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2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

The 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-19 Euro 2019) was the 18th edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (68th edition if the Under-18 and Junior eras are included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-19 national teams of Europe. Armenia, which was selected by UEFA on 9 December 2016, hosted the final tournament.[1]

2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Եվրոպայի մինչև 19 տարեկանների 2019 թվականի առաջնության
Tournament details
Host countryArmenia
Dates14–27 July 2019
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Spain (11th title)
Runners-up Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored37 (2.47 per match)
Attendance52,180 (3,479 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Gonçalo Ramos
(4 goals)
2018
2020
Yerevan metro train redesigned to promote the event

A total of eight teams played in the final tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2000 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions were permitted per team in each match.[2]

In the final, Spain defeated defending champions Portugal 2–0 to win their 11th title (8th in the U-19 era).[3]

QualificationEdit

All 55 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Armenia qualifying automatically, the other 54 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven 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.[6]

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
  Armenia Hosts 2nd 2005 (group stage) Group stage (2005)
  Republic of Ireland Elite round Group 1 winners 3rd 2011 (semi-finals) Fourth place (2002), Semi-finals (2011)
  Czech Republic Elite round Group 2 winners 7th 2017 (semi-finals) Runners-up (2011)
  Norway Elite round Group 3 winners 5th 2018 (group stage) Group stage (2002, 2003, 2005, 2018)
  Spain Elite round Group 4 winners 12th 2015 (champions) Champions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  France Elite round Group 5 winners 11th 2018 (semi-finals) Champions (2005, 2010, 2016)
  Portugal Elite round Group 6 winners 11th 2018 (champions) Champions (2018)
  Italy Elite round Group 7 winners 7th 2018 (runners-up) Champions (2003)

Final drawEdit

The final draw was held on 31 May 2019, 12:00 AMT (UTC+4), at the Armenia Marriott Hotel in Yerevan, Armenia.[7] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that the hosts Armenia were assigned to position A1 in the draw.

VenuesEdit

Match officialsEdit

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials are appointed for the final tournament.[6]

SquadsEdit

Each national team have to submit a squad of 20 players (Regulations Article 37).[5]

Group stageEdit

The final tournament schedule was announced on 7 June 2019.[8]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-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 16.01 and 16.02):[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, AMT (UTC+4).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Knockout stage
2   Spain 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
3   Italy 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
4   Armenia (H) 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Armenia  1–4  Spain
Report
Italy  0–3  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 3,700

Portugal  1–1  Spain
Report
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)
Armenia  0–4  Italy
Report
Attendance: 8,780
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)

Portugal  4–0  Armenia
Report
Attendance: 5,750
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Spain  2–1  Italy
Report
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Knockout stage
2   Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3   Norway 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
4   Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Norway  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Report
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Czech Republic  0–3  France
Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Czech Republic  0–0  Norway
Report
Republic of Ireland  0–1  France
Report

Republic of Ireland  2–1  Czech Republic
Report
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece)
France  1–0  Norway
Report
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner, if necessary.[5]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
24 July – Banants Stadium
 
 
  Portugal4
 
27 July – Republican Stadium
 
  Republic of Ireland0
 
  Portugal0
 
24 July – Republican Stadium
 
  Spain2
 
  France0 (3)
 
 
  Spain0 (4)
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Portugal  4–0  Republic of Ireland
Report

France  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Report
Penalties
3–4

FinalEdit

Portugal  0–2  Spain
Report
Attendance: 7,150
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

GoalscorersEdit

Team of the tournamentEdit

The UEFA technical observers selected the following 11 players for the team of the tournament:[9]

Goalkeeper
Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

BroadcastingEdit

All 15 live matches and highlights are available on UEFA.tv for all territories around the world.[10]

EuropeEdit

Territory Rights holder
Albania RTSH
Armenia 1TV
Austria ORF
Balkans Sport Klub
Belarus Belteleradio
Belgium
Bulgaria BNT
Czech Republic ČT
Denmark DR
Estonia ERR
Finland Yle
France L'Équipe
Germany Sport1
Hungary MTVA
Iceland RÚV
Ireland RTÉ
Israel Charlton
Italy RAI
Kosovo RTK
Latvia LTV
Lithuania LRT
Malta PBS
Netherlands NOS
Norway NRK
Poland TVP
Portugal RTP
Romania TVR
Russia Match TV
Slovakia RTVS
Spain RTVE
Sweden SVT
Switzerland SRG SSR
Turkey TRT
United Kingdom BBC
Ukraine UA:PBC

Over EuropeEdit

Territory Rights holder
China CCTV
Latin America ESPN
MENA beIN Sports
United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armenia and Northern Ireland to stage U19 EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Amendments to football's Laws of the Game in various UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Spain win 2019 U19 EURO: at a glance". UEFA.com. 27 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Seedings for 2018/19 U19 qualifying round". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  6. ^ a b "UEFA European Under-19 Championship Armenia 2019". UEFA Programmes.
  7. ^ "2019 #U19EURO finals draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  8. ^ "2019 Under-19 EURO finals schedule". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 U19 EURO team of the tournament". UEFA.com. 30 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Where to watch the 2019 Under-19 EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

External linksEdit