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Under-17 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Published: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 16.59CET
Holders Spain are among the 30 teams that have advanced from the qualifying round to join top seeds Germany and Portugal in the elite round draw at 11:45CET on 6 December.
Under-17 EURO elite round line-up confirmed
Serbia were joint top scorers on 12 goals ©FSS

Road to the final

The UEFA European Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: the qualifying round, the elite round and the final tournament. The format changed for 2014/15 with the expansion of the final tournament from eight to 16 teams.

Qualifying round
The qualifying round, played in autumn, is made up of 13 groups of four countries playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The top two from each pool progress alongside the four third-placed sides with the best record against the leading pair in their groups.

Elite round
In the elite round, held in early spring, those 30 qualifiers plus the top two seeds – given a bye this far – compete in eight mini-tournament groups of four. The group winners and seven runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section advance to the finals to join the hosts.

Final tournament
In the final tournament the contenders are split into four groups of four, with the front two from each proceeding to the knockout phase.

Further details, including the criteria for separating sides that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

 

Published: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 16.59CET

Under-17 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Holders Spain are among the 30 teams that have advanced from the qualifying round to join top seeds Germany and Portugal in the elite round draw at 11:45CET on 6 December.

Holders Spain are among the 30 teams that have advanced from the UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round to join top seeds Germany and Portugal in the elite round draw at 11:45CET on 6 December.

The qualifiers (group winners listed first):
Group 1:
Belgium, Switzerland
Group 2
:
Croatia, Spain (holders)
Group 3
:
Israel, Czech Republic, Turkey*
Group 4
:
Finland, Iceland
Group 5
:
Serbia, Greece, Norway*
Group 6
:
France, Slovenia
Group 7
:
Scotland, Denmark
Group 8
:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia*
Group 9
:
Hungary, Netherlands
Group 10
:
Austria, Romania
Group 11
:
Republic of Ireland, Ukraine
Group 12: Poland, Sweden, Cyprus*
Group 13: Italy, Georgia

*Four third-placed sides with the best record against the top two in their group.

Bye to elite round: Germany, Portugal

Bye to finals: England (hosts)

2017 final: Spain pip England

Qualifying round summary

  • Top scorer: Adam Idah (Republic of Ireland) 7
  • Norway had an identical record against the top two in their group as Andorra in Group 7 but qualified on disciplinary record (four bookings v nine bookings).
  • Israel and Italy won their three games without conceding a goal; Denmark, Finland, Iceland and FYR Macedonia also kept three clean sheets.
  • FYR Macedonia have got past this round for the first time (the 50th different nation to do so).

Elite round draw (11:45CET, 6 December, Nyon)

  • The teams are split into four seeding pots based on qualifying round results, with Germany and Portugal in Pot 1 as top seeds.
  • The sides are drawn into eight groups of four. No group winners from the qualifying round can play the runners-up from the same section. There is no such protection for the best third-placed teams. Other restrictions will be confirmed ahead of the draw.
  • Games take place in spring with seven one-venue mini-tournaments. The eight group winners and the seven runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section qualify to join hosts England in the finals from 4 to 20 May 2018.
  • Earlier that morning the draw for the 2018/19 qualifying round will also be made.

Road to England
Elite round draw (Nyon): 11:45CET, 6 December 2017
Elite round: spring 2018
Finals draw (St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent): tbc April 2018
Final tournament (England): 4–20 May 2018

Last updated: 14/11/17 13.48CET

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