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.
The draw for the elite round was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, on 28 November 2013. Each team was placed in one of four drawing pots, according to their qualifying round results. 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.
If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings.
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question
- Superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question
- Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question
- 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
- Results of all group matches:
- Superior goal difference
- Higher number of goals scored
- 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.
|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.
|Yamschikov 62'||Report||Ajeti 80+2'|
|Report||Pronichev 4' (pen.)
|Kownacki 26', 49'||Report||Xiros 63'|
|Enes Ünal 27', 46'
Doğuş Can 63'
|Report||Enes Ünal 60'|
|5 – 4|| Wieteska
|Report||Manthatis 16', 60'
Angelopoulos 31' (pen.)
|Berenstein 71', 80+3'||Report||Prokop 66'|
|Posch 33' (pen.)||Report||Dembele 75', 80+1'|
|Thuram 58'||Report||van de Beek 42'
Bergwijn 45', 60'
|Czech Republic (H)||3||2||0||1||4||2||+2||6|
de Santis 61' (pen.)
|Trani 54'||Report||Armstrong 20'
|Republic of Ireland||3||0||1||2||3||7||−4||1|
|Ochs 4', 58'
|Serbia||2–1||Republic of Ireland|
Jović 80+3' (pen.)
|Germany||3–0||Republic of Ireland|
|Republic of Ireland||2–2||Georgia|
|Tvaradze 23' (o.g.)
|Šaponjić 13'||Report||Aydogan 62'|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||2||0||1||4||2||+2||6|
|Scotland||2–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Wighton 52' (pen.)
|Romania||0–1||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Damraoui 28'||Report||Nesbitt 44'
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3–0||Belgium|
|Gojak 6', 69'
|Country||Qualified as||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|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)
- "Holders Russia face former champions". UEFA. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "2013/14 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Championships Elite round draws" (PDF). UEFA. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2013/14" (PDF).