Susanne Sussie Nilsson is a Serbian goalkeeper of Serbian-Swedish origin currently playing for Djurgårdens IF in the Damallsvenskan. She previously played for Sunnanå SK, AIK and Göteborg FC, Nilsson signed for Göteborg FC in 2009 from Byttorps IF. She found her path to the first team blocked, first by Hedvig Lindahl and she spent part of the 2011 season on loan to Hovås Billdal IF, signed for AIK ahead of the 2012 season. In 2012, Nilsson was being evaluated by scouts from Turbine Potsdam and her contract with AIK contained a relegation release clause. When AIK was relegated, Nilsson signed a contract with Damallsvenskan newcomers Sunnanå SK. Nilsson played with Sunnanå SK during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, for the 2015 season, Nilsson joined Djurgårdens IF. As a Swedish under-19 international, she took part as a reserve in the 2009 U-19 European Championship and she made a total of 15 appearances for the U19 team and three for the U17 team. Despite being capped by Sweden up to level, Nilsson was eligible to play for Serbia.
In January 2013, she was considering an offer from the Serbs to attend their national training camp ahead of the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup qualification tournament
Promotion and relegation
In sports leagues and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between two divisions based on their performance for the completed season. In some leagues, playoffs or qualifying rounds are used to determine rankings. This process can continue through several levels of divisions, with teams being exchanged between levels 1 and 2, levels 2 and 3, levels 3 and 4, the number of teams exchanged between the divisions is almost always identical. Such variations will almost inevitably cause an effect through the lower divisions. Even in the absence of such circumstances, the pyramid-like nature of most European football league systems can still create knock-on effects at the regional level. The system is said to be the characteristic of the European form of professional sports league organization. Promotion and relegation have the effect of allowing the maintenance of a hierarchy of leagues and divisions and they maintain the importance of games played by many low-ranked teams near the end of the season, which may be at risk of relegation.
In contrast, a low-ranked US or Canadian teams final games serve little purpose, although not intrinsic to the system, problems can occur due to the differing monetary payouts and revenue-generating potential that different divisions provide to their clubs. For example, financial hardship has sometimes occurred in leagues where clubs do not reduce their wage bill once relegated, some leagues offer parachute payments to its relegated teams for the following year. The payouts are higher than the money received by some non-relegated teams and are designed to soften the financial hit that clubs take whilst dropping out of the Premier League. However, in many cases these parachute payments just serve to inflate the costs of competing for promotion among the lower division clubs as newly relegated teams retain a financial advantage. If these are not satisfied, a team may be promoted in their place. While the primary purpose of the system is to maintain competitive balance. On several occasions, the Italian Football Federation has relegated clubs found to have involved in match-fixing.
This occurred most recently in 2006, when the initial champions Juventus were relegated to Serie B. An exception is the proposed UEFA Nations League, which will feature promotion and relegation across four levels, in tennis, the Davis Cup has promotion and relegation where each group uses a knockout tournament format in which first-round losers play off to avoid relegation. In the United States and Australia, teams are not promoted or relegated. The USL set up two leagues, now known as the United Soccer League and the Premier Development League, although the system is now in place, it is not compulsory and is rarely used
UEFA Women's Championship
The competition is the womens equivalent of the UEFA European Championship. The predecessor tournament to the UEFA Womens Championship began in the early 1980s, with increasing popularity of womens football, the competition was given European Championship status by UEFA around 1990. Only the 1991 and 1995 editions have used as European qualifiers for a FIFA Womens World Cup, starting in 1999. Eight UEFA Womens Championships have taken place, preceded by 3 editions of the earlier European Competition for Representative Womens Teams, the most recent holding of the competition was the 2013 Womens Euro hosted by Sweden in July 2013. The 1984 Finals was won by Sweden, Norway won in the 1987 Finals. Since then, the UEFA Womens Championship has been dominated by Germany, germanys 2013 win was their sixth in a row. The tournament was played as a four team event. The 1997 edition was the first that was played with eight teams, the third expansion happened in 2009 when 12 teams participated. From 2017 onwards 16 teams will compete for the championship
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
FFC Turbine Potsdam is a football club team in Potsdam, Germany. Frauen-Fußball-Club Turbine Potsdam 71 e. V and they are one of the most successful teams in Germany. The team plays in the Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion in the Babelsberg district of Potsdam, before the reunification of Germany, the team was one of the predominant teams in East German womens football. The team currently plays in the German womens Bundesliga and it is the team from the former East to win the unified title. The team won the UEFA Womens Champions League competition in the 2004–05 season and their biggest rivals are Western FFC Frankfurt. In 1955, the Betriebssportgemeinschaft Turbine Potsdam was founded, the club was supported by the local energy supplier. The men’s football team played with success on lower levels. On New Year’s Eve 1970, Bernd Schröder, an employee of the energy supplier and it says that a women’s football team will be established on 3 March 1971. The identify of the responsible for this paper was never established.
The women’s team was founded on 3 March 1971, and Bernd Schröder became the first coach, the first match was played on 25 May 1971, at Empor Tangermünde and ended with a 3–0 win for Turbine. The first district championship was played a and was won by Turbine. Schröder was always looking for new players and he concentrated on former track and field athletes who were dropped by their clubs. Schröder became an employee in his company, so he could offer jobs. In 1979, the first unofficial women’s football championship of the GDR was held – unofficial as women’s football was far from being recognised by the Olympic Games, Turbine was the favourite but missed the final tournament. They missed the tournament in 1980. The final tournament in 1981 was held in Potsdam and Schröder was under pressure and he held a training camp by the Baltic Sea. However, the team struggled during the qualification, the team was unbeaten in the final tournament and won their first championship. Each player received 50 East German mark and Schröder was awarded the title Activist of socialist work, Turbine won the championships of 1982 and 1983
An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the players or the teams rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are used to help coaches and managers select. If the players play in different teams in other leagues. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team, international competitions like the Olympic Games may hold exhibition games as part of a demonstration sport. In the early days of football, known simply as football or soccer. However, since the development of The Football League in England in 1888, league tournaments became established, in addition to lengthy derby, since the introduction of league football, most club sides play a number of friendlies before the start of each season. Friendly football matches are considered to be non-competitive and are used to warm up players for a new season/competitive match. There is generally nothing competitive at stake and some rules may be changed or experimented with, although these events may involve sponsorship deals and the awarding of a trophy and may even be broadcast on television, there is little prestige attached to them.
Frequently such games take place between a club and small clubs that play nearby, such as those between Newcastle United and Gateshead. International teams play friendlies, generally in preparation for the qualifying or final stages of major tournaments and this is essential, since national squads generally have much less time together in which to prepare. The biggest difference between friendlies at the club and international levels is that international friendlies mostly take place during club league seasons and this has on occasion led to disagreement between national associations and clubs as to the availability of players, who could become injured or fatigued in a friendly. Players can be booked in international friendlies, and can be suspended from international matches based on red cards or accumulated yellows in a specified period. Caps and goals scored count towards a players career records, in the UK and Ireland, exhibition match and friendly match refer to two different types of matches. A bounce game is generally a non-competitive football match played between two sides usually as part of an exercise or to give players match practice.
Managers may use bounce games as an opportunity to observe a player in action before offering a contract, usually these games are played on a training ground rather than in a stadium with no spectators in attendance. Exhibition fights were common in boxing. Jack Dempsey fought many exhibition bouts after retiring, joe Louis fought a charity fight on his rematch with Buddy Baer, but this was not considered an exhibition as it was for Louis world Heavyweight title. Muhammad Ali fought many exhibitions, including one with Lyle Alzado, in more modern times, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Jorge Castro have been involved in exhibition fights
Ann-Katrin Berger is a German footballer. She is currently a goalkeeper for Birmingham City in the FA WSL, at the age of four, Berger began playing football in the KSG Eislingen. As a teenager, she moved to FV Faurndau, in 2007, she moved up to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. A year later, Berger moved to second division side, VfL Sindelfingen, in the summer of 2011, Berger signed a three-year contract with 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the Frauen Bundesliga, the top division in Germany and she made her debut for the club on 21 August 2011 and shut out Hamburger SV 4–0. She made five appearances for the club during the 2011/2012 season playing a total of 450 minutes, Potsdam finished first in the league with an 18–2–2 record. In June 2016, she joined Birmingham City, FFC Turbine Potsdam Bundesliga, Winner 2012 FFC Turbine Potsdam player profile PSG player profile Ann-Katrin Berger on Twitter
Sweden women's national football team
Sweden womens national football team officially represents Sweden in womens association football. Sweden won the European Competition for Womens Football in 1984, a success the team has not managed to repeat, the team has participated in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the medal at the 2011 FIFA Womens World Cup. The 2003 World Cup-final was the second most watched event in Sweden that year, lotta Schelin is the top goalscorer in the history of Sweden with 85 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungbergs 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014, the player with the most caps is Therese Sjögran, with 214. Sundhages contract goes into effect in December 2012, after winning the two qualifying matches against Denmark for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the womens team. The new budget granted over a million SEK for the team and 150,000 SEK per player for developing physical fitness, the new grants are almost a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds.
The developments and conditions of the Sweden womens national team can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013. *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks, **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil, the following is a list of matches in 2016 The following is a list of matches in 2017 Squad for the 2017 Algarve Cup. Caps and goals as of 24 January 2017
Captain (association football)
The team captain is usually identified by the wearing of an armband. The only official responsibility of a captain specified by the Laws of the Game is to participate in the toss prior to kick-off. Contrary to what is said, captains have no special authority under the Laws to challenge a decision by the referee. However, referees may talk to the captain of a side about the general behaviour when necessary. At an award-giving ceremony after a fixture like a cup competition final, any trophy won by a team will be received by the captain who will be the first one to hoist it. The captain generally leads the teams out of the room at the start of the match. The captain generally provides a point for the team, if morale is low. Captains may join the manager in deciding the first team for a certain game, in youth or recreational football, the captain often takes on duties, that would, at a higher level, be delegated to the manager. A club captain is usually appointed for a season, if he is unavailable or not selected for a particular game, the club vice-captain will be appointed to perform a similar role.
The match captain is the first player to lift a trophy should the team win one, a good example of this was in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final when match captain Peter Schmeichel lifted the trophy for Manchester United as club captain Roy Keane was suspended. In the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, match captain Frank Lampard jointly lifted the trophy for Chelsea with club captain John Terry, a club may appoint two distinct roles, a club captain to represent the players in a public relations role, and correspondent on the pitch. After Neville retired in 2011, regular starter Nemanja Vidić was named as club captain, são Paulos Rogério Ceni is the player who has worn the captains armband the most times. A vice-captain is a player that is expected to captain the side when the captain is not included in the starting eleven, or if, during a game. Examples include Manuel Neuer succeeding Philipp Lahm at Bayern Munich, Marcelo attaining from Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid C. F, gary Cahill being the understudy of John Terry at Chelsea FC and Lionel Messi taking over from Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona.
Similarly, some clubs name a 3rd captain to take the role of captain when both the captain and vice-captain are unavailable, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Germany had three captains. Michael Ballack had skippered the team since 2004, including the successful qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. Lahm ended up becoming the permanent captain of Germany, as Ballack was never called up for the national team
UEFA Women's Euro 2013
The 2013 UEFA Womens Championship, commonly referred to as Womens Euro 2013, was the 11th European Championship for womens national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament, held in Sweden from 10 to 28 July 2013 and it concluded with Germany, the defending champions, winning their sixth consecutive and eighth overall Womens Euro title after defeating Norway in the final. Sweden were selected as hosts by UEFAs Executive Committee in 2010, the other eleven finalists were decided by a qualifying competition, featuring 44 teams, staged between March 2011 to October 2012. It was the last time the finals featured twelve teams, as from 2017 onwards they will be expanded to sixteen teams. Sweden was awarded the hosting of the tournament on 4 October 2010 at a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Minsk, the only rival host bid came from the Netherlands. Several other European national associations, including Switzerland and Poland, had shown interest in staging the tournament, Sweden has previously co-hosted the tournament in 1997.
A total of 44 teams entered the process to compete for the eleven available places in the final tournament, alongside host nation Sweden. Six teams were eliminated during an eight-team preliminary round staged in Macedonia. On 14 March 201138 teams – the 36 top-ranked nations, matches in these qualifying groups began in September 2011 and concluded a year later. The seven group winners qualified for the final tournament along with the best-ranked runners-up. The remaining six runners-up entered into two-legged play-offs held in October 2012 to determine the final line-up, the following twelve teams participated in the final tournament, The tournament was staged at seven venues in seven different towns with each group being staged at two different venues. At some venues, the capacity was reduced during the championship, the final draw for the tournament group stage took place on 9 November 2012 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg. The ceremony was conducted by the UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino, with the drawn out by tournament ambassadors Patrik Andersson.
As hosts, Sweden were automatically placed in the top-seeded pot, the eleven qualifiers were placed into the three final draw pots according to their UEFA coefficient ranking. It was decreed in advance the groups into which the three top-seeded teams would be placed, twelve referee trios were announced by the UEFA on 19 June 2013. All officials were based in Jönköping, the twelve national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players by 3 June 2013 at the latest. Only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament, the final match schedule for the tournament was confirmed on 6 December 2012. All twelve finalists began the tournament at the stage, with those not eliminated advancing to the knockout stage
UEFA Women's Euro 2009
The 2009 UEFA Womens Championship, or just Womens Euro 2009, was played in Finland between August 23 and September 10,2009. The host was appointed on July 11,2006, in a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Berlin, the UEFA Womens Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national team is the best in Europe. The 2009 tournament was won by Germany for a time in ten events. They beat England, appearing in their first final since 1984, the Germans boasted the tournaments leading goalscorer in Inka Grings. Twelve teams competed in the competition, an increase of 4 teams from 8 teams that played in previous tournaments, after a preliminary round,30 teams competed in a qualifying group stage. Those teams were divided into six groups of five, with teams playing each other on a home-and-away basis, the six group winners advanced to the final tournament.
The six runners-up and the four best third-placed teams played a qualification playoff and those 11 teams and the hosts completed the 12-team lineup for the competition. In the opening round of Group A matches and the Netherlands showed that they would be contenders for qualification beyond the group stage. In the opening match of the tournament goals from Kirsten van de Ven, the evening fixture in the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki saw the host nation Finland begin their campaign with a 1–0 victory over Denmark. Maija Saari scored the first goal of the campaign, her first international goal, in Group B defending World and European Champions Germany set the marker, dispatching fellow contenders Norway 4–0. The champions and favourites to defend their title stuttered early on as they took a 1–0 lead, in the other match in Group B, France began their campaign with a win, recovering from a goal down to beat Iceland 3–1. Group C opened with a surprise, World Cup quarter-finalists England beaten 2–1 by Group C outsiders Italy, England led 1–0 thanks to a Williams penalty just before half-time however goals from Panico and Tuttino gave Italy the victory.
England finished the game with ten women after Casey Stoney was dismissed, in Group Cs other match 2003 World Cup finalists Sweden opened their challenge with a comfortable 3–0 win over Russia. Finland continued their form in Group A, following up their 1–0 victory with a 2–1 win against the Netherlands. Kalmari scored twice as the nation moved into the Quarter-Finals as winners of Group A with a match to spare. The win for Finland would prove to be the end for Ukraine, earlier on the Ukrainian team had been beaten by Denmark 2–1, and a result of the Dutch and Danes meeting in the next round of Group games could no longer qualify for the Quarter-Finals. Maiken Pape scored three minutes from time to devastate the debut nation, Group B saw holders Germany progress after another thumping win, this time a 5–1 success against the French