2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
The 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship was the 14th edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (64th edition if the Under-18 and Junior eras are included), the annual European youth football competition contested by the men's under-19 national teams of the member associations of UEFA. Greece hosted the tournament. Players born on or after 1 January 1996 were eligible to participate in this competition.
|2015 Ευρωπαϊκό πρωτάθλημα ποδοσφαίρου Κ-19|
|Dates||6–19 July 2015|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Spain (10th title)|
|Goals scored||36 (2.4 per match)|
|Attendance||70,612 (4,707 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Borja Mayoral (3 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Marco Asensio|
All 54 UEFA nations entered the competition and with the hosts Greece qualifying automatically, the other 53 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven 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-19 era (since 2002).
|Team||Method of qualification||Finals appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Greece||Hosts||6th||2012||Runners-up (2007, 2012)|
|Spain||Elite round Group 1 winners||11th||2013||Champions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012)|
|Germany||Elite round Group 2 winners||7th||2014||Champions (2008, 2014)|
|Russia||Elite round Group 3 winners||2nd||2007||Group stage (2007)|
|Netherlands||Elite round Group 4 winners||3rd||2013||Group stage (2010, 2013)|
|Ukraine||Elite round Group 5 winners||4th||2014||Champions (2009)|
|Austria||Elite round Group 6 winners||6th||2014||Semi-finals (2003, 2006, 2014)|
|France||Elite round Group 7 winners||8th||2013||Champions (2005, 2010)|
The final draw was held in Katerini, Greece on 9 June 2015 at 17:00 EEST (UTC+3). The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There were no seeding except that the hosts Greece were assigned to position A1 in the draw.
|AEL FC Arena||Municipal Stadium of Veria||Municipal Stadium of Katerini|
|Capacity: 16,118||Capacity: 7,000||Capacity: 4,956|
Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.
A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-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||France||3||3||0||0||6||1||+5||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|Zubkov 55'||Report||Guirassy 31'
Lukyanchuk 90+2' (o.g.)
|Report||Kvasina 47', 87'|
|1||Russia||3||1||1||1||5||4||+1||4||Advance to knockout stage|
|Van Amersfoort 44'||Report|
Mayoral 72' (pen.)
|Mayoral 13'||Report||Barinov 37'
|Kehrer 32' (o.g.)
|16 July – Katerini|
|19 July – Katerini|
|16 July – Larissa|
|Chernov 50', 79'
Sheydayev 64' (pen.)
|Report||Asensio 88', 90+5'|
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- 1 own goal
Team of the tournamentEdit
Source: UEFA Technical Report
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