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Details for scouts will be updated during the tournament.
Karim Benzema is among the future stars to have appeared at the U17 finals ©

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 five 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 31 qualifiers plus the top seed – 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.



Details for scouts will be updated during the tournament.

A number of tickets have been reserved for scouts for each match at the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament from 5 to 17 May.

Tickets can be ordered online here on the following dates:
Final: 15 May

A maximum of two tickets can be allocated per club/organisation. Due to limited capacity in some stadiums, the number of tickets per club for some matches may be limited to one.

Tickets will be complimentary but do not include hospitality or parking.

Applications after the deadline will not be accepted; however general public tickets will be available at the stadium on matchdays.

Scouting portal

Ticket collection procedures
Tickets will be available for collection on matchdays two hours before kick-off at the stadium's INFO POINT booth upon presentation of a valid club/organisation ID and a copy of the confirmation email. Tickets not collected by 30 minutes before kick-off will be reallocated.

Last updated: 15/05/13 10.16CET