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2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA play-offs

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The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA play-offs were a series of two-legged ties determining qualification for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. They involved the eight group winners from the first stage of European qualification.

Format

The play-offs consisted of two sections.

The first section was the direct qualification to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup finals. The eight group winners were paired for four two-legged ties - the winner of each tie qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

The second section was the repechage qualification to the UEFA-CONCACAF play-off. The four losers from the direct qualifiers were paired for two two-legged ties, with the two winners playing off over two legs for the right to play against the third-placed CONCACAF nation for a place in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Qualification and seeding

The eight UEFA qualification group winners qualified for the play-offs. The play-off draw seeding according to results in this qualifying competition and those for UEFA Women's EURO 2009.[1]

Legend
Seeded teams
Unseeded teams
Group Team Seeding coefficient
8  Sweden 2.875
1  France 2.833
2  Norway 2.750
5  England 2.625
3  Denmark 2.563
7  Italy 2.500
4  Ukraine 2.250
6   Switzerland 2.000

Direct qualification

The four winners qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. The draw was held on 30 August 2010. Ties were held on 11–12 September and 15–16 September.[2]

Matches

France 0 – 0 Italy
Report
Attendance: 9,154
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Italy 2 – 3 France
Panico Goal 34'
Domenichetti Goal 90+3'
Report Bussaglia Goal 54'
Thiney Goal 58'
Bompastor Goal 90+2'
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

France won 3–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Italy advanced to the repechage qualification.


England 2 – 0  Switzerland
Williams Goal 44'
K. Smith Goal 45+2'
Report
Attendance: 4,119
Referee: Claudine Brohet (Belgium)
Switzerland  2 – 3 England
Bachmann Goal 41'
Zumbühl Goal 65'
Report K. Smith Goal 32'
Eniola Aluko Goal 34'
Williams Goal 50' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Cristina Dorcioman (Romania)

England won 5–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Switzerland advanced to the repechage qualification.


Ukraine 0 – 1 Norway
Report Mjelde Goal 32'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
Norway 2 – 0 Ukraine
Pedersen Goal 6'
Gulbrandsen Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 1,104
Referee: Alexandra Ihringova (England)

Norway won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Ukraine advanced to the repechage qualification.


Sweden 2 – 1 Denmark
Forsberg Goal 12'
Schelin Goal 61'
Report Paaske-Sørensen Goal 64'
Attendance: 1,567
Referee: Christina Westrum Pedersen (Norway)
Denmark 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Sweden
J. Rasmussen Goal 41'
Paaske-Sørensen Goal 43'
Report Rohlin Goal 73'94'
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

Sweden won 4–3 on aggregate and qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Denmark advanced to the repechage qualification.

Repechage qualification

The four losing teams from the qualification play-offs played-off for the right to play against the third-placed CONCACAF nation for a place in the World Cup finals.

The first round of repechage ties was played on 2 and 6 October and the second round on 23 and 27 October.

Knock-out map

  Repechage I Repechage II
                         
 Ukraine 0 0 0  
 Italy 3 0 3  
     Italy 1 4 5
    Switzerland 0 2 2
 Denmark 1 0 1
  Switzerland 3 0 3  

Repechage I

Denmark 1 – 3  Switzerland
Harder Goal 87' Report Crnogorcevic Goal 18'
Zumbühl Goal 50'
Abbé Goal 83' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,055
Referee: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
Switzerland  0 – 0 Denmark
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

Switzerland won 3–1 on aggregate and advanced to the second round of repechage qualification.


Ukraine 0 – 3 Italy
Report Conti Goal 60'
Panico Goal 81'
Pini Goal 89'
Referee: Christina Westrum Pedersen (Norway)
Italy 0 – 0 Ukraine
Report
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (Finland)

Italy won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the second round of repechage qualification.

Repechage II

Italy 1 – 0  Switzerland
Tuttino Goal 86' Report
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Switzerland  2 – 4 Italy
Maendly Goal 56'79' Report Panico Goal 52'
Camporese Goal 61' (pen.)63'
Tona Goal 89'
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

Italy won 5–2 on aggregate and advanced to the UEFA-CONCACAF play-off.

References

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