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2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

The 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the 13th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, an annual football competition between men's under-17 national teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament was hosted for the first time in Malta, from 9 to 21 May 2014, after their bid was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 March 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.[2]

2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.png
The official logo of the tournament
Tournament details
Host countryMalta Malta
Dates9–21 May
Teams53 (qualification)
8 (finals)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions England (2nd title)
Runners-up Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored46 (3.07 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Dominic Solanke
Netherlands Jari Schuurman
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Netherlands Steven Bergwijn[1]
2013
2015

Fifty-three teams participated in a two-round qualification stage, taking place between September 2013 and March 2014, to determine the seven teams joining the hosts. Players born after 1 January 1997 were eligible to participate in this competition.[3] This edition marked the first appearance of a national team from Gibraltar,[4] and was the first UEFA competition allowing referees to use a vanishing spray when setting free kicks.[5] Live broadcast was provided by Eurosport 2 and Eurosport International.[6]

England beat the Netherlands in the final on penalties to secure their second European under-17 title, four years after their first, and the second to be won by coach John Peacock. The 2013 champions, Russia, failed to qualify for the final tournament.

Contents

QualificationEdit

Qualification for the final tournament of the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship consisted of two rounds: a qualifying round and an elite round. In the qualifying round, 53 national teams competed in 13 groups of four teams, with each group winner and runner-up, plus the best third-placed team, advancing to the elite round. There, the 27 first-round qualifiers plus Germany, who was given a bye, were distributed in seven groups of four teams. The winner of each group qualified for the final tournament.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  Malta Hosts 0 (debut)
   Switzerland Group 1 winner 6 (2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
  Turkey Group 2 winner 5 (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  Netherlands Group 3 winner 7 (2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  England Group 4 winner 8 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  Germany Group 5 winner 5 (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  Scotland Group 6 winner 1 (2008)
  Portugal Group 7 winner 4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2010)
1 Only counted appearances for under-17 era (bold indicates champion for that year, while italic indicates hosts)

Final drawEdit

The draw for the group stage of the final tournament was held on 9 April 2014 at Saint James Cavalier in Valletta. It was conducted by UEFA's Youth and Amateur Football Committee chairman Jim Boyce, along with Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro and former Maltese international David Carabott. The host team, Malta, was automatically assigned as team one in group A, while the remaining teams were drawn successively in the order B1, A2, B2, A3, B3, A4 and B4.[7][8]

VenuesEdit

Map of venues

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

Group stageEdit

 
Map of the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship finalist teams and their performances. The inset shows Malta (host).

Fixtures and match schedule were confirmed by UEFA on 15 April 2014.[6]

Tie-breaking

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied:[3]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;

If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 4 to 7 apply.

  1. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Respect Fair play ranking of the teams in question (final tournament);
  4. Drawing of lots.

If only two teams are tied (according to criteria 1–7) after having met in the last match of the group stage, their ranking is determined by a penalty shoot-out.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals

All times are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 10 4 +6 9
  England 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
  Turkey 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
  Malta 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
Netherlands  3–2  Turkey
Verdonk   54' (pen.)
Nouri   69'
Ould-Chikh   75'
Report Ünal   43'
Aktay   79'
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Malta  0–3  England
Report Roberts   15'48'
Armstrong   25'
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)

England  4–1  Turkey
Solanke   22'49'
Kenny   58'
Armstrong   64'
Report Ünal   16'
Attendance: 1,631
Malta  2–5  Netherlands
Mbong   37'
Friggieri   64'
Report Schuurman   5'27'42'
Bergwijn   13'69'

Turkey  4–0  Malta
Alici   43'58'
Aktay   70'76'
Report
England  0–2  Netherlands
Report Verdonk   45'
van der Moot   68'
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Germany 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Germany  1–1   Switzerland
Henrichs   58' Report Babic   72'
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Scotland  0–2  Portugal
Report Sanches   18'
Mata   78'

Switzerland   0–1  Portugal
Report Mata   54'
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Germany  0–1  Scotland
Report Wright   41'
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (Latvia)

Switzerland   1–3  Scotland
Oberlin   20' Report Wighton   45'
Sheppard   56'
Hardie   63'

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).[3]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 May – Attard
 
 
  Netherlands5
 
21 May – Attard
 
  Scotland0
 
  Netherlands1 (1)
 
18 May – Attard
 
  England (p)1 (4)
 
  Portugal0
 
 
  England2
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Portugal  0–2  England
Report Solanke   52'
Roberts   74'
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

Netherlands  5–0  Scotland
Verdonk   35' (pen.)
Nouri   38'
Bergwijn   57'
Owobowale   59'
Van der Moot   73'
Report

FinalEdit

Team of the TournamentEdit

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Golden Player 2014: Steven Bergwijn". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Malta, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan picked for U17s". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2013/14" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Draw to launch U17 road to Malta". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 20 November 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Vanishing spray leaves lasting impression". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Under-17 match and TV schedule confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 15 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Swiss, Germany, England complete U17 finals cast". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Malta meet England, Germany face Switzerland". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 9 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Technical report" (PDF). UEFA: 21–21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2017.

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