Women's Under-19: 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-19 EURO elite round draw

Friday 24 November 2017 11.26 CET

Holders Spain will face Austria, the Republic of Ireland and Turkey after the elite round draw was made for the seven groups that will decide who joins Switzerland in July's finals.

2018/19 Women's U19 EURO qualifying round draw

Friday 24 November 2017 10.47 CET

The 2018/19 qualifying round draw has been made in Nyon involving 48 of the record entry of 51, with Liechtenstein making their debut in a women's football competition.

WU19 EURO elite round draw seedings

Friday 3 November 2017 11.58 CET

Holders Spain are among those in the top Pot A for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship elite round draw at 11:00CET on 24 November in Nyon.

2018/19 Women's U19 EURO qualifying round draw pots

Thursday 2 November 2017 11.54 CET

The 2018/19 qualifying round draw is made at 10:00CET on Friday 24 November, with 48 hopefuls beginning their bids to join hosts Scotland in the final tournament.

WU19 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Wednesday 1 November 2017 16.10 CET

Holders Spain and six-time champions Germany are among the 28 teams that have advanced from the Women's U19 EURO qualifying round to the elite round draw at 11:00CET on 24 November.

WU19 EURO qualifying: road to Switzerland

Thursday 7 September 2017 22.45 CET

The 2017/18 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship qualifying round runs from 8 September to 31 October; there are 48 hopefuls vying for seven places alongside hosts Switzerland.

2017 WU19 EURO results in full

Sunday 20 August 2017 23.13 CET

The WU19 EURO finals concluded with Spain toppling holders France in a dramatic final. Look back at all the results from a memorable two weeks.

2017 WU19 EURO: at a glance

Sunday 20 August 2017 22.48 CET

Who took the prizes at the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship? Where do Spain sit on the all-time roll of honour? We have the answers.

Spain win Women's U19 title: the full story

Sunday 20 August 2017 22.42 CET

As Spain celebrate their second Women's Under-19 title and first since 2004, UEFA.com looks back at their victorious campaign – which ended a run of three straight final defeats.

Pride for WU19 final referee Tsiareshka

Saturday 19 August 2017 11.08 CET

Volha Tsiareshka says she is surprised and delighted at her appointment to take charge of Sunday's WU19 final in Belfast - and the referee from Belarus intends to enjoy the big occasion.

Where to watch the 2017 WU19 EURO final

Friday 18 August 2017 9.00 CET

France take on Spain in the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final on Sunday – find out here how to watch the tournament where you live.

Sunday's WU19 EURO final: France v Spain

Thursday 17 August 2017 22.31 CET

In a repeat of the 2016 final in Slovakia, holders France will meet Spain in the #WU19EURO decider in Belfast on Sunday; UEFA.com presents the key facts.

WU19 EURO semi-finals on Thursday

Monday 14 August 2017 23.00 CET

Thursday's WU19 EURO semi-finals have been confirmed, with the Netherlands facing Spain at 16:00CET and Germany up against holders France at 20:00CET.

WU19 EURO: players to watch out for

Sunday 6 August 2017 13.03 CET

UEFA.com profiles eight rising stars to look out for in Northern Ireland during the 2017 WU19 EURO, including talents from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.


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."