2021 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification

The 2021 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying competition is a women's under-17 football competition that will determine the seven teams joining the automatically qualified hosts Faroe Islands in the 2021 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament.[2] Players born on or after 1 January 2004 were eligible to participate.[3]

2021 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification
Tournament details
DatesQualifying round:
Cancelled (originally February 2021)[1]
Elite round:
Abolished
Play-offs:
Cancelled (originally March 2021)
Teams48 (from 1 confederation)
2020
2022

Apart from the Faroe Islands, 48 of the remaining 54 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition, where the original format consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which would have take place in autumn 2020, and Elite round, which would also have taken place in spring 2021.[4] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, UEFA announced on 13 August 2020 that after consultation with the 55 member associations, the qualifying round was delayed to February 2021, and the elite round was abolished and replaced by play-offs, contested in March 2021 by the 12 qualifying round group winners and two best runners-up to determine the teams qualifying for the final tournament.[5][6]

On 18 December 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee announced that the tournament had been cancelled after consultation with all 55 member associations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

FormatEdit

The qualifying competition originally consisted of the following two rounds:

  • Qualifying round: The 48 teams were to be drawn into 12 groups of four teams. Each group would have been played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The 12 group winners, the 12 runners-up, and the four third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams in their group were to advance to the elite round.
  • Elite round: The 28 teams were to be drawn into seven groups of four teams. Each group would have been played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The seven group winners were to qualify for the final tournament.

After the format change, the qualifying competition consisted of the following two rounds:

  • Qualifying round: The draw remained the same as before. The 12 group winners and the two runners-up with the best record against the first and third-placed teams in their group were to advance to the play-offs.
  • Play-offs: The 14 teams were to be drawn into seven ties. The seven winners would have qualified for the final tournament.

Qualifying roundEdit

DrawEdit

The draw for the qualifying round was held on 29 November 2019, 09:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[4]

The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following:[8]

Each group contained one team from Pot A, one team from Pot B, one team from Pot C, and one team from Pot D. Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, the following pairs of teams could not be drawn in the same group: Russia and Ukraine, Russia and Kosovo, Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Final tournament hosts
Team Coeff. Rank
  Faroe Islands 1.000
Teams entering qualifying round
Pot A
Team Coeff. Rank
  Germany 33.167 1
  Spain 30.056 2
  England 23.444 3
  Netherlands 22.056 4
  Norway 19.278 5
  Denmark 15.389 6
  Italy 15.056 7
  France 14.278 8
  Poland 13.722 9
  Republic of Ireland 13.722 10
  Austria 13.611 11
  Finland 13.500 12
Pot B
Team Coeff. Rank
  Czech Republic 12.389 13
  Serbia 12.333 14
  Portugal 12.333 15
  Belgium 11.667 16
  Iceland 11.000 17
  Sweden 11.000 18
  Hungary 10.500 19
   Switzerland 10.000 20
  Slovenia 9.667 21
  Russia 8.667 22
  Scotland 8.167 23
  Greece 8.167 24
Pot C
Team Coeff. Rank
  Bulgaria 6.000 25
  Wales 5.833 26
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.833 27
  Northern Ireland 5.500 28
  Ukraine 5.500 29
  Belarus 5.000 30
  Turkey 4.833 31
  Slovakia 4.333 32
  Azerbaijan 3.500 33
  Lithuania 3.333 34
  Romania 3.167 35
  Croatia 2.333 36
Pot D
Team Coeff. Rank
  Georgia 1.667 37
  Israel 1.667 38
  Estonia 1.333 39
  Montenegro 1.333 40
  Latvia 1.000 41
  Malta 1.000 42
  Moldova 0.333 43
  Kazakhstan 0.333 44
  North Macedonia 0.333 45
  Albania 0.000 46
  Armenia 0.000 47
  Kosovo 48
Notes
  • Teams marked in bold have qualified for the final tournament.
Did not enter
  Andorra   Cyprus   Gibraltar
  Liechtenstein   Luxembourg   San Marino

GroupsEdit

The qualifying round was originally scheduled to be played by 8 November 2020, but some groups were later rescheduled to late November. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, UEFA announced on 13 August 2020 that after consultation with the 55 member associations, the qualifying round was delayed to February 2021.[6]

Times are CET (UTC+1), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Group 1Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 8–14 October, later rescheduled to 10–16 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Turkey (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Finland  Cancelled  Israel
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Turkey  Cancelled  Hungary
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Finland  Cancelled  Turkey
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Hungary  Cancelled  Israel
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Hungary  Cancelled  Finland
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Israel  Cancelled  Turkey
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Group 2Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 3–9 September, later rescheduled to 2–8 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Malta (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Germany  Cancelled  Malta
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Azerbaijan  Cancelled  Belgium
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Germany  Cancelled  Azerbaijan
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Belgium  Cancelled  Malta
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Belgium  Cancelled  Germany
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Malta  Cancelled  Azerbaijan
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Group 3Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 2–8 November, later rescheduled to 16–22 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Portugal (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   North Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Republic of Ireland  Cancelled  North Macedonia
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Wales  Cancelled  Portugal
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Republic of Ireland  Cancelled  Wales
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Portugal  Cancelled  North Macedonia
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Portugal  Cancelled  Republic of Ireland
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North Macedonia  Cancelled  Wales
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Group 4Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 3–9 October 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2    Switzerland (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Denmark  Cancelled  Kazakhstan
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Slovakia  Cancelled   Switzerland
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Denmark  Cancelled  Slovakia
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Switzerland   Cancelled  Kazakhstan
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Switzerland   Cancelled  Denmark
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Kazakhstan  Cancelled  Slovakia
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Group 5Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 2–8 October, later rescheduled to 31 October – 6 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Bulgaria (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Spain  Cancelled  Armenia
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Bulgaria  Cancelled  Russia
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Spain  Cancelled  Bulgaria
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Russia  Cancelled  Armenia
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Russia  Cancelled  Spain
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Armenia  Cancelled  Bulgaria
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Group 6Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 1–7 October, later rescheduled to 25–31 October 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Northern Ireland (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Moldova 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


England  Cancelled  Moldova
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Northern Ireland  Cancelled  Slovenia
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England  Cancelled  Northern Ireland
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Slovenia  Cancelled  Moldova
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Slovenia  Cancelled  England
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Moldova  Cancelled  Northern Ireland
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Group 7Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 28 September – 4 October, later rescheduled to 15–21 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Estonia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


France  Cancelled  Estonia
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Ukraine  Cancelled  Iceland
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France  Cancelled  Ukraine
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Iceland  Cancelled  Estonia
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Iceland  Cancelled  France
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Estonia  Cancelled  Ukraine
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Group 8Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 10–16 October, later rescheduled to 21–27 October 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Croatia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Poland  Cancelled  Montenegro
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Croatia  Cancelled  Serbia
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Poland  Cancelled  Croatia
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Serbia  Cancelled  Montenegro
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Serbia  Cancelled  Poland
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Montenegro  Cancelled  Croatia
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Group 9Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 7–13 October, later rescheduled to 1–7 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Albania (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Netherlands  Cancelled  Albania
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Romania  Cancelled  Sweden
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Netherlands  Cancelled  Romania
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Sweden  Cancelled  Albania
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Sweden  Cancelled  Netherlands
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Albania  Cancelled  Romania
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Group 10Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 14–20 October 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Belarus (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Italy  Cancelled  Latvia
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Belarus  Cancelled  Scotland
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Italy  Cancelled  Belarus
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Scotland  Cancelled  Latvia
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Scotland  Cancelled  Italy
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Latvia  Cancelled  Belarus
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Group 11Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 21–27 October 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Bosnia and Herzegovina (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Norway  Cancelled  Georgia
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  Cancelled  Czech Republic
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Norway  Cancelled  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Czech Republic  Cancelled  Georgia
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Czech Republic  Cancelled  Norway
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Georgia  Cancelled  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Group 12Edit

Originally scheduled to be played between 8–14 October, later rescheduled to 8–14 November 2020.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2   Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs if among two best runners-up
3   Lithuania (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Kosovo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host


Austria  Cancelled  Kosovo
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Lithuania  Cancelled  Greece
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Austria  Cancelled  Lithuania
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Greece  Cancelled  Kosovo
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Greece  Cancelled  Austria
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Kosovo  Cancelled  Lithuania
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Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

To determine the two best second-placed teams from the qualifying round which would have advanced to the play-offs, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first and third-placed teams in their group were to be taken into account.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 1 Group 1 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-offs
2 2 Group 2 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 3 Group 3 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 4 Group 4 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 5 Group 5 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 6 Group 6 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 7 Group 7 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 8 Group 8 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 9 Group 9 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 10 Group 10 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 11 Group 11 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 12 Group 12 second place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient ranking; 6) drawing of lots.

Elite roundEdit

The draw for the elite round would originally be held on 8 December 2020 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and the matches were originally scheduled to be played in spring 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, UEFA announced on 13 August 2020 that after consultation with the 55 member associations, the elite round was abolished and replaced by play-offs.[6]

Play-offsEdit

The 14 teams were to be drawn into seven ties. The seven winners would have qualified for the final tournament. The play-offs were scheduled to be played in March 2021.[6]

Qualified teams
  • Group 1 winner
  • Group 2 winner
  • Group 3 winner
  • Group 4 winner
  • Group 5 winner
  • Group 6 winner
  • Group 7 winner
  • Group 8 winner
  • Group 9 winner
  • Group 10 winner
  • Group 11 winner
  • Group 12 winner
  • 1st best runner-up
  • 2nd best runner-up

Times up to 27 March 2021 are CET (UTC+1), thereafter times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams were to qualify for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in Women's Under-17 Euro1
  Faroe Islands Hosts 24 September 2019[2] 0 (debut)
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
TBD Play-off winners March 2021
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020/21 Women's U17 qualifying round guide". UEFA. 18 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Hosts picked for 2021 and 2022 WU17 EUROs". UEFA.com. 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2020/21". UEFA. 13 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b "2020/21 Women's U17 qualifying round draw". UEFA.com. 12 November 2019.
  5. ^ "UEFA postpones youth national team competitions". UEFA.com. 13 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d "Updated UEFA competitions calendar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  7. ^ "2020/21 Women's Under-17 EURO cancelled". UEFA.com. 18 December 2020.
  8. ^ "2020/21 UEFA European Women's Under-17 and Women's Under-19 Championships Qualifying round draws" (PDF). UEFA.com.

External linksEdit