2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

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2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
2017 Craobhchomórtas na mBan Faoi 19 de chuid UEFA
2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Northern Ireland
Dates8–20 August 2017
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up France
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored52 (3.25 per match)
Attendance18,438 (1,152 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Patricia Guijarro (5 goals)
Best player(s)Spain Patricia Guijarro[1]
2016
2018

The 2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Women's Under-19 Euro 2017) was the 16th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (20th edition if the Under-18 era is included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the women's under-19 national teams of Europe. Northern Ireland was selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015 as the host country for the tournament.[2]

A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1998 eligible to participate.

Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament acts as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The top four teams of the tournament qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France as the UEFA representatives, besides France who qualified automatically as hosts.[3]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 48 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Northern Ireland qualifying automatically, the other 47 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament.[4] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2016, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2017.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.[6][7]

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Northern Ireland Hosts 1st Debut
 Spain Elite round Group 1 winners 12th 2016 Champions (2004)
 England Elite round Group 2 winners 12th 2015 Champions (2009)
 Netherlands Elite round Group 3 winners 7th 2016 Champions (2014)
 France Elite round Group 3 runners-up[^] 13th 2016 Champions (2003, 2010, 2013, 2016)
 Scotland Elite round Group 4 winners 5th 2014 Group stage (2005, 2008, 2010, 2014)
 Italy Elite round Group 5 winners 6th 2011 Champions (2008)
 Germany Elite round Group 6 winners 14th 2016 Champions (2002, 2006, 2007, 2011)
Notes
  1. ^
    The best runners-up among all six elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final draw[edit]

The final draw was held on 22 June 2017, 15:00 BST (UTC+1), at the Belfast City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[8][9] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that hosts Northern Ireland were assigned to position A1 in the draw.

Venues[edit]

The tournament was hosted in four venues:

Belfast Lurgan
Windsor Park Mourneview Park
Capacity: 18,434 Capacity: 4,160
4 group matches, 2 semi-finals, final 3 group matches
Windsor Park redevelopment .jpg Mourneview Park, Lurgan - geograph.org.uk - 1389685 Cropped.jpg
Portadown Ballymena
Shamrock Park Ballymena Showgrounds
Capacity: 2,770 Capacity: 3,600
2 group matches 3 group matches, third-place playoff
ShamrockParkSep089.jpg Showgroundsbufc.JPG

Squads[edit]

Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players.[5]

Match officials[edit]

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[10]

Group stage[edit]

The final tournament schedule was confirmed on 22 June 2017.[11]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals and qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01 and 17.02):[5]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If only two teams have the same number of points, and they are tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings are determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
  8. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, BST (UTC+1).[12]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9 Knockout stage and
2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2  Spain 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3  Scotland 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play-off[a]
4  Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Because France are among the semi-finalists, the two third-placed teams of the group stage enter the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play-off where the winner qualifies for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Scotland 0–3 Germany
Report Gwinn Goal 19'
Rieke Goal 39'
Memeti Goal 80'
Attendance: 599[10]
Referee: Volha Tsiareshka (Belarus)
Northern Ireland 0–2 Spain
Report García Goal 30'
Guijarro Goal 53'
Attendance: 4,289[10]
Referee: Justina Lavrenovaitė (Lithuania)

Germany 2–0 Spain
Graf Goal 25'
Orschmann Goal 66'
Report
Attendance: 658[10]
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)
Northern Ireland 1–1 Scotland
McDaniel Goal 85' Report Hanson Goal 46'
Attendance: 2,959[10]
Referee: Marte Sørø (Norway)

Germany 6–0 Northern Ireland
Bühl Goal 6'25'
Rieke Goal 28'
Kögel Goal 58'
Siems Goal 62'
Gerhardt Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 1,783[10]
Referee: Silvia Domingos (Portugal)
Spain 1–0 Scotland
Guijarro Goal 55' Report
Attendance: 358[10]
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (Slovakia)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Knockout stage and
2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2  France 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3  England 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play-off[a]
4  Italy 3 0 1 2 5 11 −6 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Because France are among the semi-finalists, the two third-placed teams of the group stage enter the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play-off where the winner qualifies for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Italy 1–2 England
Serturini Goal 90+1' Report Allen Goal 52'76'
Attendance: 574[10]
Referee: Marte Sørø (Norway)
France 0–2 Netherlands
Report Pelova Goal 10'
Piga Goal 22' (o.g.)
Attendance: 438[10]
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (Slovakia)

Italy 1–6 France
Serturini Goal 9' Report Kradjov Goal 35'
Bourdieu Goal 38'58'
Ollivier Goal 69'
Laurent Goal 72'
Gavory Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 483[10]
Referee: Volha Tsiareshka (Belarus)
Netherlands 2–0 England
Nouwen Goal 11'
Smits Goal 45+3'
Report
Attendance: 769[10]
Referee: Silvia Domingos (Portugal)

Netherlands 3–3 Italy
Kalma Goal 25'
Nouwen Goal 34' (pen.)
Weerden Goal 90+4'
Report Nouwen Goal 7' (o.g.)
Regazzoli Goal 66'
Serturini Goal 83'
Attendance: 351[10]
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)
England 0–1 France
Report Boussaha Goal 88'
Attendance: 519[10]
Referee: Justina Lavrenovaitė (Lithuania)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[5]

On 2 May 2016, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)'s trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[13] On 1 June 2017, it was also announced as part of a trial sanctioned by the IFAB to reduce the advantage of the team shooting first in a penalty shoot-out,[14] a different sequence of taking penalties, known as "ABBA", that mirrors the serving sequence in a tennis tiebreak would be used if a penalty shoot-out was needed (team A kicks first, team B kicks second):[15]

Original sequence
AB AB AB AB AB (sudden death starts) AB AB etc.
Trial sequence
AB BA AB BA AB (sudden death starts) BA AB etc.

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 August – Belfast
 
 
 Germany1
 
20 August – Belfast
 
 France2
 
 France2
 
17 August – Belfast
 
 Spain3
 
 Netherlands2
 
 
 Spain3
 
World Cup play-off
 
 
17 August – Lurgan
 
 
 Scotland0
 
 
 England2

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play-off[edit]

Winner qualifies for 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Scotland 0–2 England
Report Cross Goal 28'
Rouse Goal 50'
Attendance: 107[10]
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (Slovakia)

Semi-finals[edit]

Netherlands 2–3 Spain
Pelova Goal 48'
Smits Goal 85'
Report García Goal 47'
Oroz Goal 68'
Guijarro Goal 77'
Attendance: 510[10]
Referee: Justina Lavrenovaitė (Lithuania)

Germany 1–2 France
Bühl Goal 40' Report Thibaud Goal 70'
Laurent Goal 73'
Attendance: 924[10]
Referee: Silvia Domingos (Portugal)

Final[edit]

France 2–3 Spain
Bourdieu Goal 4'
Laurent Goal 71'
Report Guijarro Goal 18'90'
Egurrola Goal 85'
Attendance: 3,117[10]
Referee: Volha Tsiareshka (Belarus)

Goalscorers[edit]

Note: Goals scored in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play-off are included in this list, but are not counted by UEFA for statistical purposes.

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: UEFA.com[16]

Team of the Tournament[edit]

Source: UEFA Technical Report[17]

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

The following five teams from UEFA qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, including France which qualified as hosts.[18]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup1
 France 19 March 2015[19] 6 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016)
 Spain 14 August 2017 2 (2004, 2016)
 Germany 11 August 2017 8 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Netherlands 11 August 2017 0 (debut)
 England 17 August 2017 4 (2002, 2008, 2010, 2014)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Laure (14 September 2017). "2017: Patricia Guijarro". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Northern Irish, Swiss to host Women's U19 finals". UEFA.com. 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Circular #1565 - FIFA women's tournaments 2018-2019" (PDF). FIFA.com. 11 November 2016.
  4. ^ "2016/17 WU19 EURO qualifying round draw pots". UEFA. 21 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, 2016/17" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "2017 WU19 EURO final line-up complete". UEFA.com. 12 June 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  8. ^ "Women's Under-19 final tournament draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  9. ^ "2017 WU19 EURO final tournament draw". UEFA.com. 22 June 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Technical Report — Results". UEFA.com.
  11. ^ "2017 WU19 EURO match schedule". UEFA.com. 22 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Final Match Schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  13. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee approves key priorities to restore trust in FIFA". UEFA. 2 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Penalty shoot-outs could soon resemble tennis tie-breaks". The Telegraph. 3 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Comprehensive bidding regulations approved for all finals and final tournaments". UEFA.org. 1 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Technical Report — Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com.
  18. ^ "European quartet secure France 2018 berths". FIFA.com. 14 August 2017.
  19. ^ "France to host the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019". FIFA.com. 19 March 2015.

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