The European women’s championship commonly referred as UEFA women’s championship. The 2017 season is the 12th edition of women’s championship. It is actually the quadrennial international football championship organised basically for the women’s national team of Europe. In the previous edition, the competition was limited to only 12 teams, but now it has been expanded to sixteen teams. The host country for 2017 European women’s championship is Netherlands. The selection of host country for thus event is of big matter, and for that total seven countries showed their interest for hosting which included Austria, France, Poland, Netherlands, Israel, Scotland, Switzerland. Finally after several stages, Netherlands was selected as the host country for the tournaments on 4 December 2014.It is the first time that Netherlands will be hosting this tournament. This tournament is held in every fourth year. It was primarily founded in 1984 and currently Germany is the most successful running champion.
Final is going to be organised between Denmark vs Netherlands on 6th of august, 2017.
STRUGGLING PATHWAY OF TEAMS TO REACH TO FINALE
Denmark beat Austria by 3-0 in penalties unit to reach the EURO 2017 finale. It will be the first time Denmark will be playing European championship , while history says Denmark has fallen about five times in the semi-finals stage since 1984 . Austria began on the first foot in Breda and within 12 minutes, they were under such pressure, that they gave a penalty. Denmark had got better extra time in 2nd half and the goalkeeper Peterson made the historical victory.
Heartbreak occurred for England lionesses when they were kicked out fir the finale, they played really a hard and best game and tried their extreme best but unfortunately they were the second one to impress . Netherlands won by 3-0 against England and thus the brilliant Dutch make it to go for finale against Denmark. It is their first euro final and they will compete their best to be the fourth nation to win the championship after Norway and Germany. This will be the first time,Netherland will be participating in the final, while the manager Sarina weigmans will try to record a win in the final 2017. The team along with manager Sarina had been in semi-finals in the year 2009.
Denmark and Netherlands are the two finalists to reach to the UEFA 2017,a pair of brand new finalist teams who will compete to become the only fourth champion from different nation.
DENMARK VS NETHERLANDS HEAD TO HEAD MATCHES
Previously,Denmark was against Netherlands in the preliminary group stage and Netherlands won against Denmark.
Women’s EURO 2017 group stage
20/07/2017 Netherlands 1-0 Denmark
Women’s EURO 2009 group stage Denmark holds the history of winning over Netherlands by 1-2.
Women’s EURO 2005 qualifying-In 2003,Denmark won the qualifying round by 3-0 and so in 2004,The Netherlands won against Denmark by 1-5.
Women’s EURO 1991 quarter-finals-In 1990,tge match gone drawn b/w Denmark
Women’s EURO 1984 qualifying-In 1982 qualifying round, Netherlands win over Denmark by record 2-1 and in 1983 session, Denmark won against Netherlands by record 2-0.
SELECTION AND QUALIFICATION PROCESS FOR TEAMS
Total 47 teams are participated initially out of which one team is automatically selected from host country, so basically only 46 teams qualify for the tournament to determine the remaining 15 spots in the tournament. The teams are selected on the basis of three rounds: the preliminary round , the qualifying round and the play off round.
HISTORY OF UEFA 2017
The 2017 European championship started initially on 16 July with Group A and Group B on the next day. The group stage qualification ended on 27 July and knock out round was organised after two days. This year, Denmark reached the finale by beating Austria and Netherlands reached into the finale by beating England. The 16th UEFA 2017 championship contains a squad of total 23 key players, each divided into different specialties.
Group A- Netherlands,Denmark, Norway,Belgium
Group B-Germany, sweden,italy,russia
Group C-France, Iceland,Austria,Switzerland
Group D-England, Scotland,Spain,Portugal
EXPECTED SQUADS OF DENMARK
- Lineth Beerensteyn
- Mandy van den Berg
- Sheila van den Bulk
- Angela Christ
- Anouk Dekker
- Daniëlle van de Donk
- Kika van Es
- Sisca Folkertsma
- Loes Geurts
- Stefanie van der Gragt
- Jackie Groenen
- Renate Jansen
- Dominique Janssen
- Vanity Lewerissa
- Desiree van Lunteren
- Lieke Martens
- Vivianne Miedema
- Liza van der Morst
- Jill Roord
- Shanice van de Sanden
- Sherida Spitse
- Sari van Veenendaal
- Kelly Zeeman
EXPECTED SQUADS OF NETHERLANDS
- STina lykke
- Maria chrestenson
- Line johansen
- Line roddik
- Janni arnth
- Simone Sorensen
- Theresa nielsen
- Mie jans
- luna gewitz
- Maja kildemeoz
- Nanna christiansen
- Sanne troelsgaard
- katrine veje
- Line junsen
- Sarah hensen
- Nadia nadeem
- Pernille harder
- Stine larsen
- Nicoline Sorenson
MATCH VENUE DETAILS AND SCHEDULE
The finale will be played at Enschede, in De grolsch veste, having a capacity of 30,000 peoples.
The European championship 2017 will be held on 6th August 2017,Sunday from 17:00 IST onward and the venue will be Enschede, located on the borders of Germany.
BROADCASTING AND LIVE STREAM
The matches will be broadcasted on UEFA.com and UEFA TV. In Europe, on euro sport. This year’s Women’s Euro can be watched on television throughout Europe on Eurosport streamed online via Eurosport Player.
It can also be watched in the UK on Channel 4. These game will also be streamed live on channel4.com.
In the US, the tournament will be available to watch live on ESPN in English. Some games will only be shown on ESPN3, an online streaming service, while others will be screened on television.
Both teams are tentative, very eager and keen to be the fourth champion of UEFA 2017 of different nation, and it is the first time, both teams have been in finale. Chances will be scarce in the battlefield. It will be an entertaining spectacle in which both teams will have to play up to their potential. Since Dutch keeps the better history of winning over Head to head matches in Denmark by more goals, the voting of championship is high towards the Netherlands. Denmark is also of no less than Dutch and it will be a competitive match.