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2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

The 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-17 Euro 2019) was the 18th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (37th 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. The Republic of Ireland, which was selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, is hosting the tournament.[1]

2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Craobhchomórtais Sacair na hEorpa faoi 17 mbliana 2019
2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryRepublic of Ireland
Dates3–19 May 2019
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)7 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (4th title)
Runners-up Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored104 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Adil Aouchiche
(9 goals)
2018
2020

A total of 16 teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2002 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions are permitted per team in each match.[2] Moreover, each match has a regular duration of 90 minutes, instead of 80 minutes in previous seasons.

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 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil as the UEFA representatives.

The Netherlands were the defending champions and successfully defended their title after beating Italy in the final 4–2.[3]

QualificationEdit

All 55 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Republic of Ireland qualifying automatically, the other 54 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament.[4] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2018, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2019.[5]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-17 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
  Republic of Ireland Hosts 5th 2018 (quarter-finals) Quarter-finals (2017, 2018)
  Italy Elite round Group 1 winners 9th 2018 (runners-up) Runners-up (2013, 2018)
  Austria Elite round Group 1 runners-up[^] 6th 2016 (quarter-finals) Third place (2003)
  Netherlands Elite round Group 2 winners 13th 2018 (champions) Champions (2011, 2012, 2018)
  Czech Republic Elite round Group 2 runners-up[^] 6th 2015 (group stage) Runners-up (2006)
  England Elite round Group 3 winners 14th 2018 (semi-finals) Champions (2010, 2014)
  Iceland Elite round Group 4 winners 3rd 2012 (group stage) Group stage (2007, 2012)
  Germany Elite round Group 4 runners-up[^] 12th 2018 (group stage) Champions (2009)
  Spain Elite round Group 5 winners 13th 2018 (quarter-finals) Champions (2007, 2008, 2017)
  Greece Elite round Group 5 runners-up[^] 3rd 2015 (group stage) Group stage (2010, 2015)
  Portugal Elite round Group 6 winners 8th 2018 (group stage) Champions (2003, 2016)
  Russia Elite round Group 6 runners-up[^] 4th 2015 (semi-finals) Champions (2006, 2013)
  Belgium Elite round Group 7 winners 7th 2018 (semi-finals) Semi-finals (2007, 2015, 2018)
  Hungary Elite round Group 7 runners-up[^] 5th 2017 (quarter-finals) Quarter-finals (2017)
  France Elite round Group 8 winners 12th 2017 (quarter-finals) Champions (2004, 2015)
  Sweden Elite round Group 8 runners-up[^] 4th 2018 (quarter-finals) Semi-finals (2013)
Notes
  1. ^ The best seven runners-up among all eight elite round groups qualified for the final tournament.

Final drawEdit

The final draw was held on 4 April 2019, 18:30 IST (UTC+1), at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.[6] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The hosts Republic of Ireland were assigned to position A1 in the draw, while the other teams were seeded according to their results in the qualification elite round. The seven best elite round group winners (counting all elite round results) were 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) were placed in Pot 2 and drawn to positions 3 and 4 in the groups.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Seeding
1   Republic of Ireland (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Host (A1)
2 2   Netherlands 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 9 Pot 1
3 1   Italy 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
4 7   Belgium 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
5 8   France 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
6 6   Portugal 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
7 5   Spain 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
8 4   Iceland 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 7
9 3   England 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7 Pot 2
10 6   Russia 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Pot 2
11 5   Greece 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
12 2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
13 7   Hungary 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
14 4   Germany 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
15 1   Austria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
16 8   Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) coefficient; 6) drawing of lots.
(H) Host.

VenuesEdit

The tournament is hosted in seven venues:

Dublin

 

 
Dublin (see below)
Longford
Tallaght Stadium City Calling Stadium
Capacity: 8,183 Capacity: 4,960
4 group matches, 1 quarter-final, 1 semi-final, final 4 group matches
 
Waterford Bray
Waterford Regional Sports Centre Carlisle Grounds
Capacity: 5,500 Capacity: 4,000
4 group matches 2 group matches, 1 quarter-final
   
Dublin
Tolka Park UCD Bowl Whitehall Stadium
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 2,500
2 group matches, 1 quarter-final, FIFA Play-Off 4 group matches, 1 quarter-final, 1 semi-final 4 group matches
     

Match officialsEdit

A total of 8 referees, 12 assistant referees and 4 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament.[7]

SquadsEdit

Each national team have to submit a squad of 20 players (Regulations Article 38).[5]

Group stageEdit

The final tournament schedule was announced on 11 April 2019.[8]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals.

Tiebreakers

In the group stage, teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01 and 17.02):[5]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (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. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. UEFA coefficient for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, IST (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5 Knockout stage
2   Czech Republic 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Republic of Ireland (H) 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
4   Greece 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Czech Republic  1–1  Belgium
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Greece
Report
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)

Belgium  3–0  Greece
Report
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Czech Republic
Report

Belgium  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Report
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)
Greece  0–2  Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 673
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Knockout stage
2   Netherlands 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3   England 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 4
4   Sweden 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Netherlands  2–0  Sweden
Report
England  1–1  France
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)

Netherlands  5–2  England
Report
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)
France  4–2  Sweden
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

France  2–0  Netherlands
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Sweden  1–3  England
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 Knockout stage
2   Portugal 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   Iceland 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
4   Russia 3 0 0 3 5 8 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Iceland  3–2  Russia
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
Hungary  1–0  Portugal
Report
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Iceland  1–2  Hungary
Ellertsson   48' Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)
Portugal  2–1  Russia
Report
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

Portugal  4–2  Iceland
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)
Russia  2–3  Hungary
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Knockout stage
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3   Germany 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4   Austria 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Spain  3–0  Austria
Report
Attendance: 2611
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)
Germany  1–3  Italy
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

Spain  1–0  Germany
Report
Italy  2–1  Austria
Report
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)

Italy  4–1  Spain
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)
Austria  1–3  Germany
Report
Attendance: 1737
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time is played).[5]

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 May – Bray
 
 
  Belgium0
 
16 May – UCD
 
  Netherlands3
 
  Netherlands1
 
13 May – UCD
 
  Spain0
 
  Hungary1 (4)
 
19 May – Tallaght
 
  Spain1 (5)
 
  Netherlands4
 
12 May – Tallaght
 
  Italy2
 
  France6
 
16 May – Tallaght
 
  Czech Republic1
 
  France1
 
13 May – Tolka
 
  Italy2 World Cup play-off
 
  Italy1
 
16 May – Tolka
 
  Portugal0
 
  Hungary1 (5)
 
 
  Belgium1 (4)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Winners qualify for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The two best losing quarter-finalists enter the FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off.

France  6–1  Czech Republic
Report
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (Denmark)

Belgium  0–3  Netherlands
Report
Referee: Rade Obrenović (Slovenia)

Italy  1–0  Portugal
Report
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (Lithuania)

Hungary  1–1  Spain
Report
Penalties
4–5
Referee: Farrugia Cann Trustin (Malta)

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):[5]

  1. Position in the group stage (i.e., group winners ahead of group runners-up);
  2. Results in the group stage (i.e., points, goal difference, goals scored);
  3. Results in the quarter-finals (i.e., points, goal difference, goals scored);
  4. Disciplinary points in the group stage and quarter-finals combined;
  5. UEFA coefficient for the qualifying round draw;
  6. Drawing of lots.
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1   Hungary 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off
2 A1   Belgium 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
3 C2   Portugal 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
4 A2   Czech Republic 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
Source: UEFA

FIFA U-17 World Cup play-offEdit

Winner qualifies for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Hungary  1–1  Belgium
Report
Penalties
5–4
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

Semi-finalsEdit

Netherlands  1–0  Spain
Report
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)

France  1–2  Italy
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)

FinalEdit

Netherlands  4–2  Italy
Report
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)

GoalscorersEdit

Team of the tournamentEdit

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

The following five teams from UEFA qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[10]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 World Cup1
  France 12 May 2019 6 (1987, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  Netherlands 12 May 2019 3 (2005, 2009, 2011)
  Italy 13 May 2019 7 (1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2013)
  Spain 13 May 2019 9 (1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2017)
  Hungary 16 May 2019 1 (1985)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year

International broadcastersEdit

TelevisionEdit

21 of 32 live matches and highlights are available on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv YouTube channel for all territories around the world.

Note : Live matches on Youtube is not available in Republic of Ireland (host), Germany, Israel, MENA, and USA.[11]

Participating nationsEdit

Country Broadcaster
  Ireland (host) RTÉ (English)
TG4 (Irish)
  Austria ORF
Sport1
  Germany
  Belgium VRT (Dutch)
RTBF (French)
  Czech Republic ČT
  France RMC Sport
  Hungary MTVA
  Iceland RÚV
  Italy RAI
  Netherlands NOS
  Portugal RTP
  Russia Match TV
  Spain RTVE
  Sweden SVT
TV4
  United Kingdom BBC

Non-participating European nationsEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster
  Albania RTSH
  Andorra RTVE (Spanish)
RMC (French)
  Luxembourg
RTBF (French)
  Belarus Belteleradio
Sport Klub
  Bulgaria BNT
  Denmark
  Faroe Islands
  Estonia ERR
  Finland Yle
  Israel Charlton
  Kosovo RTK
  Latvia LTV
  Liechtenstein SRG SSR
   Switzerland
  Lithuania LRT
  Malta PBS
  Norway NRK
TV2
  Poland TVP
  Romania TVR
  San Marino RAI
   Vatican City
  Slovakia RTVS
  Ukraine UA:PBC

Outside EuropeEdit

Country/Regional Broadcaster
  China CCTV
  United States
  MENA
beIN Sports

RadioEdit

Participating nationsEdit

Country Broadcaster
  Ireland (host) RTÉ (English and Irish)
  Austria ORF
  Belgium VRT (Dutch)
RTBF (French)
  Czech Republic ČR
  France Radio France
RFI
Europe 1
  Hungary MTVA
  Iceland RÚV
  Italy RAI
  Netherlands NOS
  Portugal RTP
  Spain RTVE
COPE
SER
  Sweden SR
  United Kingdom BBC

Non-participating European nationsEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster
  Albania RTSH
  Andorra RTVE (Spanish)
COPE (Spanish)
SER (Spanish)
RTVA (Catalan)
RFI (French)
  Luxembourg
RTBF (French)
Radio 100,7 (Luxembourgish)
  Belarus Belteleradio
  Bulgaria BNR
  Denmark DR
  Faroe Islands
  Estonia ERR
  Finland Yle
  Kosovo RTK
  Latvia LR
  Liechtenstein SRG SSR
   Switzerland
  Lithuania LRT
  Malta PBS
  Norway NRK
  Poland PR
  Romania ROR
  San Marino RAI
   Vatican City
  Slovakia RTVS
  Ukraine UA:PBC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ireland, Estonia given U17 honours for 2019, 2020". UEFA. 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Amendments to football's Laws of the Game in various UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Under-17 - Netherlands-Italy". UEFA. 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Seedings for 2018/19 U17 qualifying round". UEFA. 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "2019 #U17EURO finals draw". UEFA.com.
  7. ^ "UEFA matchday programmes". UEFA matchday programmes. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  8. ^ "Under-17 EURO finals schedule". UEFA.com. 11 April 2019.
  9. ^ 2019 Under-17 EURO team of the tournament
  10. ^ "Hungary complete European quintet at Brazil 2019". FIFA.com. 12 May 2019.
  11. ^ UEFA.com. "Where to watch Under-17 EURO". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2019-05-02.

External linksEdit