Georgia national under-17 football team

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Georgia U-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) ჯვაროსნები
Jvarosnebi (Crusaders)
Association Georgian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Gocha Tkebuchava
Captain Nikolozi Kurshavishvili
Top scorer Giorgi Arabidze (2)
Home stadium Mikheil Meskhi Stadium
FIFA code GEO
First colours
Second colours
European U-17 championships
Appearances 3 (first in 1997)
Best result Semi-Finals, 2012

The Georgia national under-17 football team represents the country of Georgia in association football at the under-17 youth level, and is controlled by the Georgian Football Federation.

The team is for Georgian players aged 17 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-17 Football Championship cycle, so players can be up to 19 years old.

Competition history[edit]

Prior to Georgia's independence in 1991 Georgian players were eligible for selection to the Soviet Union U-16 team. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Georgian Football Federation was admitted to UEFA as a full member in 1992, and the team played their first competitive matches in the first phase of the qualifying tournament for the 1994 European U-16 Championship. Georgia U-17's competitive debut came on 21 October 1993 against Switzerland U-17 and they finished their first qualifying campaign as 3rd out of 3 teams, behind Switzerland and Slovenia.[1]

The team's first successful campaign was for the 1997 European U-16 Championship, in which they failed to progress from the group stage after three defeats to Hungary, Italy and Belgium.[2] Their second appearance came in the first tournament staged following UEFA's realignment of youth levels in the 2002 European U-17 Championship, in which they were knocked out in the quarter-final by later champions Switzerland U-17s.[3] In 2012 Georgia made it through to the semi-finals but lost 2–0 to the Netherlands.

European Championship[edit]

Year Round W D L GS GA
Germany 1997 EURO. Group 0 0 3 7 16
Denmark 2002 EURO. 1/4 f. 1 2 1 4 6
Slovenia 2012 EURO. 1/2 f. 1 1 2 2 4

European Under 17 Championship Qualifiers Host in Georgia[edit]

Country Round Group
Georgia (country) Euro 2000 qualifying round Group 2
Georgia (country) Euro 2002 elite round Group 10
Georgia (country) Euro 2011 qualifying round Group 3
Georgia (country) Euro 2012 elite round Group 3
Georgia (country) Euro 2013 qualifying round Group 13
Georgia (country) Euro 2014 qualifying round Group 11
Georgia (country) Euro 2015 qualifying round Group 2
Georgia (country) Euro 2016 elite round Group 3
Georgia (country) Euro 2018 qualifying round Group 13

Group 13[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elite round
2  Georgia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible qualification based on ranking
4  Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 October 2017. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.

24 October 2017 (2017-10-24)
Italy  v  Montenegro

24 October 2017 (2017-10-24)
Latvia  v  Georgia

27 October 2017 (2017-10-27)
Italy  v  Latvia

27 October 2017 (2017-10-27)
Georgia  v  Montenegro

30 October 2017 (2017-10-30)
Georgia  v  Italy

30 October 2017 (2017-10-30)
Montenegro  v  Latvia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garin, Erik (7 December 2003). "European U-16 Championship 1994". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Garin, Erik (28 June 2006). "European U-16 Championship 1997". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "UEFA European U-17 C'ship". UEFA. 5 May 2002. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 

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