2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA play-offs

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA play-offs were a series of two-legged ties determining qualification for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. They involved the eight group winners from the first stage of European qualification.

FormatEdit

The play-offs consisted of two sections.

The first section was the direct qualification to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup finals. The eight group winners were paired for four two-legged ties – the winner of each tie qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

The second section was the repechage qualification to the UEFA-CONCACAF play-off. The four losers from the direct qualifiers were paired for two two-legged ties, with the two winners playing off over two legs for the right to play against the third-placed CONCACAF nation for a place in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Qualification and seedingEdit

The eight UEFA qualification group winners qualified for the play-offs. The play-off draw seeding according to results in this qualifying competition and those for UEFA Women's EURO 2009.[1]

Legend
Seeded teams
Unseeded teams
Group Team Seeding coefficient
8   Sweden 2.875
1   France 2.833
2   Norway 2.750
5   England 2.625
3   Denmark 2.563
7   Italy 2.500
4   Ukraine 2.250
6   Switzerland 2.000

Direct qualificationEdit

The four winners qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. The draw was held on 30 August 2010. Ties were held on 11–12 September and 15–16 September.[2]

MatchesEdit

France  0–0  Italy
Report
Attendance: 9,154
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Italy  2–3  France
Panico   34'
Domenichetti   90+3'
Report Bussaglia   54'
Thiney   58'
Bompastor   90+2'
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

France won 3–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Italy advanced to the repechage qualification.


England  2–0  Switzerland
Williams   44'
K. Smith   45+2'
Report
Attendance: 4,119
Referee: Claudine Brohet (Belgium)
Switzerland  2–3  England
Bachmann   41'
Zumbühl   65'
Report K. Smith   32'
Eniola Aluko   34'
Williams   50' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Cristina Dorcioman (Romania)

England won 5–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Switzerland advanced to the repechage qualification.


Ukraine  0–1  Norway
Report Mjelde   32'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
Norway  2–0  Ukraine
Pedersen   6'
Gulbrandsen   86'
Report
Attendance: 1,104
Referee: Alexandra Ihringova (England)

Norway won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Ukraine advanced to the repechage qualification.


Sweden  2–1  Denmark
Forsberg   12'
Schelin   61'
Report Paaske-Sørensen   64'
Attendance: 1,567
Referee: Christina Westrum Pedersen (Norway)
Denmark  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Sweden
J. Rasmussen   41'
Paaske-Sørensen   43'
Report Rohlin   73', 94'
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

Sweden won 4–3 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Denmark advanced to the repechage qualification.

Repechage qualificationEdit

The four losing teams from the qualification play-offs played-off for the right to play against the third-placed CONCACAF nation for a place in the World Cup finals.

The first round of repechage ties was played on 2 and 6 October and the second round on 23 and 27 October.

Knock-out mapEdit

Repechage I Repechage II
          
1   Ukraine 0 0 0
4   Italy 3 0 3
  Italy 1 4 5
  Switzerland 0 2 2
3   Denmark 1 0 1
2   Switzerland 3 0 3

Repechage IEdit

Denmark  1–3  Switzerland
Harder   87' Report Crnogorcevic   18'
Zumbühl   50'
Abbé   83' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,055
Referee: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
Switzerland  0–0  Denmark
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

Switzerland won 3–1 on aggregate and advanced to the second round of repechage qualification.


Ukraine  0–3  Italy
Report Conti   60'
Panico   81'
Pini   89'
Referee: Christina Westrum Pedersen (Norway)
Italy  0–0  Ukraine
Report
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (Finland)

Italy won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the second round of repechage qualification.

Repechage IIEdit

Italy  1–0  Switzerland
Tuttino   86' Report
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Switzerland  2–4  Italy
Maendly   56', 79' Report Panico   52'
Camporese   61' (pen.), 63'
Tona   89'
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

Italy won 5–2 on aggregate and advanced to the UEFA-CONCACAF play-off.

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