UEFA Women's Euro 2017
The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, was the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition was expanded to 16 teams (from 12 teams in the previous edition).
|Europees kampioenschap voetbal vrouwen 2017|
|Dates||16 July – 6 August 2017|
|Venue(s)||7 (in 7 host cities)|
|Champions||Netherlands (1st title)|
|Goals scored||68 (2.19 per match)|
|Attendance||247,041 (7,969 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Jodie Taylor (5 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Lieke Martens|
The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.
Germany's 22-year reign as champions of Europe was ended after losing 1–2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals. In addition it was only Germany's second loss in the finals since 1993. Another former winner, Norway, lost to both finalists, the Netherlands and Denmark, and ended without goals or points.
Expressions of interest in hosting the tournament were received from seven associations.
On 4 December 2014 The Netherlands were chosen as hosts for the first time having never previously staged the tournament.
A total of 47 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Andorra which entered for the first time at senior women's level), and with the hosts Netherlands qualifying automatically, the other 46 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition, which took place from April 2015 to October 2016, consisted of three rounds:
- Preliminary round: The eight lowest-ranked teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the pre-selected hosts. The two group winners advanced to the qualifying group stage.
- Qualifying group stage: The 40 teams (38 highest-ranked teams and two preliminary round qualifiers) were drawn into eight groups of five teams. Each group was played in home-and-away round-robin format. The eight group winners and the six best runners-up (not counting results against the fifth-placed team) qualified directly for the final tournament, while the two remaining runners-up advanced to the play-offs.
- Play-offs: The two teams played home-and-away two-legged matches to determine the last qualified team.
The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. Five teams made their Women's Euro debuts. The only team that qualified in 2013 but did not qualify in 2017 was Finland.
at start of event
|Netherlands||Hosts||4 December 2014||3rd||2013||Semi-finals (2009)||12|
|France||Group 3 winners||11 April 2016||6th||2013||Quarter-finals (2009, 2013)||3|
|Germany||Group 5 winners||12 April 2016||10th||2013||Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)||2|
|Switzerland||Group 6 winners||4 June 2016||1st||—||Debut||17|
|England||Group 7 winners||7 June 2016||8th||2013||Runners-up (1984, 2009)||5|
|Norway||Group 8 winners||7 June 2016||11th||2013||Champions (1987, 1993)||11|
|Spain||Group 2 winners||7 June 2016||3rd||2013||Semi-finals (1997)||13|
|Sweden||Group 4 winners||15 September 2016||10th||2013||Champions (1984)||9|
|Iceland||Group 1 winners||16 September 2016||3rd||2013||Quarter-finals (2013)||19|
|Scotland||Group 1 runners-up[^]||16 September 2016||1st||—||Debut||21|
|Belgium||Group 7 runners-up[^]||16 September 2016||1st||—||Debut||22|
|Austria||Group 8 runners-up[^]||20 September 2016||1st||—||Debut||24|
|Denmark||Group 4 runners-up[^]||20 September 2016||9th||2013||Third place (1991, 1993)||15|
|Italy||Group 6 runners-up[^]||20 September 2016||11th||2013||Runners-up (1993, 1997)||18|
|Russia||Group 5 runners-up[^]||20 September 2016||5th||2013||Group Stage (1997, 2001, 2009, 2013)||25|
|Portugal||Play-offs winner||25 October 2016||1st||—||Debut||38|
- The best six runners-up among all eight groups qualified for the final tournament.
The final draw was held on 8 November 2016, 17:30 CET (UTC+1), at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking following the end of the qualifying group stage (excluding the play-offs), with the hosts Netherlands assigned to position A1 in the draw. Each group contained one team from each of the four seeding pots.
- H Hosts (assigned to position A1 in the draw)
- TH Title holders
Seven venues in seven different towns will be used in the tournament.
|Rat Verlegh Stadion||De Grolsch Veste||Stadion Galgenwaard|
|Capacity: 19,000||Capacity: 30,205||Capacity: 23,750|
|4 group matches, 1 semi-final||1 semi-final, Final||4 group matches|
|Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel||De Adelaarshorst|
|Capacity: 10,600||Capacity: 10,500|
|4 group matches, 1 quarter-final||4 group matches, 1 quarter-final|
|Koning Willem II Stadion||De Vijverberg|
|Capacity: 14,500||Capacity: 12,500|
|4 group matches, 1 quarter-final||4 group matches, 1 quarter-final|
A total of 11 referees, 21 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
Each national team have to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent her participation in the tournament before her team's first match, she can be replaced by another player. The squad list must be published no later than 10 days before the tournaments opening match.
The schedule of the competition was announced on 23 September 2015. The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.
Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 19.01 and 19.02):
- Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Goals scored in all group matches;
- Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage);
- Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
- UEFA coefficient for the final draw.
|1||Netherlands (H)||3||3||0||0||4||1||+3||9||Knockout stage|
|Van de Sanden 66'||Report|
|Spitse 20' (pen.)||Report|
|Le Sommer 86' (pen.)||Report|
|Henry 51'||Report||Makas 27'|
|Crnogorčević 19'||Report||Abily 76'|
- Head-to-head records:
- Spain: 3 pts (1 W, 0 D, 1 L), +1 GD (2 GF, 1 GA)
- Scotland: 3 pts (1 W, 0 D, 1 L), 0 GD (2 GF, 2 GA)
- Portugal: 3 pts (1 W, 0 D, 1 L), −1 GD (2 GF, 3 GA)
|C. Mendes 17'||Report|
On 1 June 2017, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)'s trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.
|29 July – Doetinchem|
|3 August – Enschede|
|30 July – Deventer|
|6 August – Enschede|
|30 July – Rotterdam|
|3 August – Breda|
|Denmark (p)||0 (3)|
|30 July – Tilburg|
|Austria (p)||0 (5)|
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Stefanie Enzinger
- Lisa Makas
- Sarah Zadrazil
- Janice Cayman
- Elke Van Gorp
- Tessa Wullaert
- Pernille Harder
- Theresa Nielsen
- Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen
- Katrine Veje
- Fran Kirby
- Jordan Nobbs
- Nikita Parris
- Ellen White
- Camille Abily
- Amandine Henry
- Eugénie Le Sommer
- Josephine Henning
- Isabel Kerschowski
- Dzsenifer Marozsán
- Fanndís Friðriksdóttir
- Cristiana Girelli
- Daniëlle van de Donk
- Shanice van de Sanden
- Ana Leite
- Elena Danilova
- Elena Morozova
- Erin Cuthbert
- Caroline Weir
- Vicky Losada
- Amanda Sampedro
- Ramona Bachmann
- Ana-Maria Crnogorčević
- Lara Dickenmann
- Own goal
- Millie Bright (playing against Netherlands)
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament by UEFA.
|Player of the Tournament|
|Golden Boot||Silver Boot||Bronze Boot|
| Jodie Taylor
328 minutes played
| Vivianne Miedema
536 minutes played
| Lieke Martens|
525 minutes played
|UEFA Team of the Tournament|
|Sari van Veenendaal|| Verena Aschauer
| Jackie Groenen
| Pernille Harder|
A total prize money of €8,000,000 were available, an increase from €2,200,000 in 2013, with the following breakdown:
Matches were streamed on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv (YouTube) in territories where no partner had been appointed.
- Andorra – TVE, France Télévisions
- Austria – ORF
- Belgium – RTBF / VRT
- Brazil – Globosat
- Chile – Telecanal
- Denmark – DR / TV 2
- Ecuador – RedTeleSistema
- Finland – Yle
- France – France Télévisions
- Germany – ARD / ZDF
- Hong Kong – iCable
- Iceland – RÚV
- Indonesia – MNC / RCTI
- Italy – Nuvola61 / RAI
- Malaysia – Astro
- Monaco – France Télévisions
- Netherlands – NOS
- Norway – NRK / TV 2
- Portugal – RTP
- Russia – Match TV
- Spain – TVE
- Sweden – TV4 / SVT
- Switzerland – SRG SSR
- United Kingdom – Channel 4 More4
- United States – ESPN / Univision
- Caribbean – ESPN
- Middle East / North Africa – Eurosport / beIN Sports
- Sub-Saharan Africa – Econet (Kwesé Sports)
- Europe – Eurosport
- The Germany v Denmark match, originally scheduled on 29 July 2017, 20:45 CEST, was postponed to the following day due to adverse weather conditions.
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