The UEFA European Under-17 Championship will be held in Slovakia from 5 to 17 May 2013. Seven teams will join the hosts in the finals, the 12th to be held since the switch to U17 classification. Slovakia previously staged the 2000 UEFA European U21 Championship.
Qualifiers: Slovakia (hosts), Croatia (Group 1), Austria (Group 2), Sweden (Group 3), Ukraine (Group 4), Switzerland (Group 5), Russia (Group 6), Italy (Group 7)
Group A will be played in Zilina and Dubnica nad Vahom, with Group B in Nitra and Zlate Moravce. The group stage games will be disputed on 5, 8 and 11 May, with the top two from each section advancing to the semi-finals on 14 May in Zilina, where the decider will also be held three days later. The top three teams in each pool will also advance to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 8 November.
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