2019 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
The 2019 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Women's Under-17 Euro 2019) was the 12th 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. Bulgaria, which were selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, hosted the tournament.
|Dates||5–17 May 2019|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Goals scored||47 (3.13 per match)|
A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2002 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions are permitted per team in each match. Moreover, each match has a regular duration of 90 minutes, instead of 80 minutes in previous seasons.
Germany won their 7th title after beating Netherlands on penalties.
A total of 47 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Albania who entered for the first time), and with the hosts Bulgaria qualifying automatically, the other 46 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 2018, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2019.
The following teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Method of qualification||Appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Elite round Group 1 winners||7th||2018 (fourth place)||Third place (2016)|
|Elite round Group 2 winners||4th||2018 (group stage)||Fourth place (2010), Semi-finals (2017)|
|Elite round Group 3 winners||10th||2018 (champions)||Champions (2010, 2011, 2015, 2018)|
|Elite round Group 4 winners||11th||2018 (runners-up)||Champions (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)|
|Elite round Group 5 winners||2nd||2014 (group stage)||Group stage (2014)|
|Elite round Group 6 winners||3rd||2012 (third place)||Third place (2008, 2012)|
|Elite round Group 7 winners||2nd||2014 (group stage)||Group stage (2014)|
The tournament would originally be held in four venues, but because the condition of the pitch in Balchik was too poor only three were used:
The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals.
In the group stage, 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 17.01 and 17.02):
- 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 qualifying round draw;
- Drawing of lots.
- Head-to-head goal difference: Germany +3, Netherlands –1, England –2
|14 May – Kavarna|
|17 May – Albena|
|14 May – Dobrich|
There were 47 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 3.13 goals per match.
Annabel Schasching Katie Robinson Lotje de Keijzer Iris Stiekema
1 own goal
7 of 15 live matches and highlights will be available on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv YouTube channel for all territories around the world.
Non-participating European nations
Non-participating European nations
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