2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

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2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Belarus
Dates 4–16 May 2016
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (5th title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  England
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 58 (3.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Alessia Russo
Spain Lorena Navarro
(5 goals each)
2015
2017

The 2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship was the 9th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, the annual European international youth football championship contested by the women's under-17 national teams of UEFA member associations. Belarus, which were selected by UEFA on 20 March 2012, hosted the tournament between 4 and 16 May 2016.[1]

A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1999 eligible to participate. Each match had a duration of 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes with a 15-minute half-time.

Same as previous editions held in even-numbered years, the tournament acted as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan as the UEFA representatives.[2]

Qualification

The national teams from 47 UEFA member associations entered the competition, which was a record total, including Andorra who entered a UEFA women's competition for the first time. With Belarus automatically qualified as hosts, the other 46 teams contested a qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament.[3] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: the qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2015, and the elite round, which took place in spring 2016.[4]

Qualified teams

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament:[5]

Team Method of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Belarus Hosts 1st Debut
 Germany Elite round Group 1 winners 8th 2015 Champions (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014)
 Spain Elite round Group 2 winners 7th 2015 Champions (2010, 2011, 2015)
 Czech Republic Elite round Group 3 winners 1st Debut
 Italy Elite round Group 4 winners 2nd 2014 Third place (2014)
 Norway Elite round Group 5 winners 3rd 2015 Fourth place (2009)
 England Elite round Group 6 winners 4th 2015 Fourth place (2008, 2014)
 Serbia Elite round Group 6 runners-up[^] 1st Debut
Notes
  1. ^ The best runners-up among all six elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final draw

The final draw was held on 6 April 2016, 11:30 FET (UTC+3), at the Victoria Hotel in Minsk, Belarus.[6] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that hosts Belarus were assigned to position A1 in the draw.[7]

Venues

The tournament was hosted in five venues:

Barysaw Minsk
Borisov Arena Haradski Stadium Traktor Stadium
Capacity: 13,126 Capacity: 5,402 Capacity: 16,500
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Slutsk Zhodzina
City Stadium Torpedo Stadium
Capacity: 1,896 Capacity: 6,524
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Squads

Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.[4]

Match officials

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.

Group stage

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2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship teams

The finals schedule was confirmed on 7 April 2016.[8]

The group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:[4]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 applied;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If only two teams have the same number of points, and they were tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings were determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams had the same number of points, or if their rankings were not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
  8. 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);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, FET (UTC+3).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 3 0 0 19 3 +16 9 Knockout stage
2  Norway 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3  Serbia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
4  Belarus (H) 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

4 May 2016 (2016-05-04)
16:00
Belarus  1–5  Serbia
Zhitko Goal 68' Report Poljak Goal 7'
Agbaba Goal 30'
Ivanović Goal 48'
Filipović Goal 57'
Burkert Goal 79'
Traktor Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)

4 May 2016 (2016-05-04)
16:30
England  3–2  Norway
Charles Goal 16'
Russo Goal 36'
Filbey Goal 69'
Report Haug Goal 59'62'
Torpedo Stadium, Zhodzina
Referee: Vera Opeykina (Russia)

7 May 2016 (2016-05-07)
16:00
Belarus  0–12  England
Report Toone Goal 5'38'
Filbey Goal 7'19'
Russo Goal 15'23'
Stanway Goal 29'
Cain Goal 71'75'
Smith Goal 74'80+5'
Brazil Goal 80+1'
City Stadium, Slutsk
Referee: Ana Aguiar (Portugal)

7 May 2016 (2016-05-07)
16:00
Serbia  0–1  Norway
Report Maanum Goal 54'
Haradski Stadium, Barysaw
Referee: Elvira Nurmustafina (Kazakhstan)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
16:00
Norway  2–0  Belarus
Olsen Goal 18'
Ruud Goal 40'
Report
City Stadium, Slutsk
Referee: Dimitrina Milkova (Bulgaria)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
16:00
Serbia  1–4  England
Ivanović Goal 40' Report Stanway Goal 47' (pen.)
Brazil Goal 68'
Charles Goal 71'
Cain Goal 76'
Traktor Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Knockout stage
2  Germany 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 5
3  Italy 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
4  Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

4 May 2016 (2016-05-04)
16:30
Italy  0–0  Czech Republic
Report
Haradski Stadium, Barysaw
Referee: Ana Aguiar (Portugal)

4 May 2016 (2016-05-04)
16:30
Germany  2–2  Spain
Bühl Goal 44'74' Report Rubio Goal 43'
Kleinherne Goal 45' (o.g.)
City Stadium, Slutsk
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)

7 May 2016 (2016-05-07)
16:00
Italy  0–0  Germany
Report
Torpedo Stadium, Zhodzina
Referee: Vera Opeykina (Russia)

7 May 2016 (2016-05-07)
16:00
Czech Republic  0–1  Spain
Report L. Navarro Goal 54'
Traktor Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Dimitrina Milkova (Bulgaria)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
16:00
Spain  3–1  Italy
Blanco Goal 10'
L. Navarro Goal 29'58'
Report Glionna Goal 62'
Torpedo Stadium, Zhodzina
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)

10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)
16:00
Czech Republic  0–4  Germany
Report Ziegler Goal 7'22'
Müller Goal 36'51'
Haradski Stadium, Barysaw
Referee: Elvira Nurmustafina (Kazakhstan)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time was played).[4]

There was a third place match (i.e., FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup play-off) for this edition of the tournament as it was used as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (since expansion to eight teams).

Bracket

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
13 May – Zhodzina
 
 
 Spain 4
 
16 May – Barysaw
 
 Norway 0
 
 Spain 0 (2)
 
13 May – Zhodzina
 
 Germany (p) 0 (3)
 
 England 3
 
 
 Germany 4
 
Third Place
 
 
16 May – Minsk
 
 
 Norway 1
 
 
 England 2

Semi-finals

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

13 May 2016 (2016-05-13)
14:00
Spain  4–0  Norway
Rubio Goal 48'
Na. Ramos Goal 71'
L. Navarro Goal 73'76'
Report
Torpedo Stadium, Zhodzina
Referee: Vera Opeykina (Russia)

13 May 2016 (2016-05-13)
19:00
England  3–4  Germany
Brazil Goal 31'
Russo Goal 42'77'
Report Ziegler Goal 29'70'
Bühl Goal 41'
Pawollek Goal 57'
Torpedo Stadium, Zhodzina
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)

Third place match

Winner qualified for 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

16 May 2016 (2016-05-16)
15:00
Norway  1–2  England
Haug Goal 52' Report Charles Goal 8'57'
Traktor Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Ana Aguiar (Portugal)

Final

16 May 2016 (2016-05-16)
20:00
Spain  0–0  Germany
Report
  Penalties  
Rodríguez Penalty missed
Monente Penalty scored
Andújar Penalty missed
L. Navarro Penalty missed
Na. Ramos Penalty scored
2–3 Penalty scored Gwinn
Penalty scored Minge
Penalty missed Pawollek
Penalty missed Müller
Penalty scored Siems
Borisov Arena, Barysaw
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)

Goalscorers

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

Source: UEFA.com[9]

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The following three teams from UEFA qualified for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[10]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 Germany 13 May 2016 4 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 Spain 13 May 2016 2 (2010, 2014)
 England 16 May 2016 1 (2008)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

References

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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, 2015/16" (PDF). UEFA.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  8. "Women's U17 finals schedule confirmed". UEFA.com. 7 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Spain, Germany and England heading to Jordan". FIFA.com. 13 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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