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.
|Dates||2 July – 20 October 2013 (qualification)|
26 November – 8 December 2013 (final round)
8 (final round)
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Germany (4th title)|
|Goals scored||37 (2.31 per match)|
|Attendance||10,239 (640 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Jasmin Sehan|
|Best player(s)||Andrea Falcón|
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.
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.
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament:
|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)|
The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.
If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied:
- Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
- 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.
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Respect Fair play ranking of the teams in question (final tournament);
- 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|
|Leandra Pereira 40'||Report||Rouse 10'
Hassall 57' (pen.)
Sehan 12', 35', 77'
|Report||García Boa 31'
|Falcón 13', 60'
Bonmati 71', 74'
|5 December 2013 – Chesterfield|
|8 December 2013 – Chesterfield|
|5 December 2013 – Burton upon Trent|
|8 December 2013 – Burton upon Trent|
|Falcón 16', 79'
P. Garrote 55'
Third place matchEdit
|Hartig 76'||Report||Guijarro 9'|
|2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 European Champions|
- 4 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Barbara Dunst
- Nina Wasserbauer
- Evie Clarke
- Alice Hassall
- Chloe Kelly
- Ashleigh Plumptre
- Atlanta Primus
- Mollie Rouse
- Julie Marichaud
- Nina Ehegötz
- Saskia Meier
- Michaela Specht
- Federica Cavicchia
- Manuela Giugliano
- Gloria Marinelli
- Leandra Pereira
- Kirsty Howat
- Alyshia Walker
- Mireya García Boa
- Pilar Garrote
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