2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification

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2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification
Tournament details
Dates Qualifying round:
22 September – 31 October 2015
Elite round:
11 March – 3 April 2016
Teams 53 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 126
Goals scored 343 (2.72 per match)
Top scorer(s) Portugal João Filipe (7 goals)
2015
2017

The 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification was a men's under-17 football competition organised by UEFA to determine the 15 national teams joining the automatically qualified hosts Azerbaijan in the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament.[1]

A total of 53 national teams entered this qualifying competition, which was played in two rounds between September 2015 and April 2016.[2] Players born on or after 1 January 1999 were eligible to participate. Each match had a duration of 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes with a 15-minute half-time.

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]

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). 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 on 3 December 2014, 09:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[4][5]

The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following:[6][7]

Each group contained two teams from Pot A and two teams from Pot B. For political reasons, Spain and Gibraltar (due to the disputed status of Gibraltar), as well as Russia and Ukraine (due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine), could not be drawn in the same group.[2]

Bye to elite round
Team Coeff Rank
 Germany 11.333 1
Pot A
Team Coeff Rank
 England 10.000 2
 Netherlands 10.000 3
 Portugal 9.167 4
 Poland 9.167 5
 France 8.833 6
 Serbia 8.667 7
 Russia 8.000 8
  Switzerland 7.833 9
 Italy 7.833 10
 Spain 7.500 11
 Czech Republic 7.500 12
 Scotland 7.333 13
 Georgia 7.000 14
 Sweden 7.000 15
 Hungary 6.667 16
 Ukraine 6.500 17
 Belgium 6.500 18
 Iceland 6.000 19
 Austria 5.833 20
 Turkey 5.667 21
 Croatia 5.667 22
 Denmark 5.500 23
 Republic of Ireland 5.167 24
 Norway 4.833 25
 Belarus 4.633 26
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.167 27
Pot B
Team Coeff Rank
 Greece 4.167 28
 Bulgaria 4.000 29
 Israel 4.000 30
 Slovakia 4.000 31
 Albania 3.833 32
 Slovenia 3.667 33
 Northern Ireland 3.500 34
 Romania 2.833 35
 Latvia 2.667 36
 Macedonia 2.667 37
 Estonia 2.500 38
 Finland 2.333 39
 Wales 2.000 40
 Lithuania 2.000 41
 Armenia 2.000 42
 Luxembourg 1.667 43
 Cyprus 1.667 44
 Faroe Islands 1.667 45
 Moldova 1.333 46
 Montenegro 1.333 47
 Kazakhstan 1.333 48
 Malta 0.333 49
 Andorra 0.333 50
 San Marino 0.333 51
 Liechtenstein 0.000 52
 Gibraltar 0.000 53
Notes
  • Azerbaijan (Coeff: 1.667) qualified automatically for the final tournament as hosts.

Groups[edit]

Times up to 24 October 2015 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  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6[a] Elite round
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6[a]
3  Wales (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Albania 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Netherlands: 3 pts; Switzerland: 0 pts).
Netherlands  1–2  Wales
Nunnely Goal 40+1' Report Cooper Goal 4'71'
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
Switzerland   2–0  Albania
Zeqiri Goal 9'
Kameraj Goal 25'
Report
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Albania  0–5  Netherlands
Report Adekanye Goal 4'
Lopez Goal 10'40'
Vente Goal 79'
Kumbulla Goal 80+2' (o.g.)
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)
Switzerland   1–0  Wales
Zeqiri Goal 57' Report
Referee: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (Iceland)

Netherlands  4–1   Switzerland
Vente Goal 44'54'76'
Obispo Goal 64'
Report Hajrizi Goal 80+3'
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)
Wales  1–1  Albania
Evans Goal 42' Report Kastrati Goal 39'
Referee: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (Iceland)

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9 Elite round
2  Montenegro 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
3  Cyprus 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3
4  Belarus (H) 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Belarus  1–1  Montenegro
Ksenafontau Goal 12' Report Zečević Goal 33'
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)
Russia  6–0  Cyprus
Latsevich Goal 27'40+1'
Rudenko Goal 30'44' (pen.)
Papoutsos Goal 72' (o.g.)
Vartanyan Goal 75'
Report

Belarus  2–3  Cyprus
Kapov Goal 10'
Malkevich Goal 35'
Report Louka Goal 50'52'78'
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Montenegro  0–2  Russia
Report Suleymanov Goal 44'
Patsev Goal 77'
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj (Albania)

Russia  2–0  Belarus
Golubev Goal 62'
Rudenko Goal 68'
Report
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)
Cyprus  0–1  Montenegro
Report Vukotić Goal 46' (pen.)
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj (Albania)

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Elite round
2  Sweden 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
3  Finland (H) 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
4  Malta 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  5–1  Malta
Bellman Goal 11'
Bergqvist Goal 15'25'35'62'
Report Elouni Goal 69'
Republic of Ireland  1–0  Finland
Molumby Goal 22' Report
Referee: Milan Ilić (Serbia)

Malta  0–6  Republic of Ireland
Report Cregan Goal 28'60' (pen.)74'
Rice Goal 33'39'
Flanagan Goal 53'
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (Slovakia)
Sweden  1–1  Finland
Asoro Goal 80+2' Report Jokelainen Goal 21'
Referee: Milan Ilić (Serbia)

Republic of Ireland  1–1  Sweden
McAuley Goal 39' Report Colley Goal 77'
Finland  4–2  Malta
Stavitski Goal 29'
Hyökyvirta Goal 46'
Montola Goal 69'
Saira Goal 80+3'
Report Frendo Goal 53'
Elouni Goal 77'
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (Slovakia)

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Slovakia 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5 Elite round
2  Georgia 3 1 1 1 8 6 +2 4[a]
3  Romania 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4[a]
4  Hungary (H) 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Georgia: 3 pts; Romania: 0 pts).
Hungary  1–2  Romania
Bévárdi Goal 66' Report Craiu Goal 8'
Dragomir Goal 68'
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (Greece)
Georgia  3–4  Slovakia
Kavtaradze Goal 10' (pen.)
Ninua Goal 66'
Kharabadze Goal 71'
Report Gerebenits Goal 22'
Vician Goal 55'
Vaško Goal 59'
Kopas Goal 80+1'
Referee: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)

Hungary  1–1  Slovakia
Virág Goal 24' (pen.) Report Almási Goal 80+4'
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)
Romania  0–3  Georgia
Report Spanderashvili Goal 24'
Chakbetadze Goal 44'
Ninua Goal 68'
Referee: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)

Georgia  2–2  Hungary
Kavtaradze Goal 21'
Ozbetelashvili Goal 80+2'
Report Timári Goal 22'
Virág Goal 44'
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (Greece)
Slovakia  1–1  Romania
Almási Goal 80+3' Report Craiu Goal 10'
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Elite round
2  Serbia 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
3  Lithuania 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Luxembourg (H) 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Serbia  6–1  Luxembourg
Petrović Goal 3'
Jovanović Goal 28'
Tomašević Goal 57'
Bosnjak Goal 62' (pen.)
Đorđević Goal 68'
Joveljić Goal 80'
Report Thill Goal 60'
Referee: Tsvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)
Austria  2–0  Lithuania
Mathis Goal 59'
Meister Goal 65'
Report
Referee: Orkhan Mammadov (Azerbaijan)

Serbia  0–0  Lithuania
Report
Referee: Petur Reinert (Faroe Islands)
Luxembourg  1–2  Austria
Thill Goal 38' Report Riegler Goal 31'
Baumgartner Goal 47'
Referee: Orkhan Mammadov (Azerbaijan)

Austria  1–1  Serbia
V. Müller Goal 2' Report Veselinović Goal 22'
Referee: Tsvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)
Lithuania  2–0  Luxembourg
Sūnelaitis Goal 37'
Kubilinskas Goal 66'
Report
Referee: Petur Reinert (Faroe Islands)

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Elite round
2  Poland 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
3  Latvia (H) 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4  Andorra 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Spain  2–0  Andorra
Ruiz Goal 8'
Zabarte Goal 38'
Report
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (Czech Republic)
Poland  4–0  Latvia
Macierzyński Goal 23'67'
Kwietniewski Goal 40+1'
Gajda Goal 70'
Report
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Poland  1–0  Andorra
Macierzyński Goal 21' Report
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Latvia  0–2  Spain
Report Mboula Goal 20'74'
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (Czech Republic)

Spain  2–1  Poland
Morlanes Goal 33'53' Report Szymański Goal 8'
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Andorra  0–3  Latvia
Report Čebotarjovs Goal 53'65'
Regža Goal 60'
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 15 3 +12 7 Elite round
2  Croatia 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7
3  Liechtenstein (H) 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4  Gibraltar 3 0 0 3 2 16 −14 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Croatia  4–1  Gibraltar
Javorčić Goal 2'80+1' (pen.)
Knežević Goal 11'80+3'
Report Espinosa Goal 49'
Referee: Denis Scherbakov (Belarus)
Czech Republic  4–0  Liechtenstein
Růsek Goal 19'
Graiciar Goal 48'
Sadílek Goal 52'
Kubala Goal 63'
Report
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)

Gibraltar  1–9  Czech Republic
Valarino Goal 39' Report Graiciar Goal 2'25'30'
Burda Goal 4'
Sedláček Goal 15'37'
Zikl Goal 27'
Kubala Goal 74'
Sadílek Goal 77'
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
Croatia  2–0  Liechtenstein
Vujčić Goal 15'
Čuže Goal 19'
Report
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (Malta)

Czech Republic  2–2  Croatia
Chytil Goal 49'
Beňo Goal 66'
Report Špikić Goal 55'
Kulenović Goal 70'
Referee: Denis Scherbakov (Belarus)
Liechtenstein  3–0  Gibraltar
Caglar Goal 6'
N. Graber Goal 35'
Cottrel Goal 65' (o.g.)
Report
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (Malta)

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Elite round
2  Greece 3 1 2 0 7 1 +6 5
3  Iceland (H) 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
4  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Denmark  0–0  Greece
Report
Iceland  5–0  Kazakhstan
Jonsson Goal 18'35'
Hauksson Goal 22'
Kristjansson Goal 33'
Andrason Goal 78' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)

Denmark  4–1  Kazakhstan
Odgaard Goal 1'
Poulsen Goal 25'
Bruus Goal 62'
Jensen Goal 70'
Report Oral Goal 55'
Greece  1–1  Iceland
Kostanasios Goal 65' Report Finnsson Goal 45'
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)

Iceland  0–2  Denmark
Report Bruus Goal 58'
Okkels Goal 79'
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)
Kazakhstan  0–6  Greece
Report Tzovaras Goal 5'68'
Chatzidimpas Goal 53'
Lolos Goal 59'
Xenitidis Goal 65'
Bortay Goal 78' (o.g.)
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)

Group 9[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 14 1 +13 7 Elite round
2  Portugal (H) 3 2 1 0 13 1 +12 7
3  Armenia 3 0 1 2 1 13 −12 1
4  San Marino 3 0 1 2 1 14 −13 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
England  8–0  San Marino
Ennis Goal 6'
Leko Goal 11'
Nelson Goal 16'
Brown Goal 21'
Shashoua Goal 30'42'
Adeniran Goal 47'
Lewis Goal 49'
Report
Referee: Dejan Jakimovksi (Macedonia)
Portugal  7–0  Armenia
Quina Goal 9'42'
Gomes Goal 39'68'
Filipe Goal 40+1'58'
Leão Goal 78'
Report
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)

England  5–0  Armenia
Dozzell Goal 18'
Nelson Goal 23'42'54'
Embleton Goal 75'
Report
San Marino  0–5  Portugal
Report Miguel Luís Goal 8'
Tipote Goal 11' (pen.)
Filipe Goal 61'80+3'
Gomes Goal 80'
Referee: Dejan Jakimovksi (Macedonia)

Portugal  1–1  England
Filipe Goal 64' Report Chalobah Goal 16'
Armenia  1–1  San Marino
Harutyunyan Goal 29' Report Frisoni Goal 75'

Group 10[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Elite round
2  Turkey 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
3  Slovenia (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Faroe Islands 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Turkey  3–0  Faroe Islands
Yalçın Goal 17'19'39' Report
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
Belgium  2–1  Slovenia
Vanheusden Goal 2'
Vanhaecke Goal 77'
Report Čerin Goal 60'
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

Turkey  1–1  Slovenia
Ömür Goal 6' Report Celar Goal 80+3'
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)
Faroe Islands  1–4  Belgium
Mortensen Goal 76' Report Corryn Goal 19'
Vanhaecke Goal 21'39'
Ndayishimiye Goal 29'
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)

Belgium  0–0  Turkey
Report
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)
Slovenia  1–0  Faroe Islands
Kerin Goal 31' Report
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

Group 11[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Elite round
2  Israel (H) 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
3  Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
4  Norway 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Norway  1–3  Israel
Borchgrevink Goal 57' Report Almog Goal 34' (pen.)53'
Sarsur Goal 72'
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
France  1–0  Northern Ireland
Cuisance Goal 65' (pen.) Report

Norway  1–1  Northern Ireland
Agouda Goal 63' Report Gallagher Goal 49'
Israel  0–3  France
Report Taha Goal 43'
Guitane Goal 58'
El Mokeddem Goal 67'
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)

France  1–0  Norway
Nguiamba Goal 69' Report
Northern Ireland  1–2  Israel
Browne Goal 36' Report Almog Goal 12'
Nadir Goal 34'
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)

Group 12[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5 Elite round
2  Bulgaria (H) 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4[a]
3  Scotland 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4[a]
4  Macedonia 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Bulgaria: 3 pts; Scotland: 0 pts).
Italy  3–0  Bulgaria
Scamacca Goal 63'
Pinamonti Goal 67' (pen.)
Gabbia Goal 77'
Report
Referee: Sascha Amhof (Switzerland)
Scotland  3–0  Macedonia
Bowers Goal 8'
L. Morrison Goal 21'
Watson Goal 70'
Report
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (Austria)

Italy  0–0  Macedonia
Report
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)
Bulgaria  2–0  Scotland
Kostadinov Goal 24'
Tilev Goal 67'
Report
Referee: Sascha Amhof (Switzerland)

Scotland  1–1  Italy
Duffy Goal 32' Report Pinamonti Goal 40+1'
Referee: Manuel Schuettengruber (Austria)
Macedonia  0–0  Bulgaria
Report
Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)

Group 13[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ukraine 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Elite round
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3  Estonia 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Moldova (H) 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Ukraine  1–1  Moldova
Deda Goal 36' Report Domașcan Goal 21'
Referee: Dennis Antamo (Finland)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–1  Estonia
Smajić Goal 22'
Dadić Goal 27'
Report Poom Goal 36'
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)

Ukraine  2–0  Estonia
Popov Goal 4'
Khakhlov Goal 46' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)
Moldova  0–5  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Dadić Goal 18'
Perić Goal 25' (pen.)
Veladžić Goal 46'74'
Smajić Goal 65'
Referee: Dennis Antamo (Finland)

Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–3  Ukraine
Report Kashchuk Goal 1'
Deda Goal 30'
Kulakov Goal 47'
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)
Estonia  1–0  Moldova
Sorga Goal 16' Report
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

To determine the five best third-placed teams from the qualifying round advancing 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 1  Wales 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 Elite round
2 10  Slovenia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
3 3  Finland 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
4 8  Iceland 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1[a]
5 12  Scotland 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1[a]
6 5  Lithuania 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
7 4  Romania 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
8 11  Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
9 13  Estonia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
10 7  Liechtenstein 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0[a]
11 6  Latvia 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0[a]
12 2  Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0
13 9  Armenia 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d Tie broken by disciplinary points.

Elite round[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the elite round was held on 3 December 2015, 11:45 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[8][9]

The teams were seeded according to their results in the qualifying round.[10] 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. For political reasons, Russia and Ukraine (due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine) could not be drawn in the same group.[11]

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  Russia 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
3 6  Spain 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
4 11  France 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
5 9  England 3 2 1 0 14 1 +13 7
6 7  Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 15 3 +12 7
7 9  Portugal 3 2 1 0 13 1 +12 7
8 3  Republic of Ireland 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7
9 7  Croatia 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7 Pot B
10 13  Ukraine 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7[a]
11 8  Denmark 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7[a]
12 10  Belgium 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
13 5  Austria 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
14 1  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6
15 6  Poland 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
16 13  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
17 11  Israel 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6 Pot C
18 1   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
19 8  Greece 3 1 2 0 7 1 +6 5
20 5  Serbia 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
21 3  Sweden 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
22 10  Turkey 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5[b]
23 12  Italy 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5[b]
24 4  Slovakia 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
25 8  Iceland 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4 Pot D
26 4  Georgia 3 1 1 1 8 6 +2 4
27 3  Finland 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
28 12  Scotland 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
29 10  Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[b]
30 1  Wales 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[b]
31 2  Montenegro 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4[b]
32 12  Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4[b]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient; 6) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tie broken by coefficient.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tie broken by disciplinary points.

Groups[edit]

Times up to 26 March 2016 were CET (UTC+1), thereafter times were CEST (UTC+2).

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6 Final tournament
2  Scotland 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4[a]
3  Czech Republic (H) 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4[a]
4   Switzerland 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Scotland: 3 pts; Czech Republic: 0 pts).
Denmark  4–0  Scotland
Odgaard Goal 5'50'54'
Mikkelsen Goal 58'
Report
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
Czech Republic  2–2   Switzerland
Růsek Goal 51'
Sedláček Goal 77'
Report Hajrizi Goal 25'
Bajrami Goal 80+2'

Switzerland   1–2  Denmark
Aliu Goal 57' Report Holse Goal 56' (pen.)
Jakobsen Goal 80+1'
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
Czech Republic  0–2  Scotland
Report Morrison Goal 21'
McLennan Goal 64'
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Denmark  2–3  Czech Republic
Odgaard Goal 11'
Torp Goal 68'
Report Růsek Goal 44'
Kubala Goal 63'
Sadílek Goal 80+1'
Referee: Mitja Žganec (Slovenia)
Scotland  1–1   Switzerland
Aitchison Goal 46' Report Bajrami Goal 72'
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ukraine 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Final tournament
2  England (H) 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
3  Turkey 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
4  Finland 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Ukraine  3–0  Finland
Bondar Goal 55'
Kashchuk Goal 59'
Buletsa Goal 67'
Report
Referee: Fedayi San (Switzerland)
England  3–1  Turkey
Nelson Goal 38'48' (pen.)
Leko Goal 42'
Report Güçlü Goal 78'
Referee: Sérgio Piscarreta (Portugal)

England  1–0  Finland
Dozzell Goal 33' Report
Referee: Fedayi San (Switzerland)
Turkey  0–3  Ukraine
Report Buletsa Goal 35'49'
Kozyrenko Goal 73'

Ukraine  1–1  England
Sich Goal 57' Report Taylor-Crossdale Goal 16'
Referee: Sergio Piscaretta (Portugal)
Finland  1–3  Turkey
Louko Goal 35' Report Demir Goal 28'
Güçlü Goal 70'
Engin Goal 80+2'

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6[a] Final tournament
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6[a]
3  Russia 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 6[a]
4  Georgia (H) 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Ranked by head-to-head record (Italy: 3 pts, +3 GD; Bosnia and Herzegovina: 3 pts, 0 GD; Russia: 3 pts, −3 GD).
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–1  Georgia
Resić Goal 16'
Kovač Goal 75'
Report Mirić Goal 14' (o.g.)
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
Russia  0–4  Italy
Report Melegoni Goal 5' (pen.)
Kean Goal 25'65'
Pinamonti Goal 72'
Referee: Georgios Kyzas (Greece)

Russia  1–0  Georgia
Grulev Goal 40+2' Report
Italy  0–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Hadžić Goal 65'
Referee: Georgios Kyzas (Greece)

Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–2  Russia
Hadžić Goal 27' Report Latsevich Goal 12'
Grulev Goal 66'
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
Georgia  0–1  Italy
Report Frattesi Goal 46'

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (H) 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Final tournament
2  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
3  Slovakia 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
4  Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Netherlands  0–0  Bulgaria
Report
Referee: Martin Lundby (Norway)
Germany  5–1  Slovakia
Dadachov Goal 5'
Baxmann Goal 26'48'
Maier Goal 43'61'
Report Kráľovič Goal 22'
Referee: Peter Kjaesgaard-Andersen (Denmark)

Slovakia  0–2  Netherlands
Report Malen Goal 16' (pen.)
Vente Goal 40'
Referee: Martin Lundby (Norway)
Germany  1–1  Bulgaria
Schreck Goal 48' Report Tilev Goal 19' (pen.)

Netherlands  0–1  Germany
Report Baxmann Goal 25'
Referee: Peter Kjaesgaard-Andersen (Denmark)
Bulgaria  0–3  Slovakia
Report Almási Goal 40'
Brenkus Goal 48'
Vician Goal 80+3'

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Final tournament
2  Sweden 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
3  Wales 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4  Croatia (H) 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Portugal  2–0  Sweden
Filipe Goal 44' (pen.)
Gomes Goal 69'
Report
Referee: Deniz Ates Bitnel (Turkey)
Croatia  0–2  Wales
Report Woodburn Goal 16'
Cullen Goal 45'
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)

Portugal  1–0  Wales
Gomes Goal 40' Report
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)
Sweden  2–1  Croatia
Isak Goal 65'
Bergqvist Goal 71'
Report Javorčić Goal 80+2'
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)

Croatia  2–4  Portugal
Špikić Goal 35'
Javorčić Goal 47' (pen.)
Report Almeida Goal 27'
Djú Goal 31'69'
Filipe Goal 54' (pen.)
Referee: Deniz Ates Bitnel (Turkey)
Wales  0–1  Sweden
Report Isak Goal 69'
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)

Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France (H) 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6 Final tournament
2  Austria 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3  Iceland 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4  Greece 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
France  1–0  Greece
Maolida Goal 58' Report
Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)
Austria  0–0  Iceland
Report
Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)

France  1–0  Iceland
Taha Goal 54' Report
Referee: Ryan Stewart (Wales)
Greece  0–0  Austria
Report
Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)

Austria  2–1  France
Sittsam Goal 23'
Schmid Goal 80+3'
Report Taha Goal 15'
Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)
Iceland  1–0  Greece
Guðjónsson Goal 63' Report
Referee: Ryan Stewart (Wales)

Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Final tournament
2  Poland (H) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4[a]
3  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4[a]
4  Montenegro 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
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.
Republic of Ireland  0–2  Serbia
Report S. Ilić Goal 24'
Joveljić Goal 61'
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
Poland  2–0  Montenegro
Drawz Goal 6'
Kopacz Goal 53'
Report
Referee: Stavros Mantalos (Greece)

Republic of Ireland  3–0  Montenegro
Molumby Goal 40+3'
Mallon Goal 71'
Byrne Goal 79'
Report
Serbia  2–1  Poland
S. Ilić Goal 27'
Djerlek Goal 56'
Report Kwietniewski Goal 78'
Referee: Stavros Mantalos (Greece)

Poland  0–0  Republic of Ireland
Report
Penalties
Kwietniewski Penalty scored
Puchacz Penalty scored
Chrzanowski Penalty scored
Macierzyński Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored T. O'Connor
Penalty missed Wilson
Penalty scored McKenna
Penalty scored Carroll
Penalty missed McAuley
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
Montenegro  0–2  Serbia
Report Joveljić Goal 28'
L. Ilić Goal 57'

Group 8[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium (H) 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5[a] Final tournament
2  Spain 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5[a]
3  Slovenia 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4  Israel 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
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.
Spain  1–0  Israel
Ruiz Goal 80+3' Report
Belgium  0–0  Slovenia
Report
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)

Spain  0–0  Slovenia
Report
Referee: Alex Troleis (Faroe Islands)
Israel  0–1  Belgium
Report Verlinden Goal 31'
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)

Belgium  0–0  Spain
Report
Penalties
Emmers Penalty scored
Antonucci Penalty scored
Vanheusden Penalty scored
Foulon Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Morlanes
Penalty scored Ruiz
Penalty missed Lozano
Penalty scored Díaz
Penalty missed Busquets
Slovenia  1–1  Israel
Celar Goal 26' Report Goldberg Goal 74'

Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

To determine the seven best second-placed teams from the elite round qualifying 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 2  England 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4 Final tournament
2 6  Austria 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
3 4  Netherlands 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
4 3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
5 5  Sweden 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
6 1  Scotland 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
7 8  Spain 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
8 7  Poland 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) drawing of lots.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament:

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
only U-17 era (since 2002)
 Azerbaijan Hosts 20 March 2012[1] 0 (debut)
 Denmark Elite round Group 1 winners 30 March 2016 3 (2002, 2003, 2011)
 Ukraine Elite round Group 2 winners 26 March 2016 4 (2002, 2004, 2007, 2013)
 Italy Elite round Group 3 winners 20 March 2016 5 (2003, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015)
 Germany Elite round Group 4 winners 29 March 2016 8 (2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
 Portugal Elite round Group 5 winners 18 March 2016 5 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2014)
 France Elite round Group 6 winners 31 March 2016 9 (2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)
 Serbia Elite round Group 7 winners 30 March 2016 4 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2011)
 Belgium Elite round Group 8 winners 16 March 2016 4 (2006, 2007, 2012, 2015)
 England Elite round best seven runners-up 26 March 2016 10 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015)
 Austria Elite round best seven runners-up 3 April 2016 4 (2003, 2004, 2013, 2015)
 Netherlands Elite round best seven runners-up 29 March 2016 9 (2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Elite round best seven runners-up 20 March 2016 0 (debut)
 Sweden Elite round best seven runners-up 21 March 2016 1 (2013)
 Scotland Elite round best seven runners-up 2 April 2016 3 (2008, 2014, 2015)
 Spain Elite round best seven runners-up 2 April 2016 9 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015)
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]

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals

References[edit]

External links[edit]