2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

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2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryCzech Republic
Dates2–14 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (6th title)
Runners-up Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored44 (2.93 per match)
Attendance30,757 (2,050 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Melissa Kössler (3 goals)
Best player(s)Germany Lena Oberdorf[1]

The 2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Women's Under-17 Euro 2017) was the tenth edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the women's under-17 national teams of Europe. The Czech Republic, which were selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015, hosted the tournament.[2]

A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2000 eligible to participate. Each match had a duration of 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes with a 15-minute half-time.


A total of 46 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Malta who entered for the first time), and with the hosts Czech Republic qualifying automatically, the other 45 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament.[3] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2016, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2017.[4]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.[5][6]

Team Method of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Czech Republic Hosts 2nd 2016 Group stage (2016)
 Netherlands Elite round Group 1 winners 2nd 2010 Fourth place (2010)
 Norway Elite round Group 2 winners 4th 2016 Fourth place (2009, 2016)
 England Elite round Group 3 winners 5th 2016 Third place (2016)
 Germany Elite round Group 3 runners-up[^] 9th 2016 Champions (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Republic of Ireland Elite round Group 4 winners 3rd 2015 Runners-up (2010)
 France Elite round Group 5 winners 7th 2015 Runners-up (2008, 2011, 2012)
 Spain Elite round Group 6 winners 8th 2016 Champions (2010, 2011, 2015)
  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 7 April 2017, 10:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the Park Hotel in Plzeň, Czech Republic.[7][8] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that hosts Czech Republic were assigned to position A1 in the draw.


The tournament was hosted in four venues:

Match officials[edit]

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[9]


Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players.[4]

Group stage[edit]

The final tournament schedule was confirmed on 11 April 2017.[10]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals.


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):[4]

  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, CEST (UTC+2).[11]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 9 Knockout stage
2  Spain 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4
3  France 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4  Czech Republic (H) 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Czech Republic 1–2 France
Šlajsová 53' Report Malard 25', 50'
Attendance: 10,219[9]
Referee: Ifeoma Kulmala (Finland)
Spain 1–4 Germany
E. Navarro 62' Report Oberdorf 27'
Kössler 48'
Rackow 78'
Nüsken 79'
Attendance: 1,039[9]
Referee: Cristina Trandafir (Romania)

Czech Republic 1–5 Spain
Siváková 79' (pen.) Report Pina 8'
Andújar 41'
L. Navarro 46'
Pujadas 64'
Márquez 69'
Attendance: 2,465[9]
Referee: Galiya Echeva (Bulgaria)
Germany 2–1 France
Kössler 20', 43' Report Lakrar 77'
Attendance: 1,270[9]
Referee: Julia-Stefanie Baier (Austria)

Germany 5–1 Czech Republic
Anyomi 41', 53'
Wieder 59'
Schneider 74'
Rackow 80+4'
Report Khýrová 39' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,229[9]
Referee: Maria Marotta (Italy)
France 1–1 Spain
Martin 5' Report Andújar 62'
Attendance: 1,039[9]
Referee: Ifeoma Kulmala (Finland)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Knockout stage
2  Norway 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3  England 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
4  Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Republic of Ireland 0–5 England
Report Pattinson 9'
O'Donnell 36'
Ngunga 38'
Hemp 41'
Douglas 64'
Attendance: 2,200[9]
Referee: Galiya Echeva (Bulgaria)
Norway 1–3 Netherlands
Tvedten 23' Report Wilms 12'
Casparij 20'
Ter Beek 37'
Attendance: 1,426[9]
Referee: Julia-Stefanie Baier (Austria)

Republic of Ireland 0–1 Norway
Report Nygård 77'
Attendance: 4,273[9]
Netherlands 2–1 England
Baijings 40'
Leuchter 77'
Report Palmer 38'
Attendance: 1,039[9]
Referee: Maria Marotta (Italy)

Netherlands 0–0 Republic of Ireland
Attendance: 827[9]
Referee: Cristina Trandafir (Romania)
England 0–2 Norway
Report Olsen 8'
Sunde 33'

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).[4]

As part of a trial sanctioned by the IFAB to reduce the advantage of the team shooting first in a penalty shoot-out,[12] 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):[13]

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.

The penalty shoot-out in the semi-final between Germany and Norway was the first ever to implement this new system.[14]

There is no third place match for this edition of the tournament as it is not used as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (since expansion to eight teams).


11 May – Příbram
 Germany (p)1 (3)
14 May – Plzeň
 Norway1 (2)
 Germany (p)0 (3)
11 May – Domažlice
 Spain0 (1)


Netherlands 0–2 Spain
Report Bautista 5' (pen.)
Pina 34'
Attendance: 825[9]
Referee: Maria Marotta (Italy)

Germany 1–1 Norway
Lohmann 44' Report Tvedten 7'
Wieder soccer ball with red X
Rackow soccer ball with red X
Lohmann soccer ball with red X
Kössler soccer ball with check mark
Nüsken soccer ball with check mark
Brunner soccer ball with check mark
3–2 soccer ball with red X Bjelde
soccer ball with check mark Sunde
soccer ball with check mark Tvedten
soccer ball with red X Birkeli
soccer ball with red X Bjørneboe
soccer ball with red X Haugland
Attendance: 260[9]
Referee: Ifeoma Kulmala (Finland)


Germany 0–0 Spain
Oberdorf soccer ball with check mark
Bahnemann soccer ball with red X
Wieder soccer ball with check mark
Kössler soccer ball with check mark
3–1 soccer ball with red X Bautista
soccer ball with red X Aleixandri
soccer ball with red X Torrodà
soccer ball with check mark Pina
Attendance: 2,157[9]
Referee: Julia-Stefanie Baier (Austria)


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Source: UEFA.com[15]

Team of the Tournament[edit]

Source: UEFA Technical Report[16]


  1. ^ Gladwell, Ben (21 August 2017). "2017: Lena Oberdorf". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Women's U17s set for Czech Republic, Lithuania". UEFA.com. 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Qualifying round seedings for 2016/17 WU17 EURO". UEFA. 21 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2016/17" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  5. ^ "Women's Under-17 finals line-up complete". UEFA.com. 3 April 2017.
  6. ^ "2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  7. ^ "Women's Under-17 final tournament draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Hosts face holders in Women's Under-17 finals draw". UEFA.com. 7 April 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Technical Report — Results". UEFA.com.
  10. ^ "Women's Under-17 final tournament schedule". UEFA.com. 11 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Match Schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  12. ^ "Penalty shoot-outs could soon resemble tennis tie-breaks". The Telegraph. 3 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Penalty shoot-out trial at UEFA final tournaments". UEFA.com. 1 May 2017.
  14. ^ "New penalty system gets usual result as Germany win". Reuters. 11 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Technical Report — Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com.

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