2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship was the seventh edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. England hosted the final tournament from 26 November to 8 December 2013, taking it for the first time outside of Nyon, Switzerland. It was the first edition to feature eight finalist teams, and served as the qualifier for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, to be held in March–April 2014.[2]

2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates2 July – 20 October 2013 (qualification)
26 November – 8 December 2013 (final round)
Teams43 (qualification)
8 (final round)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (4th title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Italy
Fourth place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored37 (2.31 per match)
Attendance10,239 (640 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Jasmin Sehan
Spain Andrea Falcón
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Spain Andrea Falcón[1]
2013
2015

Portugal ensured their first presence in the competition's final tournament, after concluding the qualification as the best runner-up. They will join France, Germany and Spain, together with fellow debutants Austria, Italy and Scotland. Poland were the defending champions, having defeating Sweden 1–0 in the previous season's final, but were unable to defend their title after failing qualification for this edition's final tournament.

QualificationEdit

Qualification for the final tournament consisted of two rounds. The first round was held between 2 July and 11 August 2013, and the second round between 20 September and 20 October 2013. As hosts, England qualified automatically for the final tournament, while France, Germany and Spain received a bye to the second round due to their coefficient ranking. Forty teams entered the draw for the first round, held on 20 November 2012, where they were distributed in ten groups of four. Each group was contested as a mini-tournament hosted in the country of one of the group's teams. The group winners, runners-up and the best third-placed team qualified for the second round, where the 24 teams were drawn in six groups of four. The group winners and the best runners-up qualified for the final tournament.[3]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament:[4]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances Best performance
  England Hosts 20 March 2012 1 (2008) 4th place (2008)
  Spain Group 1 winners 5 October 2013 4 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013) Winners (2010, 2011)
  Austria Group 2 winners 13 October 2013 0 (debut)
  Italy Group 3 winners 20 October 2013 0 (debut)
  France Group 4 winners 17 October 2013 4 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012) Runner-up (2008, 2011, 2012)
  Scotland Group 5 winners 7 October 2013 0 (debut)
  Germany Group 6 winners 16 October 2013 5 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Winners (2008, 2009, 2012)
  Portugal Best runner-up 20 October 2013 0 (debut)

Match officialsEdit

UEFA named six referees and eight assistant referees to officiate matches at the final tournament. Additionally, two referees from the host nation were chosen as fourth officials.[5]

Group stageEdit

 
2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship teams and final tournament performance

The draw was held on 24 October 2013 at Burton-upon-Trent.[6]

The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.[7]

Tie-breaking

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied:[7]

  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;

If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 4 to 7 apply.

  1. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Respect Fair play ranking of the teams in question (final tournament);
  4. Drawing of lots.

If only two teams are tied (according to criteria 1–7) after having met in the last match of the group stage, their ranking is determined by a penalty shoot-out.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals

All times are in Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±00:00).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  England 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
  Austria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Portugal 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
England  0–1  Italy
Report Cavicchia   74'
Attendance: 2,185
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
Austria  0–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 404
Referee: Irina Turovskaya (Belarus)

Italy  2–0  Portugal
Giugliano   7'
Marinelli   76'
Report
Attendance: 381
Referee: Ana Jovanović (Serbia)
England  2–1  Austria
Plumptre   27'
Porter   59'
Report Wasserbauer   15'
Attendance: 2,011
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)

Portugal  1–6  England
Leandra Pereira   40' Report Rouse   10'
Clarke   33'
Primus   35'
Kelly   52'
Hassall   57' (pen.)
Porter   65'
Attendance: 1,991
Referee: Ana Jovanović (Serbia)
Italy  0–1  Austria
Report Dunst   36'
Attendance: 416
Referee: Vesna Budimir (Croatia)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7
  Germany 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 6
  France 3 1 0 2 1 6 −5 3
  Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Germany  4–2  Scotland
Meier   9'
Sehan   12'35'77'
Report Howat   60'
Walker   68'
Attendance: 368
Referee: Zuzana Štrpková (Slovakia)
France  0–2  Spain
Report García Boa   31'
Guijarro   53'
Attendance: 619
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)

Germany  4–0  France
Sehan   4'
Ehegötz   26'
Walkling   42'
Specht   71'
Report
Attendance: 367
Referee: Vesna Budimir (Croatia)
Scotland  0–0  Spain
Report
Attendance: 313
Referee: Irina Turovskaya (Belarus)

Spain  4–0  Germany
Falcón   13'60'
Bonmati   71'74'
Report
Attendance: 343
Referee: Zuzana Štrpková (Slovakia)
Scotland  0–1  France
Report Marichaud   62'
Attendance: 461
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).[7]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 December 2013 – Chesterfield
 
 
  Italy0
 
8 December 2013 – Chesterfield
 
  Germany1
 
  Germany1 (3)
 
5 December 2013 – Burton upon Trent
 
  Spain1 (1)
 
  Spain3
 
 
  England0
 
Third place
 
 
8 December 2013 – Burton upon Trent
 
 
  Italy0 (4)
 
 
  England0 (3)

SemifinalsEdit

Italy  0–1  Germany
Report Walkling   15'
Attendance: 380
Referee: Ana Minić (Serbia)

Spain  3–0  England
Falcón   16'79'
P. Garrote   55'
Report
Referee: Vesna Budimir (Croatia)

Third place matchEdit

Italy  0–0  England
Report
Penalties
Boattin  
Giugliano  
Marinelli  
Durante  
Vergani  
4–3 Hassall  
Williamson  
Kelly  
McHugh  
Walsh  
Referee: Zuzana Štrpková (Slovakia)

FinalEdit

Germany  1–1  Spain
Hartig   76' Report Guijarro   9'
Penalties
Meier  
Sehan  
Widak  
Hartig  
3–1 Guijarro  
García Boa  
García  
P. Garrote  
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)


 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 European Champions 
 
Germany
4th title

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA.com Golden Player 2013/14: Andrea Sánchez". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "England stages winter Women's U17 finals". UEFA. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Stage set for 2013/14 Women's U17 draw". UEFA. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's Under-17 finals lineup complete". UEFA. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Match officials". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Hosts England face debutants". UEFA.com. 24 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship 2013/14" (PDF). UEFA.com.

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