2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
The 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship was the 14th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (33rd edition if the Under-16 era was also included), the annual European youth football competition contested by the men's under-17 national teams of the member associations of UEFA. Bulgaria hosted the tournament. The finals featured 16 teams for the first time since 2002, as the number of teams was increased from eight in the previous tournament. Players born on or after 1 January 1998 were eligible to participate in this competition.
|2015 УЕФА Европейско първенство за юноши до 17 години|
|Dates||6–22 May 2015|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||France (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||59 (1.79 per match)|
|Attendance||77,868 (2,360 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Odsonne Édouard (8 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Odsonne Édouard|
The final tournament also acted as the UEFA qualifier for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, with six teams qualifying (the four semi-finalists and the two winners of play-off matches between the losing quarter-finalists).
Each match lasted 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes, with an interval of 15 minutes.
- 1 Qualification
- 2 Venues
- 3 Squads
- 4 Match officials
- 5 Group stage
- 6 Knockout stage
- 7 Goalscorers
- 8 Team of the tournament
- 9 References
- 10 External links
All 54 UEFA nations entered the competition and with the hosts Bulgaria qualifying automatically, the other 53 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2014 and Elite round, which took place in spring 2015.
Note: All appearance statistics include only U-17 era (since 2002).
|Team||Method of qualification||Finals appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|France||Elite round Group 1 winners||9th||2012||Champions (2004)|
|Spain||Elite round Group 1 runners-up[^]||9th||2010||Champions (2007, 2008)|
|Croatia||Elite round Group 2 winners||3rd||2013||Fourth place (2005)|
|Belgium||Elite round Group 3 winners||4th||2012||Semi-finals (2007)|
|Netherlands||Elite round Group 3 runners-up[^]||9th||2014||Champions (2011, 2012)|
|Greece||Elite round Group 4 winners||2nd||2010||Group stage (2010)|
|Republic of Ireland||Elite round Group 4 runners-up[^]||2nd||2008||Group stage (2008)|
|Austria||Elite round Group 5 winners||4th||2013||Third place (2003)|
|Russia||Elite round Group 5 runners-up[^]||3rd||2013||Champions (2006, 2013)|
|England||Elite round Group 6 winners||10th||2014||Champions (2010, 2014)|
|Slovenia||Elite round Group 6 runners-up[^]||2nd||2012||Group stage (2012)|
|Czech Republic||Elite round Group 7 winners||5th||2011||Runners-up (2006)|
|Scotland||Elite round Group 7 runners-up[^]||3rd||2014||Semi-finals (2014)|
|Germany||Elite round Group 8 winners||8th||2014||Champions (2009)|
|Italy||Elite round Group 8 runners-up[^]||5th||2013||Runners-up (2013)|
- The best seven runners-up among all eight elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.
The final draw was held in Pomorie, Bulgaria on 2 April 2015, 14:00 EEST (UTC+3). The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. There were no seeding except that the hosts Bulgaria were assigned to position A1 in the draw.
|Beroe Stadium||Hadzhi Dimitar Stadium||Lazur Stadium||Arena Sozopol|
|Capacity: 12,128||Capacity: 10,000||Capacity: 18,037||Capacity: 3,500|
Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.
A total of 9 referees, 12 assistant referees and 4 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the quarter-finals.
if two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings:
- Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
- Superior goal difference resulting 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 having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 applied;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- If only two teams had the same number of points, and they were tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings were determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams had the same number of points, or if their rankings were not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
- Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
- Drawing of lots.
|1||Croatia||3||2||1||0||3||0||+3||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Aleñá 46' (pen.)||Report||Lovrić 62'|
|Yordanov 35'||Report||Zalazar 11'
|Filip 34'||Report||Yordanov 43'|
|1||Germany||3||3||0||0||7||0||+7||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|Report||Azzaoui 29', 75' (pen.)
Van Vaerenbergh 78'
|Passlack 10', 40+2'
|Report||Van Vaerenbergh 80+3'|
|1||France||3||3||0||0||7||0||+7||9||Advance to knockout stage|
Yegor Denisov 72'
|Report||Ikoné 18', 20'
|Yegor Denisov 52'
|1||England||3||2||1||0||3||1||+2||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|4||Republic of Ireland||3||0||1||2||0||3||−3||1|
|Republic of Ireland||0–0||Netherlands|
|Republic of Ireland||0–2||Italy|
|Report||Lo Faso 9'
|Boultam 56' (pen.)||Report||Fosu-Mensah 18' (o.g.)|
|England||1–0||Republic of Ireland|
|15 May – Burgas|
|19 May – Burgas|
|Belgium (p)||1 (5)|
|16 May – Stara Zagora|
|France (p)||1 (2)|
|22 May – Burgas|
|15 May – Stara Zagora|
|Germany (p)||0 (4)|
|19 May – Stara Zagora|
|16 May – Burgas|
|FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offs|
|19 May – Sozopol|
|19 May – Sliven|
|England (p)||0 (5)|
Winners qualified for 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Losers played in FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offs.
|Majić 34'||Report||Azzaoui 53'|
|Édouard 5', 72'
FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offsEdit
Winners qualified for 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
|Seigers 52'||Report||Édouard 23'|
- 8 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Oliver Filip
- Sandi Lovrić
- Rubin Seigers
- Matko Babić
- Adrian Blečić
- Davor Lovren
- Karlo Majić
- Nikola Moro
- Ondřej Lingr
- Bilal Boutobba
- Mamadou Doucouré
- Jordan Rambaud
- Johannes Eggestein
- Görkem Sağlam
- Niklas Schmidt
- Janni Serra
- Kostas Kirtzialidis
- Patrick Cutrone
- Simone Lo Faso
- Simone Mazzocchi
- Reda Boultam
- Aleksei Tatayev
- Carles Aleñá
- Francisco José Villalba
- José Luis Zalazar
- Own goal
Team of the tournamentEdit
Source: UEFA Technical Report
- "Eight-goal Edouard takes scorers' prize". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
Odsonne Edouard's eight goals in Bulgaria is a record for a UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals, eclipsing the seven Jonathan Soriano managed for Spain in 2002.
- "Golden Player – 2015: Odsonne Edouard". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Malta, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan picked for U17s". UEFA. 2012-03-20.
- "Under-17s turn thoughts to Bulgaria". UEFA.com. 22 November 2013.
- "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Under-17 finals lineup complete". UEFA.com. 27 March 2015.
- "2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship programme" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "Final tournament draw". UEFA.com.
- "England, Netherlands rematched in Under-17 draw". UEFA.com. 2 April 2015.
- "Venue guide". UEFA.com.
- "Match officials". UEFA.com.
- "Match Schedule" (PDF). UEFA.com.
- "UEFA Technical Report – Results". UEFA.com.
- "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Team of the Tournament". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 July 2015.