UEFA Women's Euro 2013

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UEFA Women's Euro 2013
UEFA Dam-EM 2013
UEFA Women's Euro 2013 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countrySweden
Dates10–28 July
Teams12
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Germany.svg  Germany (8th title)
Runners-upFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored56 (2.24 per match)
Attendance216,888 (8,676 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Sweden.svg Lotta Schelin (5 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer [1]
2009
2017

The 2013 UEFA Women's Championship , commonly referred to as Women's Euro 2013, was the 11th European Championship for women's national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament, held in Sweden from 10 to 28 July 2013, [2] became the most-watched in the history of the Women's Euros. [3] It concluded with Germany, the defending champions, winning their sixth consecutive and eighth overall Women's Euro title after defeating Norway in the final. [4]

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 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).

Norway womens national football team womens national association football team representing Norway

The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Contents

Sweden were selected as hosts by UEFA's Executive Committee in 2010, meaning their team automatically qualified for the final tournament. The other eleven finalists were decided by a qualifying competition, featuring 44 teams, staged between March 2011 to October 2012. It was the last time the finals featured twelve teams, as from 2017 onwards they will be expanded to include sixteen teams. [5]

Host selection

Sweden was awarded the hosting of the tournament on 4 October 2010 at a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Minsk, Belarus. [6] The only rival host bid came from the Netherlands. [6] Several other European national associations, including Switzerland, Bulgaria and Poland, had shown interest in staging the tournament but did not submit final applications. [7] Sweden had previously co-hosted the tournament in 1997. [8]

Swedish Football Association association football governing body of Sweden

The Swedish Football Association also known as SvFF is the governing and body of football in Sweden. It organises the football leagues — Allsvenskan for men and Damallsvenskan for women — and the men's and women's national teams. It is based in Solna and is a founding member of both FIFA and UEFA. SvFF is supported by 24 district organisations.

Minsk Capital city in Belarus

Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislač and the Nyamiha Rivers. As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblasć) and Minsk District (rajon). The population in January 2018 was 1,982,444, making Minsk the 11th most populous city in Europe. Minsk is the administrative capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and seat of its Executive Secretary.

Belarus country in Eastern Europe

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Over 40% of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested. Its major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing. Until the 20th century, different states at various times controlled the lands of modern-day Belarus, including the Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire.

Qualification

A total of 44 teams entered the qualification process to compete for the eleven available places in the final tournament, alongside host nation Sweden, who qualified automatically. Six teams were firstly eliminated during an eight-team preliminary round staged in Macedonia and Malta on 3–8 March 2011. [9]

Malta island republic in Europe

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 (122 sq mi), Malta is the world's tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². The official languages are Maltese and English, with Maltese officially recognised as the national language and the only Semitic language in the European Union.

On 14 March 2011 38 teams – the 36 top-ranked nations (according to their UEFA coefficient) and the two teams advancing from the preliminary round – were then drawn into seven qualifying groups at a draw in Nyon, Switzerland. [10] Matches in these qualifying groups began in September 2011 and concluded a year later. [10] The seven group winners automatically qualified for the final tournament along with the best-ranked runners-up. [11] The remaining six runners-up entered into two-legged play-offs held in October 2012 to determine the final line-up. [12] The following twelve teams participated in the final tournament:

Nyon Place in Vaud, Switzerland

Nyon[njɔ̃] is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva's city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area. It lies on the shores of Lake Geneva and is the seat of the district of Nyon. The town has a population of 20,533 and is famous in the sporting world for being the headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the European Club Association (ECA). It is connected to the rest of Switzerland by way of the Route Suisse, the A1 Motorway and the railways of the Arc Lémanique.

Switzerland federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

TeamMethod of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Hosts4 October 20109th 2009 Champions (1984)5
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Group 1 winner16 June 201210th 2009 Runners-up (1993, 1997)12
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Group 2 winner16 June 20129th 2009 Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009)2
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Group 3 winner19 September 201210th 2009 Champions (1987, 1993)11
Flag of France.svg  France Group 4 winner15 September 20125th 2009 Quarter-finals (2009)6
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Group 5 winner15 September 20123rd 2009 Semi-finals (2005)21
Flag of England.svg  England Group 6 winner19 September 20127th 2009 Runners-up (1984, 2009)7
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Group 7 winner19 September 20128th 2009 Semi-finals (1984, 1991, 1993, 2001)13
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Best runner-up 19 September 20122nd 2009 Semi-finals (2009)14
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Play-off winner24 October 20122nd 1997 Semi-finals (1997)18
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Play-off winner25 October 20124th 2009 Group Stage (1997, 2001, 2009)22
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Play-off winner25 October 20122nd 2009 Group Stage (2009)15

Venues

The tournament was staged at seven venues in seven different towns with each group being staged at two different venues. At some venues, the capacity was reduced during the championship. [13]

Gothenburg Solna Norrköping
Gamla Ullevi Friends Arena Nya Parken
Capacity: 16,600Capacity: 50,000Capacity: 10,500
3 group matches, 1 semi-finalFinal3 group matches, 1 semi-final
Gamla Ullevi inside.JPG Friends Arena from inside.jpg Nyaparken.jpg
Linköping Kalmar
Linköping Arena Guldfågeln Arena
Capacity: 7,300Capacity: 10,900
3 group matches, 1 quarter-final3 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Linkopings Arena.jpg Goldenbird arena1.png
Halmstad Växjö
Örjans Vall Myresjöhus Arena
Capacity: 7,500Capacity: 10,000
3 group matches, 1 quarter-final3 group matches, 1 quarter-final
HBK-Gefle.JPG Myresjohus Arena 120903 OIF-VMO 1-1 210337 4677.jpg

Final draw

The final draw for the tournament group stage took place on 9 November 2012 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg. [14] [15] The ceremony was conducted by the UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino, with the teams drawn out by tournament ambassadors Patrik Andersson and Steffi Jones. [14]

As hosts, Sweden were automatically placed in the top-seeded pot, though they would have been in any case owing to their UEFA coefficient ranking. [14] [16] The eleven qualifiers were placed into the three final draw pots according to their UEFA coefficient ranking. [14] It was decreed in advance the groups into which the three top-seeded teams would be placed. [14]

Seedings

Top-seeded teams
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden H (A1)42,5032
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany TH (B1)43,4601
Flag of France.svg  France (C1)40,2513
Pot 1
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of England.svg  England 38,9034
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 37,1935
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 37,0576
Pot 2
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 34,9717
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 34,5248
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 34,4369
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 33,69710
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 33,66111
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 32,99912

Match officials

Twelve referee trios were announced by the UEFA on 19 June 2013. [17] All officials were based in Jönköping.

Squads

The twelve national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players by 3 June 2013 at the latest. [18] Only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Results

Participating teams and their result 2013 uefa womens championship.png
Participating teams and their result

The final match schedule for the tournament was confirmed on 6 December 2012. [19] All twelve finalists began the tournament at the group stage, with those not eliminated then advancing to the knockout stage.

Group stage

The group winners and runners-up would qualify for the knockout stage, along with the best two third-placed teams; the remaining four teams would be eliminated.

Tie-breaking criteria

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied: [20]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question; [lower-alpha 1]
  4. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  5. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  6. If two teams tie (following the application of tiebreakers 1–5) after having met in their final fixture of the group stage, then their ranking will be determined by penalty shoot-out; [lower-alpha 2]
  7. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system as at the final draw;
Key
    Team qualified for the knockout stage

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 321092+77
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31113414
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 30213412
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 30211652
Source: [ citation needed ]
10 July 2013
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg 0–0 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 1–1 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
13 July 2013
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg 2–1 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg 0–5 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
16 July 2013
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 3–1 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 1–1 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 321031+27
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 311131+24
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 31112424
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 30120221
Source: [ citation needed ]
11 July 2013
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 1–1 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 0–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
14 July 2013
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 1–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg 0–3 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
17 July 2013
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 0–1 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg 0–1 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of France.svg  France 330071+69
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 31114404
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30213522
Flag of England.svg  England 30123741
Source: [ citation needed ]
12 July 2013
France  Flag of France.svg 3–1 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
England  Flag of England.svg 2–3 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
15 July 2013
England  Flag of England.svg 1–1 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg 0–1 Flag of France.svg  France
18 July 2013
France  Flag of France.svg 3–0 Flag of England.svg  England
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg 1–1 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain

Ranking of third-placed teams

The best two third-placed teams advanced to the knockout stage, with teams being ranked using points as the only criterion. [21] UEFA introduced this principle to avoid teams entering their final matches and "playing on" the previous results, and also to negate the factor of the potentially different strengths of the groups by eliminating goal difference from the calculation. [21] As both Denmark and Russia finished with two points, in accordance with the regulations, [21] UEFA conducted a drawing of lots on 18 July following the completion of the group matches to determine which of these two teams would advance: Denmark was selected and so advanced. [22]

GroupTeamPldPtsDrawing of lots
B Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 34
A Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 32won
C Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 32lost

Knockout stage

The eight advancing teams entered the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. In the knockout stage (including the final), if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of two periods (15 minutes each) was played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shootout. [23]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 July – Halmstad
 
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4
 
24 July – Gothenburg
 
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 0
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0
 
21 July – Växjö
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0
 
28 July – Solna (details)
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
22 July – Kalmar
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 3
 
25 July – Norrköping
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1
 
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (pen.)1 (4)
 
22 July – Linköping
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1 (2)
 
Flag of France.svg  France 1 (2)
 
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (pen.)1 (4)
 

All times are local (UTC+2)

Quarter-finals

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 4–0 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
M. Hammarström Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Öqvist Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Schelin Soccerball shade.svg 19', 59'
Report
Attendance: 7,468

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg 0–1 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report Laudehr Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Attendance: 9,265
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 3–1 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Paredes Soccerball shade.svg 43' (o.g.)
Hegerberg Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Report Hermoso Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 10,435

Semi-finals

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 0–1 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report Marozsán Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Attendance: 16,608
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

Final

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 1–0 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Mittag Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report
Attendance: 41,301

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Awards

UEFA Squad of the Tournament [1]
GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer
Flag of Norway.svg Ingrid Hjelmseth
Flag of Denmark.svg Stina Lykke Petersen
Flag of Germany.svg Saskia Bartusiak
Flag of France.svg Laure Boulleau
Flag of Norway.svg Marit Fiane Christensen
Flag of Sweden.svg Nilla Fischer
Flag of Germany.svg Annike Krahn
Flag of Norway.svg Maren Mjelde
Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard
Flag of Germany.svg Lena Goeßling
Flag of Norway.svg Solveig Gulbrandsen
Flag of Germany.svg Dzsenifer Marozsán
Flag of France.svg Louisa Nécib
Flag of Denmark.svg Katrine Søndergaard Pedersen
Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Seger
Flag of Sweden.svg Josefine Öqvist
Flag of Spain.svg Verónica Boquete
Flag of Italy.svg Melania Gabbiadini
Flag of France.svg Eugénie Le Sommer
Flag of Germany.svg Célia Okoyino da Mbabi
Flag of Sweden.svg Lotta Schelin
Flag of France.svg Gaëtane Thiney
Golden Boot [24]
Golden BootSilver BootBronze Boot
Flag of Sweden.svg Lotta Schelin
5 goals
2 assists
Flag of Sweden.svg Nilla Fischer
3 goals
0 assists
Flag of France.svg Louisa Nécib
2 goals
2 assists

Miscellany

Anthem

Saade unveiling "Winning Ground" Eric Saade Women's Euro2013.jpg
Saade unveiling "Winning Ground"

The official anthem of the tournament was "Winning Ground", composed by Stefan Örn and performed by Swedish pop star Eric Saade. [25] The title of the song was also the slogan of the final tournament. [26] [25] The song was presented on 27 May 2013 at the Friends Arena in an event also featuring Tyresö players Lisa Dahlkvist of Sweden, Denmark's Line Røddik Hansen, Spain's Verónica Boquete and the Netherlands' Kirsten van de Ven. [25]

Tickets

Tickets for the finals were released on 14 February 2013, available to buy via UEFA's online sales portal or from the Ticnet agency in Sweden. [27] The pricing structure was the same for all venues: SEK 200 (approximately €23.50 [lower-alpha 3] ) for Category 1 matches, SEK 150 (≈€17.60) for Category 2 and SEK 100 (≈€11.75) for Category 3. Youth tickets, for those aged up to 16, cost SEK 50 (≈€5.85) for all categories. A so-named Follow Your Team Ticket which gave entrance to all three group matches of a selected team was also sold. [27]

The tournament soon surpassed the previous ticket sales record of 129,000 set in 2009, [3] which prompted the organisers to open up the entire 50,000 seats of the Friends Arena for the final, in contrast to the original plan to place only 30,000 tickets on sale. [28] The final set a new attendance record for a Women's Euros fixture (41,301) and helped bring the total number of tickets sold for the tournaments to 216,888. [29] In addition to attending the matches, the tournament became the first Women's Euros event to feature fan zones where fans could gather together to view matches on big screens. [30]

References and notes

  1. Criteria 1–3 may be used recursively, meaning applied and reapplied to still fewer teams until they are no further help
  2. This would only be used should a place in the knockout stage be at stake
  3. Currency rates are as 14 February 2013 when tickets were released for sale.
  1. 1 2 "Germany No1 Angerer heads up all-star squad". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 30 July 2013.
  2. "UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Match Schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  3. 1 2 "Women's EURO ticket sales record broken". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 July 2013.
  4. "Angerer the hero as Germany make it six in a row". UEFA . uefa.com. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  5. "Women's EURO and U17s expanded". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 December 2011.
  6. 1 2 "Sweden awarded UEFA Women's EURO 2013". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 October 2010.
  7. "SvFF visar intresse för dam-EM 2013". Svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 17 November 2009.
  8. "Hosts Sweden at forefront of women's game". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 5 October 2010.
  9. "Preliminary round draw made". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 December 2010.
  10. 1 2 "Women's EURO draw matches Germany with Spain". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 March 2011.
  11. "Norway, Denmark, England, Netherlands through". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 September 2012.
  12. "Iceland and Ukraine meet in play-offs". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 September 2012.
  13. "UEFA Dam-EM 2013". svenskfotboll.se. Swedish Football Association.
  14. 1 2 3 4 5 "UEFA Women's EURO 2013 draw live on Friday". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 8 November 2012.
  15. "Familiar path for Germany at Women's EURO 2013". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 November 2012.
  16. "UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Ranking" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  17. "Women's EURO referee workshop". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 June 2013.
  18. "Women's EURO squads confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 July 2013.
  19. "Women's EURO schedule in Sweden set". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 December 2012.
  20. "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Football Championship 2011–13" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 17.
  21. 1 2 3 "Principles for determining the best third-placed teams" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  22. "Denmark complete quarter-final lineup". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 July 2013.
  23. "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Football Championship 2011–13" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 11.
  24. "Sweden's Schelin wins Golden Boot". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 July 2013.
  25. 1 2 3 "Women's EURO anthem launched". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 May 2013.
  26. "Organisers thrilled by Women's EURO interest". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 July 2013.
  27. 1 2 "UEFA Women's EURO 2013 tickets go on sale". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 February 2013.
  28. "More final tickets go on sale". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 July 2013.
  29. "Sixth maybe the best for Germany". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 July 2013.
  30. "Fan zone first for UEFA Women's EURO 2013". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 July 2013.

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2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 21st edition of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, a biennial international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-21 national teams of Europe. The final tournament was hosted in Poland for the first time, after their bid was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee on 26 January 2015 in Nyon, Switzerland. The tournament took place from 16–30 June 2017. Players born on or after 1 January 1994 were eligible for the tournament.

UEFA Womens Euro 2017 2017 edition of the UEFA Womens Championship

The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, was the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition was expanded to 16 teams.

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship is the 22nd edition of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-21 national teams of Europe. The final tournament is hosted by Italy in mid-2019, after their bid was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee on 9 December 2016 in Nyon, Switzerland.

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.