2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round

The 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round was the second round of qualification for the final tournament of the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Malta. The 27 teams advancing from the qualifying round plus Germany, who received a bye to the elite round, were drawn into seven groups of four teams, where they played each other in a single round-robin mini-tournament hosted by one of the group's teams. The seven group winners qualified for the final tournament.

As the team with the highest UEFA under-17 coefficient, Germany were given a bye to this round. The draw for the elite round was held on 28 November 2013 and matches took place between 20 and 31 March 2014.

SeedingEdit

The draw for the elite round was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, on 28 November 2013.[1] Each team was placed in one of four drawing pots, according to their qualifying round results.[2] The seven sides with the best records were seeded in Pot A, and so forth until Pot D, which contained the seven teams with the weakest records. During the draw, each group was filled with one team from every pot, taking into account that teams that played each other in the first qualifying round could not be drawn into the same group again.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D
  Germany
  England
  Netherlands
  Poland
  Spain
  Portugal
  Romania
  Serbia
   Switzerland
  France
  Italy
  Iceland
  Scotland
  Turkey
  Greece
  Belgium
  Georgia
  Czech Republic
  Latvia
  Russia
  Austria
  Republic of Ireland
  Wales
  Norway
  Sweden
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Albania
  Ukraine

TiebreakersEdit

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings.[3]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question
  2. Superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question
  4. If, after applying criteria 1) to 3) to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, the criteria 1) to 3) will be reapplied to determine the ranking of these teams. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5) and 6) will apply
  5. Results of all group matches:
    1. Superior goal difference
    2. Higher number of goals scored
  6. Drawing of lots

Additionally, if two teams which have the same number of points and the same number of goals scored and conceded play their last group match against each other and are still equal at the end of that match, their final rankings are determined by the penalty shoot-out and not by the criteria listed above. This procedure is applicable only if a ranking of the teams is required to determine the group winner.

GroupsEdit

Colour key in group tables
Group winners qualify for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

The hosts of the seven mini-tournament groups are indicated below.

All times are CET (UTC+01:00) until 29 March 2014 and CEST (UTC+02:00) starting from 30 March 2014.

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
   Switzerland 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
  Russia (H) 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
  Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Wales 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Switzerland   1–0  Wales
Babic   77' Report
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)
Spain  1–1  Russia
Antonio   40' Report Kipiani   50'
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)

Spain  1–0  Wales
Meré   71' Report
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)
Russia  1–1   Switzerland
Yamschikov   62' Report Ajeti   80+2'
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)

Switzerland   1–0  Spain
Alpsoy   75' Report
Trudovye Rezervy Stadium, Kazan
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
Wales  0–2  Russia
Report Pronichev   4' (pen.)
Melkadze   80+3'
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Turkey 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Poland 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Greece (H) 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
  Norway 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Poland  2–1  Greece
Kownacki   26'49' Report Xiros   63'
Turkey  3–2  Norway
Enes Ünal   27'46'
Doğuş Can   63'
Report Svendsen   7'
Lorentzen   29'

Poland  2–1  Norway
Ryczkowski   33'
Kownacki   67'
Report Lorentzen   65'
Greece  0–1  Turkey
Report Enes Ünal   60'
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Norway  0–3  Greece
Report Manthatis   16'60'
Angelopoulos   31' (pen.)

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
  France 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
  Austria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
  Sweden 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
France  3–0  Sweden
Saint-Maximin   3'
Gelin   13'
Michelin   49'
Report
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (Ireland)
Netherlands  2–1  Austria
Berenstein   71'80+3' Report Prokop   66'
Sportpark Parkzicht, Uden
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

Austria  1–2  France
Posch   33' (pen.) Report Dembele   75'80+1'
Sportpark Parkzicht, Uden
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
Netherlands  2–0  Sweden
Slabbekoorn   28'
Bergwijn   56'
Report
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

France  1–3  Netherlands
Thuram   58' Report van de Beek   42'
Bergwijn   45'60'
Sportpark Parkzicht, Uden
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
Sweden  0–1  Austria
Report Peric   56'
Sportpark Oude Landen, Nuenen
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (Ireland)

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
  Czech Republic (H) 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Italy 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
  Albania 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Italy  2–1  Albania
Felicioli   28'
de Santis   61' (pen.)
Report Bare   14'
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)

England  1–0  Albania
Brown   49' Report
Czech Republic  2–1  Italy
Klíma   78'
Černý   80+1'
Report Bonazzoli   27'
Referee: Alejandro Hernandez (Spain)

Italy  1–2  England
Trani   54' Report Armstrong   20'
Solanke   72'
Referee: Alejandro Hernandez (Spain)

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7
  Serbia (H) 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
  Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
  Georgia 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Germany  4–0  Georgia
Ochs   4'58'
Fiore-Tapia   78'
Henrichs   80'
Report
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
Serbia  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Šaponjić   7'
Jović   80+3' (pen.)
Report Duggan   67'
Sportski centar Kuća Fudbala, Stara Pazova
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)

Germany  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Besuschkow   1'
Ferati   9'
Ochs   52'
Report
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)
Georgia  0–2  Serbia
Report Šaponjić   64'
Karišić   69'
Sportski centar Kuća Fudbala, Stara Pazova
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)

Republic of Ireland  2–2  Georgia
Tvaradze   23' (o.g.)
McDonnell   75'
Report Kiknadze   77'
Kamladze   80+2'
Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
Serbia  1–1  Germany
Šaponjić   13' Report Aydogan   62'

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Scotland (H) 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Romania 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
  Belgium 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Romania  0–0  Belgium
Report
Scotland  2–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lang   21'
Wighton   52' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Tvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)

Romania  0–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Gojak   55'
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)
Belgium  1–3  Scotland
Damraoui   28' Report Nesbitt   44'
Ballantye   52'
Sheppard   64'
Referee: Tvetan Krastev (Bulgaria)

Scotland  1–0  Romania
Wright   2' Report
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–0  Belgium
Gojak   6'69'
Kremenović   56'
Report
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal (H) 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
  Ukraine 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
  Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
  Latvia 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Iceland  0–2  Ukraine
Report Hutsulyak   40+2'
Taranukha   43'
Estádio Municipal de Tábua, Tábua
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Portugal  3–0  Latvia
Gonçalves   9'
Rodrigues   39'
Sanches   41'
Report

Latvia  0–0  Iceland
Report
Complexo Desportivo da Tocha, Tocha
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Portugal  3–0  Ukraine
Silva   39'
Buta   57'
Neves   76'
Report
Centro de Treinos, Luso
Referee: Roy Reinshreiber (Israel)

Iceland  0–3  Portugal
Report Rodrigues   20'
Neves   64'
Neto   67'
Ukraine  5–1  Latvia
Bērziņš   7' (o.g.)
Mykhaylychenko   30'
Schcebetun   48'
Sautin   70'76'
Report Tumanovs   74'
Estádio Carlos Duarte, Pampilhosa
Referee: Sascha Amhof (Switzerland)

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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Holders Russia face former champions". UEFA. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ "2013/14 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Championships Elite round draws" (PDF). UEFA. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2013/14" (PDF).

External linksEdit