UEFA Women's Euro 1997

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UEFA Women's Euro 1997
Europamesterskapet i fotball for kvinner 1997
Europamästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1997
Tournament details
Host countries Norway
Dates 29 June – 12 July
Teams 8
Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Germany.svg  Germany (4th title)
Runners-upFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 35 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Italy.svg Carolina Morace
Flag of Norway.svg Marianne Pettersen
Flag of France.svg Angélique Roujas
(4 goals each)
Best player Flag of Italy.svg Carolina Morace

The 1997 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as Women's Euro 1997 was a football tournament held in 1997 in Norway and Sweden. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe. [1]

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

UEFA Womens Championship European association football tournament for womens national teams

The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro and unofficially the "European Cup", held every fourth year, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA Confederation. The competition is the women's equivalent of the UEFA European Championship.


Germany won the competition for the second time in a row and 4th overall (counting with West Germany's victory in the former European Competition for Representative Women's Teams).

Germany womens national football team womens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).


1997 saw a change in the tournament format as an eight-team final stage was introduced. Eight teams participated, qualifying from a total of 33 entrants. Those eight teams were divided in two groups of four. The winner and 2nd placed of the group would advance to the semi-finals and the winners would play the final.

Group A

Group B



For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see UEFA Women's Euro 1997 squads

This article lists all the confirmed national football squads for the UEFA Women's Euro 1997.


Group A

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 330061+59
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 31112204
Flag of France.svg  France 311145−14
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 300326−40
France  Flag of France.svg1–1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Roujas Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report (in French) I. Parejo Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Nobelstadion, Karlskoga
Attendance: 920
Referee: Gitte Lyngo Nielsen (Denmark)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Ljungberg Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Pohjanen Soccerball shade.svg 82'
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
RFS Report (in Russian)
Savina Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Tingvalla IP, Karlstad
Attendance: 3,829
Referee: Christine Frai (Germany)
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg0–1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
SvFF Report (in Swedish) Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg1–3Flag of France.svg  France
Grigorieva Soccerball shade.svg 52' Report (in French)
RFS Report (in Russian)
Roujas Soccerball shade.svg 27', 56', 74'
Tingvalla IP, Karlstad
Attendance: 626
Referee: Cristina Gozzi (Italy)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3–0Flag of France.svg  France
M. Andersson Soccerball shade.svg 18' (pen.)
Locatelli Soccerball shade.svg 22' (o.g.)
Jonsson Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Report (in French)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg0–1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
RFS Report (in Russian) Á. Parejo Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Nobelstadion, Karlskoga
Referee: Regina Belksma-Konink (Netherlands)

Group B

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 312053+25
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 312031+25
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 311152+34
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 301229−71
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Meinert Soccerball shade.svg 49' DFB Report (in German)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Carta Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Melløs Stadion, Moss
Attendance: 713
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
DBU Report (in Danish)
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
Pettersen Soccerball shade.svg 16', 18', 49', 81'
Støre Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm
Attendance: 4,221
Referee: Regina Belksma-Konink (Netherlands)
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg2–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Morace Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Panico Soccerball shade.svg 80'
FIGC Report (in Italian)
DBU Report (in Danish)
Terp Soccerball shade.svg 23'
M. Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm
Attendance: 538
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
DFB Report (in German)
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
DBU Report (in Danish)
DFB Report (in German)
Meyer Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Melløs Stadion, Moss
Attendance: 520
Referee: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Morace Soccerball shade.svg 4', 90+2'
Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm
Attendance: 4,067
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)

Knockout stage

Semifinals Final
BFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 2
A Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1
B Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0
BFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 2
A Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0
BFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 1


Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
DFB Report (in German)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Wiegmann Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Tingvalla IP, Karlstad
Attendance: 4,246
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg2–1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Fiorini Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Morace Soccerball shade.svg 29'
FIGC Report (in Italian) Á. Parejo Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm
Referee: Christine Frai (Germany)


Italy  Flag of Italy.svg0–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
DFB Report (in German)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Minnert Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 2,221
Referee: Gitte Lyngo-Nielsen (Denmark)


 Women's Euro 1997 Champions 
Flag of Germany.svg
Fourth title


4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

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