The official website for European football

Under-17 finals draw on Monday: pots

Published: Thursday 30 March 2017, 10.00CET
The UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw is made in Zagreb at 18:00CET on Monday with 15 teams from the elite round challenging hosts Croatia.
Under-17 finals draw on Monday: pots
Holders Portugal, who failed to qualify, will not defend the trophy at the finals ©Sportsfile
SSI Err
Published: Thursday 30 March 2017, 10.00CET

Under-17 finals draw on Monday: pots

The UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw is made in Zagreb at 18:00CET on Monday with 15 teams from the elite round challenging hosts Croatia.

The UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw is made at 18:00CET on Monday at the Panorama Zagreb Hotel with the 15 teams that emerged from the elite round challenging hosts Croatia.

The draw
• The eight group winners and the seven runners-up with the best records against the teams first and third in their section have joined Croatia in the finals, which will be played at seven venues – five in and around Zagreb, and two near Opatija.

• In the draw, Croatia will be placed in position 1 of Group A while the seven best elite round section winners (counting all results) will go into Pot 1 and be drawn to fill the remaining 1 and 2 positions in the four groups. The remaining teams are drawn from Pot 2 and will fill positions 3 and 4.

©Getty Images

Niko Kranjčar will add some star power to the draw

• The draw will be conducted by Lance Kelly, Head of UEFA National Team Competitions, and tournament ambassador Niko Kranjčar.

Position 1, Group A: Croatia (hosts)

Pot 1: Germany, England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain

Pot 2: Hungary*, Turkey, Italy, Serbia, Ukraine, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands

*Eighth best group winner

Calendar
Group stage: 3/4, 6/7, 9/10 May (Stadium Zaprešić, Stadium Lučko, Stadium Velika Gorica, Stadium Sesvete, Stadium Varaždin, Stadium Rujevica, Stadium Kostrena)
Quarter-finals: 12/13 May (Stadium Zaprešić, Stadium Velika Gorica, Stadium Varaždin)
FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off: 16 May (Stadium Sesvete)
Semi-finals: 16 May (Stadium Zaprešić, Stadium Varaždin)
Final: 19 May (Stadium Varaždin)

Key facts
• The Faroe Islands have qualified for the finals of a UEFA tournament for the first time. 

©Fedja Krvavac

England are one of four nations eyeing a third title

• Norway have also qualified for the first time, meaning that 40 of UEFA's 55 member countries will have been represented in at least one of the 16 U17 final tournaments.

• Holders Portugal were eliminated in the elite round as the eighth runner-up.

• England, France, Spain and the Netherlands are all going for a record third U17 title.

• England have qualified for the 12th time in 16 final tournaments, one occasion more than France, the Netherlands and Spain.

• The final tournament will also act as European qualifier for UEFA's five berths at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, running from 6 to 28 October.

Last updated: 03/04/17 18.49CET

http://www.uefa.com/under17/news/newsid=2451990.html#under+finals+draw+monday+pots