2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The 2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship was the eighth edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, the annual European youth football competition contested by the women's under-17 national teams of the member associations of UEFA. Iceland hosted the tournament.[1] Players born on or after 1 January 1998 were eligible to participate in this competition.

2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Iceland
Dates22 June – 4 July 2015
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (3rd title)
Runners-up  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored45 (3 per match)
Attendance6,369 (425 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Stefanie Sanders (6 goals)
Best player(s)Germany Stefanie Sanders
2014
2016

Each match lasted 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes.

QualificationEdit

A total of 44 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Iceland qualifying automatically, the other 43 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2014, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2015.[2]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.[3][4]

Team Method of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
  Iceland Hosts 2nd 2011 Fourth place (2011)
   Switzerland Elite round Group 1 winners 2nd 2012 Fourth place (2012)
  England Elite round Group 2 winners 3rd 2014 Fourth place (2008, 2014)
  Republic of Ireland Elite round Group 2 runners-up[^] 2nd 2010 Runners-up (2010)
  Germany Elite round Group 3 winners 7th 2014 Champions (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014)
  Spain Elite round Group 4 winners 6th 2014 Champions (2010, 2011)
  Norway Elite round Group 5 winners 2nd 2009 Fourth place (2009)
  France Elite round Group 6 winners 6th 2014 Runners-up (2008, 2011, 2012)
Notes
  1. ^ The best runners-up among all six elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final drawEdit

The final draw was held in Reykjavík, Iceland on 29 April 2015, 11:30 WET (UTC±0).[5][6] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There were no seeding except that the hosts Iceland were assigned to position A1 in the draw.

VenuesEdit

The competition was played at six venues in four host cities.[7]

SquadsEdit

Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.[2]

Match officialsEdit

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[8]

Group stageEdit

 
2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship teams and final tournament performance

Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

if two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:[2]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 applied;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If only two teams had the same number of points, and they were tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings were determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams had the same number of points, or if their rankings were not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
  8. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, WET (UTC±0).[9]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6
3   England 3 1 1 1 4 7 −3 4
4   Iceland (H) 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
England  1–1  Spain
Cross   51' Report García   54'
Attendance: 271[8]
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
Iceland  0–5  Germany
Report Krug   5'
Sanders   35'43'
Dallmann   70'
Orschmann   73'
Attendance: 707[8]
Referee: Barbara Bollenberg (Austria)

Germany  0–4  Spain
Report García   9'21'36'
Bonmati   80+4'
Attendance: 372[8]
Referee: Vivian Peeters (Netherlands)
Iceland  1–3  England
Pálsdóttir   66' Report Plumptre   28'
Devlin   44'
Allen   78'
Attendance: 713[8]
Referee: Ivana Projkovska (Macedonia)

Spain  2–0  Iceland
Guijarro   17'
Sierra   63'
Report
Attendance: 415[8]
Referee: Ivana Projkovska (Macedonia)
Germany  5–0  England
Pawollek   2'
Sanders   37'46'72'80'
Report
Attendance: 243[8]
Referee: Barbara Bollenberg (Austria)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1    Switzerland 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   France 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3   Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Republic of Ireland  0–1  France
Report Laurent   65'
Attendance: 227[8]
Referee: Vivian Peeters (Netherlands)
Switzerland   2–2  Norway
Reuteler   36'
Jenzer   48'
Report Kvernvolden   10'
Wilmann   51'
Attendance: 240[8]
Referee: Viola Raudziņa (Latvia)

Republic of Ireland  0–1   Switzerland
Report Lehmann   55'
Attendance: 317[8]
Referee: Graziella Pirriatore (Italy)
France  2–0  Norway
Katoto   20'
Fercocq   36'
Report
Attendance: 283[8]
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)

Norway  2–0  Republic of Ireland
Norem   19'
Kvernvolden   40'
Report
Attendance: 205[8]
Referee: Viola Raudziņa (Latvia)
France  1–2   Switzerland
De Almeida   9' Report Reuteler   66'
Stampfli   80+2'
Attendance: 233[8]
Referee: Graziella Pirriatore (Italy)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time was played).[2]

There was no third place match for this edition of the tournament as it was not used as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (since expansion to eight teams).

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 July – Reykjavík
 
 
  Spain (p)1 (4)
 
4 July – Reykjavík
 
  France1 (3)
 
  Spain5
 
1 July – Reykjavík
 
   Switzerland2
 
   Switzerland1
 
 
  Germany0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Spain  1–1  France
Montilla   79' Report Galera   63'
Penalties
Rodríguez  
Montilla  
Bonmati  
Guijarro  
García  
4–3   Lebastard
  Laplacette
  Boutaleb
  Galera
  Katoto
Attendance: 807[8]
Referee: Vivian Peeters (Netherlands)

Switzerland   1–0  Germany
Arfaoui   80' Report
Attendance: 579[8]
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)

FinalEdit

Spain  5–2   Switzerland
García   6'
Felder   13' (o.g.)
Mégroz   50' (o.g.)
Menayo   64'
Navarro   80+2'
Report Reuteler   55'
Arfaoui   78'
Attendance: 757[8]
Referee: Barbara Bollenberg (Austria)

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Source: UEFA.com[10]

Team of the tournamentEdit

Source: UEFA Technical Report[11]

Golden player:   Stefanie Sanders[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England, Iceland, Belarus have Women's U17 honour". UEFA. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  3. ^ "Ireland complete Women's U17 lineup". UEFA.com. 16 April 2015.
  4. ^ "2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  5. ^ "Final tournament draw". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "Women's Under-17 finals group stage draw". UEFA.com. 29 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Venue guide". UEFA.com.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "UEFA Technical Report – Results". UEFA.com.
  9. ^ "Iceland start against Germany". UEFA.com. 1 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Golden Player – 2015: Stefanie Sanders". UEFA.com.

External linksEdit