2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Եվրոպայի մինչև 19 տարեկանների 2019 թվականի առաջնության
Tournament details
Host countryArmenia
Dates14–27 July 2019
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored31 (2.58 per match)
Top scorer(s)Four players (2 goals each)
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of 21 July 2019.
Yerevan metro train redesigned to promote the event

The 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-19 Euro 2019) is the 18th edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (68th edition if the Under-18 and Junior eras are included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-19 national teams of Europe. Armenia, which was selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, is hosting the final tournament.[1]

A total of eight teams are playing in the final tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2000 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions are permitted per team in each match.[2]

Portugal are the defending champions.

Qualification[edit]

All 55 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Armenia qualifying automatically, the other 54 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament.[3] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2018, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2019.[4]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Armenia Hosts 2nd 2005 (group stage) Group stage (2005)
 Republic of Ireland Elite round Group 1 winners 3rd 2011 (semi-finals) Fourth place (2002), Semi-finals (2011)
 Czech Republic Elite round Group 2 winners 7th 2017 (semi-finals) Runners-up (2011)
 Norway Elite round Group 3 winners 5th 2018 (group stage) Group stage (2002, 2003, 2005, 2018)
 Spain Elite round Group 4 winners 12th 2015 (champions) Champions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015)
 France Elite round Group 5 winners 11th 2018 (semi-finals) Champions (2005, 2010, 2016)
 Portugal Elite round Group 6 winners 11th 2018 (champions) Champions (2018)
 Italy Elite round Group 7 winners 7th 2018 (runners-up) Champions (2003)

Final draw[edit]

The final draw was held on 31 May 2019, 12:00 AMT (UTC+4), at the Armenia Marriott Hotel in Yerevan, Armenia.[5] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that the hosts Armenia were assigned to position A1 in the draw.

Venues[edit]

On 2 April 2019, the Football Federation of Armenia announced that 3 stadiums will host the tournament matches, all located in the capital Yerevan.

 Armenia
Yerevan
Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium Banants Stadium Football Academy Stadium
Armenia vs Portugal, 13 June 2015, V. Sargsyan Rep. Stad. Yerevan (12).jpg Banants stadium Yerevan, general view, 3 Oct. 2015.jpg FFA academy stadium Yerevan, 23.08.2015.jpg
40°10′19″N 44°31′33″E / 40.171944°N 44.525833°E / 40.171944; 44.525833 (Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium) 40°10′17″N 44°27′00″E / 40.171426°N 44.449938°E / 40.171426; 44.449938 (Banants Stadium) 40°13′16″N 44°33′19″E / 40.221111°N 44.555278°E / 40.221111; 44.555278 (Football Academy Stadium)
Capacity: 14,403 Capacity: 4,860 Capacity: 1,428

Match officials[edit]

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials are appointed for the final tournament.

Squads[edit]

Each national team have to submit a squad of 20 players (Regulations Article 37).[4]

Group stage[edit]

The final tournament schedule was announced on 7 June 2019.[6]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-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 16.01 and 16.02):[4]

  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, AMT (UTC+4).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Knockout stage
2  Spain 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
3  Italy 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
4  Armenia (H) 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Armenia 1–4 Spain
Yeghiazaryan Goal 51' Report Orellana Goal 33'
Miranda Goal 58'
Marqués Goal 64'
Mollejo Goal 90+7'
Italy 0–3 Portugal
Report Cardoso Goal 28'
Ramos Goal 46'
Correia Goal 51'
Attendance: 3,700

Portugal 1–1 Spain
Vieira Goal 49' Report Miranda Goal 41'
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)
Armenia 0–4 Italy
Report Portanova Goal 29'56'
Merola Goal 32'
Raspadori Goal 69'
Attendance: 8,780
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)

Portugal 4–0 Armenia
Ferreira Goal 34' (pen.)
João Mário Goal 50'
Gouveia Goal 67'88'
Report
Attendance: 5,750
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Spain 2–1 Italy
Gavioli Goal 61' (o.g.)
Ruiz Goal 68' (pen.)
Report Merola Goal 36'
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Knockout stage
2  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Norway 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
4  Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Norway 1–1 Republic of Ireland
Botheim Goal 8' Report Hodge Goal 81'
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Czech Republic 0–3 France
Report Flips Goal 41' (pen.)
Heidenreich Goal 48' (o.g.)
Abi Goal 52'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Czech Republic 0–0 Norway
Report
Republic of Ireland 0–1 France
Report Isidor Goal 83'

Republic of Ireland 2–1 Czech Republic
Afolabi Goal 35'
Coffey Goal 81'
Report Kusej Goal 79'
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)
France 1–0 Norway
Ngoumou Goal 62' Report
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner, if necessary.[4]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
24 July – Banants Stadium
 
 
 Portugal
 
27 July – Republican Stadium
 
 Republic of Ireland
 
Winner Semi-final 1
 
24 July – Republican Stadium
 
Winner Semi-final 2
 
 France
 
 
 Spain
 

Semi-finals[edit]

Portugal Semi-final 1 Republic of Ireland
Report

France Semi-final 2 Spain
Report

Final[edit]

Winner Semi-final 1vWinner Semi-final 2
Report


Goalscorers[edit]

There have been 31 goals scored in 12 matches, for an average of 2.58 goals per match. Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Broadcasting[edit]

Television[edit]

All 16 live matches and highlights are available on UEFA.tv for all territories around the world.

Note : Live matches on UEFA.tv is not available in Armenia (host) (matches not shown on APMTV only), France, Germany, Israel, MENA, and USA.[7]

Participating nations[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Armenia (host) APMTV
 Czech Republic ČT
 France L'Équipe
 Ireland RTÉ
 Italy RAI
 Norway NRK
 Portugal RTP
 Spain RTVE

Non-participating European nations[edit]

Country/Region Broadcaster
 Albania RTSH
 Andorra RTVE (Spanish)
L'Équipe (French)
 Luxembourg
 Belgium
 Austria ORF
 Belarus Belteleradio
Sport Klub
 Bulgaria BNT
 Denmark DR
 Faroe Islands
 Estonia ERR
 Finland Yle
 Germany Sport1
 Greece ERT Sports
 Hungary MTVA
 Iceland RÚV
 Israel Charlton
 Kosovo RTK
 Latvia LTV
 Liechtenstein SRG SSR
  Switzerland
 Lithuania LRT
 Malta PBS
 Netherlands NOS
 Poland TVP
 Romania TVR
 Russia Match TV
 San Marino RAI
  Vatican City
 Slovakia RTVS
 Sweden SVT
 Turkey TRT
 Ukraine UA:PBC
 United Kingdom BBC

Outside Europe[edit]

Country/Regional Broadcaster
 China CCTV
 United States
beIN Sports
 Tajikistan TV Football

Radio[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Armenia (host) HR
 Czech Republic ČR
 Ireland RTÉ
 Italy RAI
 Norway NRK
 Portugal RTP
 Spain RTVE

Non-participating European nations[edit]

Country/Region Broadcaster
 Albania RTSH
 Andorra RTVE (Spanish)
 Austria ORF
 Belarus Belteleradio
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Bulgaria BNR
 Denmark DR
 Faroe Islands
 Estonia ERR
 Finland Yle
 Germany Sport1
 Hungary MTVA
 Iceland RÚV
 Kosovo RTK
 Latvia LR
 Liechtenstein SRG SSR
  Switzerland
 Lithuania LRT
 Malta PBS
 Netherlands NOS
 Poland PR
 Romania RR
 San Marino RAI
  Vatican City
 Slovakia RTVS
 Sweden SR
 Turkey TRT
 Ukraine UA:PBC
 United Kingdom BBC

Outside Europe[edit]

Country/Regional Broadcaster
 China CRI
 United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armenia and Northern Ireland to stage U19 EURO". UEFA.com. 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Amendments to football's Laws of the Game in various UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Seedings for 2018/19 U19 qualifying round". UEFA. 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  5. ^ "2019 #U19EURO finals draw". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "2019 Under-19 EURO finals schedule". UEFA.com. 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Where to watch 2019 Under-19 EURO". UEFA. Retrieved 2019-06-24.

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