The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship semi-final lineup has been confirmed for Thursday after all four teams sealed progress on Monday evening:
Norway v Spain at UKI Arena (18.00CET, live on Eurosport)
Norway and Spain meet for the third time at a final tournament, and there are positive omens for the hosts as they have won all three encounters to date – each time going on to reach the final (in 2003, 2008 and 2011). "It will be so much fun meeting Spain on home turf in a semi-final," said Jarl Torske, Norway's coach now as he was on the previous three occasions. "It's like a dream and we're very much looking forward to it."
Republic of Ireland v Netherlands at Mjøndalen Stadium (19.00CET)
This is Ireland's finals debut, but they need no introduction to the Netherlands, having met in the elite round in April. They played out a tough goalless draw in Ermelo in the second round of matches, with subsequent victories meaning both advanced to the finals – the Netherlands as group winners and Ireland as best runners-up.
If you are in and around Oslo then tickets for both games are available for 50kr, with under-18s getting in for free.
2010/11: Italy 2-3 Norway
2007/08: Germany 1-1 Norway (Norway win 4-2 on pens)
2006/07: England 3-0 Norway
2002/03: Norway 2-2 Sweden (Norway win 4-2 on pens)
2011/12: Spain 1-0 Portugal
2003/04: Italy 0-1 Spain
Republic of Ireland
Have never previously qualified
2009/10: Netherlands 0-0 England (England won 5-4 on pens)
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