Women to watch from first finals

uefa.com assesses the most exciting talent fielded by Germany, France, Denmark and England during this year's UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship which took place at Nyon's Colovray Stadium in May.

Germany's Dzenifer Marozsan scored in both the semi-final and final
Germany's Dzenifer Marozsan scored in both the semi-final and final ©Sportsfile

Nyon's Colovray Stadium provided the stage for the 2007/08 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament and showcased some of the most exciting talent emerging from Germany, France, Denmark and England. uefa.com's team at the tournament picked out eleven players to watch for the future.

Lauren Davey (England)
Davey was pressed into action on numerous occasions during England's semi-final against France, making several excellent saves to keep her side in the match. Ultimately on the losing side, she was the most active and most impressive goalkeeper on show. Unable to stop Denmark's late salvo in the third/fourth place play-off.

Britta Olsen (Denmark)
Dealt with the dangerous Alexandra Popp during the semi-final against Germany and was astute in possession when distributing to Denmark's crowded midfield from her right-back berth.

Lucia Bronze (England)
Only featured in the starting lineup for the semi-final, but from right-back, Bronze offered width and support to England's attacks against France. Also solid defensively against Marina Makanza, one of the quickest players on show in the final tournament.

Valeria Kleiner (Germany)
Leading by example, the German captain was assured in defence throughout the final round, forming a strong partnership with Inka Wesely. "Kleiner has shown that she is a calm and assured player, especially in one-on-one situations," said Switzerland coach Béatrice von Siebenthal. "She delivers that type of long pass which opens up the game. Like all of the German players, she is physically and technically strong."

Anaïg Butel (France)
Excellent positioning, distribution and running with the ball, Butel's otherwise faultless performance at the heart of the French defence was tainted in the final when her slip allowed Dzsenifer Maroszan in to score the opening goal for Germany.

Alexandra Popp (Germany)
Posted on the left flank, Popp showed why she was the top scorer in the qualifying tournament, showing poise and skill to score Germany's second goal in the final. "She is physically and technically strong," said von Sibenthal. "And she's always dribbling and attacking the goal." Popp was the competition's overall leading scorer with eleven goals.

Katrine Veje (Denmark)
Also a left-sided midfielder, Veje provided pace and power to Denmark's attacking play. Her individual dribbling skills and close control set the standards at the four-team tournament.

Charlotte Poulain (France)
A rangy midfield marshal for France, Poulain protected the back four but was also evident in attack, looking to shoot whenever possible from outside the penalty area. "She is a very interesting player as she has good positional awareness, excellent vision and strong technical skills," said von Siebenthal. "She keeps on going and always does her job for the team. A disciplined player."

Marie-Louise Bagehorn (Germany)
By getting through a lot of unselfish legwork in midfield, Bagehorn together with Kristine Zumbült, worked tirelessly to protect the German defence but also to give time and space to their attacking team-mates to exploit.

Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany)
Scoring and creating goals, Maroszan showed true class in providing the firepower to get Germany into the final at Denmark's expense before netting the opening goal against France and turning provider for Ivan Rudelic to score the third. "She is a good forward, who is always dangerous and never seems far from scoring a goal," said von Siebenthal. Maroszan was the top scorer in the four-team finals with two goals.

Marine Augis (France)
A substitute in France's defeat of England, Augis' was rewarded for her goal in extra time with a place in the starting lineup for the final. Although strike partner Pauline Crammer posed a more consistent threat in front of goal during the competition, Augis showed her all-round ability during the final by operating in attack and then later from midfield.

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