England coach Lois Fidler told UEFA.com that she expects her team "to grow" as the tournament progresses as they made the semi-finals with a 6-1 defeat of Portugal, whose Susana Cova said that England's higher "speed and strength" were a key factor in the result.
Stage set for WU17 semi-final showdowns
UEFA.com previews Thursday's semi-finals and hears from England's Leah Williamson, Spain defender Núria Garrote, Lisa Boattin of Italy and Germany's Michaela Specht.
Spain's 2011 final win against France
Spain followed Germany in becoming the second team to defend their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship crown as they won the 2011 competition after a dramatic final against France.
Poland reflect on historic success
Poland coach Zbigniew Witkowski and midfield star Sylwia Matysik look back on their 2012/13 victory in Nyon, a triumph that the coach puts down to “long-term systematic work”.
Popp recalls Germany euphoria
Now one of the game's leading forwards, Alexandra Popp recalls how her success at the 2008 Women's U17 finals kick-started her career with some help from FC Schalke 04.
Relive Germany's 2009 final glory
In 2009 Germany made it back-to-back victories in the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship with a comprehensive 7-0 final defeat of Spain.
Austria pride while Italy look ahead
Italy coach Enrico Sbardella admitted that his team "already had their minds on the semi-final" as they lost their final group game 1-0 against Austria, whose Dominik Thalhammer was "very proud" of his team's achievements, despite bowing out.
France, Scotland on lessons learned
France coach Guy Ferrier and his opposite number from Scotland, Pauline Hamill, were both left to reflect on what they can take from the tournament after a 1-0 victory for the French saw both sides eliminated.
England stars back Under-17s
On the eve of the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship in England, two of the home country’s most famous female footballers, Faye White and Sue Smith, have given their support to the tournament that they hope will be “a great occasion”.
Germany delight at 4-0 success
Anouschka Bernhard's side ensured a smooth passage to the semi-finals with a classy display and ended Les Bleuettes' ambitions in the process. The Germany coach joined France’s Guy Ferrier in speaking to UEFA.com.
Scotland revelling in underdog status
Scotland captain Georgie Rafferty and striker Alyshia Walker spoke to UEFA.com about their semi-final prospects, St George's Park and a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
Rouse and George savouring finals
England may have succumbed to Italy in their Group A opener, but spirits are still high on the part of Mollie Rouse, who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, and Gabrielle George.
Sbardella hails historic step for Italy
Italy coach Enrico Sbardella hailed a "historic" achievement by his players after they advanced to the semi-finals on their finals debut with a 2-0 win against Portugal. Portugal coach Susana Cova spoke to UEFA.com.
Sehan and Walkling fuelling Germany's ambitions
Jasmin Sehan and Ricarda Walkling epitomised the belief that permeates the Germany squad when they spoke to UEFA.com about their Women's Under-17 title credentials.
Behind the scenes with the teams
UEFA.com finds out about the challenges that face coaches and players involved in the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship in the second part of our behind the scenes series at the elite round in Northern Ireland.