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Football development

Lisbon final leaves women's legacy

The Portuguese Football Federation are using May's UEFA Women's Champions League final in Lisbon as a springboard to nurture the development of the women's game.

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  • Football development
    Lisbon final leaves women's legacy

    Lisbon's final legacy

    The Portuguese Football Federation are using May's UEFA Women's Champions League final in Lisbon as a springboard to nurture the development of the women's game.
  • UEFA Women's EURO
    Sweden's legacy from Women's EURO

    Sweden's lasting legacy

    UEFA.com's look back at the finals concludes by asking Victoria Sandell Svensson and other key Swedish figures about the legacy that the tournament will leave there.
  • UEFA Women's EURO
    Neid on Germany's Women's EURO triumphs

    Neid on Germany's triumphs

    Silvia Neid has been part of all eight of Germany's UEFA Women's EURO triumphs as player, assistant or head coach. She looks back at those wins from 1989 to 2013.
  • Women's Under-17
    Martínez: Youth tournaments crucial

    Martínez on youth finals

    Former Mexican international and Germany women's youth coach Vanessa Martínez tells UEFA.com about the value of tournaments like the Women's Under-17 Championship.
  • Women's Grassroots
    A year in women's football development

    A year in women's football

    UEFA.com has had a busy year charting the growth of women's football, casting the spotlight on schemes from Montenegro to Northern Ireland. Here we highlight a few that stood out.
  • Best Women's Player in Europe
    Angerer wins Best Women's Player award

    Angerer voted Europe's best

    Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer is the inaugural winner of the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award for the season 2012/13 after topping the journalists' vote.
  • Montenegro
    Montenegro's splendid women's football drive

    Montenegro's women's drive

    Starting from scratch, the Football Federation of Montenegro has made huge efforts to develop women's football, with domestic competitions and national teams now flourishing.
  • Women's football
    Women's game growing in Cyprus

    UEFA programme aiding development

    With women's football growing year on year across Europe, Cyprus is one of the latest countries to make it a priority, aided by UEFA's women's football development programme.
  • Women's Under-19
    Miedema takes hat-trick in her assured stride

    Introducing Miedema

    Dutch hat-trick heroine Vivianne Miedema is an enigmatic presence, the striker born to score goals who does not celebrate them. Defenders in Norway are finding her just as elusive.
  • Women's Under-19
    Caldentey: the Ireland defeat made us stronger

    Caldentey on Spain's win

    María Caldentey talks to UEFA.com about the fine volley that took Spain through to Sunday's final and the opening-day loss that helped train hearts and minds.

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  • Miedema takes hat-trick in her assured stride

    Miedema takes hat-trick in her assured stride

    Dutch hat-trick heroine Vivianne Miedema is an enigmatic presence, the striker born to score goals who does not celebrate them. Defenders in Norway are finding her just as elusive.
    25/07/20143:40
  • Caldentey: the Ireland defeat made us stronger

    Caldentey: the Ireland defeat made us stronger

    María Caldentey talks to UEFA.com about the fine volley that took Spain through to Sunday's final and the opening-day loss that helped train hearts and minds.
    25/07/20142:01
  • Watch highlights of the Norway v Spain semi-final

    Watch highlights of the Norway v Spain semi-final

    Watch the pick of the action from Thursday's semi-final, including the sweetly-struck volley from María Caldentey that set Spain on course for a 2-0 victory over the hosts.
    25/07/20142:01
  • Dutch sink Ireland with Miedema masterclass

    Dutch sink Ireland with Miedema masterclass

    Ireland 0-4 Netherlands
    Vivianne Miedema struck a superb hat-trick to inspire the Dutch past David Connell's side and into Sunday's final against Spain.
    24/07/20143:40
  • Spain edge past hosts Norway and into final

    Spain edge past hosts Norway and into final

    Norway 0-2 Spain
    María Caldentey's goal 19 minutes from time and a late Marta Turmo effort were enough to end home hopes and put Spain in the final.
    24/07/20142:01
  • Survival and semi-final spots at stake in Norway

    Survival and semi-final spots at stake in Norway

    It is sink or swim, with Norway v Belgium, Netherlands v Scotland, England v Republic of Ireland and a repeat of the 2012 final between Sweden and Spain.
    17/07/20141:47
  • Preview: Norway v Dutch, Belgium v Scotland

    Preview: Norway v Dutch, Belgium v Scotland

    Belgium coach Kristiaan Van Der Haegen says his team "have wings" after beating Germany in qualifying, but all four sides in Group A have plenty of cause for optimism.
    14/07/20140:33
  • Preview: England v Sweden, Ireland v Spain

    Preview: England v Sweden, Ireland v Spain

    An untried England side, "the youngest Sweden team ever" and Irish debutants installed as dark horses by first opponents Spain – Group B is impossible to predict.
    14/07/20141:33
  • Georges gets going with ambassador role

    Georges gets going with ambassador role

    Laura Georges has become a UEFA women's football development programme ambassador, the Paris Saint-Germain and France defender's mission beginning in Latvia.
    11/07/20142:15
  • Connell: Ireland not there to make up numbers

    Connell: Ireland not there to make up numbers

    David Connell discusses breakthroughs, triumphing over adversity and his hopes ahead of the Republic of Ireland's debut Women's Under-19 finals appearance.
    11/07/20140:29
  • Promising Sweden peaking at the right time

    Promising Sweden peaking at the right time

    Sent home smarting after a 5-0 defeat 12 months ago, Sweden ended France's defence to seal a finals return and Calle Barrling says his young squad is shaping up well.
    10/07/20141:47
  • Vilda hoping Spain can step up as he does

    Vilda hoping Spain can step up as he does

    Having inspired the Spain women's Under-17 sides to unprecedented heights in Europe and on the world stage, Jorge Vilda leads the U19s hoping to transfer that success.
    03/07/20140:32
  • Torske looking to bow out on a high

    Torske looking to bow out on a high

    Jarl Torske reflects on his 14 years as Norway's women's U19 coach and looks ahead to his tenth final tournament, on home turf in July, dreaming of a Hollywood ending.
    28/06/20140:33
  • Müller and Kessler bask in Wolfsburg win

    Müller and Kessler bask in Wolfsburg win

    Martina Müller scored VfL Wolfsburg's final winner for the second year running and both she and captain Nadine Kessler were overwhelmed by their comeback.
    23/05/20141:57
  • Marta, Boquete bemoan Tyresö's defensive lapses

    Marta, Boquete bemoan Tyresö's defensive lapses

    While Marta described the goals that allowed VfL Wolfsburg into the final as "ever cheap", fellow Tyresö FF goalscorer Véronica Boquete agreed defensive frailties have proved costly.
    23/05/20141:27
  • Kellermann: Wolfsburg never faltered

    Kellermann: Wolfsburg never faltered

    Ralf Kellermann told UEFA.com his VfL Wolfsburg team "kept on believing" in their comeback win against Tyresö FF, whose coach Tony Gustavsson remained proud.
    23/05/20141:33
  • Müller the hero again as Wolfsburg win classic final

    Müller the hero again as Wolfsburg win classic final

    Tyresö FF 3-4 VfL Wolfsburg
    Martina Müller scored the winning goal for the second year running as Tyresö led 2-0 and 3-2 but the holders fought back, scoring four times in the second half.
    22/05/20141:27
  • Sweden's Fischer and Seger ready for friendly final

    Sweden's Fischer and Seger ready for friendly final

    Long-time Sweden team-mates, Nilla Fischer and Caroline Seger will be on opposing sides in Lisbon, the VfL Wolfsburg defender describing the final with Tyresö FF as "extra fun".
    21/05/20142:03
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