U17 EURO final tournament draw made

Hosts Croatia face Italy and former winners Spain and Turkey in a mouth-watering Group A after the UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw was made.

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The UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw has been made in Zagreb, Croatia.

The draw
Group A: Croatia (hosts), Spain, Turkey, Italy
Group B: Scotland, France, Hungary, Faroe Islands
Group C: Germany, Republic of Ireland, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group D: Netherlands, England, Norway, Ukraine

Germany celebrate
Germany celebrate©Getty Images

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
• Spain were also paired with Italy last year, a 4-2 victory in the final group game sending them through at the Azzurri's expense.

• The Netherlands and England, paired in Group D, have won four of the last seven U17 EURO titles.

• Norway and Ukraine drew 2-2 in this season's qualifying round. Another finalist, Turkey, won the section and all three advanced.

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

• 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.

2016 final: Portugal v Spain
2016 final: Portugal v Spain

• 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 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.

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