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|Europamesterskapet i fotball for kvinner 1997|
Europamästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1997
|Host countries|| Norway|
|Dates||29 June – 12 July|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Goals scored||35 (2.33 per match)|
(4 goals each)
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.
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, 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.
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).
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.
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.
| France ||1–1|
| Roujas ||Report (in French)|| I. Parejo |
| Sweden ||2–1|
| Ljungberg |
| SvFF Report (in Swedish)|
RFS Report (in Russian)
| Savina |
| Spain ||0–1|
|SvFF Report (in Swedish)|| Svensson |
| Russia ||1–3|
| Grigorieva || Report (in French)|
RFS Report (in Russian)
| Roujas |
| Sweden ||3–0|
| M. Andersson |
| Report (in French)|
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
| Germany ||1–1|
| Meinert || DFB Report (in German)|
FIGC Report (in Italian)
| Carta |
| Denmark ||0–5|
| DBU Report (in Danish)|
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
| Pettersen |
| Italy ||2–2|
| Morace |
| FIGC Report (in Italian)|
DBU Report (in Danish)
| Terp |
| Norway ||0–0|
| NFF Report (in Norwegian)|
DFB Report (in German)
| Denmark ||0–2|
| DBU Report (in Danish)|
DFB Report (in German)
| Meyer |
| Sweden ||0–1|
| DFB Report (in German)|
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
| Wiegmann |
|Women's Euro 1997 Champions|
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