UEFA Women's Euro 2017

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Europees kampioenschap voetbal vrouwen 2017
Tournament details
Host country  Netherlands
Dates 16 July – 6 August 2017
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 7 (in 7 host cities)
2013
2021

The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, will be the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition will be expanded from twelve teams in the previous edition to 16 teams.[1] The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.[2]

Bidding phase

Expressions of interest in hosting the tournament were received from seven associations.[3]

The Netherlands were chosen to host the tournament on 4 December 2014. This was the first time that the tournament will be staged in this country.[4]

Qualification

A total of 47 UEFA nations entered the competition (including Andorra which entered for the first time at senior women's level), and with the hosts Netherlands qualifying automatically, the other 46 teams will compete in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament.[2][5] The qualifying competition, which will take place from April 2015 to October 2016, consists of three rounds:[6]

  • Preliminary round: The eight lowest-ranked teams are drawn into two groups of four teams. Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the pre-selected hosts. The two group winners advance to the qualifying group stage.
  • Qualifying group stage: The 40 teams (38 highest-ranked teams and two preliminary round qualifiers) are drawn into eight groups of five teams. Each group is played in home-and-away round-robin format. The eight group winners and the six best runners-up (not counting results against the fifth-placed team) qualify directly for the final tournament, while the two remaining runners-up advance to the play-offs.
  • Play-offs: The two teams play home-and-away two-legged matches to determine the last qualified team.

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
 Netherlands Hosts 4 December 2014 3rd 2013 Semi-finals (2009)
 France Group 3 winner 11 April 2016 6th 2013 Quarter-finals (2009, 2013)
 Germany Group 5 winner 12 April 2016 10th 2013 Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)

Final draw

The final draw will be held in late 2016 in the Netherlands.[7] The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four teams. The hosts Netherlands will be assigned to position A1 in the draw.

Venues

Seven venues in seven different towns will be used in the tournament.[2]

Breda Enschede Utrecht
Rat Verlegh Stadion De Grolsch Veste Stadion Galgenwaard
Capacity: 19,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 23,750
4 group matches, 1 semi-final 1 semi-final, Final 4 group matches
20131027 Rat Verlegh Stadion.jpg Grolsch Veste wedstrijd.JPG Galgenwaard vanuit de lucht.jpg
Rotterdam Deventer
Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel De Adelaarshorst
Capacity: 10,600 Capacity: 10,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Rotterdam spangen spartastadion.jpg Vernieuwde adelaarshorst 2015.jpg
Tilburg Doetinchem
Koning Willem II Stadion De Vijverberg
Capacity: 14,500 Capacity: 12,500
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final
Willem II stadion.jpg De Vijverberg.JPG

Squads

Each national team have to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers. If a player is injured or ill severely enough to prevent her participation in the tournament before her team's first match, she can be replaced by another player.[6]

Group stage

The schedule of the competition was announced on 23 September 2015.[8]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-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:[6]

  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. Position in the UEFA women's national team coefficient ranking for the final draw.

All times are local, CEST (UTC+2).[9]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 16 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

16 July 2017 (2017-07-16)
Netherlands  v A2

16 July 2017 (2017-07-16)
A3 v A4

20 July 2017 (2017-07-20)
Netherlands  v A3

20 July 2017 (2017-07-20)
A2 v A4

24 July 2017 (2017-07-24)
A4 v  Netherlands

24 July 2017 (2017-07-24)
A2 v A3

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 17 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

17 July 2017 (2017-07-17)
B1 v B2

17 July 2017 (2017-07-17)
B3 v B4

21 July 2017 (2017-07-21)
B1 v B3

21 July 2017 (2017-07-21)
B2 v B4

25 July 2017 (2017-07-25)
B4 v B1

25 July 2017 (2017-07-25)
B2 v B3

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 18 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

18 July 2017 (2017-07-18)
C1 v C2

18 July 2017 (2017-07-18)
C3 v C4

22 July 2017 (2017-07-22)
C1 v C3

22 July 2017 (2017-07-22)
C2 v C4

26 July 2017 (2017-07-26)
C4 v C1

26 July 2017 (2017-07-26)
C2 v C3

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 19 July 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

19 July 2017 (2017-07-19)
D1 v D2

19 July 2017 (2017-07-19)
D3 v D4

23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
D1 v D3

23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
D2 v D4

27 July 2017 (2017-07-27)
D4 v D1

27 July 2017 (2017-07-27)
D2 v D3

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[6]

Bracket

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
29 July – Doetinchem
 
 
Winner Group A
 
3 August – Enschede
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Quarter-final 1
 
30 July – Deventer
 
Winner Quarter-final 4
 
Winner Group D
 
6 August – Enschede
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Semi-final 1
 
29 July – Rotterdam
 
Winner Semi-final 2
 
Winner Group B
 
3 August – Breda
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Quarter-final 2
 
30 July – Tilburg
 
Winner Quarter-final 3
 
Winner Group C
 
 
Runner-up Group D
 

Quarter-finals

29 July 2017 (2017-07-29)
Winner Group A Quarter-final 1 Runner-up Group B

29 July 2017 (2017-07-29)
Winner Group B Quarter-final 2 Runner-up Group A

30 July 2017 (2017-07-30)
Winner Group C Quarter-final 3 Runner-up Group D

30 July 2017 (2017-07-30)
Winner Group D Quarter-final 4 Runner-up Group C

Semi-finals

3 August 2017 (2017-08-03)
Winner Quarter-final 1 Semi-final 1 Winner Quarter-final 4

3 August 2017 (2017-08-03)
Winner Quarter-final 2 Semi-final 2 Winner Quarter-final 3

Final

6 August 2017 (2017-08-06)
Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2

References

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