2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Craobhchomórtais Sacair na hEorpa faoi 17 mbliana 2019
2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryRepublic of Ireland
Dates3–19 May 2019
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)7 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (4th title)
Runners-up Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored104 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Adil Aouchiche
(9 goals)
2018
2020

The 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-17 Euro 2019) was the 18th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (37th edition if the Under-16 era is also included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-17 national teams of Europe. The Republic of Ireland, which was selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, is hosting the tournament.[1]

A total of 16 teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2002 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions are permitted per team in each match.[2] Moreover, each match has a regular duration of 90 minutes, instead of 80 minutes in previous seasons.

Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament acted as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament qualified for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil as the UEFA representatives.

The Netherlands were the defending champions and successfully defended their title after beating Italy in the final 4–2.[3]

Qualification[edit]

All 55 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Republic of Ireland qualifying automatically, the other 54 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament.[4] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2018, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2019.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-17 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Republic of Ireland Hosts 5th 2018 (quarter-finals) Quarter-finals (2017, 2018)
 Italy Elite round Group 1 winners 9th 2018 (runners-up) Runners-up (2013, 2018)
 Austria Elite round Group 1 runners-up[^] 6th 2016 (quarter-finals) Third place (2003)
 Netherlands Elite round Group 2 winners 13th 2018 (champions) Champions (2011, 2012, 2018)
 Czech Republic Elite round Group 2 runners-up[^] 6th 2015 (group stage) Runners-up (2006)
 England Elite round Group 3 winners 14th 2018 (semi-finals) Champions (2010, 2014)
 Iceland Elite round Group 4 winners 3rd 2012 (group stage) Group stage (2007, 2012)
 Germany Elite round Group 4 runners-up[^] 12th 2018 (group stage) Champions (2009)
 Spain Elite round Group 5 winners 13th 2018 (quarter-finals) Champions (2007, 2008, 2017)
 Greece Elite round Group 5 runners-up[^] 3rd 2015 (group stage) Group stage (2010, 2015)
 Portugal Elite round Group 6 winners 8th 2018 (group stage) Champions (2003, 2016)
 Russia Elite round Group 6 runners-up[^] 4th 2015 (semi-finals) Champions (2006, 2013)
 Belgium Elite round Group 7 winners 7th 2018 (semi-finals) Semi-finals (2007, 2015, 2018)
 Hungary Elite round Group 7 runners-up[^] 5th 2017 (quarter-finals) Quarter-finals (2017)
 France Elite round Group 8 winners 12th 2017 (quarter-finals) Champions (2004, 2015)
 Sweden Elite round Group 8 runners-up[^] 4th 2018 (quarter-finals) Semi-finals (2013)
Notes
  1. ^ The best seven runners-up among all eight elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final draw[edit]

The final draw was held on 4 April 2019, 18:30 IST (UTC+1), at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.[6] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The hosts Republic of Ireland were assigned to position A1 in the draw, while the other teams were seeded according to their results in the qualification elite round. The seven best elite round group winners (counting all elite round results) were placed in Pot 1 and drawn to positions 1 and 2 in the groups, and the remaining eight teams (the eighth-best elite round group winner and the seven elite round group runners-up) were placed in Pot 2 and drawn to positions 3 and 4 in the groups.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
 Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hosts
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient; 6) drawing of lots.

Venues[edit]

The tournament is hosted in seven venues:

Dublin Longford
Tallaght Stadium City Calling Stadium
Capacity: 8,183 Capacity: 4,960
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final, 1 semi-final, final 4 group matches
Tallaght Stadium 1.jpg
Waterford Bray
Waterford Regional Sports Centre Carlisle Grounds
Capacity: 5,500 Capacity: 4,000
4 group matches 2 group matches, 1 quarter-final
No image available.svg Carlisle Stand.jpg
Dublin
Tolka Park UCD Bowl Whitehall Stadium
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 2,500
2 group matches, 1 quarter-final, FIFA Play-Off 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final, 1 semi-final 4 group matches
Tolka Park Dublin.jpg Belfield Bowl.jpg No image available.svg

Match officials[edit]

A total of 8 referees, 12 assistant referees and 4 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[7]

Squads[edit]

Each national team have to submit a squad of 20 players (Regulations Article 38).[5]

Group stage[edit]

The final tournament schedule was announced on 11 April 2019.[8]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.

Tiebreakers

In the group stage, teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01 and 17.02):[5]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage);
  8. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. UEFA coefficient for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, IST (UTC+1).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5 Knockout stage
2  Czech Republic 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3  Republic of Ireland (H) 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
4  Greece 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Czech Republic 1–1 Belgium
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Republic of Ireland 1–1 Greece
Report
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)

Belgium 3–0 Greece
Report
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)
Republic of Ireland 1–1 Czech Republic
Report

Belgium 1–1 Republic of Ireland
Report
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)
Greece 0–2 Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 673
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Knockout stage
2  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3  England 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 4
4  Sweden 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Netherlands 2–0 Sweden
Report
England 1–1 France
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)

Netherlands 5–2 England
Report
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)
France 4–2 Sweden
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

France 2–0 Netherlands
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Sweden 1–3 England
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 Knockout stage
2  Portugal 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3  Iceland 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
4  Russia 3 0 0 3 5 8 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Iceland 3–2 Russia
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
Hungary 1–0 Portugal
Report
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Iceland 1–2 Hungary
Ellertsson Goal 48' Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Portugal 2–1 Russia
Report
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

Portugal 4–2 Iceland
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)
Russia 2–3 Hungary
Report

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Knockout stage
2  Spain 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3  Germany 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4  Austria 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Spain 3–0 Austria
Report
Attendance: 2611
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)
Germany 1–3 Italy
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

Spain 1–0 Germany
Report
Italy 2–1 Austria
Report
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)

Italy 4–1 Spain
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)
Austria 1–3 Germany
Report
Attendance: 1737
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).[5]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 May – Bray
 
 
 Belgium0
 
16 May – UCD
 
 Netherlands3
 
 Netherlands1
 
13 May – UCD
 
 Spain0
 
 Hungary1 (4)
 
19 May – Tallaght
 
 Spain1 (5)
 
 Netherlands4
 
12 May – Tallaght
 
 Italy2
 
 France6
 
16 May – Tallaght
 
 Czech Republic1
 
 France1
 
13 May – Tolka
 
 Italy2 World Cup play-off
 
 Italy1
 
16 May – Tolka
 
 Portugal0
 
 Hungary1 (5)
 
 
 Belgium1 (4)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Winners qualify for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The two best losing quarter-finalists enter the FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off.

France 6–1 Czech Republic
Report
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)

Belgium 0–3 Netherlands
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)

Italy 1–0 Portugal
Report
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)

Hungary 1–1 Spain
Report
Penalties
4–5
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Ranking of losing quarter-finalists[edit]

To determine the two best losing quarter-finalists which enter the FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off, the losing quarter-finalists are ranked by the following criteria (Regulations Article 16.06):[5]

  1. Position in the group stage (i.e., group winners ahead of group runners-up);
  2. Results in the group stage (i.e., points, goal difference, goals scored);
  3. Results in the quarter-finals (i.e., points, goal difference, goals scored);
  4. Disciplinary points in the group stage and quarter-finals combined;
  5. UEFA coefficient for the qualifying round draw;
  6. Drawing of lots.
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1  Hungary 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off
2 A1  Belgium 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
3 C2  Portugal 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
4 A2  Czech Republic 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
Source: UEFA

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

Winner qualifies for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Hungary 1–1 Belgium
Report
Penalties
5–4
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

Semi-finals[edit]

Netherlands 1–0 Spain
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

France 1–2 Italy
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)

Final[edit]

Netherlands 4–2 Italy
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

Goalscorers[edit]

There have been 104 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.25 goals per match.

9 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The following five teams from UEFA qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[9]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 World Cup1
 France 12 May 2019 6 (1987, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017)
 Netherlands 12 May 2019 3 (2005, 2009, 2011)
 Italy 13 May 2019 7 (1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2013)
 Spain 13 May 2019 9 (1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2017)
 Hungary 16 May 2019 1 (1985)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year

International broadcasters[edit]

Television[edit]

21 of 32 live matches and highlights will be available on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv YouTube channel for all territories around the world.

Note : Live matches on Youtube is not available in Republic of Ireland (host), Germany, Israel, MENA, and USA.[10]

Participating nations[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Ireland (host) RTÉ (English)
TG4 (Irish)
 Austria ORF
 Belgium VRT (Dutch)
RTBF (French)
 Czech Republic ČT
 France RMC Sport
 Germany Sport1
 Hungary MTVA
 Iceland RÚV
 Italy RAI
 Netherlands NOS
 Portugal RTP
 Russia Match TV
 Spain RTVE
 Sweden SVT
TV4
 United Kingdom BBC

Non-participating European nations[edit]

Country/Region Broadcaster
 Albania RTSH
 Andorra RTVE (Spanish)
RMC (French)
 Luxembourg
RTBF (French)
 Belarus Belteleradio
Sport Klub
 Bulgaria BNT
 Denmark
 Faroe Islands
 Estonia ERR
 Finland Yle
 Israel Charlton
 Kosovo RTK
 Latvia LTV
 Liechtenstein SRG SSR
  Switzerland
 Lithuania LRT
 Malta PBS
 Norway NRK
TV2
 Poland TVP
 Romania TVR
 San Marino RAI
  Vatican City
 Slovakia RTVS
 Ukraine UA:PBC

Outside Europe[edit]

Country/Regional Broadcaster
 China CCTV
 United States
beIN Sports

Radio[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Ireland (host) RTÉ (English and Irish)
 Austria ORF
 Belgium VRT (Dutch)
RTBF (French)
 Czech Republic ČR
 France Radio France
RFI
Europe 1
 Hungary MTVA
 Iceland RÚV
 Italy RAI
 Netherlands NOS
 Portugal RTP
 Spain RTVE
COPE
SER
 Sweden SR
 United Kingdom BBC

Non-participating European nations[edit]

Country/Region Broadcaster
 Albania RTSH
 Andorra RTVE (Spanish)
COPE (Spanish)
SER (Spanish)
RTVA (Catalan)
RFI (French)
 Luxembourg
RTBF (French)
Radio 100,7 (Luxembourgish)
 Belarus Belteleradio
 Bulgaria BNR
 Denmark DR
 Faroe Islands
 Estonia ERR
 Finland Yle
 Kosovo RTK
 Latvia LR
 Liechtenstein SRG SSR
  Switzerland
 Lithuania LRT
 Malta PBS
 Norway NRK
 Poland PR
 Romania ROR
 San Marino RAI
  Vatican City
 Slovakia RTVS
 Ukraine UA:PBC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland, Estonia given U17 honours for 2019, 2020". UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Amendments to football's Laws of the Game in various UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Under-17 - Netherlands-Italy". UEFA. 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Seedings for 2018/19 U17 qualifying round". UEFA. 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "2019 #U17EURO finals draw". UEFA.com.
  7. ^ UEFA.com. "U17 EURO - Matches". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  8. ^ "Under-17 EURO finals schedule". UEFA.com. 11 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Hungary complete European quintet at Brazil 2019". FIFA.com. 12 May 2019.
  10. ^ UEFA.com. "Where to watch Under-17 EURO". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019-05-02.

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