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Record entry for Women's EURO 2017
« on: December 18, 2014, 02:29:07 PM »
A record 47 teams have entered UEFA Women's EURO 2017 and eight of them will kick off the road to the Netherlands when the preliminary round draw is made on Monday 19 January, streamed live from 13.45CET on UEFA.com.

While the Netherlands, who were selected as hosts earlier this month, are through to the expanded 16-team finals in July and August 2017, the other 46 sides will compete in qualifying throughout the next two years. The 38 nations with the highest placings in the UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Rankings will participate in the main qualifying group stage and will be joined by the winners of the two preliminary round groups to be played from 4 to 9 April 2015.

• ENTRY LIST: COEFFICIENT RANKINGS

Preliminary round draw procedure
There will be two pots: the pre-selected mini-tournament hosts (Malta and Moldova) and the remaining entrants (Faroe Islands, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg and Andorra). Each group will contain one host and three teams from the other pot. The winners of each group will progress to the qualifying group stage.

Draw facts
• Andorra are entering their first women's senior tournament and their opening preliminary round group game will be their debut competitive match at any level of female football.

• Moldova are contesting their first UEFA Women's EURO but they did play in qualifying for the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women's World Cups.

• Malta, the Faroe Islands, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia and Luxembourg were all eliminated at this stage in 2013 qualifying.

Road to the Netherlands
Qualifying group stage draw: 13 April 2015, Nyon
Qualifying group stage: 14 September 2015–20 September 2016
Play-off draw: 23 September 2016, Nyon
Play-offs: 17–25 October 2016
Finals draw: late 2016, Netherlands
Finals: July/August 2017, Netherlands


http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2198501.html

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UEFA Women's EURO 2017 preliminary draw
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 04:23:38 PM »
Having entered a UEFA Women's EURO for the first time, Andorra and Moldova discovered their 2017 preliminary round opponents when the draw was made in Nyon.

Andorra will make their senior women's football debut against Georgia, Faroe Islands and Malta in the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 preliminary round. Today's draw in Nyon also pitted Moldova, entering their first UEFA Women's EURO, with Luxembourg, Lithuania and Latvia.


• The two groups will be played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 4–9 April.

Preliminary round draw

Group A: Moldova*, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia

Group B: Georgia, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Malta*

*hosts

Joan Carles Ruiz, Andorra coach
"The draw has not gone our way. We have got very strong opponents, especially the Faroe Islands and Georgia – the two highest-ranked teams. We know a few things about our opponents but we will be aiming to find out more. We will try and be competitive and give our best to make a good impression in every match. I'm happy and optimistic about our official debut, which will be a dream come true for our players. We are proud to be writing a new page in the history of Andorran women's football."

• The two group winners will join the 38 nations with the highest placings in the UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Rankings in the main qualifying group stage draw on 13 April.

• The qualifying group stage will consist of eight groups of five sides with matches played home and away.

• The group winners and the six best runners-up will join the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final tournament.

• The other two runners-up will play off for the remaining place in the expanded 16-team finals.

Road to the Netherlands
Preliminary round: 4–9 April
Qualifying group stage draw: 13 April 2015, Nyon
Qualifying group stage: 14 September 2015–20 September 2016
Play-off draw: 23 September 2016, Nyon
Play-offs: 17–25 October 2016
Finals draw: late 2016, Netherlands
Finals: July/August 2017, Netherlands

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2203058.html

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Moldova back with a bang
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 11:50:00 AM »
Moldova made a spectacular UEFA Women's EURO debut as they topped 2017 preliminary round Group 1 to make their way into the main qualifying group stage.

Going into the last day of action in Moldova, all four teams were level on three points. But while Latvia and Lithuania drew 1-1, Moldova overcame Luxembourg 3-0 to clinch first place, having not played a fixture for eight and a half years before this mini-tournament.

Having been in abeyance since some second-level FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in 2006 followed by a 4-0 friendly reverse to Romania that October, Moldova returned to the competitive scene by beating Lithuania 2-0. They then lost 1-0 to Latvia, who had gone down 4-3 to Luxembourg, who were themselves subsequently defeated 2-0 by Lithuania.

That set up today's deciders and Claudia Chiper scored on 13 and 86 minutes, followed by a Ludmila Andone clincher to spark Molodvan celebrations.

Moldova now await the group stage draw, streamed live on UEFA.com at 14.00CET on 20 April. They will compete home and away between September 2015 and October 2016 in eight matches against some of Europe's leading nations

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2232282.html

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Georgia pip Faroe Islands and Malta
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 11:50:48 AM »
Georgia are through to the main UEFA Women's EURO qualifying group stage for the first time after pipping Malta and the Faroe Islands in a thrilling 2017 preliminary round Group 2.


Going into the last day, Georgia and the Faroes both trailed Malta by three points, having each lost to the hosts and beaten Andorra. Georgia signed off with a 7-0 thrashing of Andorra and, after the Faroes defeated Malta 4-2, Tamaz Kostava's side finished top on goal difference in a three-way head-to-head tie-breaker against the other two teams on six points.

Having secured one point on their only previous appearance in top-level qualifiers for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Georgia now await the group stage draw, streamed live on UEFA.com at 14.00CET on 20 April. They will compete home and away between September 2015 and October 2016 in eight matches against some of Europe's leading nations.

Andorra made their debut against Malta

Competition summary
Day 1
• Tatiana Matveeva and Lela Chichinadze got the goals as Georgia overcame the Faroe Islands 2-0. Chichinadze's last-minute strike clinched a margin of victory that was to prove decisive later on.

• Andorra, making their competitive women's football debut, scored just three minutes in against Malta through Alpa Lopez Villa.

• Malta then plundered five goals but Andorra pulled it back to 5-3 with free-kicks from Bibiana Correia and Marina Muelas.
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Malta celebrate beating Georgia

Day 2
• The Faroes netted eight without reply against Andorra including four goals by Rannvá Andreasen.

• Georgia knew a win would take them through but they lost 2-1 to Malta thanks to home captain Dorianne Theuma's last-minute decider.

Day 3
• Georgia had to prevail against Andorra and hope the Faroes beat Malta by one or two goals. Khatia Tchkonia scored four for Georgia in their 7-0 triumph, Chichinadze also claiming two to take her tournament tally to four.

• A draw was all Malta needed, while the Faroe Islands were looking for victory by a three-goal margin.

• The Faroese were two up in 15 minutes, including Andreasen getting her tournament-leading fifth goal, only for Malta to level early in the second half. Heidi Sevdal then struck on 53 and 90 minutes to give the Faroes a 4-2 success, one goal short due to that second Georgia goal on matchday one.

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2232280.html#georgia+squeeze+through

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Seedings for Monday's qualifying group stage draw
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 11:51:46 AM »
The seedings have been confirmed for the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 qualifying group stage draw, to be streamed live on UEFA.com from 14.00CET on Monday 20 April.

Draw procedure
• The 40 entrants consist of 38 nations given a bye to this round and the two preliminary round group winners: Georgia and debutants Moldova.
• Eight groups will be formed of five teams apiece.
• Each side is placed in one of five seedings pots depending on their coefficient ranking.
• A ball will first be drawn from Pot E to determine the team in the fifth position of Group 1. Then a second ball will be drawn from Pot E to decide the team in the fifth position of Group 2. A third ball will be drawn from Pot E to define the team in the fifth position of Group 3. The same procedure is repeated until the fifth position in Group 8 is filled.
• Then, the eight sides in Pot D are drawn into the fourth position of each group, starting with Group 1 and ending with Group 8 (in numerical order).
• The same procedure applies to Pots C to A, taking into consideration the respective positions within the respective groups.
• Matches will be played home and away from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016.

Germany's 2013 win: Players reflect

Seedings
Pot A: Germany (holders)*, France*, Sweden*, Norway*, England*, Italy, Spain*, Iceland

Pot B: Russia, Denmark. Finland, Switzerland*, Scotland, Austria, Ukraine, Belgium

Pot C: Poland, Czech Republic, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Belarus

Pot D: Portugal, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Israel, Slovenia, Greece

Pot E: Estonia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Georgia, Moldova

*Competing at 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

• The group winners and the six best runners-up will join the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final tournament.

• The other two runners-up will play off in October 2016 for the remaining berth in the expanded 16-team finals to be held the following summer.

Road to the Netherlands
Qualifying group stage draw: 14.00CET, 20 April 2015, Nyon
Qualifying group stage: 14 September 2015–20 September 2016
Play-off draw: 23 September 2016, Nyon
Play-offs: 17–25 October 2016
Finals draw: late 2016, Netherlands
Finals: July/August 2017, Netherlands

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2232255.html

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Russia face Germany, Sweden get Denmark
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 11:23:51 AM »
Holders Germany will be in with Russia while Sweden and Denmark will reprise their opening game from the 2013 finals after the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 qualifying group stage draw was made today in Nyon, Switzerland.


Qualifying group stage draw
Group 1: Iceland, Scotland, Belarus, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia

Group 2: Spain*, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Montenegro

Group 3: France*, Ukraine, Romania, Greece, Albania

Group 4: Sweden*, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Moldova

Group 5: Germany* (holders), Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Croatia

Group 6:  Italy, Switzerland*, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Georgia

Group 7: England*, Belgium, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia

Group 8: Norway*, Austria, Wales, Israel, Kazakhstan

*competing at 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

• Matches will be played home and away from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016.

• The group winners and the six best runners-up will join the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final tournament in summer 2017.

• The other two runners-up will play off in October 2016 for the remaining berth in the expanded 16-team finals to be held the following summer.

Road to the Netherlands

Qualifying group stage: 14 September 2015–20 September 2016
Play-off draw: 23 September 2016, Nyon
Play-offs: 17–25 October 2016
Finals draw: late 2016, Netherlands
Finals: July/August 2017, Netherlands

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2236356.html