UEFA Women's Euro 1997

The 1997 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as Women's Euro 1997 was a football tournament held in 1997 in Norway and Sweden. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.[1]

UEFA Women's Euro 1997
Europamesterskapet i fotball for kvinner 1997
Europamästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1997
Tournament details
Host countriesNorway
Sweden
Dates29 June – 12 July
Teams8
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (4th title)
Runners-up Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored35 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Italy Carolina Morace
Norway Marianne Pettersen
France Angélique Roujas
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Italy Carolina Morace
1995
2001

Germany won the competition for the second time in a row and 4th overall (counting with West Germany's victory in the former European Competition for Representative Women's Teams).

FormatEdit

1997 saw a change in the tournament format as an eight-team final stage was introduced. Eight teams participated, qualifying from a total of 33 entrants. Those eight teams were divided in two groups of four. The winner and 2nd placed of the group would advance to the semi-finals and the winners would play the final.

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

QualificationEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see UEFA Women's Euro 1997 squads

ResultsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
  Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  France 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
  Russia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
France  1–1  Spain
Roujas   50' Report (in French)
Report
I. Parejo   14'
Attendance: 920
Referee: Gitte Lyngo Nielsen (Denmark)
Sweden  2–1  Russia
Ljungberg   10'
Pohjanen   82'
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
RFS Report (in Russian)
Report
Savina   80'
Attendance: 3,829
Referee: Christine Frai (Germany)
Spain  0–1  Sweden
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Report
Svensson   7' [note 1]
Russia  1–3  France
Grigorieva   52' Report (in French)
RFS Report (in Russian)
Report
Roujas   27'56'74'
Attendance: 626
Referee: Cristina Gozzi (Italy)
Sweden  3–0  France
M. Andersson   18' (pen.)
Locatelli   22' (o.g.)
Jonsson   45'
Report (in French)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Report
Russia  0–1  Spain
RFS Report (in Russian)
Report
Á. Parejo   67'
Referee: Regina Belksma-Konink (Netherlands)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
  Germany 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
  Norway 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
  Denmark 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1
Germany  1–1  Italy
Meinert   49' DFB Report (in German)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Report
Carta   71'
Attendance: 713
Denmark  0–5  Norway
DBU Report (in Danish)
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
Report
Pettersen   16'18'49'81'
Støre   55'
Attendance: 4,221
Referee: Regina Belksma-Konink (Netherlands)
Italy  2–2  Denmark
Morace   49'
Panico   80'
FIGC Report (in Italian)
DBU Report (in Danish)
Report
Terp   23'
M. Pedersen   62'
Attendance: 538
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)
Norway  0–0  Germany
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
DFB Report (in German)
Report
Denmark  0–2  Germany
DBU Report (in Danish)
DFB Report (in German)
Report
Meyer   82'
Prinz   90'
Attendance: 520
Norway  0–2  Italy
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Report
Morace   4'90+2'
Attendance: 4,067
Referee: Eva Ödlund (Sweden)

Knockout stageEdit

Semifinals Final
      
B   Italy 2
A   Spain 1
B   Italy 0
B   Germany 2
A   Sweden 0
B   Germany 1

SemifinalsEdit

Sweden  0–1  Germany
DFB Report (in German)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Report
Wiegmann   84'
Attendance: 4,246
Italy  2–1  Spain
Fiorini   11'
Morace   29'
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Report
Á. Parejo   89'
Referee: Christine Frai (Germany)

FinalEdit

Italy  0–2  Germany
DFB Report (in German)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Report
Minnert   23'
Prinz   50'
Attendance: 2,221
Referee: Gitte Lyngo-Nielsen (Denmark)

AwardsEdit

 Women's Euro 1997 Champions 
 
Germany
Fourth title

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997: German reign goes on –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Sweden v Spain 1997 European Championship". svenskfotboll.se. svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  1. ^ SVFF credits this goal to Svensson, while other sources mark it an own goal.[2]

External linksEdit