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Scotland u17 - UEFA European Championship :-

Women's Under-19

Under 17's - Last 16 Qualifyers

The inaugural UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship is down to the last sixteen teams, with the 1st qualifying round completed at the weekend and the the second qualifying round draw set for December 11th. 

Established forces of the female game at more senior levels, Germany, Sweden, and Norway are among the teams to have progressed from the inaugural UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship first qualifying round, with 16 sides still in contention for the title.

Best runners-up
Forty nations entered the new tournament, split into ten groups of four from which the winners all booked automatic places in the second qualifying round; Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Iceland, France, Sweden,
Scotland and England all did so with perfect records and Switzerland and the Czech Republic also made it through. The six runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their pools were to join them, and they are Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Poland and Russia
, with Spain, Hungary, Wales and Slovenia all missing out.


World Cup chance
All the remaining teams will be split into four groups of four for the second qualifying round in Nyon on 11 December, when the draw for next season's first stage will also be made. Only the four group winners in April 2008 will progress to the following month's finals, with the hosts to be selected from among their numbers. The winners of the two semi-finals and the subsequent third-place match will also represent Europe at the 1st FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand from 30 October until 16 November next year.

Qualified teams
Group 1: Switzerland
Group 2: Netherlands, Poland*
Group 3: Finland, Belgium*
Group 4: Iceland
Group 5: France, Denmark*
Group 6: Sweden, Republic of Ireland*
Group 7: Czech Republic
Group 8: Scotland
Group 9: Germany, Norway*
Group 10: England, Russia*

*best runners-up

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 Thursday 25-October=2007

UEFA European Women’s Under 17 Championship 2007/2008 - Qualifying Group 8

 Hungary 1 - 3 Scotland

SCOTLAND U17 WOMEN WIN THEIR GROUP AND QUALIFY FOR NEXT STAGE

Scotland Women’s Under17 team beat Hungary 3-1 at Stadium FC Umag, ensuring that Scotland topped the Group with 3 wins, 9 points and 13 goals. Scotland is in Group 8 with Hungary, Northern Ireland and hosts Croatia.

Scotland only needed a draw to top the group and after conceding their first goal in the tournament in the 24th minute, Scotland fought back with goals from the tournaments top goal scorer Sarah Crilly, Lisa Evans and Angela Waite.

Scotland U17 Coach Tony Gervaise commented on the match:

‘Hungary won both their first matches so they were eager to win the match…however it just came down to which team wanted it more and it was Scotland.’

The winner of each group, plus the six second-placed teams with the best record against nations finishing first and third in their pools will progressing to the second qualifying round in spring. A four-team final tournament will take place next May and eventually three berths in the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand later in 2008.

SCOTLAND SQUAD

Alannah Chatham Aberdeen LFC
Gemma Collier Forfar Farmington LFC
Laura Murray Hamilton Academical LFC
Rachael Small Aberdeen LFC
Rebecca Dempster Aberdeen GFC
Emma Mitchell St. Johnstone LFC
Lisa Evans St. Johnstone GFC
Sarah Crilly Hamilton Academical LFC
Tyne Bradley Hamilton Academical LFC
Lauren McMurchie St. Johnstone GFC
Angela Waite Aberdeen GFC

Teams Pld W D L GF GA Pts

 

Scotland 3 3 0 0 13 1 9
Hungary 3 2 0 1 9 3 6
Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 0 8 1
Croatia 3 0 1 2 0 10 1

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Monday 22-October=2007 - UEFA European Women’s Under 17 Championship 2007/2008

Scotland 4 - 0 Croatia

SCOTLAND U17 WOMEN’S SECOND WIN

Scotland Women’s Under 17 team beat Croatia today 4-0 at Stadium FC Jadran, Porec. It is their second success after beating Northern Ireland on Saturday in the UEFA Women’s Under 17 Championship Qualifying round.

Croatia were strong opposition for Scotland and it proved to be a very tough match, however Scotland picked up the pace in the second half with Sarah Crilly (45 & 64) scoring twice and goals from Emma Mitchel (61) and Angela Waite (67), securing Scotland a win.

Scotland is in Group 8 with Hungary, Northern Ireland and hosts Croatia and are currently joint top of the group with Hungary, however they are ahead in goal difference.

Scotland need a draw against Hungary (Stadium FC Umag, kick-off 3.45pm (2.45pm UK time)) to top the group but Coach Tony Gervaise is looking for Scotland to win.

The winner of each group, plus the six second-placed teams with the best record against nations finishing first and third in their pools will progressing to the second qualifying round in spring. A four-team final tournament will take place next May and eventually three berths in the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand later in 2008.

 SCOTLAND SQUAD

Alannah Chatham Aberdeen LFC
Gemma Collier Forfar Farmington LFC
Laura Murray Hamilton Academical LFC
Rachael Small Aberdeen LFC
Kimberley Thomson Forfar Farmington LFC
Emma Mitchell St. Johnstone LFC
Lisa Evans St. Johnstone GFC
Sarah Crilly Hamilton Academical LFC
Natasha Anderson Hamilton Academical LFC
Tyne Bradley Hamilton Academical LFC
Lauren McMurchie St. Johnstone GFC

SUBSTITUTE
Angela Waite

Teams Pld W D L GF GA Pts

 

Scotland 2 2 0 0 10 0 6
Hungary 2 2 0 0 8 0 6
Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 8 0
Croatia 2 0 0 2 0 10 0

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Saturday 20-October=2007 - UEFA European Women’s Under 17 Championship 2007/2008

Scotland 6 - 0 Northern Ireland

SCOTLAND U17 WOMEN BEAT NORTHERN IRELAND IN OPENING MATCH


Scotland won 6-0 against Northern Ireland on Saturday at FC Novigrad Stadium in their first qualifying match of the UEFA Women’s Under 17 Championship.

Scotland dominated the match and took the lead early with Emma Mitchell scoring in the 7th minute and Sarah Crilly in the 19th minute. Scotland’s goal tally in the second half trebled with another goal from Sarah Crilly in the 40th minute, followed by goals from Lauren McMurchie, Lisa Evans and Angela Waite.

Scotland is in Group 8 with Hungary, Northern Ireland and hosts Croatia. Their second match is against Croatia today, kick-off 3.45pm (2.45pm UK time) at Stadium FC Jadran, Porec.

Their final match will be against Hungary on Thursday 25 October, kick-off 3.45 at Stadium FC Umag.

The winner of each group, plus the six second-placed teams with the best record against nations finishing first and third in their pools will progressing to the second qualifying round in spring. A four-team final tournament will take place next May and eventually three berths in the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand later in 2008.

Min. Event No Player Name Team
7 GOAL 8 Emma Mitchell Scotland
19 GOAL 10 Sarah Crilly Scotland
40 GOAL 10 Sarah Crilly Scotland
42 SUB 11
18
Natasha Anderson (out)
Angela Waite (in)
Scotland
44 SUB 2
13
Amy Beggs (out)
Billie Simpson (in)
Northern Ireland
57 GOAL 15 Lauren McMurchie Scotland
61 SUB 6
16
Kimberley Thomson (out)
Lydia Johnston (in)
Scotland
63 SUB 11
16
Alison Margaret Lowey (out)
Lauren Wilson (in)
Northern Ireland
64 GOAL 9 Lisa Evans Scotland
75 SUB 5
2
Rachael Small (out)
Loren Campbell (in)
Scotland
76 SUB 17
18
Rachel Fulton (out)
Paula McConnell (in)
Northern Ireland
82 GOAL 18 Angela Waite Scotland

SCOTLAND SQUAD

Alannah Chatham Aberdeen LFC
Gemma Collier Forfar Farmington LFC
Laura Murray Hamilton Academical LFC
Rachael Small Aberdeen LFC
Kimberley Thomson Forfar Farmington LFC
Emma Mitchell St. Johnstone LFC
Lisa Evans St. Johnstone GFC
Sarah Crilly Hamilton Academical LFC
Natasha Anderson Hamilton Academical LFC
Tyne Bradley Hamilton Academical LFC
Lauren McMurchie St. Johnstone GFC

SUBSTITITES
Angela Waite Aberdeen GFC
Lydia Johnston Buchan GFC
Loren Campbell Aberdeen G.F.C.

 

Teams Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 6 0 3
Hungary 1 1 0 0 6 0 3
Northern Ireland 1 0 0 1 0 6 0
Croatia 1 0 0 1 0 6 0

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SCOTLAND U17 WOMEN BEGIN UEFA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING ROUND

Friday, 12 Oct 2007

Under 17 Coach Tony Gervaise has picked the squad to take part in the UEFA European Women's Under 17 Championship.

The Squad will travel to Croatia on Wednesday 17 October to take part in the first qualifying stage of the competition. There are ten groups containing four teams, each playing at one-venue mini-tournaments between now and 10 November. Scotland is in Group 8 with Hungary, Northern Ireland and hosts Croatia.

Scotland’s first match is against Northern Ireland on Saturday 20 October, kick-off 3.45pm at Stadium FC Novigrad. Their second match is against Croatia on Monday 22 October, kick-off 3.45pm at Stadium FC Jadran, Porec and their final match will be against Hungary on Thursday 25 October, kick-off 3.45 at Stadium FC Umag.

The winner of each group, plus the six second-placed teams with the best record against nations finishing first and third in their pools will progressing to the second qualifying round in spring. A four-team final tournament will take place next May and eventually three berths in the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand later in 2008.

SCOTLAND SQUAD
Lee Alexander Hamilton Academical LFC
Alannah Chatham Aberdeen LFC

Tyne Bradley Hamilton Academical LFC
Loren Campbell Aberdeen G.F.C.
Gemma Collier Forfar Farmington LFC
Rachael Small Aberdeen LFC
Maxine Thornton Falkirk GFC

Rebecca Dempster Aberdeen GFC
Kim Borthwick Musselburgh Windsor GFC

Lydia Johnston Buchan GFC
Lauren McMurchie St. Johnstone GFC
Emma Mitchell St. Johnstone LFC
Laura Murray Hamilton Academical LFC
Kimberley Thomson Forfar Farmington LFC

Natasha Anderson Hamilton Academical LFC
Sarah Crilly Hamilton Academical LFC
Lisa Evans St. Johnstone GFC
Angela Waite Aberdeen GFC

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Debut draw produces classic ties

There was an important step forward for Scotland's female youth teams yesterday with the draw for the first ever UEFA European Women's U17 Championship.

By launching a women's tournament at Under 17 level as well as Under 19, UEFA have brought the women's set-up into line with the men.

For the opening Under 17 tournament qualifiers, due in October, Scotland have been drawn in a group with Hungary, Northern Ireland and Croatia, with the latter team hosting the matches.

2007/08 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
First qualifying round draw - Hosts in
green

 

Group 1
(11-16 October)

Switzerland

Wales

Lithuania

Cyprus

Group 2
(dates tbc)

Poland

Netherlands

Greece

Azerbaijan

Group 3
(11-16 September)

Finland

Belgium

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Group 4
(dates tbc)

Ukraine

Iceland

Slovenia

Latvia

Group 5
(16-21 October)

France

Denmark

F.Y.R. Macedonia

Armenia

Group 6
(19-24 October)

Republic of Ireland

Sweden

Turkey

Moldova

Group 7
(5-10 November)

Italy

Spain

Belarus

Czech Republic

Group 8
(20-25 October)

Scotland

Hungary

Northern Ireland

Croatia

Group 9
(5-10 September)

Germany

Norway

Israel

Bulgaria

Group 10
(23-28 October)

England

Russia

Georgia

Slovakia

Pioneers aim for inaugural title - Forty nations have entered the inaugural UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship.

Big names
Among the entrants are all the winners of the U19 Championship (which began as an U18 event in 1997/98) - Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain and Russia. Those six are among 20 top seeds for the draw, which will split the entrants into ten groups of four, with two teams from each of the seeding sections.

 

 

Photo :- Germany v France 2006

Host nations
From the top group, Switzerland and Poland have agreed to stage mini-tournaments and will be drawn out separately into the top position in Groups 1-2. The same applies to the four confirmed hosts from the second section, Slovenia, Estonia, Turkey and F.Y.R. Macedonia, who will occupy the third position in Groups 3-6. The remaining four home teams will be agreed after the draw.

Competition system
The first qualifying round will be played between 1 August and 31 October, and the group winners will progress along with the six runners-up holding the best record against the teams finishing first and third in their pools. Those 16 teams will then be split into four groups of four for the second qualifying round which will be played in mid-April 2008, and the first-placed nations will progress to the final tournament, with the hosts to be picked from among that quartet. The finals will take place in May 2008, with a semi-final round followed by the decider and a third-place match - with the top three to progress to that year's inaugural FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in New Zealand.

Scotland Head Coach Tony Gervaise

 

Phases of the Competition

The Competition consists of two qualifying rounds and a final round.

 The 40 associations participating in the first qualifying round are drawn into

ten groups of four teams each.

For the draw for the first qualifying round, the coefficient ranking list

established for the 2007/08 European Women’s Under-19 Championship will

be used.

The ten group winners and six best runners-up from the first qualifying round

play the second qualifying round.

 To determine the six best runners-up from the first qualifying round, only the

results of the runners-up against the winners and third-placed teams in each

group will be taken into account and the following criteria will apply in the

order given:

a) higher number of points obtained in these matches;

b) superior goal difference from these matches;

c) higher number of goals scored in these matches;

d) fair-play conduct of the teams in all group matches in the first round.

e) drawing of lots.

A draw for the second qualifying round will be conducted to place the 16

participating associations into four groups of four teams each. The UEFA

Administration will establish the draw procedure and communicate it prior to

the draw.

On completion of the second qualifying round, the four group winners qualify

for the final round.

 

Match system

 All the matches of the two qualifying rounds must be played in the form of

mini-tournaments hosted by one of the associations in a given group. Each

team plays each of the other teams in the group once, with three points

awarded for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat.