2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
The 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-17 Euro 2017) was the 16th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (35th edition if the Under-16 era is also included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-17 national teams of Europe. Croatia, which were selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015, hosted the tournament.
|UEFA U-17 Europsko prvenstvo 2017.|
|Dates||3–19 May 2017|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||7 (in 6 host cities)|
|Champions||Spain (9th title)|
|Goals scored||99 (3.09 per match)|
|Attendance||43,063 (1,346 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Amine Gouiri (8 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Jadon Sancho|
A total of 16 teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2000 eligible to participate. Each match had a duration of 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes with a 15-minute half-time.
Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament acted as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India as the UEFA representatives. This was decreased from the previous six teams, as FIFA decided to give one of the slots originally reserved for UEFA to the Oceania Football Confederation starting from 2017.
Spain won their third title by beating England 4–1 on penalties in the final after a 2–2 draw, and both teams were joined by Germany, Turkey, France as UEFA qualifiers for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Portugal were the defending champions, but failed to qualify.
All 54 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Croatia 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 2016, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2017.
Note: All appearance statistics include only U-17 era (since 2002).
- The best seven runners-up among all eight elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.
The final draw was held on 3 April 2017, 18:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the Panorama Zagreb Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. Hosts Croatia were assigned to position A1 in the draw, while the other teams were seeded according to their results in the qualification elite round, with the seven best elite round group winners (counting all elite round results) placed in Pot 1 and drawn to positions 1 and 2 in the groups, and the remaining eight teams (the eighth-best elite round group winner and the seven elite round group runners-up) placed in Pot 2 and drawn to positions 3 and 4 in the groups.
|1||—||Croatia (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Host (A1)|
|5||8||Republic of Ireland||3||3||0||0||7||0||+7||9|
|15||7||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||1||1||1||2||2||0||4|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient; 6) drawing of lots.
Rijeka and Kostrena were the only hosts that were planned at first with new hosts being Varaždin, Zaprešić, Velika Gorica and two in Croatian capital Zagreb – in boroughs Sesvete and Lučko. The final would be played in Varaždin.
|Stadion Anđelko Herjavec||Stadion Radnik||Stadion Rujevica|
|Capacity: 10,800||Capacity: 8,000||Capacity: 6,134|
|Stadion ŠRC Zaprešić||Stadion Žuknica||Stadion Lučko (Lučko)||Stadion sv. Josipa Radnika (Sesvete)|
|Capacity: 5,228||Capacity: 3,000||Capacity: 1,500||Capacity: 1,200|
A total of 9 referees, 12 assistant referees and 3 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.
Each national team submitted a squad of 18 players.
The final tournament schedule was confirmed on 7 April 2017.
The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.
The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01 and 17.02):
- 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 have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
- Superior goal difference in all group matches;
- Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
- If only two teams have the same number of points, and they are tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings are determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are 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);
- Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
- Drawing of lots.
|Report||S. Gómez 24'
Ruiz 33' (pen.)
|Marin 67'||Report||Karaahmet 18'
|S. Gómez 36'
Ruiz 68' (pen.), 80'
|Blanco 80+1'||Report||Čolina 56'|
|Pellegri 15'||Report||Karaahmet 5'
|Csoboth 38', 41'
|Report||Gouiri 36', 80+4' (pen.)|
|Gouiri 1', 10', 33'
Caqueret 4', 46'
|Rudden 30'||Report||Szerető 52'|
|Gouiri 35', 80'||Report||Rudden 42'|
Szoboszlai 26', 48'
Edmundsson 29' (o.g.)
|2||Republic of Ireland||3||1||0||2||2||9||−7||3|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||1||0||2||2||7||−5||3|
|Germany||5–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Arp 50', 51', 62'
|Serbia||1–0||Republic of Ireland|
|Abouchabaka 7' (pen.)
|Report||Stuparević 75' (pen.)|
|Republic of Ireland||2–1||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Idah 29' (pen.)
|Republic of Ireland||0–7||Germany|
Arp 15', 45', 49'
O'Connor 21' (o.g.)
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1–0||Serbia|
|El Bouchataoui 61'||Report|
|Guehi 8' (o.g.)||Report||Brewster 10', 35'
El Bouchataoui 80+2' (pen.)
|Sancho 23', 48' (pen.)
As part of a trial sanctioned by the IFAB to reduce the advantage of the team shooting first in a penalty shoot-out, a different sequence of taking penalties, known as "ABBA", that mirrors the serving sequence in a tennis tiebreak would be used if a penalty shoot-out was needed (team A kicks first, team B kicks second):
- Original sequence
- AB AB AB AB AB (sudden death starts) AB AB etc.
- Trial sequence
- AB BA AB BA AB (sudden death starts) BA AB etc.
|12 May – Varaždin|
|16 May – Varaždin|
|Spain (p)||0 (4)|
|13 May – Zaprešić|
|19 May – Varaždin|
|Spain (p)||2 (4)|
|12 May – Velika Gorica|
|16 May – Zaprešić|
|13 May – Velika Gorica|
|England||2||World Cup play-off|
|16 May – Zagreb|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
Winners qualified for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The two best losing quarter-finalists entered the FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off.
|Report||Csonka 20' (o.g.)|
Ruiz 35' (pen.)
S. Gómez 56'
|England||1–0||Republic of Ireland|
Ranking of losing quarter-finalistsEdit
To determine the two best losing quarter-finalists which enter the FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off, the losing quarter-finalists are ranked by the following criteria (Regulations Article 16.06):
- Higher position in the group stage (i.e., group winners ahead of group runners-up);
- Better results in the group stage (i.e., points, goal difference, goals scored);
- Better results in the quarter-finals (i.e., points, goal difference, goals scored);
- Lower disciplinary points in the group stage and quarter-finals combined;
- Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
- Drawing of lots.
|1||B1||Hungary||3||2||1||0||8||3||+5||7||FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off|
|4||C2||Republic of Ireland||3||1||0||2||2||9||−7||3|
FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offEdit
Winner qualified for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
|Kesgin 40+13'||Report||Hudson-Odoi 11'
There were 99 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 3.09 goals per match.
- Armin Imamović
- Nemanja Vještica
- David Čolina
- Antonio Marin
- Aidan Barlow
- George McEachran
- Yacine Adli
- Mathis Picouleau
- Noah Awuku
- Eric Hottmann
- Yannik Keitel
- Lars Lukas Mai
- Erik Majetschak
- John Yeboah
- Márk Bencze
- Krisztofer Szerető
- Alexander Torvund
- Hans Nicolussi Caviglia
- Moise Kean
- Pietro Pellegri
- Jørgen Strand Larsen
- Halldor Stenevik
- Adam Idah
- Rowan Roache
- Jack Aitchison
- Innes Cameron
- Željko Gavrić
- Filip Stuparević
- Antonio Blanco
- Nacho Díaz
- Yunus Akgün
- Atalay Babacan
- Recep Gül
- Umut Güneş
- Ozan Kabak
- Kerem Kesgin
- Olexiy Kashchuk
- Artem Kholod
1 own goal
Team of the TournamentEdit
Source: UEFA Technical Report
Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World CupEdit
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|Spain||12 May 2017||8 (1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009)|
|England||13 May 2017||3 (2007, 2011, 2015)|
|Turkey||12 May 2017||2 (2005, 2009)|
|Germany||13 May 2017||9 (1985, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015)|
|France||16 May 2017||5 (1987, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2015)|
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
- UEFA considers Amine Gouiri to have scored eight goals in the final tournament, as his goal in the FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off is not considered part of the final tournament tally.
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