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UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:14:35 AM »
In all, 46 teams will vie for Europe's eight berths in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and eight are involved in the preliminary round draw streamed live on Tuesday 18 December.

Europe will have an increased allocation of eight berths in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by Canada, and the race to earn them begins with the preliminary round draw, streamed live from Nyon at 14.00CET on Tuesday 18 December.

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The eight teams with the lowest coefficients will be drawn into two groups of four teams to be played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 4 to 9 April. Among those eight are Albania, playing in their first women's competition at any level, and senior debutants Montenegro.

There will be two pots: the hosts (Malta and Lithuania) and the remaining entrants (Albania, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Montenegro). Each group will contain one host and three teams from the other pot. The top two in each group will progress to the qualifying group stage draw on 16 April where they will join the 38 top-ranked nations.

Seven groups of six teams will be played on a home-and-away basis  from 20/21 September 2013 to 17 September 2014. The seven group winners qualify for the finals. The four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go into two rounds of knockout play-offs drawn on 23 September and plaon 25/26 and 29/30 October, and 22/23 and 26/27 November 2014 for the remaining UEFA berth in Canada the following summer.

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1906196.html

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 10:52:18 AM »
That play-off  ???
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name / He writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game.

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 11:12:16 AM »
yeah why not do 8 groups and 8 winners  ???

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 01:18:14 PM »
group 1: Malta*, Albania, Luxembourg,  Latvia
group 2: Lithuania*, Georgia, Crna Gora, Faroe Islands.

UEFA announcement http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1907872.html
« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 02:20:00 PM by Samuel Vimes »
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name / He writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game.

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Pots confirmed for Women's World Cup qualifying
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 06:04:32 PM »
Germany, Sweden, France, England, Norway, Italy and Denmark are top-seeded for the qualifying group stage draw, which will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 14.00CET on 16 April.

Seedings have been confirmed for the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying group stage draw, which will be streamed live from UEFA headquarters in Nyon on UEFA.com at 14.00CET on 16 April.
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The 38 top-ranked nations of the record European entry of 46 have received a bye to this stage, where they will be joined by the four teams that emerge from the two preliminary round groups, played from 4 to 9 April. The 42 contenders will be drawn into seven groups of six sides, with every section containing one nation from each of Pots A-F, seeded according to the official coefficient rankings.

Pot A: Germany*, Sweden*, France*, England*, Norway*, Italy*, Denmark*

Pot B: Iceland*, Finland*, Russia*, Netherlands*, Spain*, Scotland, Ukraine

Pot C: Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Belarus

Pot D: Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Wales, Slovakia, Northern Ireland

Pot E: Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Israel, Estonia

Pot F: Kazakhstan, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Preliminary round Group 1 winner, Preliminary round Group 1 runner-up, Preliminary round Group 2 winner, Preliminary round Group 2 runner-up

*Competing at UEFA Women's EURO 2013 from 10-28 July

Matches will be played from 20/21 September 2013 to 17 September 2014 on a home-and-away basis. The seven group winners qualify automatically for the finals.

The four runners-ups with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go into the play-offs for the remaining UEFA berth in Canada on 25/26 and 29/30 October and 22/23 and 26/27 November 2014. The finals, with an increased entry of 24 nations, take place the following summer in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottowa and Vancouver.
 
http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1929169.html

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Women's World Cup qualifying draw on Tuesday
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 04:28:35 PM »
Germany, Sweden, France, England, Norway, Italy and Denmark are top-seeded for the qualifying group stage draw, which will be streamed live on UEFA.com on Tuesday.

Seedings have been confirmed for the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying group stage draw, which will be streamed live from UEFA headquarters in Nyon on UEFA.com at 14.00CET on Tuesday.
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The 38 top-ranked nations of the record European entry of 46 have received a bye to this stage, where they will be joined by the four teams that emerged from the two preliminary round groups: Albania, the Faroe Islands, Malta and Montenegro. The 42 contenders will be drawn into seven groups of six sides, with every section containing one nation from each of Pots A-F, seeded according to the official coefficient rankings.

Pot A: Germany*, Sweden*, France*, England*, Norway*, Italy*, Denmark*

Pot B: Iceland*, Finland*, Russia*, Netherlands*, Spain*, Scotland, Ukraine

Pot C: Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Belarus

Pot D: Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Wales, Slovakia, Northern Ireland

Pot E: Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Israel, Estonia

Pot F: Kazakhstan, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Albania, Faroe Islands, Montenegro

*Competing at UEFA Women's EURO 2013 from 10-28 July

Matches will be played from 20/21 September 2013 to 17 September 2014 on a home-and-away basis. The seven group winners qualify automatically for the finals.

The four runners-ups with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go into the play-offs for the remaining UEFA berth in Canada on 25/26 and 29/30 October and 22/23 and 26/27 November 2014. The finals, with an increased entry of 24 nations, take place from 6 June to 5 July 2015 in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottowa and Vancouver.

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1929169.html

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 01:49:02 PM »
Draw 16.04.2016 14:00

UEFA Ausloesung Qualifikation WM 2015 Kanada 16.04.2013 14:00

Gruppe 1: Deutschland, Russland, Irland, Slowakei, Slowenien und Kroatien

Gruppe 2: Italien, Spanien, Tschechien, Rumanien, Estland und Mazedonien

Gruppe 3: Daenemark, Island, Schweiz, Serbien, Israel und Malta

Gruppe 4: Schweden, Schottland, Polen, Nordirland, Bosnien und Faeroeer Inseln

Gruppe 5: Norwegen, Niederlande, Belgien, Portugal, Griechenland und Albanien

Gruppe 6: England, Ukrainien, Weissrussland, Wales, Tuerkei und Montenegro

Gruppe 7: Frankreich, Finland, Oesterreich, Ungarn, Bulgarien und Kasachstan


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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 02:47:59 PM »
Easy for us in group 7 if players are serious. Although a few players will retire after the euros like Soubeyrand.

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 03:03:51 PM »
Surely, England will top that group..... ;)

Schottland to finish 2nd in theirs....

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 03:35:10 PM »
I think Wales will take a few points of England  ;D

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 03:41:55 PM »
well, I didnt say England would be undefeated but a full strength England team should be able to take maximum points off the Welsh or Hopeless will have got her selection and tactics all wrong.......

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 03:45:15 PM »
well, I didnt say England would be undefeated but a full strength England team should be able to take maximum points off the Welsh or Hopeless will have got her selection and tactics all wrong.......
It might not be her actually  ;)

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 04:07:09 PM »
Until, she is removed from office then we have to think along those lines until otherwise confirmed....

you believe in fairy godmothers..? ;)

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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 07:11:12 PM »
Balls... I was hoping Scotland would go into the same group as Italy and maybe avoid another of those bloody play offs


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Re: UEFA qualifiers for the WC 2015
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 02:49:57 PM »
The full program is now available with match dates :

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/season=2015/matches/index.html

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Road to Canada starts here
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 05:29:44 PM »
Two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winners Germany, plus England, France and Iceland teams under new management, are among those in action as 2015 qualifying begins.

wo-time FIFA Women's World Cup winners Germany are among the teams kicking off their bid to qualify for the 2015 finals in Canada this weekend.

Europe's 42 hopefuls are competing in seven groups between now and next September, with only the section winner guaranteed a ticket to the final tournament. Two games start the action on Friday as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia entertain Romania and UEFA Women's EURO 2013 quarter-finalists Italy go to Estonia, before the main bulk of matches are played the following day.

Germany, world champions in 2003 and 2007 but eliminated in the 2011 quarter-finals before clinching a sixth straight European title in Sweden in July, host a team knocked out in the continental group stage, Russia. Sweden, semi-finalists on home soil this summer and 2011 World Cup bronze-medallists, welcome Poland to Malmo; while for the first time in 15 years someone other than Hope Powell manages England as caretaker Brent Hills begins their attempt for a third straight global qualification against Belarus.

Also on Saturday, preliminary round qualifiers Albania face their debut fixture at this level, away to Belgium. Another side that got through for the first time in April, the Faroe Islands, make a Sunday bow against Scotland, themselves denied a first finals appearance – at Women's EURO – by a last-gasp Spain goal ten months ago.

More games are played next week: 1995 winners and 2013 European runners-up Norway are at home to opponents that impressed in EURO qualifying, Belgium, on Wednesday, when new France coach Philippe Bergerôo takes his team to Kazakhstan. The following day sees ten matches including Iceland against Switzerland in Group 3, which also features EURO semi-finalists Denmark whose campaign starts in the next full set of fixtures in late October.

As well as the seven group winners booking finals places, the four runners-ups with the best record against the sides finishing first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go into the play-offs for the one remaining UEFA berth in Canada – these are held on 25/26 and 29/30 October and 22/23 and 26/27 November 2014. The finals, with an increased entry of 24 nations, take place from 6 June to 5 July 2015 in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottowa and Vancouver.

Qualifying groups
Group 1: Germany, Russia, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Sovenia, Croatia

Group 2: Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Group 3: Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Israel, Malta

Group 4: Sweden, Scotland, Poland, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands

Group 5: Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Albania

Group 6: England, Ukraine, Belarus, Wales, Turkey, Montenegro

Group 7: France, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1985955.html

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Switzerland close as qualifying pictures clear
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2014, 10:18:07 AM »
Switzerland have put themselves in position to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup next month with a crucial win in this week's qualifiers while Germany, England, Norway, Sweden and France maintained perfect records. Elsewhere, Spain took a step closer to Canada and Russia gained an important victory in the Republic of Ireland.


Group 1
Germany are on the verge of qualification after an eighth straight win, defeating Slovakia 9-1 with a hat-trick from Fatmire Alushi (formerly Bajramaj). Russia look on course for second place after winning 3-1 in the Republic of Ireland with goals in the first 12 minutes from Ekaterina Sochneva and Ekaterina Pantyukhina, who also struck before half-time following a Fiona O'Sullivan strike.

Russia are five points ahead of Ireland, but 12 adrift of Germany with three games in hand, in Slovenia on 14 June, at home to Ireland five days later and Slovakia on 21 August. If Russia drop three points in those games, Germany have qualified. Otherwise Germany only need a point in Russia on 13 September or victory against Ireland four days hence.

Group 2
Spain, following a 5-0 win in Estonia, remain six points clear of Italy, who prevailed 11-0 in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, including a Cristiana Girelli hat-trick and have a game in hand. The Czech Republic are still third but eight points behind Italy after being held 0-0 by Romania.

Italy's game in hand is in the Czech Republic on 14 June, but will need to finish ahead of Spain on points in the end due to an inferior head-to-head record. Therefore, Spain will qualify if Italy lose or otherwise only require three more points to reach their first World Cup as they go to Romania on 13 September and the Czech Republic three days later.

Group 3
Switzerland are on the verge of a first major qualification following a 3-0 defeat of Iceland courtesy of Vanessa Bernauer, Vanessa Bürki and Lara Dickenman. That leaves Switzerland ten points clear of Iceland and Israel, who beat Malta 2-0 and one further ahead of Denmark, 3-1 victors against Serbia, though all those challengers have two games in hand.

To ensure a place in Canada next month, Switzerland need victory at home to Israel on 14 June and in Serbia five days later, with a 17 September trip to Malta as insurance. Qualification may even come on 15 June, if the Swiss have beaten Israel and Denmark then draw with Iceland, while a Danish win would mean, in that case, Switzerland only needed a point in Serbia. Also on 19 June, Denmark are in Israel and Iceland play Malta, who visit Serbia four days earlier.

Group 4
Sweden defeated Northern Ireland 3-0 thanks to Therese Sjögran, Carline Seger and Lina Nilsson and have five unanswered wins to Scotland's six. Those teams meet for the first time in the group in Motherwell on 14 June.

Still chasing are Poland, 3-0 winners in the Faroe Islands and six points off second place; they next go to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 19 June, when Scotland are in Northern Ireland.

Group 5
Norway secured a sixth perfect win but were given a tough time in Tonsberg by fourth-placed Portugal, prevailing 2-0. Elise Thorsnes struck early in the second half and substitute Isabell Herlovsen added her first international goal in 20 months in the 89th minute, set up by the outstanding Caroline Graham Hansen.

The Netherlands are still top, a point ahead of Norway having played two games more, following a crucial 2-0 win in Belgium who are now six points adrift of their neighbours and effectively out of contention. Norway can move into position when they play their two games in hand next month at home to Greece and in Portugal.

Group 6
England have six wins out of six and 33 unanswered goals following their crucial 4-0 defeat of previously unbeaten Ukraine, Eniola Aluko and Natasha Dowie both scoring twice. Wales, 4-0 winners against Montenegro with a Jessica Fishlock treble, are still five points behind England and now six clear of Ukraine, who have two games in hand.

Trips on 14 June to Belarus, beaten 2-1 at home by Turkey, and Ukraine five days later are now the key for England. Also on 14 June, Ukraine face Montenegro and Wales host Turkey before they visit Belarus.

Group 7
France made it seven victories out of seven, comfortably defeating Hungary 4-0 courtesy of Élodie Thomis, Camille Abily, Gaëtane Thiney – taking her competition-leading goal tally to 12 – and substitute Amel Majri, making her debut after being recommended to national coach Philippe Bergeroo by her Olympique Lyonnais manager Patrice Lair. "There are no words, I did not know where to go [when I scored], I ran everywhere," Majri said.

Finland, who also have a perfect record from their five games, use up those matches in hand in Austria on 14 June and at home to Bulgaria four days later, not meeting France until a decisive September double-header. Bulgaria themselves are now three points adift at the bottom after a 4-1 loss in Kazakhstan.

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2102511.html

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Swiss history-makers qualify for Canada 2015
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2014, 10:39:49 AM »
 Switzerland have qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in their history and become the first European nation to take their place at Canada 2015.

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side, who have won seven and drawn one of their eight Women's World Cup qualifiers thus far, were assured of their place earlier today when Group 3 rivals Denmark and Iceland played out a 1-1 draw. It was a result that left them 12 points clear and in an unassailable position in the section.

The Swiss, who have never before participated at either a Women's World Cup or a UEFA European Women's Championship, can now look forward to competing against the game's best between 6 June and 5 July 2015. In this, they join a group of already-qualified teams that includes Japan, the defending champion, Australia, China PR, Korea Republic and Thailand.

As things stand, Switzerland seem likely to be followed by the likes of England, France and Germany, all of whom hold commanding leads in their respective sections. Sweden, meanwhile, have seized a crucial advantage in Group 4 - arguably the closest of all - with a 3-1 win away to fellow Canada hopefuls Scotland.

http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2372514/index.html

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Switzerland bask in the stratosphere
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2014, 10:40:54 AM »
Switzerland were not only the first European team to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday – but they have earned their debut appearance in any final tournament.

Beaten by England and Italy in play-offs to reach the 2011 finals, Switzerland made a flying start to Group 3 this time, beating main rivals Iceland and Denmark away. They also picked up four home points against those teams and dropped no others, beating Israel 9-0 on Saturday with six different scorers, their group record seven wins, one draw, 41 goals for and just one against.

Demanding German coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said: "It may sound weird after winning 9-0, but I am not really that pleased. In some stages we were not accurate enough and our body language was also not convincing."

Still, Switzerland knew a draw between Denmark and Iceland on Sunday would confirm their place in Canada next summer with two games left. A 1-1 result in Vejle allowed celebrations to begin, Switzerland assured of a berth in the finals in Canada alongside the hosts, holders Japan, fellow Asian qualifiers China, South Korea, Australia and Thailand plus 17 others to be decided.

"World Cup qualification done!!!! Wooooooohooo, what emotions," tweeted midfielder Sandra Betschart, as the team celebrated the result together on their camp. Voss-Tecklenburg added: "The closer we came to the whistle, the more moist our hands got. It has not quite sunk in yet, it is simply a great feeling.

"With this qualification, we have earned a lot of respect in the world of international women's football. No one could have expected us to go through so easily. In this campaign, we intended to do so much, we dreamt of it and have worked so hard to reach it, and now we have done it. It is an explosion of emotions; pure goosebumps. I am happy for every single player and the entire staff."

Now, though, there is a new motivation as the players prepare for their last qualifiers against Serbia on Thursday and Malta on 17 September, the coach saying: "There have been no decisions regarding the final squad for Canada yet."

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2117042.html

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current standings and rules
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2014, 10:44:43 AM »
Here are the WC qualifiers current standings

http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/season=2015/standings/index.html

And the rules

Group stage
Those four teams join the remaining 38 entrants in seven groups of six nations drawn on 16 April 2013 and played from 20/21 September 2013 to 17 September 2014 on a home-and-away basis. The seven group winners qualify for the finals. The four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go into the play-offs for the remaining UEFA berth in Canada.

Play-offs
The two contenders with the best coefficient will be drawn against the other two teams in the first round, played over two legs on 25/26 and 29/30 October 2014. The two winners then meet on 22/23 and 26/27 November 2014 to decide the final qualifiers.