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Ambassadors excited ahead of expanded finals

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 9.25CET
With a newly expanded tournament awaiting the eight finalists, last season's ambassadors Grégory Coupet and Martina Moser cannot wait to see the next generation.

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Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 9.25CET

Ambassadors excited ahead of expanded finals

With a newly expanded tournament awaiting the eight finalists, last season's ambassadors Grégory Coupet and Martina Moser cannot wait to see the next generation.

With stars such as Alexandra Popp and Dzsenifer Marozsán having taken their first steps on the international stage at the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, a new generation is set to announce itself in 2013/14 and last season's tournament ambassadors cannot wait.

"This shows how much women's football is developing. There's a lot more teams, and the level is improving as well," said former Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Grégory Coupet ahead of this year's newly expanded eight-team finals, which are set to be held outside of Switzerland for the first time, in England in November and December.

"Women's football has developed a lot," added senior Swiss international Martina Moser. "You can spot the young talents a lot earlier, and if you look at the quality of football being played at U17 level then it's really fun to watch too."

Last updated: 24/10/13 9.01CET

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