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2017 UEFA European Under 19 Championship

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Host country  Georgia
Venue(s)  4 (in 4 host cities)
Dates  2–15 July 2017
2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Teams  8 (from 1 confederation)

The 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship will be the 16th edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (66th 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. Georgia, which were selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015, will host the tournament.

Contents

A total of eight teams will play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1998 eligible to participate.

Qualification

All 54 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Georgia qualifying automatically, the other 53 teams will compete in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament. The qualifying competition consists of two rounds: Qualifying round, which takes place in autumn 2016, and Elite round, which takes place in spring 2017.

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

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

Final draw

The final draw will be held in spring 2017 in Georgia. The eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams. There will be no seeding, except that hosts Georgia will be assigned to position A1 in the draw.

Venues

The final tournament matches will be held in four stadium venues located in four cities:

Squads

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

Group stage

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

Tiebreakers

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):

  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 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;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group 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 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).
  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. Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, GET (UTC+4).

Knockout stage

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

On 2 May 2016, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.

References

2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Wikipedia


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