2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
The 2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Women's Under-19 Euro 2019) was the 18th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (22nd edition if the Under-18 era is included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the women's under-19 national teams of Europe. Scotland, which were selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, was the host of the tournament.
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Goals scored||49 (3.27 per match)|
A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2000 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions are permitted per team in each match.
Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament acts as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The top four teams of the tournament qualified for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup as the UEFA representatives.
A total of 51 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Liechtenstein who entered a competitive women's national team tournament for the first time), and with the hosts Scotland qualifying automatically, the other 50 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.
Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).
|Team||Method of qualification||Appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Hosts||6th||2017 (group stage)||Group stage (2005, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2017)|
|Elite round Group 1 winners||16th||2018 (runners-up)||Champions (2002, 2006, 2007, 2011)|
|Elite round Group 2 winners||2nd||2014 (group stage)||Group stage (2014)|
|Elite round Group 3 winners||9th||2018 (group stage)||Champions (2014)|
|Elite round Group 4 winners||14th||2018 (champions)||Champions (2004, 2017, 2018)|
|Elite round Group 5 winners||13th||2018 (semi-finals)||Runners-up (2003, 2008, 2011)|
|Elite round Group 6 winners||13th||2017 (group stage)||Champions (2009)|
|Elite round Group 7 winners||15th||2018 (group stage)||Champions (2003, 2010, 2013, 2016)|
The tournament will be held in four venues:
|St Mirren Park||McDiarmid Park|
|Capacity: 7,937||Capacity: 10,696|
|3 group matches, semi-final, final||3 group matches, potential play-off|
|Firhill Stadium||Forthbank Stadium|
|Capacity: 10,102||Capacity: 3,798|
|3 group matches, semi-final||3 group matches|
The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals and qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
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.
|1||3||2||1||0||8||5||+3||7||Knockout stage and|
2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Van de Velde
Van de Westeringh
|Van de Velde
|1||3||2||1||0||7||1||+6||7||Knockout stage and|
2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
|25 July – Paisley|
|28 July – Paisley|
|25 July – Glasgow|
There were 49 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 3.27 goals per match.
Sandy Baltimore Naomie Feller Paulina Krumbiegel Lisa Doorn Joëlle Smits Jonna van de Velde
Jessica Naz Ebony Salmon Lorena Azzaro Maëlle Lakrar Lisa Ebert Shekiera Martinez Marie Müller Jill Baijings Romée Leuchter Marisa Olislagers Kirsten van de Westeringh Lynn Wilms Sara Hørte Anna Jøsendal Rikke Nygård Jenny Olsen Emma Craig Laia Aleixandri Olga Carmona Athenea del Castillo Clàudia Pina
Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
The following four teams from UEFA qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup1|
|19 July 2019||9 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)|
|19 July 2019||3 (2004, 2016, 2018)|
|22 July 2019||7 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)|
|22 July 2019||1 (2018)|
- 1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
Up to all 16 live matches and highlights are available on UEFA.tv for all territories around the world.
Note : Live matches on UEFA.tv is not available in UK (Scotland as host, England as participants, and both non-participants (NI and Wales)) (matches not shown on BBC only), France, Germany, Israel, MENA, and USA.
Non-participating European nations
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Non-participating European nations
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