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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/



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



Edited to add, the Swedish league, Damallsvenskan, has a very handsome offering of match vids and highlights:

- https://www.damallsvenskan.tv/damallsvenskan/browse



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
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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)

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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.

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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?)

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 09:55:02 AM »
New Europe-wide campaign to increase participation in girls' football:

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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.
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« 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)

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Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 08:33:07 AM »
Champions League Final last week was an all-French match in Cardiff. The 22,000 attendance was a five-year high.

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8351.0.html


Looking at Germany's top club - this story goes to show that stupidity knows no borders...

- https://bayerncentral.onefootball.com/2017/06/wolfsburg-women-celebration/

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I cannot even begin to imagine what actual fans of Wolfsburg’s women’s team, like Jasmina, must be feeling right now.

My only place in this discussion is from the analytical point of view of someone who very much enjoys and believes in women’s football. Incidentally, I am also a Bayern fan (duh) and follow our own women’s team quite closely.

As a Bayern fan, I only wish it had been my team who won the double. I would be over the moon about it, in a way completely unrelated to the men’s performance. I am sure this is how Wolfsburg fans feel, and it is at the core of why both they and the players themselves feel so cheated. Essentially, the message is that the women’s team is subordinate to the men’s team.

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Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 06:38:38 AM »
Time to welcome a new women's club, Juventus.

- http://www.football-italia.net/104248/official-juventus-launch-women%E2%80%99s-team

In Denmark, Fortuna Hjørring are launching the country's first academy only for female players:

- (translated) www.dr.dk/sporten/fodbold/kvindeligaen/danmarks-foerste-kvindeakademi-aabnet-en-noedvendighed-hvis-fodbolden / original

Today marks the end of the Danish season. Denmark's top 2 are the clubs that Manchester City overcame to reach the European semi-finals, Brøndby and Fortuna – but the defending champions Fortuna have lost out by dropping points in two draws. So, thanks to the Elitedivisionen's ridiculous pointscoring system, today's showdown between the top 2 is a dead rubber. Brøndby are 4 points ahead, and are the champs for the 11th time.


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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2017, 08:28:24 AM »
Here's the draw for the U19 Women's Championship in August:

Group A: Northern Ireland (hosts), Germany, Scotland, Spain
Group B: Italy, Netherlands, France, England

- www.uefa.com/womensunder19/news/newsid=2480407.html



And the intriguing saga of Euro 2017 build-up games:

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8346.0.html


As well as that, it was the non-Euro-qualifiers' friendly time. Pride is on the line, let's get ready to rhumble :-\

Poland v Lithuania, 11 Jun
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWW6S1Eqr_I
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Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 09:00:47 AM »

It's time for the Euros! The tournament will be covered in this thread in the main forum:

UEFA Women's Euro 2017
- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8380.0.html




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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 06:28:22 AM »

Alex Morgan may decide to return to France and play for Lyon for a time The French champions retain an option on her, but the club has limited space for non-Europeans:

- http://equalizersoccer.com/2017/08/04/friday-roundup-morgan-and-lyon-to-come-to-terms-on-option-within-next-few-weeks/

^ In the same article, rumblings from the German FA about Steffi Jones' future as Germany coach.


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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 07:41:30 AM »
^ In the same article, rumblings from the German FA about Steffi Jones' future as Germany coach.


Jones will stay as boss until 2019 at least. Apparently they had some Pyongyang-style negotiations:

- https://www.dfb.de/en/news/detail/dfb-expresses-trust-in-womens-national-team-coach-171909 (Archive.org page)


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The decision was taken after intense discussions with DFB president Reinhard Grindel, DFB vice-president Hannelore Ratzeburg, general secretary Dr. Friedrich Curtius and women’s football director Heike Ullrich, in which Steffi Jones discussed the positives and negatives of the Euros championship as well as what lessons can be drawn from the early exit. The addition of a second assistant coach should also further enhance the coaching staff’s potential.

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 07:01:18 AM »

We do have a Champions League thread, and it's wonderful :) This week it all kicks off for the first 40 clubs.

UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
- www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8360.0.html



Hibs, Swansea, Cluj (Romania) and Kharkiv (Ukraine) will
compete in Group 2 this week at Cluj Arena
(pic: Валерий Дед, cc-by-sa)


Here's a somewhat quirky introduction to Milan Ladies, who play in Italy's 2nd division Serie B.

They invited the Dutch player Emma Coolen, who plays in Belgium, for a trial:

- http://emmacoolen.nl/my-italian-adventure-training-in-milan/ (Archive page)

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This story starts about a week ago, when I was contacted by the PR-man of Milan Ladies, a team that plays in the Italian Serie B. They wondered if I would be interested in coming over and training with them, kind of like a trial. I didn’t really have plans to leave VC Moldavo, but international experience, especially in the form of a short visit to sunny Milan… Hard to resist!

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Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2017, 08:21:01 PM »

More on Juventus's preparations:

- http://www.juventus.com/en/news/news/2017/juventus-women-close-in-on-new-campaign.php (Archive page)

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In short, this was another eventful day for Juve’s first official women’s team, as they close in on their maiden match of 2017/18, namely Sunday’s Coppa Italia first round, first-leg outing against Torino Calcio Femminile [kick-off at 3.30pm UK time].


Germany's Anja Mittag is retiring from the international game:

- http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=anja-mittag-announces-international-retirement-2905058.html (Archive page)


Mittag with her current club, Rosengård
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Re: 2017 Europe women's football
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 06:40:01 AM »

So, Liverpool are stuffed:

- http://ladies.liverpoolfc.com/news/van_de_sanden_completes_move_to_olympique_lyonnais_fminin.html (Archive page)

Shanice van de Sanden: Lyon sign forward from Liverpool Ladies
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41088208



Lyon's certainly a team of star names, but how will Van de Sanden fit in?


Champions: Stefanie van der Gragt and Shanice van de Sanden celebrate winning
Euro 2017 with the Netherlands  (pic: Jip Bosch, cc-by-sa)
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