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Sixteen-team Under-17 finals line-up set

Published: Wednesday 29 March 2017, 9.40CET
Two-time winners England, the Netherlands and Spain are among 15 teams to have joined hosts Croatia in May's finals, with the pots for Monday's draw already confirmed.
Sixteen-team Under-17 finals line-up set
Turkey have qualified for the Under-17 finals ©TFF
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Published: Wednesday 29 March 2017, 9.40CET

Sixteen-team Under-17 finals line-up set

Two-time winners England, the Netherlands and Spain are among 15 teams to have joined hosts Croatia in May's finals, with the pots for Monday's draw already confirmed.

Two-time winners England, the Netherlands and Spain are among the 15 teams to have joined hosts Croatia in May's UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals.

The draw is at 18:00CET on Monday 3 April at the Panorama Zagreb Hotel and the finals in Croatia run from 3 to 19 May.

Qualifiers
Group 1:
Germany, Turkey
Group 2: Hungary, Norway
Group 3: Spain
Group 4: Scotland, Serbia
Group 5: Netherlands, Italy
Group 6: France, Ukraine
Group 7: England, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group 8: Republic of Ireland, Faroe Islands
Hosts: Croatia

• The eight group winners and the seven runners-up with the best records against the teams first and third in their section have joined hosts Croatia in the finals.

• Holders Portugal were the runners-up who missed out, pipped by a single goal by Bosnia and Herzegovina.

How the draw will work
• Croatia will be placed in position 1 of Group A. The seven best elite round section winners will be in Pot 1 and drawn to fill the remaining positions 1 and 2 in the four finals groups. The remaining teams are in Pot 2 and fill positions 3 and 4.

Pot 1: Germany, England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain
Pot 2: Hungary, Turkey, Italy, Serbia, Ukraine, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands

©Fedja Krvavac

Two-time winners England have reached the finals

Calendar
Draw: 3 April
Group stage: 3/4, 6/7, 9/10 May
Quarter-finals: 12/13 May
Semi-finals & & FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off: 16 May
Final: 19 May

Key facts
• England, France, the Netherlands and Spain are going for record third U17 titles.

• The Faroe Islands have qualified for their first final tournament at any level.

• Norway also make their debut, meaning that 40 of UEFA's 55 member nations will have been represented in at least one of the 16 U17 EUROs.

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

• Season top scorer: Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) 7

• Elite round top scorer: Elias Abouchabaka (Germany), Maximo Tolonen (Finland) 5

• 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.

2016 final highlights: Portugal v Spain

Last updated: 29/03/17 17.09CET

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