2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Greece
Dates 6–19 July 2015
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
2014
2016

The 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship will be the 14th edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (64th edition if the Under-18 and Junior eras are included), the annual European youth football competition contested by the men's under-19 national teams of the member associations of UEFA. Greece will host the tournament.[1] Players born on or after 1 January 1996 will be eligible to participate in this competition.

Qualification[edit]

All 54 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Greece qualifying automatically, the other 53 teams will compete in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament.[2] The qualifying competition consists of two rounds: Qualifying round, which takes place in autumn 2014, and Elite round, which takes place in spring 2015.[3]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
only U-19 era (since 2002)
 Greece Hosts 20 March 2012 5 (2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
 Germany Elite round Group 2 winners 31 March 2015 6 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014)
 Russia Elite round Group 3 winners 28 March 2015 1 (2007)
 Netherlands Elite round Group 4 winners 31 March 2015 2 (2010, 2013)
 Austria Elite round Group 6 winners 31 March 2015 4 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010)
 France Elite round Group 7 winners 31 March 2015 7 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italics indicate host.

Final draw[edit]

The final draw will be held in Greece on 9 June 2015.[4] The eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams.

Venues[edit]

The three venues are Veria, Katerini and Larisa.

Squads[edit]

Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players.[3]

Group stage[edit]

Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-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:[3]

  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 July 2015. Source: UEFA

6 July 2015
A1 v A2

6 July 2015
A3 v A4

9 July 2015
A1 v A3

9 July 2015
A2 v A4

12 July 2015
A4 v A1

12 July 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 7 July 2015. Source: UEFA

7 July 2015
B1 v B2

7 July 2015
B3 v B4

10 July 2015
B1 v B3

10 July 2015
B2 v B4

13 July 2015
B4 v B1

13 July 2015
B2 v B3

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[3]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
16 July
 Winner Group A  
 Runner-up Group B  
 
19 July
     Winner Semi-final 1
   Winner Semi-final 2
16 July
 Winner Group B
 Runner-up Group A  

Semi-finals[edit]

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

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

Final[edit]

19 July 2015
Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2

References[edit]

External links[edit]