On the eve of UEFA Girls’s EURO 2017, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and his Royal Netherlands Soccer Affiliation (KNVB) counterpart Michael van Praag each anticipate a event to recollect… 

With the beginning of UEFA Girls’s EURO 2017 within the Netherlands simply two days away, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and Royal Netherlands Soccer Affiliation (KNVB) president Michael van Praag have joined forces to herald the approaching celebration of European girls’s soccer.

The Girls’s EURO is the primary to function 16 groups, and is being staged in seven Dutch host cities – Utrecht, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Doetinchem, Breda, Deventer and Enschede, with the ultimate going down on the FC Twente Stadion in Enschede on 6 August.

“A significant remaining event generates its personal particular magic and pleasure, and it’s the flip of ladies’s soccer to take centre stage this summer time,” mentioned Mr Čeferin.

“UEFA Girls’s EURO 2017 will probably be a memorable pageant of one of the best that European girls’s soccer has to supply.”

The UEFA President added that the stature of the Girls’s EURO was being strengthened by way of the rise in taking part groups. “Which means much more associations, gamers and their followers may have the chance to relish the event’s distinctive flavour.”

Mr Čeferin emphasised that the event offered a super alternative to evaluate the outstanding progress made by girls’s soccer lately.

“An growing variety of girls and women are getting concerned as gamers or in different capacities,” he mentioned.

“This improvement is being given much more impetus by UEFA’s new Collectively # WePlayStrong marketing campaign, which goals to make soccer the primary sport for girls in each European nation within the coming years.”

The UEFA President mirrored on the truth that the main European girls’s gamers had been now personalities in their very own proper. “All of them have a vital contribution to make as function fashions who encourage younger women to take up the sport,” he added.

Michael van Praag mentioned that the Netherlands was prepared and ready to welcome “a real celebration of ladies’s soccer.” 

“It’s a actual delight to see the fervour proven in direction of the quickest rising space of sport in our nation,” he added. “Collectively we will generate enthusiasm for girls’s soccer, and be an inspiration for brand spanking new generations.”

“We imagine that if we fulfil our mission to organise a protected, festive and profitable event,” the KNVB president concluded, “the results of UEFA Girls’s EURO 2017 will probably be a optimistic legacy for girls’s soccer.”

“Let’s make it a event to recollect.”

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