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Who do you think will win the tournament?

Germany
1 (12.5%)
France
4 (50%)
England
1 (12.5%)
Sweden
1 (12.5%)
Other (who?)
1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 7

Voting closed: August 07, 2017, 10:55:16 AM

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« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2017, 08:45:05 AM »

Finally it's Final time, Netherlands v Denmark, Sunday at 4pm in Enschede (Channel 4).


Plenty of attention has been on the two coaches.

If Sarina Wiegman can pull off a home victory that few predicted before the tournament, she may serve as a example of a successful women's coach who crossed over from men's football:

- https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/05/england-coach-sarina-wiegman-euro-2017-nils-nielsen

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The front pages of Friday’s Dutch newspapers certainly suggested her experimental internship had paid dividends. In a watershed development, female footballers dominated the news in the Netherlands.


Denmark's Nils Nielsen, from Greenland, has made headlines for a silly comment about the Rocky movies, but there's a much better analysis of his team's mindset in this interview by Sophie Lawson:

- https://www.vavel.com/en/football/womens-football/814235-euro-2017-nils-nielsen-talks-about-his-problem-solving-players.html

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Nielsen: "The Austria match (phew) really was a wake-up call because our defending in that match [in July] was horrible and today it was much better. As I’ve said before, Simone Boye is a fantastic captain of the back-line and I’m so proud of her.”


For Line Røddik, Danish defender, this day is the culmination of 11 years' work:

- https://www.thelocal.dk/20170805/crazy-journey-to-euro-2017-final-for-denmarks-roddik

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Tools for Sunday's final against the Netherlands, who swept England 3-0 in Thursday's semi-final and hold on to a perfect record from the tournament, will include tight defence.

"They have these really, really good offensive players and that's what we have to be ready for," said Røddik, who expects a tough fight with speedy right winger Shanice van de Sanden.



In a sign of the times in Europe, the finalists include one of the many refugees who've made the continent their home over the years. Nadia Nadim's father was killed in Afghanistan before the family fled:

- https://www.thelocal.dk/20170803/denmark-womens-team-striker-hailed-as-role-model-prior-to-semi-final


Denmark's Nadia Nadim
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UEFA have the driest possible stats, but maybe helpful:

- http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2017/matches/round=2000626/match=2020924/prematch/background/index.html (Archive.org page)

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• Including friendlies, the sides have played each other 21 times, with Denmark winning 11 and the Netherlands six, with four draws. The goal count is 32-13 to Denmark.

• Their most recent duels before these finals were two friendlies in January 2016 in Belek, Turkey. The Netherlands won 2-0 and 2-1.

Match referee is Esther Staubli from Switzerland, who also did Sweden v Italy and two of England's games.

- http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2490679.html (Archive.org page)


Netherlands go into today's game as favourites
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« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2017, 07:46:56 AM »

And the winner is... the winner is... :o


              Euro 2017 FINAL
Netherlands v Denmark

Match reports: Vavel.com / BBC Sport / The42.ie / Bleacher Report / BT Sport / The Guardian / ITV News

Highlights: BBC Sport / The Guardian

Full match: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/uefa-womens-euro-2017/on-demand/66181-031



All I can say about this crowd is, holy heck


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« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2017, 09:45:03 AM »
It's still hard to process this tournament, but the effect on Dutch football will be positive. Hopefully more money and support for the women's Eredivisie.

- http://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2017/08/eleven-things-you-need-to-know-about-dutch-womens-football/ (Archive.org page)

The amount of coverage and enthusiasm for the Netherlands team has been startling, but it didn't come from nowhere – it was already there even during England's drab 1-0 away win last November.

In Austria, too, the plucky underdogs have been honoured for their run to the semi-final.



In England, well, you won't believe their latest crazy scheme...

- http://www.shoot.co.uk/the-football-association-bid-to-host-2021-uefa-european-womens-championship/

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40877184

- http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/fa-womens-2021-euros-bid-manchester-united-team-mens-world-cup-a7885401.html (Archive.org page)

Possibly just the Independent looking for their "angle" (i.e. How can we relate this to men's football?)... Ah, Man United! Everyone loves them.

According to the English FA, praising the tournament, "[the Dutch FA] KNVB and UEFA really raised the bar", which shows they can't have been watching the non-Netherlands matches. Those crowds weren't big. The Czechs managed to get good attendances when hosting the U17s Euros - freebies, school trips, whatever. Why not for the senior Euros?

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“Women’s football is one of the FA’s priorities and in terms of things we could have bid for this is the one that seemed to make the most sense,” insisted FA chief executive Martin Glenn. “It’s not part of a bigger game plan, it just made sense.

Nice of them to come up with this idea over lunch yesterday.  :) I do think it'd be great for England to have the Euros again, but from a wider perspective, there are so many countries that need it more. Women's football in eastern Europe is pretty weak and could really do with the support.

Check out the map of Euro 2017 qualifiers... extremely western-dominated. And Russia were the second-lowest qualifier.

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« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2017, 06:02:57 PM »
look forward to having euros in England.
AS for eastern Europe they will just have to continue to  rely on uefa/fifa hand outs for paying for coaches in womens football.

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« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2017, 04:40:52 AM »

Some amazing pictures from the Dutch celebration ceremony in Utrecht:

- http://www.gettyimages.pt/evento/netherlands-uefa-womens-euro-2017-victory-celebrations-775020396



People have commented on the "nice" trouble-free atmosphere at the games. Because the fans aren't segregated, someone described England v Scotland as "like a rugby match" :o But opposition fans sit together in nearly every sport in the world, apart from men's football.

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/40697791/euro-2017-a-very-different-atmosphere-to-mens-football

Shouldn't the story be, "why is men's football so aggressive"?


look forward to having euros in England.
AS for eastern Europe they will just have to continue to  rely on uefa/fifa hand outs for paying for coaches in womens football.


I don't care where they get their buses from, I want Euro Belarus 2021! OK OK, Estonia if you insist.

It's not so much for any 'developing' nation's sake. But England had the Euros before, and doesn't seem like the best host for 2021 – certainly not if UEFA want the European game to grow. It might not even help England that much. For the FA it only looks like a PR exercise.

Take the evidence – the FA has the most popular England team so far, and they're still booking them into small grounds. No offence intended to those towns, hope they put on a great game, but England qualifiers could be a bigger occasion. It feels like women's football is in danger of turning into an "every 2 years" event – Euros and World Cups.

The WSL already has many of the stars of those tournaments, but the big crowds don't come. There haven't been any radical new ideas for WSL 2017/18. If the FA get Euro 2021, I fear they'll get lazy. They'd probably make a success of it, but what about the rest of the time?

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« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2017, 11:50:12 PM »

Some amazing pictures from the Dutch celebration ceremony in Utrecht:

AND IT'S not LIVE!
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX5BdpnPlsU


Quick guide to understanding Dutch: just shout VOETBAL! (football) every 5 seconds. Then you'll understand.

The Euros are over, but how can we keep up the momentum? VOETBAL!

- https://copa90.com/all/keeping-the-woso-momentum
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