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Poland pick up first Women's Under-17 crown

Published: Friday 28 June 2013, 16.34CET
Poland 1-0 Sweden
A first-half goal by Ewelina Kamczyk proved enough for Poland to win their maiden UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship title in Nyon.
by Paul Woloszyn
from Nyon

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PolandSweden

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
10
Corners3
 
9
Fouls committed4
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 28 June 2013, 16.34CET

Poland pick up first Women's Under-17 crown

Poland 1-0 Sweden
A first-half goal by Ewelina Kamczyk proved enough for Poland to win their maiden UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship title in Nyon.

Poland claimed their first UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship crown thanks to Ewelina Kamczyk's 15th-minute goal against Sweden.

Kamczyk's strike on the quarter-hour mark earned Poland their first UEFA title at any level since the country's U18 men prevailed 12 years ago and capped a fine campaign for the finals debutants before the event is expanded to eight teams later this year.

The first chance of the game went the way of Sweden eight minutes in. Buoyed by some vocal support from the stands, Stina Blackstenius burst into the penalty area from the right side and fired a shot against the upright with Poland goalkeeper Anna Okulewicz looking flat-footed.

Six minutes later, however, it was Poland who got the breakthrough as Dominika Dereń's long cross from the right was well-controlled by Kamczyk, who fired an unstoppable shot in on the turn.

Sweden twice went close through crosses that nearly caught Okulewicz by surprise before Poland ended the first half the stronger with star player Ewa Pajor causing havoc. Within the space of six minutes the player dubbed Poland's female Lionel Messi had a trio of chances after shaking off defenders – she fired narrowly wide each time.

She was nearly made to pay for those missed opportunities 16 minutes into the second half when Sweden hit the woodwork for the second time, Filippa Angeldal the unlucky player on this occasion as her effort from range bounced back off the crossbar.

Poland then hit the frame of the goal themselves moments later after Patrycja Michalczyk's powerful drive from a free-kick on the right side of the penalty area was pushed onto the underside of the bar by a relieved Emma Holmgren, the heroine of Sweden's penalty shoot-out success on Tuesday. Holmgren would have little to celebrate today, however, as Poland held on for a historic success.

Last updated: 14/10/13 9.00CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Sweden

Sweden

1
OkulewiczAnna Okulewicz (GK)
12
HolmgrenEmma Holmgren (GK)
2
MatysikSylwia Matysik
2
OhlssonNellie Ohlsson
4
DudekPaulina Dudek (C)
Substitution78
4
GibsonEllen Gibson (C)
Yellow Card67
5
RędziaAnna Rędzia
5
StrömbergSissel Strömberg
Substitution58
8
KamczykEwelina Kamczyk
Goal15
6
AnderssonJonna Andersson
10
KonatKatarzyna Konat
8
AngeldalFilippa Angeldal
11
DereńDominika Dereń
Yellow Card13
9
BlacksteniusStina Blackstenius
13
MichalczykPatrycja Michalczyk
10
GrabusAdelisa Grabus
Substitution41
15
GrzywińskaGabriela Grzywińska
11
OskarssonAnna Oskarsson
16
WasilUrszula Wasil
15
BjörnNathalie Björn
17
PajorEwa Pajor
16
ÖstervallAmanda Östervall
Substitution69

Substitutes

12
SzemikKinga Szemik (GK)
1
HaglundMatilda Haglund (GK)
3
OstrowskaKarolina Ostrowska
3
EkholmJulia Ekholm
Substitution58
6
GozdeckaMagdalena Gozdecka
7
Johnsson HaahrAmanda Johnsson Haahr
Substitution69
7
JaszekDżesika Jaszek
13
KarlssonJennifer Karlsson
Substitution41
9
ZapałaAnna Zapała
Substitution78
14
GyllanderKarin Gyllander
14
GozdekKatarzyna Gozdek
17
KajgårdTyra Kajgård
18
MichalskaKatarzyna Michalska
18
BorieroFrida Boriero

Coach

Zbigniew Witkowski (POL) Yvonne Ekroth (SWE)

Referee

Vesna Budimir (CRO)

Assistant referees

Lisa Rashid (ENG), Elena Adveenko (KAZ)

Fourth official

Sandra Strub (SUI)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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