Author Topic: 2017 Europe women's football  (Read 97 times)

Offline sbahnhof

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
2017 Europe women's football
« on: May 07, 2017, 07:02:16 AM »
Thread for any club or international news/videos/interviews/shout-outs, etc, in European countries in 2017.


The club season in Germany is coming to a close - the Frauen-Bundesliga can be followed here, including some full games

(Videos) http://tv.dfb.de/page/allianz-frauen-bundesliga/310/1/#filter
(Fixtures/table) http://www.dfb.de/allianz-frauen-bundesliga/spieltagtabelle/


Jena and Hoffenheim compete in the Bundesliga
(pic: Steffen Prößdorf, cc-by-sa)

In Norway the Toppserien matches are also being uploaded in full:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnqlj4ETojo5R54vm53hjA/videos?live_view=500&flow=grid&sort=da&view=0


The UEFA Women's U17 championship is taking place at the moment in the Czech Republic. This was the well-attended opening game, over 10,000 watching the hosts at Plzeň City Stadium:

Czech Republic v France, 2 May 2017
Full match (English commentary)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=09EqXXnxVfw

Offline sbahnhof

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:42:44 AM »
The UEFA Women's U17 championship is taking place at the moment in the Czech Republic. This was the well-attended opening game, over 10,000 watching the hosts at Plzeň City Stadium:

Czech Republic v France, 2 May 2017
Full match (English commentary)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=09EqXXnxVfw

We now know who the semi-finalists will be...

- http://www.uefa.com/womensunder17/news/newsid=2467137.html#thursdays+wu17+semi+final+schedule+confirmed

The games are on Thursday – Spain v Netherlands (10am UK time), and then (5pm) Norway against holders Germany, who got a 5-1 win over the hosts Czech Republic.


Germany U17s celebrate a goal in qualifying, 2016
(pic: Ailura, CC BY-SA 3.0 AT)

Offline sbahnhof

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 01:09:58 AM »
The UEFA Women's U17 championship is taking place at the moment in the Czech Republic. This was the well-attended opening game, over 10,000 watching the hosts at Plzeň City Stadium:

Czech Republic v France, 2 May 2017
Full match (English commentary)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=09EqXXnxVfw

The full Czech Rep v Spain game is also online, momentarily.


On Thursday it was the Euro WU17 semi-final:

Norway v Germany
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJiXfnUi9rw



The other semi-final was Netherlands v Spain, match report and photos here:

- http://www.uefa.com/womensunder17/season=2017/matches/round=2000761/match=2022693/postmatch/report/index.html

The final is on Sunday at 5.30pm UK time, but apparently only shown in the UK on Monday at 5am and 11am on Eurosport 2. Outside of Europe and the BeIn empire it'll be streamed by UEFA.tv.

Offline sbahnhof

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 07:59:00 AM »
The UEFA Women's U17 championship is taking place at the moment in the Czech Republic.

The full Czech Rep v Spain game is also online, momentarily.

Here's the final highlights, a win that seemed somewhat against the run of play :o

European U17 final 2017
Germany v Spain
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=0maSBIivcyw


(40-minute halves and no extra time, what else would you expect?)

Offline sbahnhof

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 09:55:02 AM »
New Europe-wide campaign to increase participation in girls' football:

Quote
The campaign, “Together #WePlayStrong”, will be launched on 1 June before this summer’s European Championship in the Netherlands, and follows research that shows football can have a positive impact on self-confidence in teenage girls.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 09:56:45 AM by sbahnhof »

Offline sbahnhof

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 05:57:55 AM »
Bibiana Steinhaus will be the first female referee in the men's Bundesliga at the top level.

She's also been a referee in international women's football since 2009.


Steinhaus at the 2012 Olympic final
(pic: Joel Soloman, cc-by)

On Thursday it was the Euro WU17 semi-final:

Norway v Germany
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJiXfnUi9rw

That U17 game saw the first use of the proposed new rules for penalty shootouts.

Based on the serve order in tennis tiebreaks, it should remove the advantage for the team that goes first. So you'll either welcome it, or shout "you cannot be serious".

Norway v Germany shootout
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjsRtQu9cdA


The evidence seems pretty strong that there's an unfair disadvantage for the team that goes second, and 90% of managers prefer to go first.

(In case the video above is bemusing, the kick order is alternated every time, so it goes
1st kick: Germany then Norway
2nd kick: Norway then Germany
3rd kick: Germany, Norway
4th kick: Norway, Germany
etc)