UEFA Women's Euro 2005

2005 edition of the UEFA Women's Euro

The 2005 UEFA Women's Championship, also called WOMEN'S EURO 2005 (trademark of UEFA), was a football tournament for women held from 5 June to 19 June 2005 in Lancashire, England. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries that are part of UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition tries to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.

Germany won the competition for the fourth consecutive tournament. It was the sixth time overall (including one win in the predecessor tournament, the European Competition for Representative Women's Teams) that they won. Their championship win was the last for coach Tina Theune-Meyer, who months earlier had announced that she would retire at the end of the tournament. In her nine years in charge of Germany, they won three European titles, two bronze medals in the Olympics, and the 2003 World Cup.

Teams and structureEdit

Eight national teams participated–seven which qualified from earlier stages, plus England, which received an automatic berth as the host nation. They were split into two groups of 4: Group A and Group B. Each team in a group played each other once, with the top two teams in each group moving into the semi-finals. The winner faced the runner-up of the other group in a play-off, with the winner of each semi-final advancing to the final to determine the champion.

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

QualificationEdit

See main article: 2005 UEFA Women's Championship qualification

A qualifying round ran from 22 March to 3 October 2004 [1]. The teams which were entered played in a group stage, with the winners advancing to the final, and the runners-up being given the chance of qualification through a play-off. England, as the host nation, qualified automatically for the tournament.

The following teams were eliminated at this stage [2]:

  • Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

Three teams were also eliminated in play-offs for the tournament:

  • Czech Republic, Iceland, Russia

More information on the qualification format at UEFA.com

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2005 UEFA Women's Championship squads

Match officialsEdit

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  Croatia
  Czech Republic
  England
  Hungary
  North Ireland
  Poland

  Romania
  Slovakia
  Spain
  Switzerland
  United States of America

ResultsEdit

First RoundEdit

Top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals

Group AEdit

Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
  Sweden 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
  Finland 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
  Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
  England 3 1 0 2 4 5 3
Sweden  1 – 1  Denmark
Ljungberg 21' (Report) Rasmussen 29'
Attendance: 3,231
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)

England  3 – 2  Finland
Valkonen 18' (OG)
Barr 40'
Carney 90+1'
(Report) Rantanen 56'
Kalmari 88'

England  1 – 2  Denmark
Williams 52' (pen) (Report) M. Pedersen 80'
Sørensen 88'
Attendance: 14,695

Sweden  0 – 0  Finland
  (Report)  

England  0 – 1  Sweden
  (Report) Sjöström 3'
Attendance: 25,694

Finland  2 – 1  Denmark
Kalmari 6'
Kackur 16'
(Report) Sørensen 45'

Note:

  • Finland and Denmark finished level on points. Finland advanced to the semifinals due to their head-to-head win.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
  Norway 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
  France 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
  Italy 3 0 0 3 4 12 −8 0
Germany  1 – 0  Norway
Pohlers   61' (Report)  

France  3 – 1  Italy
Lattaf   16'
Pichon   20'   30'
(Report) Di Filippo   83'
Attendance: 957
Referee: Toms (England)

Germany  4 – 0  Italy
Prinz   11'
Pohlers   18'
Jones   55'
Mittag   74'
(Report)  
Attendance: 1,279
Referee: Seitz (USA)

Norway  1 – 1  France
Herlovsen   66' (Report) Mugneret-Béghé   20'
Attendance: 3,263
Referee: Gaál (Hungary)

France  0 – 3  Germany
  (Report) Grings   72'
Lingor   77' (pen)
Minnert   83'

Norway  5 – 3  Italy
Klaveness   7'   57'
Christensen   29'
Gulbrandsen   35'
Mellgren   44'
(Report) Gabbiadini   8'   53'
Camporese   69'
Attendance: 1,154

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 June – Preston (Deepdale)
 
 
  Germany4
 
19 June – Blackburn (Ewood Park)
 
  Finland1
 
  Germany3
 
16 June – Warrington (Halliwell Jones S.)
 
  Norway1
 
  Sweden2
 
 
  Norway3
 

SemifinalsEdit

Germany  4 – 1  Finland
Grings 3', 12'
Pohlers 8'
Prinz 62'
(Report) Mustonen 15'
Attendance: 2,785

Sweden  2 – 3 (aet)  Norway
Ljungberg 43', 89' (Report) Gulbrandsen 41', 109'
Herlovsen 65'
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)

FinalEdit

Germany  3 – 1  Norway
Grings 21'
Lingor 24'
Prinz 63'
(Report) Mellgren 41'
Attendance: 21,105

LegendEdit

AwardsEdit

 Women's Euro 2005 Champions 
 
Germany
Sixth title

GoalscorersEdit

Top scored teamsEdit

Related pagesEdit

Other websitesEdit