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2015 UEFA European Under 19 Championship

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Host country  Greece
Venue(s)  3 (in 3 host cities)
Runners-up  Russia
Dates  6–19 July 2015
Champions  Spain (10th title)
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Teams  8 (from 1 confederation)

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.

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Qualification

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.

Qualified teams

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.

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

Final draw

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.

Venues

The competition was played at three venues in three host cities, Katerini and Veria in Central Macedonia, and Larissa in Thessaly.

Squads

Each national team had to submit a squad of 18 players.

Match officials

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

Group stage

Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

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:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. 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;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. 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).
  8. 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);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, EEST (UTC+3).

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary.

Goalscorers

3 goals
  • Borja Mayoral
  • 2 goals
    1 goal
    1 own goal

    Source: UEFA.com

    Team of the tournament

    Source: UEFA Technical Report

    Golden player: Marco Asensio

    References

    2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Wikipedia


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