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England Under-17
« on: December 12, 2007, 09:15:00 AM »
The Under-17 European Cup 2008 arrangements are described on the FA website.

Looking forward to the next one, the Under-17 European Cup 2009, England have been drawn with Estonia, Greece and Norway for the first round of group qualification.  The matches will be played in Estonia on September 19, 21 and 24, 2008.

The competition has attracted entries from 40 countries who have been drawn into ten groups.  The ten group winners and the six best second-placed teams will go forward to a second group stage to be played in April 2009, with four groups of four. 

The final knockout stage for the four group winners will then be played in May 2009 in one of the countries that have a team in the finals.
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UEFA brings Women's U17 finals home
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 05:05:06 PM »
The first UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament will be held at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland.

May dates
Located opposite UEFA headquarters, the venue will stage the semi-finals on Tuesday 20 May and the third-place match and final three days later. The Colovray Stadium previously staged the 2004 men's U19 final, marking UEFA's golden jubilee. Due to exceptional circumstances, this is the first time the UEFA administration has acted as a final tournament host, and the top three finishers will qualify for the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand from 28 October to 16 November.

Sixteen of the original 40 entrants are still in the running to reach the finals, and will compete in four second qualifying round mini-tournaments. Group 2 is the first to take place, with hosts France, Scotland, Norway and the Republic of Ireland all involved, between 18 and 23 March. Later that month Finland, Iceland and Russia will travel to Denmark while the Czech Republic welcome England, the Netherlands and Belgium. Switzerland will also aim to earn a finals appearance on home soil when they visit Germany for Group 3 which also includes Sweden and Poland from 10 to 15 April.


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Traditional powers come together
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 05:06:14 PM »
Germany and Sweden have been drawn together in one of four tough UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship second qualifying round groups.

Big two meet
Only the winners of the four mini-tournaments in spring will qualify for the following month's finals, to be hosted by one of the competitors, and Group 3 brings together two of the big names in international women's football, with top seeds Germany meeting Sweden at home. Switzerland and Poland are the other two teams in the section. In the other pools, the traditionally strong nations of Norway and hosts France have been paired together in Group 2 with Scotland and the Republic of Ireland while Russia, Finland, Iceland and home side Denmark square up in a tough-looking Group 4. England and hosts the Czech Republic will meet neighbours Belgium and the Netherlands in Group 1.

World Cup goal
The 16 teams in the second qualifying round were among 40 to enter the inaugural competition which began in September. The top three in the finals will qualify for the first FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand next autumn.


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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 06:57:55 PM »

UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship,
2nd Qualifying Round, Group 1
Tuesday 25 March   
England v Czech Republic (3.00pm local time)           
Thursday 27 March
England v Belgium (3.00pm local time)
Sunday 30 March
England v Netherlands (11:00 local time)       

England Head Coach Lois Fidler has named her squad to travel to the Czech Republic later this month, as her young Lions bid to reach the FIFA World U17 World Cup in New Zealand.

England's squad features players from around the country, and includes Everton's Toni Duggan who came on as a second half substitute in The Toffees' recent FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup Final win over Arsenal.

Of England's opponents, The Netherlands are through to the second qualifying round having not dropped a point or conceded a goal in their mini-tournament in Poland.

The Czech Republic progressed from their group as winners after a draw against Spain and victories over Italy and Belarus, whilst Belgium were group runners-up to Finland, defeating Estonia and the Faroe Islands, but losing to the Finns 3-1.

The championship's eventual winners, runners-up and third-placed side will qualify for the first FIFA U17 Women's World Cup, to be held in New Zealand during Autumn 2008.

England Squad:                                                   
Gemma Bonner (Leeds United)
Lucy Bronze (Sunderland)
Amy Carr (Arsenal)
Danielle Carter (Leyton Orient)
Isobel Christiansen (Everton)                                                                   
 Laura Coombs (Arsenal)                                                                   
Rachel Daly (Leeds United)                                                             
Lauren Davey (Watford)
Toni Duggan (Everton)                                                                   
Gilly Flaherty (Arsenal)                                                                   
Jessica Holbrook (Everton)                                                                 
Jodi Jacobs (Chelsea)                                                                   
Rebecca Jane (Chelsea)                                                                   
Stephanie Marsh (Everton)                                                                   
Jordan Nobbs (Sunderland)                                                       
Rachel Pitman (Bristol Academy)
Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland)                                                         
Sarah Wiltshire (Arsenal)