UEFA Women's Euro 2005
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.
- See main article: 2005 UEFA Women's Championship qualification
A qualifying round ran from 22 March to 3 October 2004 . 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 :
- 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
For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2005 UEFA Women's Championship squads
Top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals
|Sweden||1 – 1||Denmark|
|Ljungberg 21'||(Report)||Rasmussen 29'|
|England||3 – 2||Finland|
|Valkonen 18' (OG)
|England||1 – 2||Denmark|
|Williams 52' (pen)||(Report)||M. Pedersen 80'
|Sweden||0 – 0||Finland|
|England||0 – 1||Sweden|
|Finland||2 – 1||Denmark|
- Finland and Denmark finished level on points. Finland advanced to the semifinals due to their head-to-head win.
|Germany||1 – 0||Norway|
|France||3 – 1||Italy|
Pichon 20' 30'
|(Report)||Di Filippo 83'|
|Germany||4 – 0||Italy|
|Norway||1 – 1||France|
|Herlovsen 66'||(Report)||Mugneret-Béghé 20'|
|France||0 – 3||Germany|
Lingor 77' (pen)
|Norway||5 – 3||Italy|
|Klaveness 7' 57'
|(Report)||Gabbiadini 8' 53'
|15 June – Preston (Deepdale)|
|19 June – Blackburn (Ewood Park)|
|16 June – Warrington (Halliwell Jones S.)|
|Germany||4 – 1||Finland|
|Grings 3', 12'
|Sweden||2 – 3 (aet)||Norway|
|Ljungberg 43', 89'||(Report)||Gulbrandsen 41', 109'
|Germany||3 – 1||Norway|
|Women's Euro 2005 Champions|
- 4 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- own goal
- Sanna Valkonen (playing against England)