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Final tournament

The final tournament draw featured hosts Malta, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland and Turkey, split into two groups of four.

Final tournament

The final tournament draw featured hosts Malta, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland and Turkey, split into two groups of four.

Group A: Malta (hosts), England, Netherlands, Turkey

Group B: Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Portugal

19.00CET, Wednesday 9 April, Valletta

The final tournament draw was conducted by tournament ambassadors David Carabott and Fr Hilary Tagliaferro, as well as UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee chairman Jim Boyce.

Malta – hosting and taking part in their first final tournament at any level – were classified as team one in Group A and the other seven countries were picked out without further seeding. The order of the sides drawn was B1, A2, B2, A3, B3, A4 and B4.

The group stage matches will be disputed on 9, 12 and 15 May at the Ta' Qali National Stadium, Paolo's Hibernians Stadium and Gozo Stadium. The top two from each section advance to the semi-finals on 18 May in Ta' Qali, where the decider will also be held three days later. This will be the last eight-team final tournament before the expansion to a 16-nation event in Bulgaria next season.

https://www.uefa.com/under17/draws/index.html#final+tournament

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.