2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification

The 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying competition was a men's under-19 football competition that determined the seven teams joining the automatically qualified hosts Georgia in the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament.[1]

2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification
Tournament details
DatesQualifying round:
4 October – 15 November 2016
Elite round:
22–28 March 2017
Teams53 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played120
Goals scored359 (2.99 per match)
Top scorer(s)Finland Lassi Lappalainen
Norway Birk Risa
Wales Nathan Broadhead
(5 goals each)
2016
2018

A total of 53 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition.[2] Players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible to participate.

FormatEdit

The qualifying competition consists of two rounds:[3]

  • Qualifying round: Apart from Spain, which receive a bye to the elite round as the team with the highest seeding coefficient, the remaining 52 teams are drawn into 13 groups of four teams. Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The 13 group winners, the 13 runners-up, and the third-placed team with the best record against the first and second-placed teams in their group advance to the elite round.
  • Elite round: The 28 teams are drawn into seven groups of four teams. Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The seven group winners qualify for the final tournament.

TiebreakersEdit

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 a mini-tournament, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 14.01 and 14.02):[3]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the mini-tournament matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the mini-tournament matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the mini-tournament matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the mini-tournament 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;
  5. Superior goal difference in all mini-tournament matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all mini-tournament matches;
  7. 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 mini-tournament, 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).
  8. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the mini-tournament matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

To determine the best third-placed team from the qualifying round, the results against the teams in fourth place are discarded. The following criteria are applied (Regulations Article 15.01):[3]

  1. Higher number of points;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  5. Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
  6. Drawing of lots.

Qualifying roundEdit

DrawEdit

The draw for the qualifying round was held on 3 December 2015, 10:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[4][5]

The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following:[6]

Each group contained two teams from Pot A and two teams from Pot B. For political reasons, Armenia and Azerbaijan (due to the disputed status of Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as Russia and Ukraine (due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine), could not be drawn in the same group.[2]

Final tournament hosts
Team Coeff Rank
  Georgia 7.833
Bye to elite round
Team Coeff Rank
  Spain 13.667 1
Teams entering qualifying round
Pot A
Team Coeff Rank
  Portugal 11.167 2
  Serbia 10.667 3
  Austria 9.833 4
  Germany 9.500 5
  Russia 9.000 6
  Turkey 9.000 7
  Ukraine 8.833 8
  France 8.833 9
  Netherlands 8.500 10
  England 8.167 11
  Denmark 7.000 12
  Greece 6.667 13
  Czech Republic 6.667 14
  Belgium 6.333 15
  Republic of Ireland 6.167 16
  Norway 6.000 17
  Sweden 6.000 18
  Italy 5.833 19
  Croatia 5.833 20
  Slovakia 5.667 21
  Scotland 5.500 22
   Switzerland 5.500 23
  Israel 5.500 24
  Montenegro 5.333 25
  North Macedonia 4.333 26
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.167 27
Pot B
Team Coeff Rank
  Bulgaria 4.167 28
  Poland 3.833 29
  Cyprus 3.833 30
  Wales 3.833 31
  Hungary 3.667 32
  Lithuania 3.333 33
  Romania 3.167 34
  Estonia 2.667 35
  Northern Ireland 2.667 36
  Iceland 2.500 37
  Latvia 2.333 38
  Armenia 2.333 39
  Malta 2.333 40
  Slovenia 2.333 41
  Finland 2.000 42
  Azerbaijan 1.833 43
  Belarus 1.667 44
  Albania 1.667 45
  Moldova 1.333 46
  Luxembourg 1.333 47
  Kazakhstan 0.333 48
  Andorra 0.000 49
  San Marino 0.000 50
  Faroe Islands 0.000 51
  Gibraltar 0.000 52
  Liechtenstein 0.000 53
Notes
  • Teams marked in bold have qualified for the final tournament.

GroupsEdit

The qualifying round must be played on the following FIFA International Match Calendar dates unless all four teams agree to play on another date:[3]

  • 29 August – 6 September 2016
  • 3–11 October 2016
  • 7–15 November 2016

Times up to 29 October 2016 are CEST (UTC+2), thereafter times are CET (UTC+1).

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium (H) 3 1 2 0 9 4 +5 5 Elite round
2   Finland 3 1 2 0 9 3 +6 5
3   Russia 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5
4   Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Russia  1–1  Finland
Makhatadze   88' Report Lappalainen   58'
Referee: Sebastian Colțescu (Romania)
Kazakhstan  0–5  Belgium
Report Verreth   4'14'
Vancamp   8'
Vanzeir   55'
Daneels   77'

Belgium  2–2  Finland
Vancamp   33'
Faes   90+3'
Report Soisalo   29'
Lappalainen   72'
Russia  5–0  Kazakhstan
Lysov   14'
Galanin   21'
Chalov   44'
Prudnikov   88'
Lomovitskiy   90+2'
Report
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)

Belgium  2–2  Russia
Mangala   19'
Verreth   90+3'
Report Lomovitskiy   33'
Makhatadze   50' (pen.)
Referee: Sebastian Colțescu (Romania)
Finland  6–0  Kazakhstan
Ylätupa   16'44'
Soisalo   25'
Eremenko   45+2'65'
Lappalainen   46'
Report
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Elite round
2   Norway 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 6
3   Romania 3 1 0 2 8 5 +3 3
4   San Marino 3 0 0 3 0 19 −19 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
San Marino  0–9  Norway
Report Ajer   14' (pen.)
Risa   19'32'48'56'76'
Hansson   38'
Agouda   62'
Giorgini   83' (o.g.)
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Netherlands  2–1  Romania
Bijleveld   45'
Dilrosun   45+1'
Report Petre   13'
Referee: Steven McLean (Scotland)

Norway  3–1  Romania
Roseth   14'
Ajer   86'
Grødem   90'
Report Man   68'
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Netherlands  4–0  San Marino
Velanas   3'
Sierhuis   64'67'78' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (Russia)

Norway  0–1  Netherlands
Report Dilrosun   5'
Referee: Steven McLean (Scotland)
Romania  6–0  San Marino
Coman   23'51'
Hagi   26'56'81'
Petre   37'
Report
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (Russia)

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Israel 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Elite round
2   Scotland 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
3   Andorra (H) 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
4   Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Liechtenstein  0–1  Scotland
Report Shaw   10'
Israel  3–2  Andorra
Khalaila   18'
Asefa   21'
Mahamid   86' (pen.)
Report Martínez   56'
Pomares   73'

Israel  5–0  Liechtenstein
Mahamid   15'43'
Altman   28'
Khalaila   60'
Najjar   73'
Report
Scotland  1–0  Andorra
Hornby   40' (pen.) Report

Scotland  0–1  Israel
Report Abu Fani   14'
Andorra  4–2  Liechtenstein
Fernández   27'
Torres   30'
Quaderer   38' (o.g.)
Martínez   87'
Report Marxer   77'
Frick   90'
Referee: Juri Frischer (Estonia)

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9 Elite round
2   Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   Albania (H) 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4   Gibraltar 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Albania  0–1  Republic of Ireland
Report Ronan   43' (pen.)
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)
Germany  5–0  Gibraltar
Eggestein   38'
Gül   48'
Baku   84'90+3'
Touré   90+5'
Report
Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia)

Republic of Ireland  5–0  Gibraltar
Hale   21'
Kinsella   36'
Leahy   79'90+1'
Barrett   84'
Report
Referee: Boris Marhefka (Slovakia)
Germany  3–2  Albania
Köhlert   8'
Shipnoski   33'
Baku   45+1'
Report Zeka   78' (pen.)90+2'
Referee: Sergejus Slyva (Lithuania)

Republic of Ireland  0–4  Germany
Report Schmidt   24' (pen.)52'55' (pen.)
Busam   65'
Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)
Gibraltar  0–1  Albania
Report Zeka   8'
Referee: Sergejus Slyva (Lithuania)

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Austria 3 3 0 0 10 4 +6 9 Elite round
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   Azerbaijan 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4   Lithuania (H) 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Austria  4–1  Azerbaijan
Jakupović   23'66'
Kogler   46'
Lovrić   81'
Report Krivotsyuk   41'
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)
Lithuania  0–3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Žerić   22'
Nikić   39'
Demirović   82' (pen.)
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)

Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–1  Azerbaijan
Suljić   39'
Hadžić   81'
Report Khachaiev   68'
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)
Austria  3–2  Lithuania
Hainka   10'
Jakupović   13'
Arase   67'
Report Medelinskas   21'90+4'
Referee: Georgios Kyzas (Greece)

Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–3  Austria
Hadžić   6' Report Lovrić   33' (pen.)
Danso   50'
Tüccar   90+3'
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
Azerbaijan  2–0  Lithuania
Nabiyev   33'
Muradov   45+1'
Report
Referee: Georgios Kyzas (Greece)

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Elite round
2   Greece 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
3   Wales (H) 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3 6
4   Luxembourg 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Wales  0–2  Greece
Report Mingos   59'
Nikolaou   78'
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
England  2–0  Luxembourg
Mavididi   3'
Sessegnon   80'
Report
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)

Greece  5–0  Luxembourg
Limnios   1'21'
Mingos   15'
Pavlidis   66'73'
Report
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
England  2–3  Wales
Harris   63' (o.g.)
Alexander-Arnold   73' (pen.)
Report Broadhead   35' (pen.)75'
Harris   61'
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)

Greece  0–2  England
Report Alexander-Arnold   20' (pen.)
Chalobah   63'
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
Luxembourg  2–6  Wales
Da Costa   4'
Brandenburger   35' (pen.)
Report Woodburn   21'50'
Broadhead   38'71'81'
Cullen   54'
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Elite round
2   Hungary 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
3    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
4   Armenia (H) 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Switzerland   4–0  Armenia
Schmid   15'
Muheim   25'
Domgjoni   58'
Qela   70'
Report
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Hungary  0–1  Italy
Report Cutrone   70'
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)

Italy  2–1  Armenia
Cutrone   13'
Marchizza   90+3' (pen.)
Report Petrosyan   81'
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Switzerland   1–2  Hungary
Guillemenot   62' (pen.) Report B. Tóth   55'85' (pen.)
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)

Italy  1–1   Switzerland
Gabbia   16' Report Guillemenot   37'
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
Armenia  0–4  Hungary
Report Harutyunyan   18' (o.g.)
B. Bíró   24'
Kleisz   87'
L. Szabó   90'
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Bulgaria (H) 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Elite round
2   Portugal 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3   Belarus 3 1 1 1 2 6 −4 4
4   Denmark 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Bulgaria  1–0  Portugal
Vieira   21' (o.g.) Report
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Denmark  5–0  Belarus
Kudsk   9'
Buur   18'
Kabongo   38'
Bruun Larsen   39'60'
Report
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)

Portugal  1–1  Belarus
Miguel Luís   90+1' Report Lisakovich   79' (pen.)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
Denmark  1–3  Bulgaria
Marcussen   11' Report Tilev   21'
Yordanov   64'80'
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Portugal  2–1  Denmark
Tiago Dias   79' (pen.)
Miguel Luís   88'
Report Harboe Ramkilde   50'
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Belarus  1–0  Bulgaria
Bakhar   83' Report
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Group 9Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Elite round
2   Czech Republic (H) 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3   Slovenia 3 1 1 1 7 3 +4 4
4   Estonia 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
France  1–1  Slovenia
Souici   90+1' Report Mlakar   68'
Referee: Andrew Dallas (Scotland)
Estonia  0–5  Czech Republic
Report Turyna   17'70'
Köstl   65'
Šašinka   85'
Chvěja   89'
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)

France  4–0  Estonia
Boutobba   8'
Édouard   63' (pen.)77'
Ikoné   76'
Report
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)
Czech Republic  2–1  Slovenia
Sadílek   8'
Šašinka   16'
Report Novak   5'

Czech Republic  0–2  France
Report Boutobba   20'
Édouard   66'
Slovenia  5–0  Estonia
Mlakar   18'
Sredojevič   24'59'
Čoralič   27'
Žižek   87'
Report
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Group 10Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Elite round
2   Serbia (H) 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   Malta 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
4   Moldova 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  4–0  Malta
Lidberg   1'
Isherwood   17'
Hadzikadunic   66'
Gyökeres   87'
Report
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)
Moldova  0–2  Serbia
Report Dinga   84'
Nišić   90+4'

Sweden  1–0  Moldova
Lidberg   26' Report
Referee: Peter Kjærsgaard-Andersen (Denmark)
Serbia  1–0  Malta
Zlatanović   22' Report

Serbia  2–3  Sweden
Birmančević   28'
Vlahović   55'
Report Degerlund   42'
Karlsson   82'
Lidberg   90+1'
Malta  1–0  Moldova
Friggieri   72' Report
Referee: Peter Kjærsgaard-Andersen (Denmark)

Group 11Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9 Elite round
2   Poland (H) 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3   Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   North Macedonia 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Northern Ireland  0–1  Slovakia
Report King   37' (o.g.)
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
North Macedonia  0–4  Poland
Report Jóźwiak   48'
Wojtkowski   65'69'
Tomczyk   82'
Referee: Alain Bieri (Switzerland)

North Macedonia  1–2  Northern Ireland
Elmas   60' Report McKee   59'
McClean   90'
Slovakia  1–0  Poland
Tupta   86' Report

Slovakia  2–0  North Macedonia
Baumgartner   55'
Jedinák   90+3'
Report
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen Denmark)
Poland  3–0
Awarded
  Northern Ireland
Schikowski   60' Report
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)

The Poland v Northern Ireland match was completed with a 1–0 scoreline before a default victory was awarded.

Group 12Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Elite round
2   Cyprus 3 2 0 1 2 4 −2 6
3   Faroe Islands 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
4   Montenegro (H) 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Croatia  4–0  Cyprus
Lovren   37'
Soldo   52'
Majić   60'
Majer   61'
Report
Faroe Islands  2–1  Montenegro
Agnarsson   49'
Muller   57'
Report Drinčić   36'

Croatia  5–0  Faroe Islands
Soldo   32'
Brekalo   37'
Kulenović   58'
Gjira   71'
Moro   85'
Report
Referee: Andrew Davey (Northern Ireland)
Montenegro  0–1  Cyprus
Report Matthaiou   75'

Montenegro  1–2  Croatia
Krnić   85' Report Špikić   4'
Halilović   45+3'
Cyprus  1–0  Faroe Islands
Matthaiou   5' (pen.) Report

Group 13Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Turkey 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Elite round
2   Ukraine (H) 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Iceland 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4   Latvia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Ukraine  2–0  Iceland
Smirniy   76'
Shaparenko   82'
Report
Latvia  2–2  Turkey
Davidenkovs   11'
Saveljevs   65'
Report Demir   77'
Kahraman   84'

Ukraine  3–0  Latvia
Alibekov   17' (pen.)55' (pen.)
Popov   90'
Report
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)
Turkey  2–1  Iceland
Yüksel   10'
Arslan   82'
Report Andrésson   69'

Turkey  3–1  Ukraine
Koçaklı   56'63'
Yüksel   85'
Report Dubinchak   19'
Iceland  2–0  Latvia
Guðjohnsen   19'
Andrésson   88'
Report
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

To determine the best third-placed team from the qualifying round which advance to the elite round, only the results of the third-placed teams against the first and second-placed teams in their group are taken into account.[7]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 8   Belarus 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 Elite round
2 6   Wales 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 3
3 1   Russia 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
4 7    Switzerland 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1[a]
5 9   Slovenia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1[a]
6 4   Albania 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0[b]
7 3   Andorra 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0[b]
8 2   Romania 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
9 13   Iceland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
10 5   Azerbaijan 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0
11 11   Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
12 10   Malta 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0
13 12   Faroe Islands 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient; 6) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tie broken by disciplinary points.
  2. ^ a b Tie broken by disciplinary points.

Elite roundEdit

DrawEdit

The draw for the elite round was held on 13 December 2016, 11:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[8][9]

The teams were seeded according to their results in the qualifying round.[10] Spain, which received a bye to the elite round, were automatically seeded into Pot A. Each group contained one team from Pot A, one team from Pot B, one team from Pot C, and one team from Pot D. Winners and runners-up from the same qualifying round group could not be drawn in the same group, but the best third-placed team (Belarus) could be drawn in the same group as winners or runners-up from the same qualifying round group.[11]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
1   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pot A
2 4   Germany 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9
3 12   Croatia 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9
4 3   Israel 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
5 5   Austria 3 3 0 0 10 4 +6 9
6 10   Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
7 2   Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
8 11   Slovakia 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9 Pot B
9 9   France 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
10 13   Turkey 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
11 7   Italy 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
12 2   Norway 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 6
13 6   Greece 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
14 9   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
15 7   Hungary 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6 Pot C
16 11   Poland 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6[a]
17 6   England 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6[b]
18 13   Ukraine 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6[b]
19 5   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6[c]
20 4   Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6[c]
21 10   Serbia 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
22 8   Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Pot D
23 3   Scotland 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
24 12   Cyprus 3 2 0 1 2 4 −2 6
25 1   Finland 3 1 2 0 9 3 +6 5
26 1   Belgium 3 1 2 0 9 4 +5 5
27 8   Portugal 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
28 8   Belarus 3 1 1 1 2 6 −4 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient; 6) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ Poland were seeded according to their results in the qualifying round before their default victory against Northern Ireland was awarded.
  2. ^ a b Tie broken by disciplinary points.
  3. ^ a b Tie broken by disciplinary points.

GroupsEdit

The elite round must be played on the following FIFA International Match Calendar dates unless all four teams agree to play on another date:[3]

  • 20–28 March 2017

Times up to 25 March 2017 are CET (UTC+1), thereafter times are CEST (UTC+2).

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands (H) 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Final tournament
2   Greece 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Finland 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4   Ukraine 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Netherlands  1–0  Finland
Pikkarainen   88' (o.g.) Report
Ukraine  2–0  Greece
Mykolenko   45+2'
Rusyn   49'
Report

Greece  4–1  Finland
Kampetsis   48'90+1'
Pavlidis   62'
Vrousai   88'
Report Eremenko   18' (pen.)
Netherlands  2–0  Ukraine
Kadioglu   80' (pen.)88' Report
Referee: Daniyar Sakhi (Kazakhstan)

Greece  0–0  Netherlands
Report
Finland  2–1  Ukraine
Lappalainen   31'51' Report Yanakov   90+3'
Referee: Daniyar Sakhi (Kazakhstan)

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany (H) 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Final tournament
2   Serbia 3 1 1 1 1 2 −1 4
3   Slovakia 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
4   Cyprus 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Germany  2–1  Cyprus
Amenyido   3'90+3' Report Matthaiou   16'
Serbia  1–0  Slovakia
Jovanović   62' Report

Germany  2–0  Serbia
Barkok   44'
Busam   87'
Report
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)
Slovakia  5–0  Cyprus
Tupta   37'40'
Štefanec   68'
Herc   75'
Dubec   90+1'
Report
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)

Slovakia  0–4  Germany
Report Hack   5'
Özcan   18'
Amenyido   57'75'
Cyprus  0–0  Serbia
Report

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England (H) 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Final tournament
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3   Norway 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
4   Belarus 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Spain  5–0  Belarus
Óscar   16'
Gómez   37'74'
Mboula   72'90+2'
Report
Referee: Bojan Nikolić (Serbia)
England  3–0  Norway
Mount   32'
Edun   46'
Field   55'
Report
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)

Spain  0–3  England
Report Alexander-Arnold   9'64' (pen.)
Willock   86'
Norway  2–1  Belarus
Grødem   19'
Ajer   27' (pen.)
Report Dichenkov   61'
Referee: Bojan Nikolić (Serbia)

Norway  0–2  Spain
Report Gómez   45+2'
Mboula   68'
Belarus  1–5  England
Mukhamedov   5' Report Nmecha   15'
Buckley-Ricketts   24'
Edwards   57'
Willock   61'74'
Referee: Erez Papir (Israel)

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal (H) 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Final tournament
2   Croatia 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3   Turkey 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4   Poland 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Poland  1–0  Turkey
Hołownia   48' Report
Croatia  1–2  Portugal
Ivanušec   28' Report Djú   8'
Filipe   90' (pen.)

Croatia  2–0  Poland
Kalaica   5'
Brekalo   13' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
Turkey  2–1  Portugal
Özcan   82'88' Report Gomes   15'

Turkey  0–0  Croatia
Report
Portugal  3–1  Poland
Rui Pedro   39'82'
Queirós   75'
Report Listkowski   29'
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Final tournament
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Israel 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4   France (H) 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–0  France
Demirović   40'
Ćavar   90+2'
Report
Israel  1–1  Bulgaria
Abu Fani   56' Report Genchev   86'

Israel  1–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abu Fani   18' Report Mustedanagić   3'
France  1–2  Bulgaria
Diaby   66' Report Krastev   14'
Yordanov   56'

Bulgaria  3–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rusev   4' (pen.)
Krastev   29'45+1'
Report Demirović   64'
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic (H) 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Final tournament
2   Hungary 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   Austria 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4   Scotland 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Austria  3–0  Scotland
Arase   8'
Jakupović   65' (pen.)
Lovrić   79' (pen.)
Report
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (Greece)
Hungary  1–2  Czech Republic
Csernik   58' Report Lingr   16'
Turyna   27'

Austria  1–3  Hungary
Sahanek   22' Report Tömösvári   36'
Á. Bíró   44'
L. Szabó   90+3'
Czech Republic  1–0  Scotland
Šašinka   78' (pen.) Report
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)

Czech Republic  3–0  Austria
Sahanek   2' (o.g.)
Mareček   76'
Sadílek   89'
Report
Scotland  1–2  Hungary
Johnston   74' (pen.) Report B. Bíró   35'
B. Szabó   87' (pen.)
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Final tournament
2   Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
3   Belgium (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Italy 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  1–2  Belgium
Ingelsson   17' Report Verstraete   37'
Rigo   82'
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Italy
Levingston   34'
Hale   73' (pen.)
Report

Sweden  3–0  Republic of Ireland
Ingelsson   25'
Sabovic   52'
Isak   73'
Report
Referee: Cătălin Găman (Romania)
Italy  1–1  Belgium
Maggiore   90' Report Verreth   80'

Italy  0–1  Sweden
Report Gyökeres   69'
Belgium  0–1  Republic of Ireland
Report Faes   21' (o.g.)
Referee: Cătălin Găman (Romania)

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualify for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
only U-19 era (since 2002)
  Georgia Hosts 26 January 2015[1] 1 (2013)
  Netherlands Elite round Group 1 winners 28 March 2017 4 (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  Germany Elite round Group 2 winners 28 March 2017 8 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  England Elite round Group 3 winners 24 March 2017 8 (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016)
  Portugal Elite round Group 4 winners 28 March 2017 8 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  Bulgaria Elite round Group 5 winners 27 March 2017 2 (2008, 2014)
  Czech Republic Elite round Group 6 winners 27 March 2017 5 (2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011)
  Sweden Elite round Group 7 winners 28 March 2017 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Top goalscorersEdit

The following players scored four goals or more in the qualifying competition:

5 goals
4 goals

Source: UEFA.com[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Georgia and Finland to stage U19 EURO". UEFA.com. 26 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Draw to start Under-19 road to Georgia". UEFA.com. 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2016/17" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  4. ^ "2016/17 Under-19 qualifying round draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  5. ^ "2016/17 Under-19 qualifying round draw". UEFA.com. 3 December 2015.
  6. ^ "2016/17 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Championships Qualifying round draws" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  7. ^ "Under-19 elite round line-up confirmed". UEFA.com. 16 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Under-19 elite round draw". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Under-19 elite round draw made". UEFA.com. 13 December 2016.
  10. ^ "2016/17 UEFA European Under-17 and Under-19 Championships Elite round draws" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  11. ^ "Under-19 elite round draw seedings". UEFA.com. 24 November 2016.