UEFA Women's Euro 2017

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Europees kampioenschap voetbal vrouwen 2017
UEFA Women's Euro 2017 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
Dates16 July – 6 August 2017
Teams16
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored68 (2.19 per match)
Attendance247,041 (7,969 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of England.svg Jodie Taylor (5 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens
2013
2021

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 (from 12 teams in the previous edition). [1]

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.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Contents

The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014. [2]

Germany's 22-year reign as champions of Europe was ended after losing 1–2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals. [3] In addition it was only Germany's second loss in the finals since 1993. [4] Another former winner, Norway, lost to both finalists, the Netherlands and Denmark, and ended without goals or points.

The Netherlands won their first ever title by beating fellow first time finalists, Denmark, 4–2 in the final. [5]

Netherlands womens national football team Womens national association football team representing the Netherlands

The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.

Denmark womens national football team womens national association football team representing Denmark

The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).

UEFA Womens Euro 2017 Final final-game of the UEFA Womens Euro 2017

The UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final was a football match to determine the winner of UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The match took place on 6 August 2017 at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede, Netherlands, and was contested by the winners of the semi-finals, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Host selection

Expressions of interest in hosting the tournament were received from seven associations. [6]

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising nine federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly nine million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is landlocked and highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

France Republic in Europe with several non-European regions

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and (Germany) to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.02 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

Israel country in the Middle East

Israel, also known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.

On 4 December 2014 The Netherlands were chosen as hosts for the first time having never previously staged the tournament. [7]

Qualification

A total of 47 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Andorra which entered for the first time at senior women's level), and with the hosts Netherlands qualifying automatically, the other 46 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament. [2] [8] The qualifying competition, which took place from April 2015 to October 2016, consisted of three rounds: [9]

Qualified teams

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. Five teams made their Women's Euro debuts. The only team that qualified in 2013 but did not qualify in 2017 was Finland.

TeamMethod of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Hosts4 December 20143rd 2013 Semi-finals (2009)12
Flag of France.svg  France Group 3 winners11 April 20166th 2013 Quarter-finals (2009, 2013)3
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Group 5 winners12 April 201610th 2013 Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)2
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Group 6 winners4 June 20161stDebut17
Flag of England.svg  England Group 7 winners7 June 20168th 2013 Runners-up (1984, 2009)5
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Group 8 winners7 June 201611th 2013 Champions (1987, 1993)11
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Group 2 winners7 June 20163rd 2013 Semi-finals (1997)13
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Group 4 winners15 September 201610th 2013 Champions (1984)9
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Group 1 winners16 September 20163rd 2013 Quarter-finals (2013)19
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Group 1 runners-up [^] 16 September 20161stDebut21
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Group 7 runners-up [^] 16 September 20161stDebut22
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Group 8 runners-up [^] 20 September 20161stDebut24
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Group 4 runners-up [^] 20 September 20169th 2013 Third place (1991, 1993)15
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Group 6 runners-up [^] 20 September 201611th 2013 Runners-up (1993, 1997)18
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Group 5 runners-up [^] 20 September 20165th 2013 Quarter-finals (1993, 1995)25
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Play-offs winner25 October 20161stDebut38
Notes
  1. ^ The best six runners-up among all eight groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final draw

The final draw was held on 8 November 2016, 17:30 CET (UTC+1), at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam. [10] [11] [12] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking following the end of the qualifying group stage (excluding the play-offs), [13] with the hosts Netherlands assigned to position A1 in the draw. Each group contained one team from each of the four seeding pots. [14]

Pot 1
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands H34,6429
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany TH42,9571
Flag of France.svg  France 42,3552
Flag of England.svg  England 39,8803
Pot 2
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 39,1614
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 38,0365
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 37,6556
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 36,6297
Pot 3
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 34,7758
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 34,14110
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 33,63211
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 32,91512
Pot 4
TeamCoeffRank
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 31,88213
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 31,21314
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30,36715
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 22,90023

  • H Hosts (assigned to position A1 in the draw)
  • TH Title holders

Venues

Seven venues in seven different towns will be used in the tournament. [2]

Breda Enschede Utrecht
Rat Verlegh Stadion De Grolsch Veste Stadion Galgenwaard
Capacity: 19,000Capacity: 30,205Capacity: 23,750
4 group matches, 1 semi-final1 semi-final, Final4 group matches
20131027 Rat Verlegh Stadion.jpg Grolsch Veste wedstrijd.JPG Galgenwaard vanuit de lucht.jpg
Rotterdam Deventer
Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel De Adelaarshorst
Capacity: 10,600Capacity: 10,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Rotterdam spangen spartastadion.jpg
Tilburg Doetinchem
Koning Willem II Stadion De Vijverberg
Capacity: 14,500Capacity: 12,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Willem II stadion.jpg De Vijverberg.JPG

Match officials

A total of 11 referees, 21 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament. [15]

Squads

Each national team have to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent her participation in the tournament before her team's first match, she can be replaced by another player. The squad list must be published no later than 10 days before the tournaments opening match. [9]

Group stage

Results participants Euro 2017
Winner
Runner-up
Semi-finals
Quarter-finals
Group stage 2017 UEFA Women's Championship.png
Results participants Euro 2017

The schedule of the competition was announced on 23 September 2015. [16] The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.

All times are local, CEST (UTC+2). [17]

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 19.01 and 19.02): [9]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage);
  8. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. UEFA coefficient for the final draw.

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (H)330041+39 Knockout stage
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 320121+16
3Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 31023303
4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 30030440
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1–0 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Van de Sanden Soccerball shade.svg 66' Report
Attendance: 21,732
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 1–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Troelsgaard Soccerball shade.svg 6' Report
Attendance: 5,054

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 0–2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Report
Attendance: 8,477
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1–0 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Spitse Soccerball shade.svg 20' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 10,599
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1–2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Wullaert Soccerball shade.svg 59' Report
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 0–1 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Report Veje Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Attendance: 5,885

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 321041+37 Knockout stage
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 311143+14
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 31022533
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31025613
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg 1–2 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Mauro Soccerball shade.svg 88' Report
Attendance: 669
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 0–0 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 9,276

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 2–0 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Report
Attendance: 5,764
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 2–1 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Report Mauro Soccerball shade.svg 29'

Russia  Flag of Russia.svg 0–2 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Attendance: 6,458
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 2–3 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Report
Attendance: 5,203

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 321051+47 Knockout stage
2Flag of France.svg  France 312032+15
3Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 31113304
4Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 30031650
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg 1–0 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Burger Soccerball shade.svg 15' Report
Attendance: 4,781
France  Flag of France.svg 1–0 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Le Sommer Soccerball shade.svg 86' (pen.) Report

Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg 1–2 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Friðriksdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 33' Report
France  Flag of France.svg 1–1 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Henry Soccerball shade.svg 51' Report Makas Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Attendance: 4,387
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg 1–1 Flag of France.svg  France
Crnogorčević Soccerball shade.svg 19' Report Abily Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Attendance: 3,347
Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg 0–3 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Report
Attendance: 4,893
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of England.svg  England 3300101+99 Knockout stage
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 31022313 [lower-alpha 1]
3Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 31022863 [lower-alpha 1]
4Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 31023523 [lower-alpha 1]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 Head-to-head records:
    • Spain: 3 pts (1 W, 0 D, 1 L), +1 GD (2 GF, 1 GA)
    • Scotland: 3 pts (1 W, 0 D, 1 L), 0 GD (2 GF, 2 GA)
    • Portugal: 3 pts (1 W, 0 D, 1 L), −1 GD (2 GF, 3 GA)
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg 2–0 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 3,188
England  Flag of England.svg 6–0 Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Report

Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg 1–2 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Cuthbert Soccerball shade.svg 68' Report
England  Flag of England.svg 2–0 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Report
Attendance: 4,879

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg 1–2 Flag of England.svg  England
C. Mendes Soccerball shade.svg 17' Report
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg 1–0 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Weir Soccerball shade.svg 42' Report
Attendance: 4,840
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary. [9]

On 1 June 2017, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)'s trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time. [18]

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
29 July – Doetinchem
 
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2
 
3 August – Enschede
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3
 
30 July – Deventer
 
Flag of England.svg  England 0
 
Flag of England.svg  England 1
 
6 August – Enschede
 
Flag of France.svg  France 0
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 4
 
30 July – Rotterdam
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1
 
3 August – Breda
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (p)0 (3)
 
30 July – Tilburg
 
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0 (0)
 
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria (p)0 (5)
 
 
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0 (3)
 

Quarter-finals

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2–0 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Report
De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
Attendance: 11,106
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 1–2 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Kerschowski Soccerball shade.svg 3' Report


England  Flag of England.svg 1–0 Flag of France.svg  France
Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 60' Report
De Adelaarshorst, Deventer
Attendance: 6,283
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

Semi-finals

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 0–0 (a.e.t.)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Report
Penalties
3–0
Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda
Attendance: 11,312
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg 3–0 Flag of England.svg  England
Report
De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
Attendance: 27,093
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)

Final

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg4–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Report
De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
Attendance: 28,182 [20]
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Source: UEFA.com [21]

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament by UEFA. [22]

Player of the Tournament [23]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens
Golden Boot [24] Silver Boot [24] Bronze Boot [24]
Flag of England.svg Jodie Taylor
5 goals
0 assists
328 minutes played
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vivianne Miedema
4 goals
0 assists
536 minutes played
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens
3 goals
2 assists
525 minutes played
UEFA Team of the Tournament [25]
GoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sari van Veenendaal Flag of Austria.svg Verena Aschauer
Flag of England.svg Lucy Bronze
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anouk Dekker
Flag of England.svg Steph Houghton
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jackie Groenen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens
Flag of Denmark.svg Theresa Nielsen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sherida Spitse
Flag of Denmark.svg Pernille Harder
Flag of England.svg Jodie Taylor

Prize money

A total prize money of €8,000,000 were available, an increase from €2,200,000 in 2013, with the following breakdown: [26]

StagePrize moneyTeams
Group stage€300,0008
Quarter-finals€500,0004
Semi-finals€700,0002
Runners-up€1,000,0001
Champions€1,200,0001

Broadcasting rights

Matches were streamed on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv (YouTube) in territories where no partner had been appointed. [27]

Notes

  1. The Germany v Denmark match, originally scheduled on 29 July 2017, 20:45 CEST, was postponed to the following day due to adverse weather conditions. [19]

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