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
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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.

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