2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
2015 УЕФА Европейско първенство за юноши до 17 години
Tournament details
Host country Bulgaria
Dates 6–22 May 2015
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
2014
2016

The 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship will be the 14th edition of UEFA's European Under-17 Football Championship. Bulgaria will host the tournament,[1] and will also see the number of teams in the finals rise from 8 to 16. Players born after 1 January 1998 will be eligible to participate in this competition.

The finals tournament also acts as a qualifier for the FIFA U-17 World Cup that will take place in Chile later that year, with 6 teams qualifying.

Each match lasts 80 minutes, consisting of two periods of 40 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes.

Qualification[edit]

Main articles: Qualifying round and elite round

The qualifying process consists of two rounds: Qualifying round and Elite round. [2]

52 national teams will compete to determine the fifteen teams for the final.

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
only U-17 era (since 2002)
 Bulgaria Hosts 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italics indicate host.

Final draw[edit]

The final draw will be held in Pomorie, Bulgaria on 2 April 2015.[3][4] The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four teams.

Venues[edit]

The competition is due to be played at four venues in four host cities: Beroe Stadium (in Stara Zagora), Hadzhi Dimitar Stadium (in Sliven), Lazur Stadium (in Burgas), and Arena Sozopol (in Sozopol).

Stara Zagora Sliven Burgas Sozopol
Beroe Stadium Hadzhi Dimitar Stadium Lazur Stadium Arena Sozopol
Capacity: 12,128 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 18,037 Capacity: 3,000
Burgas Lasur Stadion.jpg

Squads[edit]

Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players.[2]

Group stage[edit]

Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.

Tiebreakers

if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:[2]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If only two teams have the same number of points, and they are tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their ranking is determined by a penalty shoot-out (this criteria is not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if the rankings of the two teams are not relevant for which team qualifies for the next stage).
  8. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. Drawing of lots.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 May 2015. Source: UEFA
6 May 2015
A1 v A2

6 May 2015
A3 v A4


9 May 2015
A1 v A3

9 May 2015
A2 v A4


12 May 2015
A4 v A1

12 May 2015
A2 v A3

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 May 2015. Source: UEFA
6 May 2015
B1 v B2

6 May 2015
B3 v B4


9 May 2015
B1 v B3

9 May 2015
B2 v B4


12 May 2015
B4 v B1

12 May 2015
B2 v B3

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 May 2015. Source: UEFA
7 May 2015
C1 v C2

7 May 2015
C3 v C4


10 May 2015
C1 v C3

10 May 2015
C2 v C4


13 May 2015
C4 v C1

13 May 2015
C2 v C3

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 May 2015. Source: UEFA
7 May 2015
D1 v D2

7 May 2015
D3 v D4


10 May 2015
D1 v D3

10 May 2015
D2 v D4


13 May 2015
D4 v D1

13 May 2015
D2 v D3

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).[2]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
16 May
 
 
Winner Group A
 
19 May
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Quarter-final 1
 
16 May
 
Winner Quarter-final 3
 
Winner Group C
 
22 May
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Semi-final 1
 
16 May
 
Winner Semi-final 2
 
Winner Group B
 
19 May
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Quarter-final 2
 
16 May
 
Winner Quarter-final 4
 
Winner Group D
 
 
Runner-up Group C
 


 
FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offs  
 
           
 
19 May
 
 
Loser Quarter-final 1
 
 
Loser Quarter-final 3
 
 
19 May
 
 
Loser Quarter-final 2
 
 
Loser Quarter-final 4
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Winners qualify for 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Losers play in FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offs.

16 May 2015
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B


16 May 2015
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A


16 May 2015
Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D


16 May 2015
Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C

FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offs[edit]

Winners qualify for 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

19 May 2015
Loser Quarter-final 1 v Loser Quarter-final 3


19 May 2015
Loser Quarter-final 2 v Loser Quarter-final 4

Semi-finals[edit]

19 May 2015
Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 3


19 May 2015
Winner Quarter-final 2 v Winner Quarter-final 4

Final[edit]

22 May 2015
Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2

References[edit]

External links[edit]