Second edition. Matches played over 2x35 minutes. Organized by the FIFF (Federazione Internazionale di Football Femminile).
Following the 1st Coppa Europa in 1969, and the world championships held in 1970 and 1971, a second Coppa Europa was planned for 1971-72. Six teams, in two groups of three, would play home and away matches with the two group winners to meet in a final. However, as far as is known only one match actually took place. This period coincided with the unification in early 1972 of the two rival Italian associations controlling women's football (FICF & FFIGC), which reduced the influence of the Italian organisers of the previous international tournaments, and the assertion of control by the (male-focussed) FIFA-affiliated associations of some of the other countries involved.
Group A 28-11-71 Italy 2-2 France [Varone 16', Ciceri 50' / Tschopp 12', Henry 67'] [Stadio Moretti, Udine; att: 1,500; ref: Jean-Pierre Minarich (Switzerland)] [Italy: Daniela Sogliani, Rosetta Cunzolo, Maria Fabris, Paola Cardia, Maria Castelli, Elena Schiavo (cap), Carmela Varone, Manola Conter, Maurizia Ciceri, Claudia Avon, Elisabetta Vignotto. Coaches: Dino Perini and Ruggero Moro. France: Marie-Louise Butzig, Chantal Serre, Marie-Bernadette Thomas, Colette Guyard, Nicole Mangas, Dominique Dewulf, Claudine Diť, Jocelyne Ratignier, Jocelyne Henry, Marie-Christine Tschopp [c], Ghislaine Royer. Coach: Pierre Geoffroy. Notes: Sources vary on the goal details, e.g. first Italian goal at 21', first French scorer Guyard, second French scorer Royer. The match is official for the FFF, but is not listed by the FIGC. The Italian team was selected by the FICF (Federazione Italiana Calcio Femminile).] .France 1 0 1 0 2- 2 1 .Italy 1 0 1 0 2- 2 1 .Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0- 0 0 Group B .Austria 0 0 0 0 0- 0 0 .Denmark 0 0 0 0 0- 0 0 .England 0 0 0 0 0- 0 0
Sources included: "Corriere dello Sport" (Roma), "Gazzetta dello Sport" (Milano), "La Stampa" (Torino), FIGC.it, FFF.fr, Footofeminin.fr.
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