UEFA Women's Euro 2005

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UEFA Women's Euro 2005
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates5 June – 19 June
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Germany.svg  Germany (6th title)
Runners-upFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored50 (3.33 per match)
Attendance118,403 (7,894 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Germany.svg Inka Grings (4 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Finland.svg Anne Mäkinen

The 2005 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2005, was a football tournament for women held from 5 June to 19 June 2005 in Lancashire, England and Cheshire, England. 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] [2] [3]

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Germany won the competition for the fourth consecutive tournament, and the sixth time overall (including one win in the predecessor tournament, the European Competition for Representative Women's Teams). Their championship win was the last for coach Tina Theune-Meyer, who months earlier had announced her retirement effective at the end of the tournament. In her nine years in charge of Germany, they won three European titles, two bronze medals in the Olympics, and the 2003 World Cup. [4]

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Teams and structure

Eight national teams participated – seven of which qualified from earlier stages, plus England, which received an automatic berth as the host nation. They were split into two groups of four: Group A and Group B. Each team in a group played each other once, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The winner faced the runner-up of the other group in a play-off, with the winner of each semi-final advancing to the final to determine the champion. [5]

Group A

Group B


A qualifying round ran from 22 March to 3 October 2004. [6] The teams which were entered played in a group stage, with the winners advancing to the final, and the runners-up being given the chance of qualification through a play-off. England, as the host nation, qualified automatically for the tournament.

The following teams were eliminated at this stage: [7]

Belarus womens national football team womens national association football team representing Belarus

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Three teams were also eliminated in play-offs for the tournament:

More information on the qualification format at UEFA.com


For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2005 UEFA Women's Championship squads

Match officials


First round

Top two teams in each group advanced to the semi-finals

Group A

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 312021+15
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 31114404
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31114404
Flag of England.svg  England 31024513


  • Finland and Denmark finished level on points. Finland advanced to the semi-finals due to their head-to-head win.
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Ljungberg Soccerball shade.svg 21' Report Rasmussen Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Attendance: 3,231

England  Flag of England.svg3–2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Valkonen Soccerball shade.svg 18' (o.g.)
Barr Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Carney Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
(Report) Rantanen Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Kalmari Soccerball shade.svg 88'

England  Flag of England.svg1–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Williams Soccerball shade.svg 52' (pen.) (Report) M. Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Attendance: 14,695

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

England  Flag of England.svg0–1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
(Report) Sjöström Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Attendance: 25,694

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg2–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Kalmari Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Kackur Soccerball shade.svg 16'
(Report) Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 45'

Group B

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 330080+89
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 311165+14
Flag of France.svg  France 31114514
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 300341280
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Pohlers Soccerball shade.svg 61' (Report)

France  Flag of France.svg3–1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Lattaf Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Pichon Soccerball shade.svg 20', 30'
(Report) Di Filippo Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Attendance: 957
Referee: Wendy Toms (England)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg4–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Pohlers Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Jones Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Mittag Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Attendance: 1,279

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–1Flag of France.svg  France
Herlovsen Soccerball shade.svg 66' (Report) Mugneret-Béghé Soccerball shade.svg 20'

France  Flag of France.svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
(Report) Grings Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 77' (pen.)
Minnert Soccerball shade.svg 83'

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg5–3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Klaveness Soccerball shade.svg 7', 57'
Christensen Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Mellgren Soccerball shade.svg 44'
(Report) Gabbiadini Soccerball shade.svg 8'Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Camporese Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Attendance: 1,154

Knockout stage

15 June – Preston
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4
19 June – Blackburn
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3
16 June – Warrington
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 3


Germany  Flag of Germany.svg4–1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Grings Soccerball shade.svg 3', 12'
Pohlers Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 62'
(Report) Mustonen Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Attendance: 2,785

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–3 (aet)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Ljungberg Soccerball shade.svg 43', 89' (Report) Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 41', 109'
Herlovsen Soccerball shade.svg 65'


Germany  Flag of Germany.svg3–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Grings Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 63'
(Report) Mellgren Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Attendance: 21,105
Flag of Germany.svg
GK1 Silke Rottenberg
DF4 Steffi Jones
FW6 Inka Grings Sub off.svg 68'
FW9 Birgit Prinz (c)
MF10 Renate Lingor
FW11 Anja Mittag Sub off.svg 58'
DF13 Sandra Minnert
MF14 Britta Carlson Sub off.svg 81'
MF16 Conny Pohlers
DF17 Ariane Hingst
MF18 Kerstin Garefrekes
FW20 Petra Wimbersky Sub on.svg 58'
FW8 Sandra Smisek Sub on.svg 68'
DF5 Sarah Günther Sub on.svg 81'
Tina Theune
Flag of Norway.svg
GK1 Bente Nordby
DF2 Ane Stangeland (c)
DF3 Gunhild Følstad
DF4 Ingvild Stensland
DF6 Marit Christensen
MF7 Trine Rønning Sub off.svg 83'
MF8 Solveig Gulbrandsen
FW14 Dagny Mellgren
DF17 Marianne Paulsen
FW19 Stine Frantzen Sub off.svg 59'
FW20 Lise Klaveness Sub off.svg 87'
FW9 Isabell Herlovsen Sub on.svg 59'
MF18 Marie Knutsen Sub on.svg 83'
FW16 Kristin Blystad-Bjerke Sub on.svg 87'
Bjarne Berntsen



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1 goal
Own goal

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