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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.
  • 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.
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
    Wolfsburg's Fischer, Kessler, Müller shortlisted

    Women's award shortlist

    VfL Wolfsburg trio Nilla Fischer, Nadine Kessler and Martina Müller will be in the vote for the 2013/14 UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award on 28 August.
  • Women's Under-19
    Netherlands edge Spain to take maiden title

    Netherlands win title

    Spain 0-1 Netherlands
    Vivianne Miedema's sixth goal of the tournament and a dogged rearguard action in Oslo earned the Dutch victory in the 2014 final.
  • Women's Under-19
    Captain Kaagman introduces the Dutch winners

    Meet the Netherlands

    Who are the quickest members of the Netherlands team, who are the quiet ones, the jokers? Inessa Kaagman – not a quiet one – talks us through the victorious Dutch squad.

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  • Wolfsburg's Fischer, Kessler, Müller shortlisted

    Wolfsburg's Fischer, Kessler, Müller shortlisted

    VfL Wolfsburg trio Nilla Fischer, Nadine Kessler and Martina Müller will be in the vote for the 2013/14 UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award on 28 August.
    14/08/20140:44
  • Netherlands edge Spain to take maiden title

    Netherlands edge Spain to take maiden title

    Spain 0-1 Netherlands
    Vivianne Miedema's sixth goal of the tournament and a dogged rearguard action in Oslo earned the Dutch victory in the 2014 final.
    27/07/20142:01
  • Captain Kaagman introduces the Dutch winners

    Captain Kaagman introduces the Dutch winners

    Who are the quickest members of the Netherlands team, who are the quiet ones, the jokers? Inessa Kaagman – not a quiet one – talks us through the victorious Dutch squad.
    27/07/20143:36
  • Player by player guide to the Spain squad

    Player by player guide to the Spain squad

    A resident DJ, a trumpet player and a future doctor – Sonia Fraile (who is one of those) introduces the Spain squad bidding for European glory in Oslo on Sunday.
    26/07/20142:01
  • Finalists go head to head ... at table tennis

    Finalists go head to head ... at table tennis

    Watch as the Netherlands' Laura Strik and Nuria Garrote of Spain talk progress in Norway and Sunday's final over a game of table tennis at tournament headquarters.
    26/07/20143:36
  • Women's U19 final preview: Spain v Netherlands

    Women's U19 final preview: Spain v Netherlands

    UEFA.com previews Sunday's 2014 decider between two teams with contrasting pedigree but both are reaching their peaks at just the right time under new coaches.
    26/07/20142:01
  • 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 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
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