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SpainSpainVijverberg - DoetinchemWednesday 19 July 2017
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 1
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EURO 2013: Quarter-finals

EURO best: Semi-finals (1997)

How they qualified: Group 2 winners, W8 D0 L0 F39 A2 Pts24

Coach: Jorge Vilda

One to watch: Jenni Hermoso (forward, Paris Saint-Germain)

What to watch out for: In 2017 Spain have won the Algarve Cup, beaten Belgium 4-1 away and 7-0 at hone, also defeated Canada and lost only 2-1 to Brazil. Therefore it is no surprise that many feel this could be the time for Spain to start to match their success at women's youth level in the senior competition, not least as several of those junior titles were under Jorge Vilda.

Verónica Boquete was a surprise absence from the squad but recent Paris signing Hermoso, her new club-mate Irene Paredes and Barcelona's Vicky Losada are among a host of players well capable of performing at the highest level.



EURO 2013: Fourth in qualifying group

EURO best: First qualification

How they qualified: Group 2 runners-up, W4 D1 L3 F15 A11 Pts13, won play-off v Romania (agg: 1-1, Portugal won on away goals)

Coach: Francisco Neto

One to watch: Cláudia Neto (midfielder, Linköping)

What to watch out for: All the other finals debutants commenced qualifying in the second tier of seeds, but Portugal were drawn from Pot 4 and ranked 25th of the 40 competing countries. Even so, they overhauled both the Republic of Ireland and Finland to earn a play-off, beating the latter in a memorable comeback from two goals down, Cláudia Neto hitting a hat-trick in a 3-2 triumph.

It was the third time they had been one two-legged tie away from the finals and, despite being held 0-0 at home by Romania, the return fixture ended 1-1 after extra time, a strike from debutant Andreia Norton securing Portugal a surprise EURO place on away goals. While they have experience of facing the elite sides from hosting the annual Algarve Cup each March, this is a huge step up for the Portuguese, even with a squad containing players with foreign know-how like Neto, Ana Borges and Ana Leite.




Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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