Italy and Norway first through

Italy and Norway are the first teams through from the qualifying round after dominating Group 9 in the Faroe Islands, while Greece still have hopes of progressing.

Gloria Marinelli was among the England 2013 finals veterans in the Italy squad
Gloria Marinelli was among the England 2013 finals veterans in the Italy squad ©DPI

Italy and Norway are the first teams through from the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round after dominating Group 9 in the Faroe Islands, while Greece still have hopes of making the elite round.

Full results and standings

  • Italy, bronze medallists in England last December, opened with a 4-0 defeat of the Faroe Islands.
  • Annamaria Serturini, one of seven survivors from Italy's finals squad last season, scored a hat-trick in the first 29 minutes.
  • A fifth-minute goal from Emilie Nautnes gave Norway a 1-0 win against Greece
  • Ingrid Kvernvolden missed a 19th-minute penalty for Norway and Greece had Despoina Chatzinikolaou sent off late on.
  • Matchday two followed the same pattern as the Faroes lost 4-0 and Greece went down 1-0.
  • Norway overcame the home team 4-0, Nautnes among the four scorers.
  • Italy made sure of both their and Norway's progress thanks to Gloria Marinelli's 45th-minute goal against Greece.
  • Serturini missed a late penalty.
  • Italy finished top after defeating Norway 2-0 with goals from Nicole Peressotti and Marta Mascarello.
  • Third place went to Greece, who beat the Faroes 3-0 with Chatzinikolaou – back from suspension – scoring twice.
  • However, only the third-placed team with the best record against the top two across the ten groups will go into the elite round.
  • Next to start is Group 7 on Monday in Latvia, the hosts challenged by Belgium, Wales and Belarus.

Through to elite round
Group 9: Italy, Norway
Bye: Germany (holders), France, Spain
TBC: 19 more

Draw: 19 November, involving 24 teams, of which 7 will join hosts Iceland in the finals.