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Pirelli to host UEFA U17s tournament

3 October 2013

The Football Association will host the UEFA Women’s European Under 17 Championship Finals in England from 26 November - 8 December 2013, with the final group stage match, which will include England, being held at the Pirelli Stadium on Monday 2 December, 12.30pm kick off. 

A semi-final (5th December) and the third-placed play-off (8th December) will also be played at the home of the Brewers.

The daytime kick off will enable schools as well as all fans to experience a finals tournament, with full ticket details and fixture list to be released shortly.

This is the seventh UEFA European Women’s Under-17 final tournament but the first to be held outside Switzerland and the first to contain eight teams with Poland are the current holders.

The tournament consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament. The competition is currently in the Elite Round stage where 24 teams are competing in 6 groups for seven places. 

England National Women’s Under-17 Coach, Lois Fidler commented: 'Holding the final tournament in England provides our young stars with a real chance to shine. This is a big stage for our players and they will embrace the opportunity.'

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson added: 'Burton Albion have always been delighted to work closely with the FA to stage international matches at the Pirelli Stadium and we look forward to welcoming the England u17s Women.

'The Pirelli has been the venue for a number of matches already this year, with three England U17s matches preceded by the successful hosting of the England v Japan Women contest; which saw over 5,000 supporters take in the game.

'The UEFA Women’s Under 17 Tournament Finals promise to be a great spectacle and Burton Albion are delighted to be playing a part.'

Full details of the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 final tournament can be found here.

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