England Under-19 women forced to replay final seconds of European qualifier, starting with penalty

England Under-19 women forced to replay final seconds of European qualifier, starting with penalty

Author : EurosportThu, 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."

 

 

 

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