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Semi-finals: Norway v Spain, Ireland v Netherlands

Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 11.20CET
Thursday's fixtures have been confirmed following the conclusion of the group stage. UEFA.com sets the agenda and takes a look at the contenders' semi-final pedigree.
Semi-finals: Norway v Spain, Ireland v Netherlands
Ireland's Chloe Mustaki vying with Kim Mourmans of the Netherlands in April ©UEFA.com
Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 11.20CET

Semi-finals: Norway v Spain, Ireland v Netherlands

Thursday's fixtures have been confirmed following the conclusion of the group stage. UEFA.com sets the agenda and takes a look at the contenders' semi-final pedigree.

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.

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Norway beat Spain 5-1 in 2011

Semi-final pedigree
Norway
W3 L1
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)

Spain
W2 L0
2011/12: Spain 1-0 Portugal
2003/04: Italy 0-1 Spain

Republic of Ireland
Have never previously qualified

Netherlands
W0 L1
2009/10: Netherlands 0-0 England (England won 5-4 on pens)

Last updated: 23/07/14 15.15CET

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