2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)

The European qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was a women's football tournament organized by UEFA.[1] A record 46 entrants were competing for eight spots.[2] For the first time Albania and Montenegro entered a senior competitive tournament. The first matches were held on 4 April 2013.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)
Tournament details
Dates4 April 2013 – 14 October 2014
Teams46 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played228
Goals scored965 (4.23 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Vivianne Miedema (16 goals)

Preliminary round

The eight lowest teams entered the tournament in the preliminary round were drawn into two groups of four. The two best placed teams in each group advanced to the next round where they competed among the other thirty-eight teams entered. The preliminary round was drawn on 18 December 2012.[3] Malta and Lithuania as hosts were the only seeded teams. Matches were played from 4 to 9 April 2013.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Malta (H) 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7 Group stage 6–0
2  Albania 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 1–1 2–0
3  Latvia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1 0–2
4  Luxembourg 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1 1–2 0–0

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Faroe Islands 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Group stage 3–3 2–1
2  Montenegro 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5 1–1
3  Georgia 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3 0–2 4–3
4  Lithuania (H) 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1 0–1

Group stage

The group stage draw was made on 16 April 2013. Teams played each other twice, once at home and once away. Matches were played from 20 September 2013 to 17 September 2014. All seven group winners advanced directly to the final tournament, while the four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth, and fifth in their groups advanced to play-off matches on 25/26 and 29/30 October and 22/23 and 26/27 November 2014 for the remaining berth.[4][5]

Seeding

Seeding was based on results in three tournaments, the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying, 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying, each with their qualification results included.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E Pot F

 Germany
 Sweden
 France
 England
 Norway
 Italy
 Denmark

 Iceland
 Finland
 Russia
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Scotland
 Ukraine

  Switzerland
 Poland
 Czech Republic
 Austria
 Belgium
 Republic of Ireland
 Belarus

 Hungary
 Serbia
 Romania
 Portugal
 Wales
 Slovakia
 Northern Ireland

 Slovenia
 Greece
 Turkey
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Bulgaria
 Israel
 Estonia

 Kazakhstan
 Croatia
 North Macedonia
 Malta
 Faroe Islands
 Albania
 Montenegro

Tiebreakers

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied:[1]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 apply;
  6. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 10 10 0 0 62 4 +58 30 Women's World Cup 9–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 9–1
2  Russia 10 7 1 2 19 18 +1 22 1–4 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–1
3  Republic of Ireland 10 5 2 3 13 9 +4 17 2–3 1–3 1–0 2–0 2–0
4  Croatia 10 2 2 6 7 20 −13 8 0–8 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–1
5  Slovenia 10 2 0 8 7 34 −27 6 0–13 1–2 0–3 0–3 2–1
6  Slovakia 10 1 1 8 6 29 −23 4 0–6 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–3

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 10 9 1 0 42 2 +40 28 Women's World Cup 2–0 3–2 1–0 6–0 12–0
2  Italy 10 8 1 1 48 5 +43 25 Play-offs 0–0 6–1 1–0 4–0 15–0
3  Czech Republic 10 4 2 4 21 18 +3 14 0–1 0–4 0–0 6–0 5–2
4  Romania 10 3 2 5 18 11 +7 11 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–3[a] 6–1
5  Estonia 10 2 1 7 8 33 −25 7 0–5 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–1
6  North Macedonia 10 0 1 9 6 74 −68 1 0–10 0–11 1–3 1–9 0–2
  1. ^ Estonia were awarded a 3–0 win. The match originally ended 2–0 to Romania.

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Switzerland 10 9 1 0 53 1 +52 28 Women's World Cup 3–0 1–1 9–0 9–0 11–0
2  Iceland 10 6 1 3 29 9 +20 19 0–2 0–1 3–0 9–1 5–0
3  Denmark 10 5 3 2 25 6 +19 18 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 8–0
4  Israel 10 4 0 6 9 27 −18 12 0–5 0–1 0–5 3–1 2–0
5  Serbia 10 3 1 6 16 34 −18 10 0–7 1–2 1–1 3–0 5–0
6  Malta 10 0 0 10 0 55 −55 0 0–5 0–8 0–5 0–3[a] 0–3
  1. ^ Israel were awarded a 3–0 win. The match originally ended 2–0 to Israel.

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 10 10 0 0 32 1 +31 30 Women's World Cup 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 5–0
2  Scotland 10 8 0 2 37 8 +29 24 Play-offs 1–3 2–0 7–0 2–0 9–0
3  Poland 10 5 1 4 20 14 +6 16 0–4 0–4 3–1 4–0 6–0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 2 3 5 7 19 −12 9 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–0
5  Northern Ireland 10 1 2 7 3 19 −16 5 0–4 0–2 0–3 0–0 3–0
6  Faroe Islands 10 0 2 8 3 41 −38 2 0–5 2–7 0–3 1–1 0–0

Group 5

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 10 9 0 1 41 5 +36 27 Women's World Cup 0–2 4–1 2–0 6–0 7–0
2  Netherlands 10 8 1 1 43 6 +37 25 Play-offs 1–2 1–1 3–2 7–0 10–1
3  Belgium 10 6 1 3 34 11 +23 19 1–2 0–2 4–1 11–0 2–0
4  Portugal 10 4 0 6 19 21 −2 12 0–2 0–7 0–1 1–0 7–1
5  Greece 10 1 0 9 6 49 −43 3[a] 0–5 0–6 1–7 1–5 4–0
6  Albania 10 1 0 9 3 54 −51 3[a] 0–11 0–4 0–6 0–3 1–0
  1. ^ a b Greece scored more head-to-head goals than Albania

Group 6

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 10 10 0 0 52 1 +51 30 Women's World Cup 4–0 2–0 8–0 6–0 9–0
2  Ukraine 10 7 1 2 34 9 +25 22 Play-offs 1–2 1–0 8–0 8–0 7–0
3  Wales 10 6 1 3 18 9 +9 19 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–0
4  Turkey 10 4 0 6 12 31 −19 12 0–4 0–1 1–5 3–0 3–1
5  Belarus 10 2 0 8 12 31 −19 6 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–2 3–1
6  Montenegro 10 0 0 10 6 53 −47 0 0–10 1–4 0–3 2–3 1–7

Group 7

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 10 10 0 0 54 3 +51 30 Women's World Cup 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 14–0
2  Austria 10 7 0 3 31 14 +17 21[a] 1–3 3–1 4–3 5–1 4–0
3  Finland 10 7 0 3 27 9 +18 21[a] 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–0
4  Hungary 10 4 0 6 20 25 −5 12 0–4 0–3 0–4 4–1 4–0
5  Kazakhstan 10 1 1 8 8 30 −22 4 0–4 0–3 0–2 1−2 4–1
6  Bulgaria 10 0 1 9 3 62 −59 1 0–10 1–6 0–8 0–7 1–1
  1. ^ a b Austria scored more head-to-head goals than Finland

Ranking of second-placed teams

Matches against the sixth-placed team in each group are not included in this ranking. As a result, eight matches played by each team counted for the purposes of the second-placed table.

The ranking of the runners-up is determined by the following parameters in this order:[1]

  1. Highest number of points
  2. Goal difference
  3. Highest number of goals scored
  4. Highest number of away goals scored
  5. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 5  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 29 5 +24 19 Play-offs
2 2  Italy 8 6 1 1 22 5 +17 19
3 4  Scotland 8 6 0 2 21 6 +15 18
4 6  Ukraine 8 5 1 2 23 8 +15 16
5 1  Russia 8 5 1 2 14 17 −3 16
6 7  Austria 8 5 0 3 21 13 +8 15
7 3  Iceland 8 4 1 3 16 9 +7 13

Play-offs

After conclusion of the group stage the four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups played home and away matches, to determine the last place in the FIFA World Cup.

The draw was held on 23 September 2014 at 14:00 local time at Nyon, Switzerland.[6]

In the play-off draw, teams are seeded according to their UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Ranking.

Seeded Unseeded

 Italy
 Netherlands

 Scotland
 Ukraine

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Scotland  1–4  Netherlands 1–2 0–2
Italy  4–3  Ukraine 2–1 2–2

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Netherlands  3–2  Italy 1–1 2–1

References

  1. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA European Qualifying Competition for the 7th FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Women's World Cup preliminary contenders". UEFA. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Albania, Montenegro learn debut opposition". UEFA. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Qualifying route laid out in Europe". FIFA. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's World Cup qualifying draw made". UEFA. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Italy face Ukraine, Scotland challenge Netherlands". UEFA.com. 23 September 2014.

External links

2013 in Norwegian football

The 2013 season was the 108th season of competitive football in Norway.

The season began in March, and ended in November with the 2013 Norwegian Football Cup Final.

2014–15 in Dutch football

The 2014–15 season is the 126th season of competitive football in the Netherlands.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 1

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 1 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Croatia, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 2

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 2 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Macedonia, Romania and Spain.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The four best runners-up (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 3 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Serbia and Switzerland.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.After winning 9–0 at home against Israel on 14 June 2014, Switzerland qualified for the 2015 Women's World Cup on 15 June after Denmark's match with Iceland ended in a draw, which meant that Switzerland was assured group winners. Switzerland also became the first European nation to qualify for the 2015 Women's World Cup.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 4

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 4 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Sweden.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 5

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 5 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Albania, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Norway and Portugal.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 6 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Belarus, England, Montenegro, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.England qualified for its third consecutive World Cup on 21 August 2014 after winning 4–0 against Wales.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 7 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Hungary and Kazakhstan.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA play-offs

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA play-offs decided the eighth and final UEFA qualifier for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA preliminary round

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA preliminary round was the UEFA qualifying preliminary round for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The eight lowest teams entered the tournament in the preliminary round were drawn into two groups of four. The two best placed teams in each group advanced to the next round where they competed among the other thirty-eight teams entered. The preliminary round was drawn on 18 December 2012. Malta and Lithuania as hosts were the only seeded teams. Matches were played from 4 to 9 April 2013.

Arzu Karabulut

Arzu Karabulut (born January 30, 1991) is a Turkish-German women's football midfielder currently playing in the Turkish Women's First Football League for Beşiktaş J.K. with jersey number 7. She is a member of the Turkey women's national football team since 2011.

Dilek Koçbay

Dilek Koçbay (born Dilek Özdemir on December 30, 1982), is a Turkish FIFA listed football referee. She is a teacher of physical education from profession.

Gamze İskeçeli

Gamze İskeçeli (born May 26, 1983) is a former Turkish women's football forward, who lately played in the Women's First League for Konak Belediyespor with jersey number 9. She made her Champions League debut in 2013. İskeçeli was a member of the Turkish national team since 2001.

List of official matches of the Montenegro women's national football team

Montenegrin women's team was founded in 2012. It is organised and headed by Football Association of Montenegro.

Montenegro played first official match on 13 March 2012 in Bar, against Bosnia and Herzegovina (2:3). Best competitive result, Montenegro made at 2013-14, when they qualified for the final round of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA).

Sibel Duman

Sibel Duman (born February 23, 1990) is a Turkish female footballerer who plays for Ataşehir Belediyespor of the Turkish Women's First Football League with jersey number 24. She was part of the Turkey women's national football team between 2011 and 2014.

Yağmur Uraz

Yağmur Uraz (born February 19, 1990) is a Turkish football striker currently playing in the First League for ALG Spor in Gaziantep with jersey number 29. She played in the Turkey women's U-19 national teams before joining the Turkish national team.

Yaşam Göksu

Yaşam Göksu (born September 25, 1995) is a Turkish female football defender playing in the Turkish Women's First League for ALG Spor with jersey number 10. She was part of the Turkey women's national football teams between 2010 and 2015.

Çiğdem Belci

Çiğdem Belci (born 17 June 1987) is a Turkish women's football defender currently playing in the First League for Beşiktaş J.K. in Istanbul with jersey number 5. She is a member of the Turkish national team since 2003.

AFC
CAF
CONCACAF
CONMEBOL
OFC
UEFA
Play-off
201415 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues
Domestic cups
League cups
Supercups
UEFA competitions
International competitions

Languages

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.