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2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

The 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the twelfth edition of UEFA's European Under-17 Football Championship since the re-organising of age group competitions in 2002. Slovakia were hosts of the tournament with games taking place at four venues between 5–17 May.[1]

2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Majstrovstvá európy vo futbale hráčov do 17 rokov 2013
2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countrySlovakia
Dates5–17 May 2013
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Russia (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored24 (1.6 per match)
Top scorer(s)Slovakia Martin Slaninka
Switzerland Robin Kamber
(2 goals)
Best player(s)Russia Anton Mitryushkin
2012
2014

This competition also acted as a qualifier for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, as 6 teams qualified.

Players born after 1 January 1996 were eligible to participate in this competition. The Netherlands were the titleholder, but failed to make it past the elite round qualification process, along with every team that played in the 2012 final round.[2]

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

The final tournament of the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was preceded by two qualification stages: a qualifying round and an Elite round. During the rounds, 52 national teams competed to determine the seven teams that would progress to the finals.

The first round was played from 24 September to 14 November 2012, with 28 of those advancing to the elite round. The elite rounds were played during March 2013.

Qualified countriesEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
only U-17 era (since 2002)
  Slovakia Hosts 0 (debut)
  Croatia Winner of Group 1 1 (2005)
  Austria Winner of Group 2 2 (2003, 2004)
  Sweden Winner of Group 3 0 (debut)
  Ukraine Winner of Group 4 3 (2002, 2004, 2007)
   Switzerland Winner of Group 5 5 (2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  Russia Winner of Group 6 1 (2006)
  Italy Winner of Group 7 3 (2003, 2005, 2009)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Advance to semifinals and qualify to 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Qualify to 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Slovakia 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
  Sweden 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Austria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1

Slovakia  2–2   Switzerland
Varga   39'
Slaninka   69'
Report Trachsel   22'
Kamber   29'
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)

Austria  2–1   Switzerland
Baumgartner   11'
Ripic   35'
Report Kamber   57'
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
  Italy 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
  Croatia 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Russia  3–0  Ukraine
Khodzhaniyazov   47'
Mayrovich   62'
Zhemaletdinov   79'
Report
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)

Russia  0–0  Croatia
Report
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)
Ukraine  1–2  Italy
Vachiberadze   61' Report Parigini   75'
Pugliese   80+3'

Ukraine  1–2  Croatia
Tsygankov   17' Report Halilović   40' (pen.)
Murić   72'
Italy  1–1  Russia
Capradossi   43' Report Gasilin   12'

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 May – Žilina
 
 
  Slovakia0
 
17 May – Žilina
 
  Italy2
 
  Italy0 (4)
 
14 May – Žilina
 
  Russia0 (5)
 
  Russia0 (10)
 
 
  Sweden0 (9)
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Slovakia  0–2  Italy
Report Pugliese   3'
Capradossi   64'
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (Lithuania)

FinalEdit

GoalscorersEdit

BroadcastingEdit

Live coverage and highlights of the finals were broadcast by Eurosport throughout Europe. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Slovenia, Slovakia given U17s". uefa.com. 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  2. ^ "Europe's U-17s fight for continental crown". FIFA.com. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  3. ^ "Television schedule". UEFA.com. Retrieved 15 May 2013.

External linksEdit