1984 European Competition for Women's Football

The 1984 European Competition for Women's Football was won by Sweden on penalties against England.[1][2] It comprised four qualifying groups, the winner of each going through to the semi-finals which were played over two legs, home and away. As only sixteen teams took part (less than half the membership of UEFA at the time), the competition could not be granted official status.[3] Matches comprised two halves of 35 minutes, played with a size four football.[4]

1984 European Competition for Women's Football
Tournament details
Host countriesDenmark
England
Italy
Sweden
Dates8 April – 27 May
Teams4
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (1st title)
Runners-up England
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored14 (2.33 per match)
Attendance20,830 (3,472 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Pia Sundhage (4 goals)
Best player(s)Sweden Pia Sundhage
1979 (unofficial)
1987

QualificationEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1984 European Competition for Women's Football squads

SemifinalsEdit

First legEdit

England  2–1  Denmark
Curl   31'
Deighan   51'
DBU Report (in Danish)
Report
Hindkjær   49' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kevin O'Sullivan (Republic of Ireland)
Italy  2–3  Sweden
Morace   18'
Vignotto   31'
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Report
Björk   23'
Sundhage   48'
Uusitalo   57'
[note 1]
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Werner Föckler (West Germany)
*Match info[2]

Second legEdit

Denmark  0–1  England
DBU Report (in Danish)
Report
Bampton   44'
Attendance: 1,439
Referee: Kaj Natri (Finland)

England won 3–1 on aggregate.

Sweden  2–1  Italy
Sundhage   28'52'
[note 2]
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Report
Morace   50'
Attendance: 5,162
Referee: Rolf Haugen (Norway)
*Match info[2]

Sweden won 5–3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Sweden  1–0  England
Sundhage   57' SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Report
Attendance: 5,662
Referee: Cees Bakker (Netherlands)
*Match info[2]

Second legEdit

England  1–0  Sweden
Curl   31' SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Report
Penalties
Curl  
Gallimore  
Bampton  
Hanson  
Davis  
3 – 4[2]   Börjesson
  Andersson
  Björk
  Jansson
  Sundhage
Attendance: 2,567
Referee: Ignace Goris (Belgium)

1–1 on aggregate. No extra time played. Sweden won 4–3 on penalties.

AwardsEdit

 1984 European Competition for Women's Football Winners 
 
Sweden

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Source: UEFA[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tony Leighton (19 May 2009). "Seven deadly sins of football: England's shoot-out jinx begins – England, 1984 | Football". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e "EM för damer 1984". SvFF (in Swedish). 27 August 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "1984: Sweden take first title –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  4. ^ "2013 Uefa Women's Competitions" (PDF). UEFA. August 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  5. ^ "1984 European Championship: MATCH Report: Italy - Sweden: Semi-final first leg". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  6. ^ "1984 European Championship: MATCH Report: Italy - Sweden: Semi-final second leg". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  7. ^ "1982–84 Overview". UEFA. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  1. ^ Other sources credit an Italy own goal along with Sundhage and Börjesson goals.[5]
  2. ^ Other sources credit Doris Uusitalo with the first goal.[6]

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