

With more than 450,000 tickets sold, even before a ball is kicked, this year’s event has already surpassed the previous tournament record of 240,045 set in the Netherlands (2017).

Ahead of the opening match at Old Trafford on 6 July, fans are encouraged to welcome and embrace all the teams arriving into the region.

The FA’s Head of Tournament Delivery, Chris Bryant said: “We’re delighted to be able to officially welcome the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 teams to England.

"We have an exciting few weeks ahead and a fantastic opportunity for football fans to experience some of the world’s very best players on their doorstep.

"As we look ahead to the opening match, excitement across the country is growing at an incredible rate. Anyone who hasn’t got a ticket still has a chance to get involved and show their support for what is already a huge history-making moment for women’s football.

UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022 brings the tournament back to England for the first time since 2005.

Tickets are still available for fans to experience a record-breaking tournament that aims to unite football and communities and amplify the growth of the women’s game.

Old Trafford Fixtures: England v Austria (Wednesday 6 July) Manchester City Academy Fixtures: Belgium v Iceland (Sunday 10 July), Italy v Iceland (Thursday 14 July), Italy v Belgium (Monday 18 July).

Leigh Fixtures: Portugal v Switzerland (Saturday 9 July), Netherlands v Portugal (Wednesday 13 July), Sweden v Portugal (Sunday 17 July) and the Quarter Final (Friday 22 July).

Prices start at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Visit www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing