The Football Association has announced it is to bid to host the 2021 European Women’s Championship.
The bidding process for the tournament begins in September with a final decision due in 2018.
That game – part of a tournament expanded to 16 teams for the first time – generated a peak audience of 4 million TV viewers in the UK.
The FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn said the bid reflects English football’s commitment to supporting the women’s game.
“The Lionesses’ performances at the Euros this summer gave the country great pride,” he said. “It also showed the significant impact that hosting a major European tournament can have on growing and developing women’s football.”
Glenn said he hopes hosting the tournament would help to inspire the next generation of footballers. England also hosted the Euros in 2005.
In March, the FA launched its ‘Gameplan for Growth’ scheme, saying it aims to double participation and create a successful and long-lasting high quality system for women and girls football.