2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
|Host country||Czech Republic|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Germany (6th title)|
|Goals scored||44 (2.93 per match)|
|Attendance||30,757 (2,050 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Melissa Kössler (3 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Lena Oberdorf|
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.
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. The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2016, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2017.
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.
|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)|
- ^ The best runners-up among all six elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.
The final draw was held on 7 April 2017, 10:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the Park Hotel in Plzeň, Czech Republic. 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:
- Doosan Arena, Plzeň
- Na Litavce, Příbram
- Stadion TJ Přeštice, Přeštice
- Stadion Střelnice Domažlice, Domažlice
A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players.
The final tournament schedule was confirmed on 11 April 2017.
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):
- 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 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;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- 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).
- 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);
- Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
- Drawing of lots.
All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).
|4||Czech Republic (H)||3||0||0||3||3||12||−9||0|
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
|Šlajsová 53'||Report||Malard 25', 50'|
|E. Navarro 62'||Report||Oberdorf 27'
|Siváková 79' (pen.)||Report||Pina 8'
L. Navarro 46'
|Kössler 20', 43'||Report||Lakrar 77'|
|Anyomi 41', 53'
|Report||Khýrová 39' (pen.)|
|Martin 5'||Report||Andújar 62'|
|4||Republic of Ireland||3||0||1||2||0||6||−6||1|
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
|Republic of Ireland||0–5||England|
|Tvedten 23'||Report||Wilms 12'
Ter Beek 37'
|Republic of Ireland||0–1||Norway|
|Netherlands||0–0||Republic of Ireland|
In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).
As part of a trial sanctioned by the IFAB to reduce the advantage of the team shooting first in a penalty shoot-out, 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):
- 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.
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|
|Germany (p)||0 (3)|
|11 May – Domažlice|
|Report||Bautista 5' (pen.)
|Lohmann 44'||Report||Tvedten 7'|
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Michaela Khýrová
- Kristýna Siváková
- Gabriela Šlajsová
- Nicole Douglas
- Lauren Hemp
- Jessica Ngunga
- Bethany May O'Donnell
- Aimee Palmer
- Poppy Pattinson
- Maëlle Lakrar
- Laurène Martin
- Sydney Lohmann
- Sjoeke Nüsken
- Lena Oberdorf
- Lea Schneider
- Verena Wieder
- Jill Baijings
- Kerstin Casparij
- Romée Leuchter
- Williënne ter Beek
- Lynn Wilms
- Rikke Bogetveit Nygård
- Jenny Kristine Røsholm Olsen
- Malin Sunde
- Carla Bautista
- Rosa Márquez
- Eva Navarro
- Lorena Navarro
- Berta Pujadas
Team of the Tournament
Source: UEFA Technical Report
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- ^ "Women's U17s set for Czech Republic, Lithuania". UEFA.com. 26 January 2015.
- ^ "Qualifying round seedings for 2016/17 WU17 EURO". UEFA. 21 October 2015.
- ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2016/17" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- ^ "Women's Under-17 finals line-up complete". UEFA.com. 3 April 2017.
- ^ "2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- ^ "Women's Under-17 final tournament draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- ^ "Hosts face holders in Women's Under-17 finals draw". UEFA.com. 7 April 2017.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Technical Report — Results". UEFA.com.
- ^ "Women's Under-17 final tournament schedule". UEFA.com. 11 April 2017.
- ^ "Match Schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- ^ "Penalty shoot-outs could soon resemble tennis tie-breaks". The Telegraph. 3 March 2017.
- ^ "Penalty shoot-out trial at UEFA final tournaments". UEFA.com. 1 May 2017.
- ^ "New penalty system gets usual result as Germany win". Reuters. 11 May 2017.
- ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- ^ "Technical Report — Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com.
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