2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

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2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Slovakia
Dates 19–31 July 2016
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
2015
2017

The 2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship will be the 15th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (19th edition if the Under-18 era is included), the annual European international youth football championship contested by the women's under-19 national teams of UEFA member associations. Slovakia, which were selected by UEFA on 20 March 2012, will host the tournament between 19 and 31 July 2016.[1]

A total of eight teams will play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1997 eligible to participate.

Qualification

The national teams from 47 UEFA member associations entered the competition. With Slovakia automatically qualified as hosts, the other 46 teams contest a qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament.[2] The qualifying competition consists of two rounds: the qualifying round, which takes place in autumn 2015, and the elite round, which takes place in spring 2016.[3]

Qualified teams

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament:[4]

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Slovakia Hosts 1st Debut
 Germany Elite round Group 1 winners 13th 2015 Champions (2002, 2006, 2007, 2011)
 Austria Elite round Group 2 winners 1st Debut
 Netherlands Elite round Group 3 winners 6th 2014 Champions (2014)
 Spain Elite round Group 4 winners 11th 2015 Champions (2004)
 France Elite round Group 5 winners 12th 2015 Champions (2003, 2010, 2013)
  Switzerland Elite round Group 6 winners 7th 2011 Semi-finals (2009, 2011)
 Norway Elite round Group 6 runners-up[^] 11th 2015 Runners-up (2003, 2008, 2011)
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 24 May 2016, 10:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the Hotel Gate One in Bratislava, Slovakia.[5] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There will be no seeding, except that hosts Slovakia were assigned to position A1 in the draw.[6]

Venues

The tournament will be hosted in four venues: Senec, Zlaté Moravce, Senica, Myjava.

Squads

Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players.[3]

Group stage

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2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship teams

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

Tiebreakers

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:[3]

  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 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;
  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 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).
  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 are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Slovakia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 19 July 2016. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
Slovakia  v  Netherlands

19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
France  v  Norway

22 July 2016 (2016-07-22)
Slovakia  v  France

22 July 2016 (2016-07-22)
Netherlands  v  Norway

25 July 2016 (2016-07-25)
Norway  v  Slovakia

25 July 2016 (2016-07-25)
Netherlands  v  France

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 19 July 2016. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
Spain  v  Germany

19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
Austria  v   Switzerland

22 July 2016 (2016-07-22)
Spain  v  Austria

22 July 2016 (2016-07-22)
Germany  v   Switzerland

25 July 2016 (2016-07-25)
Switzerland   v  Spain

25 July 2016 (2016-07-25)
Germany  v  Austria

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[3]

On 2 May 2016, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[7]

Bracket

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
28 July – Senec
 
 
Winner Group A
 
31 July – Senec
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Semi-final 1
 
28 July – Senec
 
Winner Semi-final 2
 
Winner Group B
 
 
Runner-up Group A
 

Semi-finals

28 July 2016 (2016-07-28)
16:00 or 20:30
Winner Group A Semi-final 1 Runner-up Group B

28 July 2016 (2016-07-28)
16:00 or 20:30
Winner Group B Semi-final 2 Runner-up Group A

Final

31 July 2016 (2016-07-31)
19:00
Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2

References

  1. "Norway, Israel, Slovakia to host Women's U19s". UEFA.com. 20 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Entries set for 2015/16 qualifying round". UEFA.com. 23 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, 2015/16" (PDF). UEFA.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "WU19 EURO lineup complete as elite round ends". UEFA.com. 11 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Final tournament draw". UEFA.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Draw sets tough task for Women's U19 hosts". UEFA.com. 24 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "FIFA Executive Committee approves key priorities to restore trust in FIFA". UEFA. 2 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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