UEFA Women's Euro 2017

2017 edition of the UEFA Women's Championship

The 2017 UEFA European Women's Championship, often called UEFA Women's Euro 2017, was the 12th time this big football tournament happened for European women's national teams. It's held every four years by UEFA, which is the organization that manages European football. This time, they allowed 16 teams to compete, which was more than the 12 teams in the last tournament.[1] Back on 4th December 2014, the UEFA Executive Committee chose the Netherlands to be the host country for the tournament.[2]

UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Europees kampioenschap voetbal vrouwen 2017
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
Dates16 July – 6 August
Teams16
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runners-up Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored68 (2.19 per match)
Attendance247,041 (7,969 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Jodie Taylor (5 goals)
Best player(s)Netherlands Lieke Martens
2013
2022

Germany had been the champions of Europe for 22 years, but their reign ended because they lost 1-2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals.[3] This was only the second time Germany lost in this tournament since 1993.[4] Norway, who had won before, also didn't do well. They lost to both the teams that made it to the final, the Netherlands and Denmark, and didn't score any goals or earn any points. The Netherlands won their first-ever title by defeating Denmark 4-2 in the final match.[5]

Venues

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Seven places in seven different towns were used for the competition.

Breda Enschede Utrecht
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
     
Rotterdam
Locations of the championship venues teams
Deventer
Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel De Adelaarshorst
Capacity: 10,600 Capacity: 10,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
   
Tilburg Doetinchem
Koning Willem II Stadion De Vijverberg
Capacity: 14,500 Capacity: 12,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
   

Qualification

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Qualified teams

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The next 16 teams got into the last competition. Five teams played in the Women's Euro for the first time. The single team that got in back in 2013 but didn't make it in 2017 was Finland.

Team Method of

qualification

Date of

qualification

Finals

appearance

Last

appearance

Previous best

performance

FIFA rankingat 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
Notes
  1. ^ The best six runners-up among all eight groups qualified for the final tournament.

Group stage

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Group A

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Knockout stage
2   Denmark 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
3   Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4   Norway 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Netherlands  1–0  Norway
Van de Sanden   66' Report
Denmark  1–0  Belgium
Troelsgaard   6' Report
Attendance: 5,054

Norway  0–2  Belgium
Report
Attendance: 8,477
Netherlands  1–0  Denmark
Spitse   20' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 10,599
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Belgium  1–2  Netherlands
Wullaert   59' Report
Norway  0–1  Denmark
Report Veje   5'

Group B

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Knockout stage
2   Sweden 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Russia 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   Italy 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Italy  1–2  Russia
Mauro   88' Report
Attendance: 669
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Germany  0–0  Sweden
Report

Sweden  2–0  Russia
Report
Germany  2–1  Italy
Report Mauro   29'

Russia  0–2  Germany
Report
Sweden  2–3  Italy
Report

Group C

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Austria 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Knockout stage
2   France 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Iceland 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Austria  1–0  Switzerland
Burger   15' Report
France  1–0  Iceland
Le Sommer   86' (pen.) Report

Iceland  1–2  Switzerland
Friðriksdóttir   33' Report
France  1–1  Austria
Henry   51' Report Makas   27'
Attendance: 4,387
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Switzerland  1–1  France
Crnogorčević   19' Report Abily   76'
Iceland  0–3  Austria
Report
Attendance: 4,893
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Group D

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Knockout stage
2   Spain 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3[a]
3   Scotland 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 3[a]
4   Portugal 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3[a]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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)
Spain  2–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 3,188
England  6–0  Scotland
Report

Scotland  1–2  Portugal
Cuthbert   68' Report
England  2–0  Spain
Report
Attendance: 4,879

Portugal  1–2  England
C. Mendes   17' Report
Scotland  1–0  Spain
Weir   42' Report
Attendance: 4,840
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Knockout stage

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Bracket

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Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
29 July – Doetinchem
 
 
  Netherlands2
 
3 August – Enschede
 
  Sweden0
 
  Netherlands3
 
30 July – Deventer
 
  England0
 
  England1
 
6 August – Enschede
 
  France0
 
  Netherlands4
 
30 July – Rotterdam
 
  Denmark2
 
  Germany1
 
3 August – Breda
 
  Denmark2
 
  Denmark (p)0 (3)
 
30 July – Tilburg
 
  Austria0 (0)
 
  Austria (p)0 (5)
 
 
  Spain0 (3)
 

Quarter-finals

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Netherlands  2–0  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 11,106

Germany  1–2  Denmark
Kerschowski   3' Report

Austria  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Report
Penalties
5–3

England  1–0  France
Taylor   60' Report

Semi-finals

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Denmark  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Austria
Report
Penalties
3–0
Attendance: 11,312

Netherlands  3–0  England
Report
Netherlands  4–2  Denmark
Report

Statistics

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Goalscorers

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5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Source: UEFA.com[8]

References

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  1. "Women's EURO and U17s expanded". UEFA.com. 8 December 2011.
  2. "Netherlands to host UEFA Women's EURO 2017". UEFA.com. 4 December 2014.
  3. "Women's Euro 2017: Germany 1-2 Denmark". BBC Sport. 30 July 2017.
  4. UEFA.com (30 July 2017). "Germany's 22-year Women's EURO domination in numbers". UEFA.com.
  5. "Dutch delight: how the Netherlands won Women's EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  6. "Germany v Denmark quarter-final postponed to Sunday". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  7. "Netherlands vs. Denmark - 6 August 2017". Soccerway. Perform Group. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  8. "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.


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