2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification

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2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification
Tournament details
Dates19 September – 31 October 2014 (qualifying round)
12–26 March 2015 (elite round)
Teams53 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played126
Goals scored316 (2.51 per match)
Top scorer(s)Slovenia Jan Mlakar (8 goals)
2014
2016

The 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying competition was a men's under-17 football competition played in 2014 and 2015 to determine the 15 teams joining Bulgaria, who qualified automatically as hosts, in the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament.[1] A total of 53 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition.[2]

Each match lasted 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes.

The final tournament also acted as the UEFA qualifier for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, with six teams qualifying (the four semi-finalists and the two winners of play-off matches between the losing quarter-finalists).

Format[edit]

The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds:[3]

  • Qualifying round: Apart from Germany, which received a bye to the elite round as the team with the highest seeding coefficient, the remaining 52 teams were drawn into 13 groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The 13 group winners, the 13 runners-up, and the five third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams in their group advanced to the elite round.
  • Elite round: The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four teams. Each group was played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The eight group winners and the seven runners-up with the best record against the first and third-placed teams in their group qualified for the final tournament.

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of a mini-tournament, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:[3]

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

To determine the five best third-placed teams from the qualifying round and the seven best runners-up from the elite round, the results against the teams in fourth place were discarded. The following criteria were applied:[3]

  1. Higher number of points;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  5. Drawing of lots.

Qualifying round[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the qualifying round was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on 28 November 2013 at 09:30 CET (UTC+1).[4][5]

The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following:[6]

Each group contained two teams from Pot A and two teams from Pot B.[2]

For political reasons, if Azerbaijan and Armenia (due to the disputed status of Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as Georgia and Russia (due to the disputed status of South Ossetia), were drawn in the same group, neither would host the mini-tournament. Moreover, Spain and Gibraltar could not be drawn in the same group due to the disputed status of Gibraltar.

Bye to elite round
Team Coeff Rank
 Germany 11.333 1
Pot A
Team Coeff Rank
 Netherlands 9.500 2
 England 9.333 3
 France 9.000 4
 Hungary 8.500 5
 Italy 8.000 6
 Denmark 8.000 7
 Russia 7.833 8
 Czech Republic 7.833 9
 Spain 7.833 10
 Serbia 7.667 11
 Portugal 7.167 12
 Georgia 7.000 13
 Croatia 6.833 14
 Norway 6.833 15
  Switzerland 6.667 16
 Belgium 6.333 17
 Poland 6.333 18
 Ukraine 6.167 19
 Sweden 6.167 20
 Scotland 6.000 21
 Republic of Ireland 5.833 22
 Iceland 5.833 23
 Belarus 5.633 24
 Austria 5.500 25
 Slovakia 5.000 26
 Turkey 4.500 27
Pot B
Team Coeff Rank
 Greece 4.333 28
 Romania 4.333 29
 Northern Ireland 4.167 30
 Israel 4.000 31
 Finland 3.467 32
 Albania 3.000 33
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.000 34
 Slovenia 2.667 35
 Lithuania 2.333 36
 Luxembourg 2.333 37
 Kazakhstan 2.333 38
 Montenegro 2.333 39
 Latvia 2.167 40
 Estonia 1.833 41
 North Macedonia 1.667 42
 Azerbaijan 1.333 43
 Armenia 1.333 44
 Wales 1.000 45
 Moldova 1.000 46
 Cyprus 1.000 47
 Faroe Islands 1.000 48
 Andorra 0.667 49
 San Marino 0.333 50
 Malta 0.333 51
 Liechtenstein 0.000 52
 Gibraltar 0.000 53

Notes

  • Bulgaria (Coeff: 4.000) qualified automatically for the final tournament as hosts.

Groups[edit]

Times up to 25 October 2014 were CEST (UTC+2), thereafter times were CET (UTC+1).

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Scotland 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 7 Elite round
2  Republic of Ireland (H) 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
3  Faroe Islands 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
4  Gibraltar 3 0 1 2 0 9 −9 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Scotland 4–0 Faroe Islands
Ros. McCrorie Goal 41'
Hendry Goal 48'
Ross Goal 64'
St Clair Goal 66'
Report
Republic of Ireland 5–0 Gibraltar
Elbouzedi Goal 29'
Clarke Goal 36'63'
Davis Goal 54'
McCourt Goal 79'
Report
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)

Scotland 4–0 Gibraltar
Hendry Goal 34'
Serra Goal 46' (o.g.)
Miller Goal 58'
Allan Goal 63'
Report
Referee: Sven Bindels (Luxembourg)
Faroe Islands 2–4 Republic of Ireland
Treacy Goal 49' (o.g.)
Muller Goal 70'
Report O'Keeffe Goal 7'
Barrett Goal 35'
Kinsella Goal 69'
Clarke Goal 80+2'
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)

Republic of Ireland 0–0 Scotland
Report
Referee: Sven Bindels (Luxembourg)
Gibraltar 0–0 Faroe Islands
Report

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Elite round
2  Georgia (H) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3  Estonia 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4  Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Poland 4–0 Estonia
Wojtkowski Goal 7'12' (pen.)
Adamczyk Goal 80'80+3'
Report
Mikheil Meskhi 2, Tbilisi
Referee: Mihaly Fabian (Hungary)
Georgia 3–0 Liechtenstein
Arabidze Goal 28' (pen.)
Lezhava Goal 51'
Kokhreidze Goal 72'
Report
Referee: Sebastian Colţescu (Romania)

Poland 4–0 Liechtenstein
Seemann Goal 26' (o.g.)
Bielik Goal 43'
Jóźwiak Goal 60'
Wojtkowski Goal 80+2' (pen.)
Report
Mikheil Meskhi 2, Tbilisi
Referee: Tvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)
Estonia 1–2 Georgia
Käit Goal 31' Report Arabidze Goal 53'
Ninua Goal 79'
Referee: Mihaly Fabian (Hungary)

Georgia 0–1 Poland
Report Prusaczyk Goal 19'
Referee: Tvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)
Liechtenstein 0–2 Estonia
Report Käit Goal 54'62'
Mikheil Meskhi 2, Tbilisi
Referee: Sebastian Colţescu (Romania)

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Elite round
2  Iceland 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
3  Moldova (H) 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
4  Armenia 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Iceland 0–0 Moldova
Report
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Italy 3–0 Armenia
Cutrone Goal 34'65'
Scamacca Goal 76'
Report
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)

Iceland 2–0 Armenia
M. Hilmarsson Goal 13'
Agnarsson Goal 36'
Report
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)
Moldova 0–3 Italy
Report Llamas Goal 31' (pen.)
Cutrone Goal 51' (pen.)67'
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)

Italy 1–1 Iceland
Cutrone Goal 76' Report M. Hilmarsson Goal 41'
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Armenia 0–4 Moldova
Report Marandici Goal 74'78'
Voropai Goal 76'
Cojocaru Goal 80'
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Elite round
2  France 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3  Cyprus (H) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3
4  North Macedonia 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
England 4–1 Cyprus
Ndukwu Goal 13'45'58'
Edwards Goal 61'
Report Papakonstantinou Goal 80' (pen.)
Kouklia Community Stadium, Paphos
Referee: Clayton Pisani (Malta)
France 3–0 North Macedonia
Cognat Goal 62'
Pelican Goal 75'
Édouard Goal 80+1'
Report
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)

England 1–0 North Macedonia
Nmecha Goal 14' Report
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
Cyprus 0–4 France
Report Édouard Goal 18' (pen.)75'
Pelican Goal 49'
Cognat Goal 56'
Kouklia Community Stadium, Paphos
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)

France 1–3 England
Karamoh Goal 62' Report Willock Goal 30'
Patching Goal 39'
Dasilva Goal 69'
Referee: Clayton Pisani (Malta)
North Macedonia 1–2 Cyprus
Ristovski Goal 3' Report Matthaiou Goal 24'
Pileas Goal 65'
Kouklia Community Stadium, Paphos
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5 Elite round
2  Greece 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
3  Ukraine 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
4  Latvia (H) 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden 2–1 Latvia
Zeidan Goal 34'
Lidberg Goal 72'
Report Hvoiņickis Goal 48'
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)

Greece 0–0 Sweden
Report
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)
Ukraine 0–0 Latvia
Report
Referee: Mete Kalkavan (Turkey)

Sweden 0–0 Ukraine
Report
Latvia 0–1 Greece
Report Limnios Goal 17'

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Elite round
2  Slovenia (H) 3 1 1 1 5 1 +4 4
3  Northern Ireland 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
4  Turkey 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Turkey 0–5 Slovenia
Report Mlakar Goal 21' (pen.)22'46' (pen.)58'
Kene Goal 80'
Portugal 3–0 Northern Ireland
Generoso Goal 22'80+2'
Gomes Goal 47'
Report
ŠRC Bakovci Stadium, Bakovci
Referee: Jovan Kaluđerović (Montenegro)

Turkey 3–4 Northern Ireland
Yeşilyurt Goal 8'24'
Demiral Goal 41'
Report McКendry Goal 2'
McКee Goal 4'
King Goal 10'
Conaty Goal 80+3'
Referee: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)
Slovenia 0–1 Portugal
Report Gomes Goal 80'
ŠRC Bakovci Stadium, Bakovci
Referee: Jovan Kaluđerović (Montenegro)

Portugal 1–0 Turkey
Lourenço Goal 34' Report
ŠRC Bakovci Stadium, Bakovci
Northern Ireland 0–0 Slovenia
Report
Športni park Radenci, Radenci
Referee: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7 Elite round
2  Hungary (H) 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3  Israel 3 1 1 1 6 1 +5 4
4  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Croatia 8–1 Kazakhstan
Moro Goal 5'
Lovren Goal 11'32'
Brekalo Goal 16'50'
Sosa Goal 27'
Crnički Goal 62'80+2'
Report Soltanov Goal 75'
Grosics Gyula Stadion, Tatabánya
Referee: Jari Järvinen (Finland)
Hungary 1–0 Israel
At. Szalai Goal 26' (pen.) Report
Globall Football Park, Telki
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

Croatia 0–0 Israel
Report
Grosics Gyula Stadion, Tatabánya
Referee: Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (Iceland)
Kazakhstan 0–1 Hungary
Report Podymskiy Goal 56' (o.g.)
Globall Football Park, Telki
Referee: Jari Järvinen (Finland)

Hungary 1–2 Croatia
Szabó Goal 36' Report Lovren Goal 21'
Pasariček Goal 68'
Globall Football Park, Telki
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
Israel 6–0 Kazakhstan
Ronen Goal 9'33'
Kazimov Goal 18' (o.g.)
Cohen Goal 26'
Kataby Goal 64'
Mahamid Goal 70'
Report
Grosics Gyula Stadion, Tatabánya
Referee: Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (Iceland)

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9 Elite round
2  Serbia (H) 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
3  Finland 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Malta 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Serbia 1–0 Malta
Nišić Goal 71' Report
Sports Center of FA of Serbia, Stara Pazova
Referee: Padraig Sutton (Republic of Ireland)
Netherlands 2–0 Finland
Fernandes Goal 71'
Dilrosun Goal 80+3'
Report
Stadion Srem Jakovo, Jakovo
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (Austria)

Serbia 1–0 Finland
Mehmedović Goal 40+1' Report
Sports Center of FA of Serbia, Stara Pazova
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)
Malta 0–1 Netherlands
Report Janga Goal 22'
Stadion Srem Jakovo, Jakovo
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (Austria)

Netherlands 1–0 Serbia
Eiting Goal 18' (pen.) Report
Sports Center of FA of Serbia, Stara Pazova
Referee: Padraig Sutton (Republic of Ireland)
Finland 2–1 Malta
Mäenpää Goal 16'
Lingman Goal 52' (pen.)
Report Beerman Goal 50'
Stadion Srem Jakovo, Jakovo
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)

Group 9[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9 Elite round
2  Norway 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
3  Albania (H) 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
4  San Marino 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Austria 2–0 San Marino
Lovrić Goal 14'34' Report
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
Norway 3–0 Albania
Helmersen Goal 24'
Sæter Goal 48'
Ajer Goal 58'
Report

San Marino 0–4 Norway
Report Sæter Goal 8'
Stensby Goal 48'
Bredeli Goal 50'
Fjellberg Goal 56'
Austria 2–0 Albania
Jakupovic Goal 52'
Filip Goal 80+1'
Report
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)

Norway 0–2 Austria
Report Jakupovic Goal 60'
Filip Goal 64'
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)
Albania 5–1 San Marino
Pepsi Goal 24'63'
Dhamo Goal 54'
Zeka Goal 71'
Berisha Goal 74'
Report C. Gatti Goal 72'
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)

Group 10[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium (H) 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6 Elite round
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4[a]
3  Azerbaijan 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4[a]
4   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tie broken by penalty shoot-out, as they were playing each other in the last round of matches.
Switzerland  0–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Mustafić Goal 80+3'
KVV Thes Sport, Tessenderlo
Referee: Rob Rogers (Republic of Ireland)
Belgium 3–0 Azerbaijan
Van Vaerenbergh Goal 11'71'
Azzaoui Goal 50' (pen.)
Report
Patro Eisden, Maasmechelen
Referee: Antonis Giachos (Greece)

Belgium 4–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Verreth Goal 17'61'
Janssens Goal 23'
Daneels Goal 56'
Report Mujagić Goal 42'
KVV Thes Sport, Tessenderlo
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)
Azerbaijan 2–1  Switzerland
Suleymanov Goal 28'
Garayev Goal 69'
Report Samardzic Goal 22'
Referee: Antonis Giachos (Greece)

Switzerland  1–0 Belgium
Guillemenot Goal 40' Report
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)

Group 11[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Elite round
2  Slovakia (H) 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3  Luxembourg 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Lithuania 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Slovakia 1–0 Luxembourg
Tupta Goal 73' Report
Referee: Mervyn Smyth (Northern Ireland)
Spain 2–1 Lithuania
Zalazar Goal 9'
Aleñá Goal 50'
Report Mėgelaitis Goal 6'
SFM Senec, Veľký Biel
Referee: Orel Greenfeld (Israel)

Slovakia 2–0 Lithuania
Tupta Goal 43'56' Report
Referee: Sascha Amhof (Switzerland)
Luxembourg 0–3 Spain
Report Zalazar Goal 8'69'
Pepelu Goal 52'
SFM Senec, Veľký Biel
Referee: Orel Greenfeld (Israel)

Spain 3–1 Slovakia
Šušolík Goal 20' (o.g.)
Villanueva Goal 50'
Arnaiz Goal 53'
Report Tešlár Goal 9'
Referee: Sascha Amhof (Switzerland)
Lithuania 0–3 Luxembourg
Report Avdusinovic Goal 20'
Klein Goal 40'
Bijelic Goal 59'
SFM Senec, Veľký Biel
Referee: Mervyn Smyth (Northern Ireland)

Group 12[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Elite round
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3  Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
4  Andorra (H) 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Czech Republic 2–1 Romania
Plachý Goal 11'
Sadílek Goal 49'
Report Mihalcea Goal 27'
Denmark 3–1 Andorra
Brink Goal 34'58' (pen.)62' Report Fernández Goal 71'

Romania 6–1 Denmark
Coman Goal 2'10'33'
Motreanu Goal 54'
Gîsă Goal 59'
Ghiță Goal 67'
Report Lønfeldt Goal 44'
Czech Republic 1–0 Andorra
Chaluš Goal 52' Report

Denmark 0–1 Czech Republic
Report Turnya Goal 53'
Andorra 0–1 Romania
Report Coman Goal 55' (pen.)
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (Croatia)

Group 13[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Elite round
2  Belarus (H) 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3  Wales 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Montenegro 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Russia 0–0 Wales
Report
Belarus 1–0 Montenegro
Bakhar Goal 28' (pen.) Report
Referee: Peter Kralović (Slovakia)

Russia 2–0 Montenegro
Galadzhan Goal 14'
Denisov Goal 80+4'
Report
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
Wales 1–2 Belarus
Abbruzzese Goal 58' Report Kuptsov Goal 12'
Lisakovich Goal 80' (pen.)
Referee: Peter Kralović (Slovakia)

Belarus 1–2 Russia
Saramakha Goal 5' Report Kirillov Goal 15'
Tatayev Goal 68'
Montenegro 1–2 Wales
Ćosović Goal 13' Report Cullen Goal 39'
Harris Goal 75'
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

To determine the five best third-placed teams from the qualifying round which advanced to the elite round, only the results of the third-placed teams against the first and second-placed teams in their group were taken into account.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 5  Ukraine 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 Elite round
2 13  Wales 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
3 7  Israel 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
4 10  Azerbaijan 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
5 6  Northern Ireland 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1[a]
6 3  Moldova 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1[a]
7 8  Finland 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
8 11  Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
9 2  Estonia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
10 9  Albania 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0
11 1  Faroe Islands 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0
12 12  Denmark 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6 0
13 4  Cyprus 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tie broken by disciplinary points.

Elite round[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the elite round was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on 3 December 2014 at 10:40 CET (UTC+1).[7][8]

The teams were seeded according to their results in the qualifying round.[9] Germany, which received a bye to the elite round, were automatically seeded into Pot A. Each group contained one team from Pot A, one team from Pot B, one team from Pot C, and one team from Pot D. Winners and runners-up from the same qualifying round group could not be drawn in the same group, but third-placed teams could be drawn in the same group as winners or runners-up from the same qualifying round group.[10]

Before the draw UEFA confirmed that, for political reasons, Ukraine and Russia could not be drawn in the same group due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine.[10]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
1  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pot A
2 2  Poland 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
3 11  Spain 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9[a]
4 4  England 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9[a]
5 9  Austria 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
6 6  Portugal 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
7 8  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
8 12  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
9 7  Croatia 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 7 Pot B
10 1  Scotland 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 7
11 1  Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
12 3  Italy 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
13 13  Russia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
14 12  Romania 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6[a]
15 4  France 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6[a]
16 10  Belgium 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6[a]
17 9  Norway 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6[a] Pot C
18 2  Georgia 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
19 11  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6[a]
20 13  Belarus 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6[a]
21 7  Hungary 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
22 8  Serbia 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
23 3  Iceland 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
24 5  Sweden 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
25 5  Greece 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5 Pot D
26 7  Israel 3 1 1 1 6 1 +5 4
27 6  Slovenia 3 1 1 1 5 1 +4 4
28 13  Wales 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
29 6  Northern Ireland 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
30 10  Azerbaijan 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4[a]
31 10  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4[a]
32 5  Ukraine 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient used for qualifying round draw; 6) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Tie broken by disciplinary points.

Groups[edit]

All times were CET (UTC+1).

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 Final tournament
2  Spain (H) 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
3  Israel 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
4  Sweden 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
France 1–0 Israel
Boutobba Goal 46' Report
Spain 2–0 Sweden
Zalazar Goal 30'
Villalba Goal 33'
Report
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (Greece)

Sweden 1–7 France
Lidberg Goal 44' Report Édouard Goal 1'80'
Ikone Goal 57'59'75'
Janvier Goal 63'
Pelican Goal 66' (pen.)
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (Greece)
Spain 0–0 Israel
Report

France 1–1 Spain
Samba Goal 48' Report Zalazar Goal 60'
Israel 2–0 Sweden
Cohen Goal 22'
Mahamid Goal 71'
Report

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9 Final tournament
2  Portugal 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
3  Serbia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
4  Azerbaijan (H) 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Portugal 0–0 Serbia
Report
Ismat Gayibov, Baku
Referee: Andrew Dallas (Scotland)
Croatia 4–0 Azerbaijan
Majić Goal 23'62'
Erlić Goal 64'
Blečić Goal 79'
Report
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)

Serbia 0–3 Croatia
Report Moro Goal 6'
Brekalo Goal 67'
Blečić Goal 79'
Ismat Gayibov, Baku
Referee: Dominik Ouschan (Austria)
Portugal 3–0 Azerbaijan
Gomes Goal 12'17'
Cassamá Goal 36'
Report
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)

Croatia 1–0 Portugal
Moro Goal 42' Report
Baku FC Stadium, Baku
Referee: Andrew Dallas (Scotland)
Azerbaijan 0–4 Serbia
Report Todorović Goal 20'
Stanisavljević Goal 28'
Mehmedović Goal 46' (pen.)
Panović Goal 77'
Referee: Dominik Ouschan (Austria)

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 7 Final tournament
2  Netherlands (H) 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
3  Georgia 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
4  Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Belgium 4–0 Northern Ireland
Van Vaerenbergh Goal 15'25'
Azzaoui Goal 44'
Daneels Goal 74'
Report
Sportpark Walburgen, Gendt
Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)
Netherlands 2–0 Georgia
Robertha Goal 10'
Fosu-Mensah Goal 49'
Report
Sportpark Zuideinderpark, Schijndel
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)

Georgia 0–4 Belgium
Report Ademoglu Goal 17' (pen.)
Van Vaerenbergh Goal 21'
Mangala Goal 64'
Thuys Goal 74'
Sportpark Zuideinderpark, Schijndel
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Netherlands 1–1 Northern Ireland
Gordon Goal 28' (o.g) Report Lavery Goal 73'
Sportpark Walburgen, Gendt
Referee: Milan Ilić (Serbia)

Belgium 0–0 Netherlands
Report
Sportpark Zuideinderpark, Schijndel
Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)
Northern Ireland 2–4 Georgia
Lavery Goal 60'
King Goal 80+3'
Report Bugridze Goal 6'
Arabidze Goal 33'48'
Gvasalia Goal 75'
Sportpark Walburgen, Gendt
Referee: Milan Ilić (Serbia)

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Greece 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5 Final tournament
2  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3  Belarus 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Poland (H) 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Republic of Ireland 2–2 Greece
Clarke Goal 60'
Barrett Goal 73' (pen.)
Report Kirtzialidis Goal 50'
Limnios Goal 51'
Stadion Amica, Wronki
Referee: Orkhan Mammadov (Azerbaijan)
Poland 0–2 Belarus
Report Belezyak Goal 28'75'
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (Serbia)

Belarus 1–3 Republic of Ireland
Bakhar Goal 44' Report Aherne Goal 32'77'
Barrett Goal 42'
Stadion Amica, Wronki
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (Serbia)
Poland 0–1 Greece
Report Tsingos Goal 25'
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

Republic of Ireland 0–1 Poland
Report Kaczmarczyk Goal 10'
Greece 0–0 Belarus
Report
Stadion Amica, Wronki
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Final tournament
2  Russia (H) 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 5
3  Wales 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Iceland 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Austria 1–0 Iceland
Filip Goal 17' (pen.) Report
FC Krasnodar Academy Stadium, Krasnodar
Referee: Nicolas Laforge (Belgium)
Russia 0–0 Wales
Report
FC Krasnodar Academy Stadium, Krasnodar
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)

Austria 3–2 Wales
Danso Goal 37'40'
Ramadani Goal 58'
Report Harris Goal 75'
Roberts Goal 78'
FC Krasnodar Academy Stadium, Krasnodar
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)
Iceland 0–4 Russia
Report Lomovitskiy Goal 18'
Bragin Goal 57'
Makhatadze Goal 74'79'
FC Krasnodar Academy Stadium, Krasnodar
Referee: Nicolas Laforge (Belgium)

Russia 1–1 Austria
Makhatadze Goal 66' (pen.) Report Sahanek Goal 75'
FC Krasnodar Academy Stadium, Krasnodar
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)
Wales 1–0 Iceland
Roberts Goal 19' Report
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England (H) 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9 Final tournament
2  Slovenia 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3  Norway 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Romania 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
England 3–1 Norway
Wright Goal 3'
Collinge Goal 57'
Ndukwu Goal 62'
Report Risa Goal 11'
Romania 0–3 Slovenia
Report Mlakar Goal 2'40+2'
Sredojevič Goal 5'
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)

Norway 2–0 Romania
Szabolcs Goal 20' (o.g.)
Grødem Goal 40+2'
Report
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)
England 3–1 Slovenia
Oxford Goal 20'
Holland Goal 36'
Rom Goal 38' (o.g.)
Report Mlakar Goal 65'
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)

Romania 1–2 England
Petre Goal 13' Report Ugbo Goal 7'53'
Slovenia 1–0 Norway
Mlakar Goal 43' Report

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Final tournament
2  Scotland 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4  Hungary (H) 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Scotland 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Morrison Goal 49'
Harvie Goal 70'
Report
Stadion Gyula Grosics, Tatabánya
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (Malta)
Czech Republic 1–0 Hungary
Šašinka Goal 66' Report
Globall Football Park, Telki
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Czech Republic 2–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Šašinka Goal 44' (pen.)
Žežulka Goal 73' (pen.)
Report Mustedanagić Goal 69'
Miletić Goal 80+1'
Stadion Gyula Grosics, Tatabánya
Referee: Denis Izmailov (Kazakhstan)
Hungary 0–0 Scotland
Report
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (Malta)

Scotland 0–1 Czech Republic
Report Šašinka Goal 13'
Stadion Gyula Grosics, Tatabánya
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1 Hungary
Demirović Goal 37'
Mustedanagić Goal 80+3'
Report Dragóner Goal 65'
Referee: Denis Izmailov (Kazakhstan)

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (H) 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Final tournament
2  Italy 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
3  Slovakia 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
4  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Germany 3–0 Slovakia
Eggestein Goal 46'72'
Passlack Goal 51' (pen.)
Report
Stadion Wetzlar, Wetzlar
Referee: Alain Duriuex (Luxembourg)
Italy 1–0 Ukraine
Llamas Goal 29' Report
Stadion Wetzlar, Wetzlar
Referee: Ola Hobber Nielsen (Norway)

Germany 3–0 Ukraine
Passlack Goal 12'
Gül Goal 68'
Schmidt Goal 74'
Report
Slovakia 0–2 Italy
Report Cutrone Goal 48'76'
Referee: Alain Duriuex (Luxembourg)

Italy 2–2 Germany
Llamas Goal 24'
Lo Faso Goal 31'
Report Gül Goal 14'
Sağlam Goal 77'
Stadion Wetzlar, Wetzlar
Referee: Ola Hobber Nielsen (Norway)
Ukraine 1–2 Slovakia
Dubinchak Goal 79' Report Varga Goal 38'
Šimko Goal 66'

Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

To determine the seven best second-placed teams from the elite round which qualified for the final tournament, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first and third-placed teams in their group were taken into account.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 4  Republic of Ireland 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4 Final tournament
2 8  Italy 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
3 3  Netherlands 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4
4 7  Scotland 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
5 6  Slovenia 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
6 5  Russia 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
7 1  Spain 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
8 2  Portugal 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) drawing of lots.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.[11]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
only U-17 era (since 2002)
 Bulgaria Hosts 20 March 2012 0 (debut)
 France Elite round Group 1 winners 22 March 2015 8 (2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
 Croatia Elite round Group 2 winners 22 March 2015 2 (2005, 2013)
 Belgium Elite round Group 3 winners 17 March 2015 3 (2006, 2007, 2012)
 Greece Elite round Group 4 winners 26 March 2015 1 (2010)
 Austria Elite round Group 5 winners 23 March 2015 3 (2003, 2004, 2013)
 England Elite round Group 6 winners 23 March 2015 9 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
 Czech Republic Elite round Group 7 winners 25 March 2015 4 (2002, 2006, 2010, 2011)
 Germany Elite round Group 8 winners 23 March 2015 7 (2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014)
 Republic of Ireland Elite round best seven runners-up 26 March 2015 1 (2008)
 Italy Elite round best seven runners-up 23 March 2015 4 (2003, 2005, 2009, 2013)
 Netherlands Elite round best seven runners-up 22 March 2015 8 (2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014)
 Scotland Elite round best seven runners-up 25 March 2015 2 (2008, 2014)
 Slovenia Elite round best seven runners-up 26 March 2015 1 (2012)
 Russia Elite round best seven runners-up 26 March 2015 2 (2006, 2013)
 Spain Elite round best seven runners-up 25 March 2015 8 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Top goalscorers[edit]

The following players scored four goals or more in the qualifying competition.[12]

8 goals

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malta, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan picked for U17s". UEFA. 2012-03-20.
  2. ^ a b "Under-17s turn thoughts to Bulgaria". UEFA.com. 22 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  4. ^ "2014/15 qualifying round draw". UEFA.com.
  5. ^ "2015 U17 qualifying round draw made". UEFA.com. 28 November 2013.
  6. ^ "2014/15 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Championships Qualifying round draws" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  7. ^ "2014/15 elite round draw". UEFA.com.
  8. ^ "England and rivals learn elite round fate". UEFA.com. 3 December 2014.
  9. ^ "2014/15 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Championships Elite round draws" (PDF). UEFA.com. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  10. ^ a b "England among seeds in U17 elite round draw". UEFA.com. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Under-17 finals lineup complete". UEFA.com. 27 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Statistics — Qualifying phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 26 March 2015.

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