The official website for European football

Match officials

Eight referees, 12 assistant referees and four fourth officials have been appointed for the finals.
Match officials
Referee Jens Maae (centre) is flanked by assistant referees Ian Bird (left) and Samat Tergeussizov ©Sportsfile

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.

 

Match officials

Eight referees, 12 assistant referees and four fourth officials have been appointed for the finals.

Eight referees, 12 assistant referees and four fourth officials have been appointed for the final tournament.

Referees
Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
Nicolas Laforge (BEL)
Demetrios Masias (CYP)
Jens Maae (DEN)
Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (POR)
Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)

©Sportsfile

Assistant referees
Manuel António Nogueira Fernandes (AND)
Atom Sevgulyan (ARM)
Radek Kotik (CZE)
Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
Samat Tergeussizov (KAZ)
Jevgēnijs Morozovs (LVA)
Goce Petreski (MKD)
Paul Robinson (NIR)
Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (ROU)
Alexei Vorontcov (RUS)
Ian Bird (WAL)

Fourth officials
Fran Jović (CRO)
Thihomir Pejin (CRO)
Duje Strukan (CRO)
Mario Zebec (CRO)

Last updated: 09/05/17 12.31CET

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/under17/season=2017/finals/matchofficials/index.html