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. Players born on or after 1 January 1998 were eligible to participate in this competition.
|Dates||22 June – 4 July 2015|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Spain (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||45 (3 per match)|
|Attendance||6,369 (425 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Stefanie Sanders (6 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Stefanie Sanders|
Each match lasted 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes.
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.
|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)|
- The best runners-up among all six elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.
The final draw was held in Reykjavík, Iceland on 29 April 2015, 11:30 WET (UTC±0). 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.
The competition was played at six venues in four host cities.
Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.
A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
Group winners and runners-up advanced 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, in the order given, to determine the rankings:
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- 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;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- 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).
- 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);
- Drawing of lots.
|1||Spain||3||2||1||0||7||1||+6||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Cross 51'||Report||García 54'|
Sanders 35', 43'
|Report||García 9', 21', 36'
|Pálsdóttir 66'||Report||Plumptre 28'
Sanders 37', 46', 72', 80'
|1||Switzerland||3||2||1||0||5||3||+2||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|4||Republic of Ireland||3||0||0||3||0||4||−4||0|
|Republic of Ireland||0–1||France|
|Republic of Ireland||0–1||Switzerland|
|Norway||2–0||Republic of Ireland|
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).
|1 July – Reykjavík|
|Spain (p)||1 (4)|
|4 July – Reykjavík|
|1 July – Reykjavík|
|Montilla 79'||Report||Galera 63'|
- 6 goals
- 5 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Georgia Allen
- Zoe Cross
- Charlotte Devlin
- Ashleigh Plumptre
- Elisa De Almeida
- Hélène Fercocq
- Sarah Galera
- Marie-Antoinette Katoto
- Emelyne Laurent
- Jule Dallmann
- Victoria Krug
- Dina Orschmann
- Tanja Pawollek
- Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir
- Jenny Norem
- Andrea Wilmann
- Aitana Bonmati
- Patricia Guijarro
- Carmen Menayo
- Natalia Montilla
- Lorena Navarro
- Andrea Sierra
- Lara Jenzer
- Alisha Lehmann
- Jolanda Stampfli
- Own goal
Team of the tournamentEdit
Source: UEFA Technical Report
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- "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Ireland complete Women's U17 lineup". UEFA.com. 16 April 2015.
- "2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Final tournament draw". UEFA.com.
- "Women's Under-17 finals group stage draw". UEFA.com. 29 April 2015.
- "Venue guide". UEFA.com.
- "UEFA Technical Report – Results". UEFA.com.
- "Iceland start against Germany". UEFA.com. 1 May 2015.
- "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Golden Player – 2015: Stefanie Sanders". UEFA.com.