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作者: b52add431wo    時間: 2013-11-22 13:33     標題: Switzerland and Yugoslavia

Russia and France were paired together when the draw for 2003/05 UEFA European Women's Championship qualifying took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland today.Held in EnglandThe two nations are among the most powerful in women's football and both will represent Europe in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in China. Iceland, Hungary and Poland complete Group 3 but face a likely forlorn task to qualify for the final round in England in the summer of 2005.Reigning championsThe 20 teams competing in the first category were drawn into four atlanta falcons jerseys groups of five and the 14 challengers in the second category were drawn into two groups of five and one group of four. England qualify automatically as hosts but Germany, the reigning champions, are in Group 4 along with Ukraine, Portugal, Czech Republic and miami dolphins jerseys Scotland.Nordic challengeSweden and Norway - who will join Germany, Russia and France at the World Cup - were the top-seeded teams in Groups 1 and 2 respectively. The Swedes must tackle rapidly improving Italy, Finland, Switzerland and Yugoslavia, while the Norwegians are up against fellow Scandinavians Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium.Qualifying procedureThe four group winners will qualify for the final round in England. The three other berths will be decided following a play-off featuring the four runners-up and the two best third-placed teams.Newcomers KazakhstanThirty-four UEFA member associations entered a team for the competition including Armenia, Malta and cheap baltimore ravens jerseys newcomers Kazakhstan. All three found themselves in the second strength category which is made up of 14 nations. Malta's chief rivals in Group 5 will be Romania, Belarus are the main seeds in Kazakhstan's pool, Group 6, and Armenia are in a four-team section with Slovakia, Greece and Austria.Aiming for play-offThe winners of Groups 5, 6 and 7 and the best runner-up will play a cheap kansas city chiefs jerseys home-and-away play-off against teams finishing bottom of the four first-strength groups in order to decide where teams compete in the next qualifying competition.2003/05 UEFA European Women's Championship1st strength categoryGroup 1SwedenItalyFinlandSwitzerlandYugoslaviaGroup 2NorwayDenmarkSpainThe NetherlandsBelgiumGroup 3RussiaFranceIcelandHungaryPolandGroup 4GermanyUkrainePortugalCzech RepublicScotland2nd strength categoryGroup 5RomaniaRepublic of IrelandMaltaBosnia-HerzegovinaCroatiaGroup 6BelarusIsraelEstoniaKazakhstanWalesGroup 7SlovakiaGreeceAustriaArmenia Related ItemsWorld Cup wonder for WoockFantastic four reveal all

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