2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA play-offs

The UEFA play-offs of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification competition involve the four runners-up with the best records among all seven groups in the qualifying group stage.

Ranking of second-placed teams

To determine the four best second-placed teams from the qualifying group stage which advance to the play-offs, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third and fourth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the fifth-placed team are not included. As a result, six matches played by each second-placed team will count for the purposes of determining the ranking.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 3  Netherlands 6 4 1 1 16 2 +14 13 Play-offs
2 2   Switzerland 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13
3 6  Belgium 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13
4 4  Denmark 6 4 0 2 17 7 +10 12
5 5  Iceland 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
6 1  Wales 6 3 2 1 5 3 +2 11
7 7  Austria 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 10

Draw

The draw for the play-offs was held on 7 September 2018, 14:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[1] The four teams were drawn into two knockout rounds (semi-finals and final) of home-and-away two-legged format.

For the semi-finals, two teams were seeded and two teams were unseeded, based on their latest coefficient ranking after the completion of the qualifying group stage, calculated based on the following:[2]

Seeded
Team Coeff Rank
 Netherlands 39,430 4
  Switzerland 37,031 6
Unseeded
Team Coeff Rank
 Denmark 34,185 11
 Belgium 32,738 13

For each semi-final, a seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs decided by draw. A draw was also held for the final between the two winners of the semi-finals to decide the order of legs.

Bracket

The play-off final winner qualifies for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

  Play-off semi-finals Play-off final
                         
 Netherlands 2 2 4  
 Denmark 0 1 1  
     Netherlands 3 1 4
    Switzerland 0 1 1
 Belgium 2 1 3
  Switzerland (a) 2 1 3  

Play-off semi-finals

Overview

All times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Netherlands  4–1  Denmark 2–0 2–1
Belgium  3–3 (a)   Switzerland 2–2 1–1

Matches

Netherlands 2–0 Denmark
Report
Denmark 1–2 Netherlands
Report

Netherlands won 4–1 on aggregate.

Belgium 2–2  Switzerland
Report
Switzerland  1–1 Belgium
Report

3–3 on aggregate. Switzerland won on away goals.

Play-off final

Overview

The winner Netherlands qualifies for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

All times are CET (UTC+1), as listed by UEFA.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Netherlands  4–1   Switzerland 3–0 1–1

Matches

Netherlands 3–0  Switzerland
Report
Switzerland  1–1 Netherlands
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Netherlands won 4–1 on aggregate.

Goalscorers

There were 16 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 2.67 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

References

  1. ^ "Women's World Cup play-off draw". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Women's national team coefficients: September 2018" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.

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The European qualifying competition for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was a women's football competition that determined the eight UEFA teams joining the automatically qualified hosts France in the final tournament.Apart from France, 46 of the remaining 54 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition, with Andorra making their World Cup debut and Kosovo making their competitive debut.

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