The 1987 European Competition for Women's Football took place in Norway. It was won by the hosts in a final against defending champions Sweden. Once again, the competition began with four qualifying groups, but this time a host nation was selected for the semi-final stage onwards after the four semi-finalists were identified.
|1987 European Competition for Women's Football|
|Europamesterskapet i fotball for kvinner 1987|
|Dates||11 June – 14 June|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Norway (1st title)|
|Goals scored||13 (3.25 per match)|
|Attendance||14,428 (3,607 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Trude Stendal (3 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Heidi Støre|
For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1987 European Competition for Women's Football squads
FIGC Report (in Italian)
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
Axén 50', 100'
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
|Italy||2 – 1||England|
FIGC Report (in Italian)
|Davis 4' (pen.)|
|Stendal 28', 72'||Report
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
|1987 European Competition for Women's Football Winners|
The qualification for the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football was held between September 26, 1984 & October 12, 1986. The first-placed teams qualified.1987 European Competition for Women's Football squads
This article lists all the confirmed national football squads for the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football.
Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad.Brenda Sempare
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She played for the club IL Jardar. She was capped 32 times, participated on the winning team at the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football, and played on the Norwegian team that won silver medals at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.She is married to Jan Erik Aalbu.England women's national football team
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England have qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup five times, reaching the quarter-finals on three occasions; in 1995, 2007, and 2011, finishing third in 2015 and fourth in 2019. They reached the final of the UEFA Women's Championship in 1984 and 2009.Gunilla Axén
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Ullevaal Stadion (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈʉlːəvɔl]) is an all-seater football stadium located in Oslo, Norway. It is the home ground of the Norway national football team, and the site of the Norwegian Cup Final. From its opening in 1926 to 2009 it was the home ground of FK Lyn and from 1999 to 2017 was a home ground of Vålerenga IF. With a capacity of approximately 28,000, it is the largest football stadium in Norway. The national stadium is fully owned by the Football Association of Norway (NFF).
The stadium opened on 26 September 1926 as the home ground for Lyn and several other local teams. The first international match was played in 1927, and NFF started gradually purchasing part of the stadium company. The peak attendance dates from 1935, when 35,495 people saw Norway play Sweden. Since 1948, Ullevaal has hosted the finals of the Norwegian Football Cup, and in 1967 the Japp Stand was completed. A new renovation started with the completion of the single-tier West Stand in 1985, and continued with the two-tier North and East Stands in 1990 and the South Stand in 1998. Ullevaal hosted the finals of the UEFA Women's Euro in 1987 and 1997.
In conjunction with the stadium is the head office of many sports federations, a bandy field, and commercial property including a conference center, hotel and shopping mall. The stadium is located adjacent to Ullevål Stadion Station of the Oslo Metro and the Ring 3 motorway. Plans call to replace the West Stand to increase capacity to 30,000 and perhaps add a retractable roof and artificial turf.