UEFA.com's team of experts pick out eight players who could be key to their nations' prospects at the WU19 EURO in Israel over the coming fortnight. It starts tonight.
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Nicoline Sørensen (Denmark)
Still only 17, the FC Rosengård playmaker is the conductor of a youthful Danish team. She scored twice and contributed four assists in six games en route to Israel.
Marie-Charlotte Léger (France)
A regular starter at FC Metz, Léger is powerful, precise and calm, as she showed with the penalty against Russia that sealed France’s progress, her fifth elite round goal.
Marit B. Lund (Norway)
A skilful defender and Norway's key threat from set pieces – she curled in straight from a corner in qualifying – Lund (above right) has tremendous pace and real comfort on the ball.
Marta Turmo (Spain)
The FC Barcelona defender has been a mainstay of Spain's youth team for a few years, scoring in last season's WU19 EURO semi-final, and marshalled a side that conceded only once in qualifying.
Eden Avital (Israel)
Already a senior international, Avital is a midfielder comfortable with the ball at her feet and with an eye for goal – she reached double figures in the Israeli top flight this season.
Stina Blackstenius (Sweden)
This is the Linköpings FC forward's second final tournament and, having broken records in qualifying over the past two years, her strength, skill and power should serve her well.
Katie Zelem (England)
Zelem plays alongside one-time role model Fara Williams at Liverpool LFC, but she is more of a midfield schemer than the industrious senior international. Scored once and notched four assists in three qualifiers.
Rebecca Knaak (Germany)
No relation to club colleague Turid, Bayer 04 Leverkusen defender Knaak marshals the Germany back four with an assurance that marks her game; her distribution makes her an attacking threat.