Thu, 09 Apr, 2015, 13:46
UEFA has announced that the England Under-19 Women's team will replay the final seconds of their European qualifier against Norway, starting with a penalty kick.
The extraordinary news was revealed in a statement on UEFA's website after a disciplinary body ruled that the match should be replayed including a retake of a disallowed England penalty.
Mo Marley's side were handed a chance to level from the spot on 96 minutes and despite Leah Williamson converting the kick, referee Marija Kurtes chalked the goal out for encroachment - and awarded an indirect free-kick. Incorrectly, as it turns out.
If the match ends in a draw then England will qualify for the tournament to be played in July.
"We originally wrote that Norway had qualified," UEFA said on their official website.
"But on 8 April the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced that Norway's game against England on 4 April will be replayed from the minute a penalty kick was awarded to England, who were 2-1 down at the time."