2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The 2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship was the sixth edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. The first matches were played on 3 September 2012.

2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySwitzerland
Dates28 August – 3 November 2012 (qualification)
25–28 June 2013 (final round)
Teams44 (qualification)
4 (final round)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Poland (1st title)
Runners-up Sweden
Third place Spain
Fourth place Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored13 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Nahikari García
(2 goals)
Best player(s)Poland Ewa Pajor
2012
2014

With a return of Slovakia, who haven't been played since the inaugural edition, and U-17 newcomers Montenegro a new record of 44 participating nations was set.[1] The final tournament was played for the last time in Nyon with four teams. Starting the next edition of the tournament, eight countries will contest the final tournament with the host changing every edition.

Dutch player Vivianne Miedema set a competition record by netting eight goals in a match against Kazakhstan. She also became the tournament's all-time top scorer with 20 goals.[2]

For the first time Belgium and Poland qualified for the final tournament, and also for the first time Germany failed to do so.

QualificationEdit

All 44 teams entered the first qualification round, consisting of 11 groups of 4 teams. The group winners and five best runners-up advanced to the second qualification round. In the second round, there were four groups of four teams and only the group winners advanced to the final tournament. For the first time Poland and Belgium reached the final tournament.

Final roundEdit

 
2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship teams and final round performance

The four group champions played the knockout stage in the Centre sportif de Colovray Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland in summer 2013. There will be two semifinals, a third place match and the final.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 June 2013
 
 
  Belgium1
 
28 June 2013
 
  Poland3
 
  Poland1
 
25 June 2013
 
  Sweden0
 
  Spain2 (4)
 
 
  Sweden (pen.)2 (5)
 
Third place
 
 
28 June 2013
 
 
  Belgium0
 
 
  Spain4

SemifinalsEdit

Belgium  1–3  Poland
De Caigny   29' Report Konat   25'
Dudek   43'
Pajor   67'

Third place matchEdit

Belgium  0–4  Spain
Report Baetens   21' (o.g.)
García   31'
Caldentey   40+2'
Guijarro   57'

FinalEdit

Poland  1–0  Sweden
Kamczyk   15' Report


 2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 European Champions 
 
Poland
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big entry for 2012/13 Women's U17s". UEFA. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Awesome Miedema leads Netherlands through". UEFA. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.

External linksEdit