2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)
Tournament details
Dates6 April 2017 – 13 November 2018
Teams46 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played169
Goals scored575 (3.4 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Janice Cayman (10 goals)
2015
2023

The European qualifying competition for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was a women's football competition that determined the eight UEFA teams joining the automatically qualified hosts France in the final tournament. [1] [2] [3]

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process decided all 24 teams which will play in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the hosts France qualifying automatically. It will be the eighth FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament will be the third to be hosted in Europe, after the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

UEFA international sport governing body

The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

Contents

Apart from France, 46 of the remaining 54 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition, [4] with Andorra making their World Cup debut and Kosovo making their competitive debut.

The Andorra women's national football team represents Andorra in women's association football and is controlled by the Andorran Football Federation, the governing body for football in Andorra.

The Kosovo women's national football team represents Kosovo in international women's football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo.

Format

The qualifying competition consists of three rounds: [5]

Tiebreakers

In the preliminary round and qualifying group stage, 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 13.01, 13.02, and 15.01): [5]

  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. (Qualifying group stage only) Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  5. 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;
  6. Goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Goals scored in all group matches;
  8. (Qualifying group stage only) Away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. (Preliminary round only) 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);
  10. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  11. UEFA coefficient for the preliminary round or qualifying group stage draw.

To determine the best runner-up from the preliminary round and the four best runners-up from the qualifying group stage, the results against the teams in last place (fourth place in preliminary round and fifth place in qualifying group stage) are discarded. The following criteria are applied (Regulations Articles 13.03 and 15.02): [5]

  1. Points;
  2. Goal difference;
  3. Goals scored;
  4. (Qualifying group stage only) Away goals scored;
  5. Disciplinary points;
  6. UEFA coefficient for the preliminary round or qualifying group stage draw.

In the play-offs, the team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs qualifies for the final tournament. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e., the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e., if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out (Regulations Article 17.01). [5]

The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team's home ground. By the away goals rule, the team that has scored more goals "away from home" will win if scores are otherwise equal. This is sometimes expressed by saying that away goals "count double" in the event of a tie.

A penalty shoot-out is a method of determining which team is awarded victory in an association football match that cannot end in a draw, when the score is tied after the regulation playing time as well as extra time have expired. In a penalty shoot-out, each team takes turns shooting at goal from the penalty mark, with the goal only defended by the opposing team's goalkeeper. Each team has five shots which must be taken by different kickers; the team that makes more successful kicks is declared the victor. Shoot-outs finish as soon as one team has an insurmountable lead. If scores are level after five pairs of shots, the shootout progresses into additional "sudden-death" rounds. Balls successfully kicked into the goal during a shoot-out do not count as goals for the individual kickers or the team, and are tallied separately from the goals scored during normal play. Although the procedure for each individual kick in the shoot-out resembles that of a penalty kick, there are some differences. Most notably, neither the kicker nor any player other than the goalkeeper may play the ball again once it has been kicked.

Schedule

The qualifying matches are played on dates that fall within the FIFA Women's International Match Calendar. [6] [7] [8]

StageFIFA International Dates
Preliminary round6–11 April 2017
Qualifying group stage11–19 September 2017
16–24 October 2017
20–28 November 2017
15–23 January 2018
26 February – 6 March 2018
2–10 April 2018
4–12 June 2018
27 August – 4 September 2018
Play-offs1–9 October 2018
5–13 November 2018

Entrants

The teams were ranked according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following: [9] [10]

The 30 highest-ranked teams entered the qualifying group stage, while the 16 lowest-ranked teams entered the preliminary round. The coefficient ranking was also used for seeding in the preliminary round and qualifying group stage draws.

Final tournament hosts
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of France.svg  France 42,3552
Teams entering qualifying group stage
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 42,9571
Flag of England.svg  England 39,8803
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 39,1614
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 38,0365
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 37,6556
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 36,6297
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 34,7758
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 34,6429
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 34,14110
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 33,63211
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 32,91512
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 31,88213
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 31,21314
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30,36715
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 29,81516
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 28,57917
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 25,80718
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 25,60219
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 24,83220
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 23,87421
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 23,66922
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 22,86023
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 21,57924
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20,36225
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 19,54626
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 19,43427
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 18,10428
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 17,22429
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 17,05130
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 16,26631
Teams entering preliminary round
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 15,65632
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 14,64133
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 13,96134
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 13,35035
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 11,15136
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 9,12137
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 8,02038
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 7,91039
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 7,20842
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 7,19144
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 6,31645
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 4,81846
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 4,58447
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 4,10948
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 1,79349
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo
Notes
Did not enter
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 7,81740
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 7,76841
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 7,19443
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino

Preliminary round

Draw

The draw for the preliminary round was held on 19 January 2017, 13:30 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. [11] [12]

The 16 teams were allocated into four seeding positions according to their coefficient ranking. They were drawn into four groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding positions. First, the four teams which were pre-selected as hosts were drawn from their own designated pot and allocated to their respective group as per their seeding positions. Next, the remaining 12 teams were drawn from their respective pot which were allocated according to their seeding positions. [13]

Seeding position 1
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 15,65632
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 14,64133
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 13,96134
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 13,35035
Seeding position 2
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 11,15136
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania (H)9,12137
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands (H)8,02038
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 7,91039
Seeding position 3
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 7,20842
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 7,19144
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia (H)6,31645
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania (H)4,81846
Seeding position 4
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 4,58447
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 4,10948
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 1,79349
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo
Notes

Groups

  The four group winners and the best runner-up (not counting results against the fourth-placed team) advance to the qualifying group stage to join the 30 direct entrants.

Group 1

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Kazakhstan.svgFlag of Latvia.svgFlag of Georgia.svgFlag of Estonia.svg
1Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 321042+27 Qualifying group stage 2–2 1–0
2Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 312073+45 1–1
3Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia (H)31113304 2–1
4Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 30031760 0–1 0–4
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 2

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Albania.svgFlag of Greece.svgFlag of Malta.svgFlag of Kosovo.svg
1Flag of Albania.svg  Albania (H)321053+27 Qualifying group stage 2–1 3–2
2Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 320182+66 1–0 6–0
3Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 311132+14 0–0
4Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 300331290 1–3
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 3

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Israel.svgFlag of Moldova.svgFlag of Lithuania.svgFlag of Andorra.svg
1Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 321090+97 Qualifying group stage 2–0 7–0
2Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 321060+67 0–0 4–0
3Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania (H)31022423 0–2
4Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 3003013130 0–2
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 4

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of the Faroe Islands.svgFlag of Turkey.svgFlag of Montenegro.svgFlag of Luxembourg.svg
1Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands (H)330093+69 Qualifying group stage 2–1 5–1
2Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 3201133+106 3–0 9–1
3Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 310286+23 1–2
4Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 3003321180 1–7
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Ranking of second-placed teams

To determine the best second-placed teams from the preliminary round which advance to the qualifying group stage, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first and third-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the fourth-placed team are not included. As a result, two matches played by each second-placed team are counted for the purposes of determining the ranking.

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 3 Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 211020+24 Qualifying group stage
2 4 Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 210142+23
3 2 Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 21012203
4 1 Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 20203302
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient.

Qualifying group stage

Draw

The draw for the qualifying group stage was held on 25 April 2017, 13:30 CEST (UTC+2), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. [14] [15]

The 35 teams were allocated into five seeding pots according to their coefficient ranking, with the five preliminary round qualifiers placed in Pot E. They were drawn into seven groups of five containing one team from each of the five seeding pots. For political reasons, Russia and Ukraine would not be drawn in the same group. [16]

Pot A
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 42,9571
Flag of England.svg  England 39,8803
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 39,1614
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 38,0365
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 37,6556
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 36,6297
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 34,7758
Pot B
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 34,6429
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 34,14110
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 33,63211
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 32,91512
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 31,88213
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 31,21314
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30,36715
Pot C
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 29,81516
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 28,57917
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 25,80718
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 25,60219
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 24,83220
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 23,87421
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 23,66922
Pot D
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 22,86023
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 21,57924
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 20,36225
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 19,54626
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 19,43427
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 18,10428
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 17,22429
Pot E
TeamCoeffRank [10]
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 17,05130
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 16,26631
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel (P)14,64133
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan (P)13,35035
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania (P)9,12137
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands (P)8,02038
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova (P)7,91039
Notes

Groups

  The seven group winners qualify directly for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
  The four best group runners-up (not counting results against fifth-placed team) advance to the play-offs.

Group 1

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of England.svgFlag of Wales (1959-present).svgFlag of Russia.svgFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svgFlag of Kazakhstan.svg
1Flag of England.svg  England 8710291+2822 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 0–0 6–0 4–0 5–0
2Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 852173+417 0–3 3–0 1–0 1–0
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 84131613+313 1–3 0–0 3–0 3–0
4Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8107319163 [lower-alpha 1] 0–2 0–1 1–6 0–2
5Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 8107221193 [lower-alpha 1] 0–6 0–1 0–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Head-to-head results: Kazakhstan 0–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 Kazakhstan (tied on head-to-head results, ranked on total goal difference).

Group 2

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Scotland.svgFlag of Switzerland.svgFlag of Poland.svgFlag of Albania.svgFlag of Belarus.svg
1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 8701197+1221 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 2–1 3–0 5–0 2–1
2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 8611215+1619 Play-offs 1–0 2–1 5–1 3–0
3Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 83231612+411 2–3 0–0 1–1 4–1
4Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 8116622164 1–2 1–4 1–4 1–0
5Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 8107521163 1–2 0–5 1–4 1–0
Source: UEFA

Group 3

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Norway.svgFlag of the Netherlands.svgFlag of Ireland.svgUlster Banner.svgFlag of Slovakia.svg
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 8701224+1821 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 2–1 1–0 4–1 6–1
2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 8611222+2019 Play-offs 1–0 0–0 7–0 1–0
3Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 8413106+413 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–1
4Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 8107427233 [lower-alpha 1] 0–3 0–5 0–2 0–1
5Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 8107423193 [lower-alpha 1] 0–4 0–5 0–2 1–3
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Head-to-head results: Slovakia 1–3 Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland 0–1 Slovakia.

Group 4

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Sweden.svgFlag of Denmark.svgFlag of Ukraine.svgFlag of Hungary.svgFlag of Croatia.svg
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 8701222+2021 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 3–0 [lower-alpha 1] 3–0 5–0 4–0
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 8512228+1416 Play-offs 0–1 1–0 5–1 1–1
3Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 8413910113 1–0 1–5 2–0 1–1
4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 8116826184 1–4 1–6 0–1 2–2
5Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 8035520153 0–2 0–4 0–3 1–3
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. The Sweden v Denmark match was scheduled for 20 October 2017, but was cancelled because of a disagreement between the Danish team and their federation. [17] On 16 November it was announced that the result was awarded 3–0 to Sweden. [18]

Group 5

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Germany.svgFlag of Iceland.svgFlag of the Czech Republic.svgFlag of Slovenia.svgFlag of the Faroe Islands.svg
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 8701383+3521 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 2–3 4–0 6–0 11–0
2Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 8521226+1617 0–2 1–1 2–0 8–0
3Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8422208+1214 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–1
4Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 8206920116 0–4 0–2 0–4 5–0
5Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 8008153520 0–8 0–5 0–8 0–4
Source: UEFA

Group 6

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Italy.svgFlag of Belgium (civil).svgFlag of Portugal.svgFlag of Romania.svgFlag of Moldova.svg
1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 8701194+1521 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–0
2Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8611286+2219 Play-offs 2–1 1–1 3–2 12–0
3Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 8323228+1411 0–1 0–1 5–1 8–0
4Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 812571585 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–1
5Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 8017245431 1–3 0–7 0–7 0–0
Source: UEFA

Group 7

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Spain.svgFlag of Austria.svgFlag of Finland.svgFlag of Serbia.svgFlag of Israel.svg
1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 8800252+2324 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 4–0 5–1 3–0 2–0
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 8512197+1216 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–0
3Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 8314913410 0–2 0–2 1–0 4–0
4Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 821551387 1–2 0–4 0–2 2–0
5Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 8017023231 0–6 0–6 0–0 0–1
Source: UEFA

Ranking of second-placed teams

To determine the four best second-placed teams from the qualifying group stage which advance to the play-offs, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third and fourth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the fifth-placed team are not included. As a result, six matches played by each second-placed team are counted for the purposes of determining the ranking.

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 6411162+1413 Play-offs
2 2 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 6411135+813
3 6 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 641196+313
4 4 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 6402177+1012
5 5 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 632196+311
6 1 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 632153+211
7 7 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 6312117+410
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coefficient.

Play-offs

Draw

The draw for the play-offs was held on 7 September 2018, 14:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. [19] The four teams were drawn into two knockout rounds (semi-finals and final) of home-and-away two-legged format.

For the semi-finals, two teams were seeded and two teams were unseeded, based on their latest coefficient ranking after the completion of the qualifying group stage, calculated based on the following: [20]

Seeded
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 39,4304
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 37,0316
Unseeded
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 34,18511
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 32,73813

For each semi-final, a seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs decided by draw. A draw was also held for the final between the two winners of the semi-finals to decide the order of legs.

Matches

Play-off semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg4–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2–0 2–1
Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg3–3 (a)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2–2 1–1

Play-off final

The winner Netherlands qualifies for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg4–1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3–0 1–1

Qualified teams

The following nine teams from UEFA qualified for the final tournament, including France which qualified as hosts. [21]

TeamQualified asQualified onPrevious appearances in FIFA Women's World Cup 1
Flag of France.svg  France Hosts19 March 2015 [1] 3 (2003, 2011, 2015)
Flag of England.svg  England Group 1 winners31 August 2018 [22] 4 (1995, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Group 2 winners4 September 2018 [23] 0 (debut)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Group 3 winners4 September 2018 [23] 7 (1991, 1995 , 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Group 4 winners4 September 2018 [23] 7 (1991, 1995 , 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Group 5 winners4 September 2018 [23] 7 (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 , 2007 , 2011 , 2015)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Group 6 winners8 June 2018 [24] 2 (1991, 1999)
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Group 7 winners8 June 2018 [24] 1 (2015)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Play-off winners13 November 2018 [25] 1 (2015)
1Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Top goalscorers

There were 575 goals scored in 169 matches, for an average of 3.4 goals per match.

10 goals

7 goals

6 goals

Source: UEFA.com [26]

For full lists of goalscorers, see sections in each group:

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The 2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship will be the 18th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the women's under-19 national teams of Europe. Scotland, which were selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, will host the tournament.

The UEFA play-offs of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification competition involve the four runners-up with the best records among all seven groups in the qualifying group stage.

The European qualifying competition for the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup is a men's futsal competition that will determine the six UEFA teams joining the automatically qualified hosts Lithuania in the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

The 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition is a men's under-21 football competition that will determine the 10 teams joining the automatically qualified co-hosts Hungary and Slovenia in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament.

The UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying competition is a women's football competition that will determine the 15 teams joining the automatically qualified hosts England in the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 final tournament.

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