UEFA Women's Euro 2017

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Europees kampioenschap voetbal vrouwen 2017
UEFA Women's Euro 2017 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Netherlands
Dates 16 July – 6 August 2017
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 7 (in 7 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 37 (2.06 per match)
Attendance 123,738 (6,874 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Jodie Taylor
(4 goals)
2013
2021
All statistics correct as of 23 July 2017.

The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, is the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition was expanded to 16 teams (from 12 teams in the previous edition).[1] The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.[2]

Host selection[edit]

Expressions of interest in hosting the tournament were received from seven associations.[3]

The Netherlands were chosen to host the tournament on 4 December 2014. This was the first time that the tournament will be staged in this country.[4]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 47 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Andorra which entered for the first time at senior women's level), and with the hosts Netherlands qualifying automatically, the other 46 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament.[2][5] The qualifying competition, which took place from April 2015 to October 2016, consisted of three rounds:[6]

  • Preliminary round: The eight lowest-ranked teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the pre-selected hosts. The two group winners advanced to the qualifying group stage.
  • Qualifying group stage: The 40 teams (38 highest-ranked teams and two preliminary round qualifiers) were drawn into eight groups of five teams. Each group was played in home-and-away round-robin format. The eight group winners and the six best runners-up (not counting results against the fifth-placed team) qualified directly for the final tournament, while the two remaining runners-up advanced to the play-offs.
  • Play-offs: The two teams played home-and-away two-legged matches to determine the last qualified team.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
 Netherlands Hosts 4 December 2014 3rd 2013 Semi-finals (2009) 12
 France Group 3 winners 11 April 2016 6th 2013 Quarter-finals (2009, 2013) 3
 Germany Group 5 winners 12 April 2016 10th 2013 Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013) 2
  Switzerland Group 6 winners 4 June 2016 1st Debut 17
 England Group 7 winners 7 June 2016 8th 2013 Runners-up (1984, 2009) 5
 Norway Group 8 winners 7 June 2016 11th 2013 Champions (1987, 1993) 11
 Spain Group 2 winners 7 June 2016 3rd 2013 Semi-finals (1997) 13
 Sweden Group 4 winners 15 September 2016 10th 2013 Champions (1984) 9
 Iceland Group 1 winners 16 September 2016 3rd 2013 Quarter-finals (2013) 19
 Scotland Group 1 runners-up[^] 16 September 2016 1st Debut 21
 Belgium Group 7 runners-up[^] 16 September 2016 1st Debut 22
 Austria Group 8 runners-up[^] 20 September 2016 1st Debut 24
 Denmark Group 4 runners-up[^] 20 September 2016 9th 2013 Semi-finals (1984, 2001, 2013) 15
 Italy Group 6 runners-up[^] 20 September 2016 11th 2013 Runners-up (1993, 1997) 18
 Russia Group 5 runners-up[^] 20 September 2016 5th 2013 Quarter-finals (1993, 1995) 25
 Portugal Play-offs winner 25 October 2016 1st Debut 38
Notes
  1. ^ The best six runners-up among all eight groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final draw[edit]

The final draw was held on 8 November 2016, 17:30 CET (UTC+1), at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam.[7][8][9] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking following the end of the qualifying group stage (excluding the play-offs),[10] with the hosts Netherlands assigned to position A1 in the draw. Each group contained one team from each of the four seeding pots.[11]

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
 Netherlands H 34,642 9
 Germany TH 42,957 1
 France 42,355 2
 England 39,880 3
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
 Norway 39,161 4
 Sweden 38,036 5
 Spain 37,655 6
  Switzerland 36,629 7
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
 Italy 34,775 8
 Iceland 34,141 10
 Scotland 33,632 11
 Denmark 32,915 12
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
 Austria 31,882 13
 Belgium 31,213 14
 Russia 30,367 15
 Portugal 22,900 23
  • H Hosts (assigned to position A1 in the draw)
  • TH Title holders

Venues[edit]

Seven venues in seven different towns will be used in the tournament.[2]

Breda Enschede Utrecht
Rat Verlegh Stadion De Grolsch Veste Stadion Galgenwaard
Capacity: 19,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 23,750
4 group matches, 1 semi-final 1 semi-final, Final 4 group matches
20131027 Rat Verlegh Stadion.jpg Grolsch Veste wedstrijd.JPG Galgenwaard vanuit de lucht.jpg
Rotterdam Deventer
Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel De Adelaarshorst
Capacity: 10,600 Capacity: 10,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Rotterdam spangen spartastadion.jpg Vernieuwde adelaarshorst 2015.jpg
Tilburg Doetinchem
Koning Willem II Stadion De Vijverberg
Capacity: 14,500 Capacity: 12,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Willem II stadion.jpg De Vijverberg.JPG

Match officials[edit]

A total of 11 referees, 21 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[12]

Squads[edit]

Each national team have to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent her participation in the tournament before her team's first match, she can be replaced by another player. The squad list must be published no later than 10 days before the tournaments opening match.[6]

Group stage[edit]

Results participants Euro 2017
  Winner
  Runner-up
  Semi-finals
  Quarter-finals
  Group stage

The schedule of the competition was announced on 23 September 2015.[13]

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

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 19.01 and 19.02):[6]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (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. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. UEFA coefficient for the final draw.

All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).[14]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Knockout stage
2  Denmark 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
3  Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4  Norway 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

16 July 2017 (2017-07-16)
18:00
Netherlands  1–0  Norway
Van de Sanden Goal 66' Report
Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Attendance: 21,732
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)

16 July 2017 (2017-07-16)
20:45
Denmark  1–0  Belgium
Troelsgaard Goal 6' Report
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 5,054
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)

20 July 2017 (2017-07-20)
18:00
Norway  0–2  Belgium
Report
Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda
Attendance: 8,477
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)

20 July 2017 (2017-07-20)
20:45
Netherlands  1–0  Denmark
Spitse Goal 20' (pen.) Report
Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam
Attendance: 10,599
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

24 July 2017 (2017-07-24)
20:45
Belgium  1–2  Netherlands
Wullaert Goal 59' Report Spitse Goal 27' (pen.)
Martens Goal 74'

24 July 2017 (2017-07-24)
20:45
Norway  0–1  Denmark
Report Veje Goal 5'
De Adelaarshorst, Deventer
Attendance: 5,885
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Knockout stage
2  Germany 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Russia 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
4  Italy (E) 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated.

17 July 2017 (2017-07-17)
18:00
Italy  1–2  Russia
Mauro Goal 88' Report
Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam
Attendance: 669
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

17 July 2017 (2017-07-17)
20:45
Germany  0–0  Sweden
Report
Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda
Attendance: 9,276
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

21 July 2017 (2017-07-21)
18:00
Sweden  2–0  Russia
Report
De Adelaarshorst, Deventer
Attendance: 5,764
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)

21 July 2017 (2017-07-21)
20:45
Germany  2–1  Italy
Report Mauro Goal 29'

25 July 2017 (2017-07-25)
20:45
Russia  Match 19  Germany
Report

25 July 2017 (2017-07-25)
20:45
Sweden  Match 20  Italy
Report

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 Knockout stage
2  France 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
3   Switzerland 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
4  Iceland (E) 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated.

18 July 2017 (2017-07-18)
18:00
Austria  1–0   Switzerland
Burger Goal 15' Report
De Adelaarshorst, Deventer
Attendance: 4,781
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

18 July 2017 (2017-07-18)
20:45
France  1–0  Iceland
Le Sommer Goal 86' (pen.) Report

22 July 2017 (2017-07-22)
18:00
Iceland  1–2   Switzerland
Friðriksdóttir Goal 33' Report

22 July 2017 (2017-07-22)
20:45
France  1–1  Austria
Henry Goal 51' Report Makas Goal 27'
Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Attendance: 4,387
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

26 July 2017 (2017-07-26)
20:45
Iceland  Match 21  Austria
Report

26 July 2017 (2017-07-26)
20:45
Switzerland   Match 22  France
Report

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6 Knockout stage
2  Spain 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3  Portugal 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
4  Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 23 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

19 July 2017 (2017-07-19)
18:00
Spain  2–0  Portugal
Report
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 3,188
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

19 July 2017 (2017-07-19)
20:45
England  6–0  Scotland
Report

23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
18:00
Scotland  1–2  Portugal
Cuthbert Goal 68' Report C. Mendes Goal 27'
Leite Goal 72'

23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
20:45
England  2–0  Spain
Kirby Goal 2'
Taylor Goal 85'
Report
Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda
Attendance: 4,879
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

27 July 2017 (2017-07-27)
20:45
Portugal  Match 23  England
Report

27 July 2017 (2017-07-27)
20:45
Scotland  Match 24  Spain
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[6]

On 1 June 2017, 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.[15]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
29 July – Doetinchem
 
 
 Netherlands
 
3 August – Enschede
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 25
 
30 July – Deventer
 
Winner Match 28
 
Winner Group D
 
6 August – Enschede
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Match 30
 
29 July – Rotterdam
 
Winner Match 29
 
Winner Group B
 
3 August – Breda
 
 Denmark
 
Winner Match 26
 
30 July – Tilburg
 
Winner Match 27
 
Winner Group C
 
 
Runner-up Group D
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

29 July 2017 (2017-07-29)
Netherlands  Match 25 Runner-up Group B
Report

29 July 2017 (2017-07-29)
Winner Group B Match 26  Denmark
Report

30 July 2017 (2017-07-30)
Winner Group C Match 27 Runner-up Group D
Report

30 July 2017 (2017-07-30)
Winner Group D Match 28 Runner-up Group C
Report

Semi-finals[edit]

3 August 2017 (2017-08-03)
Winner Match 26 Match 29 Winner Match 27
Report

3 August 2017 (2017-08-03)
Winner Match 25 Match 30 Winner Match 28
Report

Final[edit]

6 August 2017 (2017-08-06)
17:00
Winner Match 30 Match 31 Winner Match 29
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

Note: Players in bold are still active in the competition.

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Prize money[edit]

A total prize money of €8,000,000 will be available, an increase from €2,200,000 in 2013, with the following breakdown:[16]

Stage Prize money Teams
Group stage €300,000 8
Quarter-finals €500,000 4
Semi-finals €700,000 2
Runners-up €1,000,000 1
Champions €1,200,000 1

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Matches will be streamed on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv (Youtube) in territories where no partner has been appointed.[17]

References[edit]

External links[edit]