2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round

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The 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round was the second round of qualification for the final tournament of the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Malta. The 27 teams advancing from the qualifying round plus Germany, who received a bye to the elite round, were drawn into seven groups of four teams, where they played each other in a single round-robin mini-tournament hosted by one of the group's teams. The seven group winners qualified for the final tournament.

As the team with the highest UEFA under-17 coefficient, Germany were given a bye to this round. The draw for the elite round was held on 28 November 2013 and matches took place between 20 and 31 March 2014.

Seeding[edit]

The draw for the elite round was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, on 28 November 2013.[1] Each team was placed in one of four drawing pots, according to their qualifying round results.[2] The seven sides with the best records were seeded in Pot A, and so forth until Pot D, which contained the seven teams with the weakest records. During the draw, each group was filled with one team from every pot, taking into account that teams that played each other in the first qualifying round could not be drawn into the same group again.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D
 Germany
 England
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Spain
 Portugal
 Romania
 Serbia
  Switzerland
 France
 Italy
 Iceland
 Scotland
 Turkey
 Greece
 Belgium
 Georgia
 Czech Republic
 Latvia
 Russia
 Austria
 Republic of Ireland
 Wales
 Norway
 Sweden
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Albania
 Ukraine

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied 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 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 applying criteria 1) to 3) to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, the criteria 1) to 3) will be reapplied to determine the ranking of these teams. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5) and 6) will apply
  5. Results of all group matches:
    1. Superior goal difference
    2. Higher number of goals scored
  6. Drawing of lots

Additionally, if two teams which have the same number of points and the same number of goals scored and conceded play their last group match against each other and are still equal at the end of that match, their final rankings are determined by the penalty shoot-out and not by the criteria listed above. This procedure is applicable only if a ranking of the teams is required to determine the group winner.

Groups[edit]

Colour key in group tables
Group winners qualify for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

The hosts of the seven mini-tournament groups are indicated below in italics.

All times are CET (UTC+01:00) until 29 March 2014 and CEST (UTC+02:00) starting from 30 March 2014.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Switzerland 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
 Russia 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Wales 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Switzerland   1–0  Wales
Babic Goal 77' Report
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)
Spain  1–1  Russia
Marín Goal 40' Report Kipiani Goal 50'
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)

Spain  1–0  Wales
Meré Goal 71' Report
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)
Russia  1–1   Switzerland
Yamschikov Goal 62' Report Ajeti Goal 80+2'
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)

Switzerland   1–0  Spain
Alpsoy Goal 75' Report
Trudovye Rezervy Stadium, Kazan
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
Wales  0–2  Russia
Report Pronichev Goal 4' (pen.)
Melkadze Goal 80+3'
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Poland 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Greece 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
 Norway 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Poland  2–1  Greece
Kownacki Goal 26'49' Report Xiros Goal 63'
Turkey  3–2  Norway
Enes Ünal Goal 27'46'
Doğuş Can Goal 63'
Report Svendsen Goal 7'
Lorentzen Goal 29'
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)

Poland  2–1  Norway
Ryczkowski Goal 33'
Kownacki Goal 67'
Report Lorentzen Goal 65'
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)
Greece  0–1  Turkey
Report Enes Ünal Goal 60'
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Turkey  0–0  Poland
Report
Penalties
Aydoğan Penalty missed
Karakoç Penalty scored
Ersoy Penalty scored
Bekaroğlu Penalty scored
Enes Ünal Penalty scored
Özfesli Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Wieteska
Penalty scored Jagiełło
Penalty scored Drągowski
Penalty missed Borecki
Penalty scored Kownacki
Penalty missed Skrzecz
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Norway  0–3  Greece
Report Manthatis Goal 16'60'
Angelopoulos Goal 31' (pen.)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 France 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Austria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
 Sweden 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
France  3–0  Sweden
Saint-Maximin Goal 3'
Gelin Goal 13'
Michelin Goal 49'
Report
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (Ireland)
Netherlands  2–1  Austria
Berenstein Goal 71'80+3' Report Prokop Goal 66'
Sportpark Parkzicht, Uden
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

Austria  1–2  France
Posch Goal 33' (pen.) Report Dembele Goal 75'80+1'
Sportpark Parkzicht, Uden
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
Netherlands  2–0  Sweden
Slabbekoorn Goal 28'
Bergwijn Goal 56'
Report
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

France  1–3  Netherlands
Thuram Goal 58' Report van de Beek Goal 42'
Bergwijn Goal 45'60'
Sportpark Parkzicht, Uden
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
Sweden  0–1  Austria
Report Peric Goal 56'
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (Ireland)

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Italy 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
 Albania 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Italy  2–1  Albania
Felicioli Goal 28'
de Santis Goal 61' (pen.)
Report Bare Goal 14'
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)
England  1–0  Czech Republic
Solanke Goal 53' Report

England  1–0  Albania
Brown Goal 49' Report
Czech Republic  2–1  Italy
Klíma Goal 78'
Černý Goal 80+1'
Report Bonazzoli Goal 27'
Referee: Alejandro Hernandez (Spain)

Italy  1–2  England
Trani Goal 54' Report Armstrong Goal 20'
Solanke Goal 72'
Referee: Alejandro Hernandez (Spain)
Albania  0–2  Czech Republic
Report Černý Goal 10'
Macek Goal 40'

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7
 Serbia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
 Georgia 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Germany  4–0  Georgia
Ochs Goal 4'58'
Fiore-Tapia Goal 78'
Henrichs Goal 80'
Report
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
Serbia  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Šaponjić Goal 7'
Jović Goal 80+3' (pen.)
Report Duggan Goal 67'
Sportski centar Kuća Fudbala, Stara Pazova
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)

Germany  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Besuschkow Goal 1'
Ferati Goal 9'
Ochs Goal 52'
Report
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)
Georgia  0–2  Serbia
Report Šaponjić Goal 64'
Karišić Goal 69'
Sportski centar Kuća Fudbala, Stara Pazova
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)

Republic of Ireland  2–2  Georgia
Tvaradze Goal 23' (o.g.)
McDonnell Goal 75'
Report Kiknadze Goal 77'
Kamladze Goal 80+2'
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
Serbia  1–1  Germany
Šaponjić Goal 13' Report Aydogan Goal 62'
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Scotland 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Romania 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
 Belgium 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Romania  0–0  Belgium
Report
Scotland  2–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lang Goal 21'
Wighton Goal 52' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Tvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)

Romania  0–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Gojak Goal 55'
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)
Belgium  1–3  Scotland
Damraoui Goal 28' Report Nesbitt Goal 44'
Ballantye Goal 52'
Sheppard Goal 64'
Referee: Tvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)

Scotland  1–0  Romania
Wright Goal 2' Report
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–0  Belgium
Gojak Goal 6'69'
Kremenović Goal 56'
Report
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
 Latvia 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Iceland  0–2  Ukraine
Report Hutsulyak Goal 40+2'
Taranukha Goal 43'
Estádio Municipal de Tábua, Tábua
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Portugal  3–0  Latvia
Gonçalves Goal 9'
Rodrigues Goal 39'
Sanches Goal 41'
Report

Latvia  0–0  Iceland
Report
Complexo Desportivo da Tocha, Tocha
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Portugal  3–0  Ukraine
Silva Goal 39'
Buta Goal 57'
Neves Goal 76'
Report
Centro de Treinos, Luso
Referee: Roy Reinshreiber (Israel)

Iceland  0–3  Portugal
Report Rodrigues Goal 20'
Neves Goal 64'
Neto Goal 67'
Ukraine  5–1  Latvia
Bērziņš Goal 7' (o.g.)
Mykhaylychenko Goal 30'
Schcebetun Goal 48'
Sautin Goal 70'76'
Report Tumanovs Goal 74'
Estádio Carlos Duarte, Pampilhosa
Referee: Sascha Amhof (Switzerland)

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
 Malta Hosts 0 (debut)
  Switzerland Group 1 winner 6 (2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
 Turkey Group 2 winner 5 (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)
 Netherlands Group 3 winner 7 (2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
 England Group 4 winner 8 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
 Germany Group 5 winner 5 (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
 Scotland Group 6 winner 1 (2008)
 Portugal Group 7 winner 4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2010)
1 Only counted appearances for under-17 era (bold indicates champion for that year, while italic indicates hosts)

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