Women's Under-17: Headlines

UEFA 'Press Play' vlog series now live

Thursday 18 January 2018 16.00 CET

Four top European players feature in the first episode of UEFA's new weekly vlog series designed to increase the visibility of women's football to teenage girls.

Women's Under-17 EURO elite round draw

Friday 24 November 2017 12.04 CET

Holders Germany will face the Republic of Ireland, Iceland and Azerbaijan after the elite round draw was made, with seven spots on offer in May's finals in Lithuania.

2018/19 Women's U17 EURO qualifying round draw

Friday 24 November 2017 9.55 CET

The draw has been made for the 2018/19 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round, with 44 teams starting the road to Bulgaria.

WU17 EURO elite round draw seedings

Friday 3 November 2017 11.58 CET

Holders Germany and three-time winners Spain are among those in the top Pot A for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round draw at 11:45CET on 24 November in Nyon.

2018/19 Women's U17 EURO qualifying round draw pots

Thursday 2 November 2017 12.09 CET

The 2018/19 qualifying round draw is made at 09:00CET on Friday 24 November, with 44 hopefuls beginning their bids to join hosts Bulgaria in the final tournament.

WU17 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Monday 30 October 2017 11.25 CET

Former winners Spain and Poland and past finalists France, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland are among the 27 teams that have advanced from the qualifying round to join holders Germany.

WU17 EURO qualifying: road to Lithuania

Monday 18 September 2017 9.06 CET

The 2017/18 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round runs from 22 September to 24 October with 44 teams beginning their bids to reach Lithuania.


Which nations have won most UEFA titles?

Monday 21 August 2017 13.00 CET

Spain bookended this summer's UEFA final tournaments by winning the men's U17s and Women's U19 crowns, keeping them five clear of Germany in the all-time European national-team honour count.

Watch Germany's record six #WU17EURO final wins

Monday 15 May 2017 10.30 CET

Germany have now appeared in – and won – six of the ten Women's Under-17 finals. Watch highlights of all those triumphs, including Sunday's shoot-out success against Spain.

Germany clinch sixth title after shoot-out win

Sunday 14 May 2017 20.05 CET

Germany 0-0 Spain (Germany win 3-1 on pens)
The holders secured their record sixth UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship title after keeping their nerve from the spot.

#WU17EURO final preview: Germany v Spain

Saturday 13 May 2017 17.00 CET

Germany have been on a "rollercoaster ride of emotions" en route to another final against a Spain side who are approaching the game with caution.

Spain's record seventh #WU17EURO final: past highlights

Friday 12 May 2017 15.00 CET

On Sunday, Spain will play in the Women's Under-17 final for a record seventh time; watch highlights of their past six including wins in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

Where to watch the WU17 EURO final: TV, streams

Friday 12 May 2017 14.47 CET

The 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final will be televised in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and streamed on UEFA.tv elsewhere.

Germany v Spain final: classic #WU17EURO duel

Thursday 11 May 2017 20.00 CET

Germany face Spain in the WU17 final for a fourth time in this tournament's ten editions: look back at their rivalry and watch highlights of their past deciders.

Germany through to final after shoot-out drama

Thursday 11 May 2017 19.52 CET

Germany 1-1 Norway
Germany are through to a sixth final despite missing their first three penalties in a historic shoot-out.


UEFA has commissioned two separate but complementary academic research studies to ascertain the exact extent and nature of heading in youth football.The two studies – one from Saarland University in Germany, and the other from Hampden Sports Clinic and Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board in Scotland – were approved by the UEFA Medical Committee following the recommendation of a panel of experts.UEFA published a call for research proposals in May 2017 in which researchers were asked to address two questions. Firstly, to determine the burden of heading in youth football, addressing differences in the way headers are taught in football training, and differences in the incidence and characteristics of football headers in matches and training, and in different age and gender categories, while also taking into consideration variations caused by the different traditions and playing styles of the countries. Secondly, proposals were also invited to provide data to determine whether heading in youth football has any effect on players’ brain structure and function.The UEFA Medical Committee’s expert panel reviewed the ten proposals that were received by the deadline, and recommended that UEFA proceed with the two aforementioned proposals from Saarland University and Hampden Sports Clinic for the first research question. This recommendation was discussed and accepted by the UEFA Medical Committee at their meeting in Nyon in November 2017. The two research groups have now signed contracts with UEFA and have started their work, with initial results expected at the end of 2018.The panel also recommended that UEFA not proceed with any study for the second question – on the effect of heading on players’ brain structure and function – until results of the studies to determine the burden of heading had been received.Dr Michel D’Hooghe, Chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee, said: "This is a topic of the utmost importance, and I am proud that UEFA is taking a lead in commissioning this research. UEFA places the highest priority on player welfare and this research is a fundamental first step in establishing whether or not heading poses a risk to young players."