2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
The 2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Women's Under-17 Euro 2017) was the 10th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the women's under-17 national teams of Europe. The Czech Republic, which were selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015, hosted the tournament.
|Dates||2–14 May 2017|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||44 (2.93 per match)|
|Attendance||30,757 (2,050 per match)|
A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2000 eligible to participate. Each match had a duration of 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes with a 15-minute half-time.
A total of 46 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Malta who entered for the first time), and with the hosts Czech Republic qualifying automatically, the other 45 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2016, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2017.
|Team||Method of qualification||Finals appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Hosts||2nd||2016||Group stage (2016)|
|Elite round Group 1 winners||2nd||2010||Fourth place (2010)|
|Elite round Group 2 winners||4th||2016||Fourth place (2009, 2016)|
|Elite round Group 3 winners||5th||2016||Third place (2016)|
|Elite round Group 3 runners-up[^]||9th||2016||Champions (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016)|
|Elite round Group 4 winners||3rd||2015||Runners-up (2010)|
|Elite round Group 5 winners||7th||2015||Runners-up (2008, 2011, 2012)|
|Elite round Group 6 winners||8th||2016||Champions (2010, 2011, 2015)|
- The best runners-up among all six elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.
The tournament was hosted in four venues:
The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals.
The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01 and 17.02):
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- If only two teams have the same number of points, and they are tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings are determined by a penalty shoot-out (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).
- Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
- Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
- Drawing of lots.
|Czech Republic ||1–2|
|Czech Republic ||1–5|
|Republic of Ireland ||0–5|
|Republic of Ireland ||0–1|
As part of a trial sanctioned by the IFAB to reduce the advantage of the team shooting first in a penalty shoot-out, a different sequence of taking penalties, known as "ABBA", that mirrors the serving sequence in a tennis tiebreak would be used if a penalty shoot-out was needed (team A kicks first, team B kicks second):
- Original sequence
- AB AB AB AB AB (sudden death starts) AB AB etc.
- Trial sequence
- AB BA AB BA AB (sudden death starts) BA AB etc.
There is no third place match for this edition of the tournament as it is not used as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (since expansion to eight teams).
|11 May – Příbram|
|14 May – Plzeň|
|11 May – Domažlice|
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
Michaela Khýrová Kristýna Siváková Gabriela Šlajsová Nicole Douglas Lauren Hemp Jessica Ngunga Bethany May O'Donnell Aimee Palmer Poppy Pattinson Maëlle Lakrar Laurène Martin Sydney Lohmann Sjoeke Nüsken Lena Oberdorf Lea Schneider Verena Wieder Jill Baijings Kerstin Casparij Romée Leuchter Williënne ter Beek Lynn Wilms Rikke Bogetveit Nygård Jenny Kristine Røsholm Olsen Malin Sunde Carla Bautista Rosa Márquez Eva María Navarro Lorena Navarro Berta Pujadas
Team of the Tournament
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- "Qualifying round seedings for 2016/17 WU17 EURO". UEFA. 21 October 2015.
- "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2016/17" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Women's Under-17 finals line-up complete". UEFA.com. 3 April 2017.
- "2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Women's Under-17 final tournament draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "Hosts face holders in Women's Under-17 finals draw". UEFA.com. 7 April 2017.
- "Technical Report — Results". UEFA.com.
- "Women's Under-17 final tournament schedule". UEFA.com. 11 April 2017.
- "Match Schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Penalty shoot-outs could soon resemble tennis tie-breaks". The Telegraph. 3 March 2017.
- "Penalty shoot-out trial at UEFA final tournaments". UEFA.com. 1 May 2017.
- "New penalty system gets usual result as Germany win". Reuters. 11 May 2017.
- "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "Technical Report — Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com.