The WU19 EURO kicks off in Slovakia today with the hosts taking on the Netherlands while France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland challenge.
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The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship kicks off today in Slovakia and UEFA.com has the full guide to following the #WU19EURO.
- Key info
- The contenders
Group A: Slovakia (hosts), Netherlands, France, Norway
Group B: Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Past winners (inc pre-2001 U18s): Germany (6), France (3), Netherlands (1), Spain (1)
Other past finalists: Norway (4)
Other past semi-finalists: Switzerland (2)
First qualification: Austria, Slovakia
• This is the first time Slovakia have played in a women's final tournament at any level.
• Holders Sweden and fellow past winners England, Denmark, Italy and Russia did not qualify.
• Spain lost their third final in four years 12 months ago in Israel. France and Germany were beaten semi-finalists.
- The venues
National Training Centre, Senec
• Matches: Group A games, semi-finals (28 July), final (31 July)
• Capacity: 3,261
• Home club: Senec
FC ViOn Stadium, Zlaté Moravce
• Matches: Group A games
• Capacity: 3,740
• Home club: ViOn Zlaté Moravce
Štadión FK Senica, Senica
• Matches: Group B games
• Capacity: 5,070
• Home club: Senica
Spartak Myjava, Myjava
• Matches: Group B games
• Capacity: 2,709
• Home club: Spartak Myjava
- Where to watch
• Slovakia's group games will be televised by RTVS.
• The semi-finals and the final will be on Eurosport across Europe.
- What to watch
• This competition is being used for a trial where teams will be allowed a fourth substitution in extra time.
• Sippie Folkertsma of the Netherlands was the nine-goal top scorer in qualifying
• Germany won their sixth title in 12 years in 2011 but have not claimed the trophy since
• Germany are the holders of both UEFA's other women's titles at senior and U17 level. This generation also won the 2013/14 Women's U17 title in England.
- Get involved
- The schedule
Tuesday 19 July
Slovakia v Netherlands (Senec) 17:00
France v Norway (Zlate Moravce) 18:00
Spain v Germany (Senica) 18:00
Austria v Switzerland (Myjava) 18:00
Friday 22 July
Netherlands v Norway (Zlate Moravce) 18:00
Slovakia v France (Senec) 19:00
Germany v Switzerland (Senica) 18:00
Spain v Austria (Myjava) 18:00
Monday 25 July
Netherlands v France (Senec) 17:00
Norway v Slovakia (Zlate Moravce) 17:00
Germany v Austria (Senica) 18:00
Switzerland v Spain (Myjava) 18:00
Thursday 28 July
tbc (Senec) 16:00
tbc (Senec) 20:30
Sunday 31 July
tbc (Senec) 19:00