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2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA preliminary round

The preliminary round of the European qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the 16 lowest-ranked teams among the 46 entrants.

The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format, where one of the teams was pre-selected as hosts, between 6 and 11 April 2017. The four group winners and the best runner-up (not counting results against the fourth-placed team) advanced to the qualifying group stage to join the 30 direct entrants.[1]

Kazakhstan, Albania, Israel and the Faroe Islands advanced as group winners, and Moldova advanced as the best runner-up.[2]

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DrawEdit

The draw for the preliminary round was held on 19 January 2017, 13:30 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[3][4]

The 16 teams were allocated into four seeding positions according to their coefficient ranking.[5] They were drawn into four groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding positions. First, the four teams which were pre-selected as hosts were drawn from their own designated pot and allocated to their respective group as per their seeding positions. Next, the remaining 12 teams were drawn from their respective pot which were allocated according to their seeding positions.[6]

Seeding position 1 Seeding position 2 Seeding position 3 Seeding position 4
  • Teams which were pre-selected as preliminary round hosts are denoted by (H).

GroupsEdit

The matches were played on 6, 8 and 11 April 2017.

Preliminary round schedule
Matchday Date Matches
Matchday 1 6 April 2017 1 v 3, 2 v 4
Matchday 2 8 April 2017 1 v 4, 3 v 2
Matchday 3 11 April 2017 2 v 1, 4 v 3

All times were CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Qualifying group stage 2–2 1–0
2   Latvia 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5 1–1
3   Georgia (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 2–1
4   Estonia 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0 0–1 0–4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Estonia  0–4  Latvia
Report
Attendance: 100
Referee: Zuzana Kováčová (Slovakia)
Kazakhstan  1–0  Georgia
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Eleni Lampadariou (Greece)

Kazakhstan  2–2  Latvia
Report
Attendance: 70
Referee: Ivana Projkovska (Macedonia)
Georgia  2–1  Estonia
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Zuzana Kováčová (Slovakia)

Estonia  0–1  Kazakhstan
Report
Attendance: 50
Referee: Eleni Lampadariou (Greece)
Latvia  1–1  Georgia
Report
Attendance: 100
Referee: Ivana Projkovska (Macedonia)

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Albania (H) 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Qualifying group stage 2–1 3–2
2   Greece 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6 1–0 6–0
3   Malta 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4 0–0
4   Kosovo 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Albania  3–2  Kosovo
Report
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Lorraine Clark (Scotland)
Greece  1–0  Malta
Report
Attendance: 100
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)

Greece  6–0  Kosovo
Report
Malta  0–0  Albania
Report
Attendance: 300
Referee: Lorraine Clark (Scotland)

Albania  2–1  Greece
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
Kosovo  1–3  Malta
Report

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Israel 3 2 1 0 9 0 +9 7 Qualifying group stage 2–0 7–0
2   Moldova 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7 0–0 4–0
3   Lithuania (H) 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3 0–2
4   Andorra 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Moldova  4–0  Andorra
Report
Attendance: 20
Referee: Marte Sørø (Norway)
Israel  2–0  Lithuania
Report
Attendance: 350
Referee: Sofia Karagiorgi (Cyprus)

Lithuania  0–2  Moldova
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Marte Sørø (Norway)
Israel  7–0  Andorra
Report
Attendance: 10
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)

Moldova  0–0  Israel
Report
Attendance: 10
Referee: Sofia Karagiorgi (Cyprus)
Andorra  0–2  Lithuania
Report
Attendance: 108
Referee: Barbara Poxhofer (Austria)

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Faroe Islands (H) 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Qualifying group stage 2–1 5–1
2   Turkey 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 6 3–0 9–1
3   Montenegro 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3 1–2
4   Luxembourg 3 0 0 3 3 21 −18 0 1–7
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Turkey  3–0  Montenegro
Report
Attendance: 55
Referee: Eszter Urban (Hungary)
Faroe Islands  5–1  Luxembourg
Report
Attendance: 195
Referee: Petra Chudá (Slovakia)

Montenegro  1–2  Faroe Islands
Report
Attendance: 210
Referee: Petra Chudá (Slovakia)
Turkey  9–1  Luxembourg
Report
Attendance: 45

Faroe Islands  2–1  Turkey
Report
Attendance: 1,450
Referee: Eszter Urban (Hungary)
Luxembourg  1–7  Montenegro
Report
Attendance: 10

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

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

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 3   Moldova 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Qualifying group stage
2 4   Turkey 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
3 2   Greece 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
4 1   Latvia 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient.

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European qualifying competition for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 2017-19" (PDF). UEFA.
  2. ^ "Women's World Cup preliminary round report". UEFA.com. 12 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Women's World Cup preliminary round draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Women's World Cup preliminary round draw". UEFA.com. 19 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Coefficient Ranking of the Teams Participating in the Qualifying Competition" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "World Cup preliminary round draw live on Thursday". UEFA.com. 16 January 2017.

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