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Bruun equals record as Denmark top Turkey

"That was a great experience," said Signe Bruun, who equalled a competition record with eight goals in one match as Denmark topped Group 8 ahead of Turkey.

Signe Bruun celebrates her eight goals against Kazakhstan
Signe Bruun celebrates her eight goals against Kazakhstan ©DBU

Denmark and Turkey cruised through to the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round with convincing victories in qualifying round Group 8 in FYR Macedonia

Full results and standings

  • Denmark made a spectacular start, overpowering the hosts 10-0 in Skopje with a nine-minute Freja Klitgaard hat-trick.
  • Turkey defeated Kazakhstan 5-0 although it took until first-half added time for Ilayda Civelek to make the breakthrough.
  • Kader Hançar, with her second goal, and substitute Derya Arhan scored at the death after Kundyz Kozhakhmet was sent off.
  • Two days later Denmark improved on their opening result, beating Kazakhstan 11-0 including an incredible eight goals by Signe Bruun, who also netted twice against FYR Macedonia.
  • Her opener was a lovely back-heel and she also hit the woodwork and was denied brilliantly by 14-year-old Viktorija Panchurova from the penalty spot.
  • Bruun's tally equalled the competition single-match record set by Netherlands striker Vivienne Miedema against Kazakhstan in 2012/13.
  • Turkey ensured progress for both themselves and Denmark with a 5-0 victory over Kazakhstan, five diffferent players on target including Hançar.
  • FYR Macedonia took third by edging past Kazakhstan 1-0, Elena Petrovska striking three minutes from time for their first qualifying win since 2008.
  • In the game for first place Denmark overcame Turkey 2-0 with goals in each half by Laura Frank and Kjærsig Sunesen.
  • Denmark goalkeeper Katrine Svane was forced into her first two saves of the mini-tournament against Turkey.
Denmark celebrate beating FYR Macedonia on the opening day
Denmark celebrate beating FYR Macedonia on the opening day©DBU

Anders With Damgaard, Denmark coach
We scored 23 goals and had none against. The girls played excellently throughout the whole tournament so obviously I am very satisfied with our performances here. We had two goals before this tournament. The first was to qualify for the elite round and when we succeeded in that, we put in maximum effort to win the group. Now we have to wait and see who we are going to meet in the elite round.

Signe Bruun, Denmark captain
We played very good games against Macedonia and Kazakhstan – we scored lots of goals and that was great. Today, against Turkey, our performance was good only in periods but nevertheless we claimed top spot and are extremely happy because of it.

For the first time in my career I scored eight goals [against Kazakhstan] and that was a great experience, not only for me but for the whole team. I had great help from my team-mates who were very important in my achievement.

Through to elite round
Group 2: Finland, Poland
Group 3:
Switzerland, Hungary
Group 4:
Republic of Ireland
Group 5:
Czech Republic, Austria
Group 6:
Sweden, Scotland
Group 7:
Belgium, Belarus
Group 8:
Denmark, Turkey
Group 9:
Italy, Norway
Bye: Germany (holders), France, Spain
TBC: 6 more

Draw: 19 November, involving 24 teams, of whom seven will join hosts Iceland in the finals