UEFA Women's Euro 2005

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UEFA Women's Euro 2005
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 5 June – 19 June
Teams 8
Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (6th title)
Runners-up  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 50 (3.33 per match)
Attendance 118,403 (7,894 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Inka Grings (4 goals)
Best player Finland Anne Mäkinen
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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]

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

Qualification

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]

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

More information on the qualification format at UEFA.com

Squads

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

Match officials

Results

First round

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

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
  Sweden 312021+15
  Finland 31114404
  Denmark 31114404
  England 31024513

Note:

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

England   3–2   Finland
Valkonen  18' (o.g.)
Barr  40'
Carney  90+1'
(Report) Rantanen  56'
Kalmari  88'

England   1–2   Denmark
Williams  52' (pen.) (Report) M. Pedersen  80'
Sørensen  88'
Attendance: 14,695

Sweden   0–0   Finland
(Report)

England   0–1   Sweden
(Report) Sjöström  3'
Attendance: 25,694

Finland   2–1   Denmark
Kalmari  6'
Kackur  16'
(Report) Sørensen  45'

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
  Germany 330080+89
  Norway 311165+14
  France 31114514
  Italy 300341280
Germany   1–0   Norway
Pohlers  61' (Report)

France   3–1   Italy
Lattaf  16'
Pichon  20', 30'
(Report) Di Filippo  83'
Attendance: 957
Referee: Wendy Toms (England)

Germany   4–0   Italy
Prinz  11'
Pohlers  18'
Jones  55'
Mittag  74'
(Report)
Attendance: 1,279

Norway   1–1   France
Herlovsen  66' (Report) Mugneret-Béghé  20'

France   0–3   Germany
(Report) Grings  72'
Lingor  77' (pen.)
Minnert  83'

Norway   5–3   Italy
Klaveness  7', 57'
Christensen  29'
Gulbrandsen  35'
Mellgren  44'
(Report) Gabbiadini  8' 53'
Camporese  69'
Attendance: 1,154

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
15 June – Preston
   Germany 4 
   Finland 1 
 
19 June – Blackburn
     Germany 3
    Norway 1
16 June – Warrington
   Sweden 2
   Norway 3 

Semi-finals

Germany   4–1   Finland
Grings  3', 12'
Pohlers  8'
Prinz  62'
(Report) Mustonen  15'
Attendance: 2,785

Sweden   2–3 (aet)   Norway
Ljungberg  43', 89' (Report) Gulbrandsen  41', 109'
Herlovsen  65'

Final

Germany   3–1   Norway
Grings  21'
Lingor  24'
Prinz  63'
(Report) Mellgren  41'
Attendance: 21,105
Germany
GERMANY:
GK 1 Silke Rottenberg
DF 4 Steffi Jones
FW 6 Inka Grings  68'
FW 9 Birgit Prinz (c)
MF 10 Renate Lingor
FW 11 Anja Mittag  58'
DF 13 Sandra Minnert
MF 14 Britta Carlson  81'
MF 16 Conny Pohlers
DF 17 Ariane Hingst
MF 18 Kerstin Garefrekes
Substitutes:
FW 20 Petra Wimbersky  58'
FW 8 Sandra Smisek  68'
DF 5 Sarah Günther  81'
Manager:
Tina Theune
Norway
NORWAY:
GK 1 Bente Nordby
DF 2 Ane Stangeland (c)
DF 3 Gunhild Følstad
DF 4 Ingvild Stensland
DF 6 Marit Christensen
MF 7 Trine Rønning  83'
MF 8 Solveig Gulbrandsen
FW 14 Dagny Mellgren
DF 17 Marianne Paulsen
FW 19 Stine Frantzen  59'
FW 20 Lise Klaveness  87'
Substitutes:
FW 9 Isabell Herlovsen  59'
MF 18 Marie Knutsen  83'
FW 16 Kristin Blystad-Bjerke  87'
Manager:
Bjarne Berntsen

MATCH OFFICIALS

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

See also

References

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