2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
|Dates||15–27 July 2015|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Sweden (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||39 (2.6 per match)|
|Attendance||18,603 (1,240 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Stina Blackstenius (6 goals)|
|Best player||Stina Blackstenius|
The 2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship was the 14th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (18th edition if the Under-18 era is included), the annual European youth football competition contested by the women's under-19 national teams of the member associations of UEFA. Israel hosted the tournament. Players born on or after 1 January 1996 were eligible to participate in this competition.
Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament acted as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The four semi-finalists qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea as the UEFA representatives.
- 1 Qualification
- 2 Venues
- 3 Squads
- 4 Match officials
- 5 Group stage
- 6 Knockout stage
- 7 Goalscorers
- 8 Team of the tournament
- 9 Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
- 10 References
- 11 External links
A total of 48 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Israel qualifying automatically, the other 47 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2014, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2015.
Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).
|Team||Method of qualification||Finals appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Spain||Elite round Group 1 winners||10th||2014||Champions (2004)|
|Sweden||Elite round Group 2 winners||9th||2014||Champions (2012)|
|France||Elite round Group 3 winners||11th||2013||Champions (2003, 2010, 2013)|
|England||Elite round Group 4 winners||11th||2014||Champions (2009)|
|Norway||Elite round Group 4 runners-up[^]||10th||2014||Runners-up (2003, 2008, 2011)|
|Germany||Elite round Group 5 winners||12th||2013||Champions (2002, 2006, 2007, 2011)|
|Denmark||Elite round Group 6 winners||6th||2013||Semi-finals (2002, 2006, 2012)|
The final draw was held in Haifa, Israel on 20 May 2015, 20:15 IDT (UTC+3). The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There were no seeding except that the hosts Israel were assigned to position A1 in the draw.
The matches were played at four venues in four host cities.
|Netanya Stadium||Haberfeld Stadium|
|Capacity: 13,610||Capacity: 6,000|
|Lod Municipal Stadium||Ramla Municipal Stadium|
|Capacity: 3,000||Capacity: 2,000|
Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.
A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
if two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 applied;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- If only two teams had the same number of points, and they were tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings were determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams had the same number of points, or if their rankings were not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
- 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);
- Drawing of lots.
|1||France||3||3||0||0||6||0||+6||9||Advance to knockout stage|
2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Blackstenius 28', 72'
|Angeldal 35' (pen.)||Report|
|Sørensen 33', 60'||Report||Avital 22'|
|Report||Andersson 5' (o.g.)|
|1||Germany||3||2||0||1||3||3||0||6[a]||Advance to knockout stage|
2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
- Ranked by head-to-head result (Germany 1–0 Spain)
|George 30'||Report||Ehegötz 25'
|Redondo 22', 83'
|Flint 9'||Report||Garrote 54'
Knaak 33' (o.g.)
|Gálvez 39' (o.g.)||Report|
|24 July – Lod|
|27 July – Netanya|
|Spain (p)||1 (5)|
|24 July – Netanya|
|Sweden (p)||3 (4)|
Blackstenius 44', 88'
|Léger 36'||Report||Sánchez 42'|
|Hernández 81'||Report||Blackstenius 28', 36'
- 6 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goals
Team of the tournament
Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
The following four teams from UEFA qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|Sweden||18 July 2015||1 (2010)|
|Spain||21 July 2015||1 (2004)|
|France||18 July 2015||5 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014)|
|Germany||21 July 2015||7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)|
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
- "Norway, Israel, Slovakia to host Women's U19s". UEFA.com. 20 March 2012.
- "Decisions taken by the FIFA Executive Committee concerning women's competitions in 2016" (PDF). FIFA. 23 June 2014.
- "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "England and Norway complete finals lineup". UEFA.com. 9 April 2015.
- "2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Final tournament draw". UEFA.com.
- "Finalists learn fate in Women's Under-19 draw". UEFA.com. 20 May 2015.
- "Venue guide". UEFA.com.
- "UEFA Technical Report – Results". UEFA.com.
- "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Official WU19 EURO squad of the tournament". UEFA. 29 July 2015.
- "Golden Player – Stina Blackstenius". UEFA.com.
- "Germany, Spain complete European foursome". FIFA.com. 21 July 2015.