UEFA Women's Euro 1997

The 1997 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as Women's Euro 1997 was a football tournament held in 1997 in Norway and Sweden. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.[1]

Germany won the competition for the second time in a row and 4th overall (counting with West Germany's victory in the former European Competition for Representative Women's Teams).

UEFA Women's Euro 1997
Europamesterskapet i fotball for kvinner 1997
Europamästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1997
Tournament details
Host countriesNorway
Sweden
Dates29 June – 12 July
Teams8
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (4th title)
Runners-up Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored35 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Italy Carolina Morace
Norway Marianne Pettersen
France Angélique Roujas
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Italy Carolina Morace

Format

1997 saw a change in the tournament format as an eight-team final stage was introduced. Eight teams participated, qualifying from a total of 33 entrants. Those eight teams were divided in two groups of four. The winner and 2nd placed of the group would advance to the semi-finals and the winners would play the final.

Group A

Group B

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see UEFA Women's Euro 1997 squads

Results

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 France 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Russia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
France 1–1 Spain
Roujas Goal 50' Report (in French) I. Parejo Goal 14'
Sweden 2–1 Russia
Ljungberg Goal 10'
Pohjanen Goal 82'
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
RFS Report (in Russian)
Savina Goal 80'
Spain 0–1 Sweden
SvFF Report (in Swedish) Svensson Goal 7'
Russia 1–3 France
Grigorieva Goal 52' Report (in French)
RFS Report (in Russian)
Roujas Goal 27'56'74'
Sweden 3–0 France
M. Andersson Goal 18' (pen.)
Locatelli Goal 22' (o.g.)
Jonsson Goal 45'
Report (in French)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Russia 0–1 Spain
RFS Report (in Russian) Á. Parejo Goal 67'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
 Germany 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Norway 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
 Denmark 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1
Germany 1–1 Italy
Meinert Goal 49' DFB Report (in German)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Carta Goal 71'
Denmark 0–5 Norway
DBU Report (in Danish)
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
Pettersen Goal 16'18'49'81'
Støre Goal 55'
Italy 2–2 Denmark
Morace Goal 49'
Panico Goal 80'
FIGC Report (in Italian)
DBU Report (in Danish)
Terp Goal 23'
M. Pedersen Goal 62'
Norway 0–0 Germany
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
DFB Report (in German)
Denmark 0–2 Germany
DBU Report (in Danish)
DFB Report (in German)
Meyer Goal 82'
Prinz Goal 90'
Norway 0–2 Italy
NFF Report (in Norwegian)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Morace Goal 4'90+2'

Knockout stage

Semifinals Final
      
B  Italy 2
A  Spain 1
B  Italy 0
B  Germany 2
A  Sweden 0
B  Germany 1

Semifinals

Sweden 0–1 Germany
DFB Report (in German)
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Wiegmann Goal 84'
Italy 2–1 Spain
Fiorini Goal 11'
Morace Goal 29'
FIGC Report (in Italian) Á. Parejo Goal 89'

Final

Italy 0–2 Germany
DFB Report (in German)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Minnert Goal 23'
Prinz Goal 50'

Awards

 Women's Euro 1997 Champions 

Germany
Fourth title

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

See also

References

  1. ^ "1997: German reign goes on –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012.

External links

1995–96 in German football

The 1995–96 season was the 86th season of competitive football in Germany.

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Antonella Carta

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Astrid Johannessen

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Camilla Andersson

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Malin Allberg

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Monica Knudsen

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She was on the Norwegian teams that hosted UEFA Women's Euro 1997 and then finished fourth at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States. Knudsen won the Toppserien league with her club Asker in 1998 and 1999.

Knudsen was with the Norway team that won Gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She played as a substitute in the semifinal and was one of the starting eleven in Norway's 3–2 final win over the United States, being substituted after 90 minutes, before the start of extra time.At the end of 2009 Knudsen was appointed chief trainer for LSK Kvinner FK football club.

Raffaella Salmaso

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Roser Serra

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Silvia Fiorini

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UEFA Women's Euro 1997 qualification

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UEFA Women's Euro 1997 squads

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Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad.

Åråsen Stadion

The Åråsen Stadion is an all-seater football stadium located in Lillestrøm, a city east of Oslo in Skedsmo, Norway. With a capacity of 11,500 spectators, the venue is the home of the Eliteserien side Lillestrøm SK (LSK). The stadium has four stands, of which the West Stand has luxury boxes and club seating for 700. Because of the stadium's proximity to Kjeller Airport, it has retractable floodlights. The record attendance of 13,652 dates from 2002. In addition to league, cup and UEFA Cup matches for LSK, the venue has been used for one Strømmen IF top-league match in 1986, the UEFA Women's Euro 1997, eight other Norway women's national football team matches, the 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, and seven Norway national under-21 football team matches.

LSK started purchasing land for their own stadium in 1947, having previously played at Lillestrøm Stadion. Construction started in 1950 and Åråsen opened on 7 July 1951, having cost 150,000 Norwegian krone (NOK). The grandstand was supplemented with a second stand in 1960. On 7 April 1967, the stadium burned down, but was rebuilt by September 1968. Another stand opened on the east side in 1974, the same year as LSK was promoted to the 1. divisjon, then the highest division of Norwegian football. The East Stand was moved to the north side and a new 3,700-seat stand built on the east side in 1978, which remains today. Between 1999 and 2002, the other three sides were redeveloped, costing NOK 240 million. This included luxury boxes, a new pitch with under-soil heating, three grandstands, and adjacent commercial and residential property.

UEFA Women's Euro 1997 finalists
Champions
Runners-up
Eliminated in semi-finals
Eliminated in group stage
Tournaments
Qualification
Finals
Squads

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