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2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA play-offs

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

To determine the four best second-placed teams from the qualifying group stage which advance to the play-offs, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third and fourth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the fifth-placed team are not included. As a result, six matches played by each second-placed team will count for the purposes of determining the ranking.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 3   Netherlands 6 4 1 1 16 2 +14 13 Play-offs
2 2    Switzerland 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13
3 6   Belgium 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13
4 4   Denmark 6 4 0 2 17 7 +10 12
5 5   Iceland 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
6 1   Wales 6 3 2 1 5 3 +2 11
7 7   Austria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 10
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coefficient.

DrawEdit

The draw for the play-offs was held on 7 September 2018, 14:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[1] The four teams were drawn into two knockout rounds (semi-finals and final) of home-and-away two-legged format.

For the semi-finals, two teams were seeded and two teams were unseeded, based on their latest coefficient ranking after the completion of the qualifying group stage, calculated based on the following:[2]

Seeded
Team Coeff Rank
  Netherlands 39,430 4
   Switzerland 37,031 6
Unseeded
Team Coeff Rank
  Denmark 34,185 11
  Belgium 32,738 13

For each semi-final, a seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs decided by draw. A draw was also held for the final between the two winners of the semi-finals to decide the order of legs.

BracketEdit

The play-off final winner qualifies for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

  Play-off semi-finals Play-off final
                         
  Netherlands 2 2 4  
  Denmark 0 1 1  
      Netherlands 3 1 4
     Switzerland 0 1 1
  Belgium 2 1 3
   Switzerland (a) 2 1 3  

Play-off semi-finalsEdit

OverviewEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Netherlands   4–1   Denmark 2–0 2–1
Belgium   3–3 (a)    Switzerland 2–2 1–1

MatchesEdit

Netherlands  2–0  Denmark
Report
Attendance: 17,000
Denmark  1–2  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 5,374
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)

Netherlands won 4–1 on aggregate.


Belgium  2–2   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 7,300
Switzerland   1–1  Belgium
Report
Attendance: 2,650
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

3–3 on aggregate. Switzerland won on away goals.

Play-off finalEdit

OverviewEdit

The winner Netherlands qualifies for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

All times are CET (UTC+1), as listed by UEFA.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Netherlands   4–1    Switzerland 3–0 1–1

MatchesEdit

Netherlands  3–0   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 23,750
Switzerland   1–1  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 5,148

Netherlands won 4–1 on aggregate.

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's World Cup play-off draw". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Women's national team coefficients: September 2018" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.

External linksEdit