The UEFA Technical Report analyses the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with highlights from the tournament in Malta, as well as insights from UEFA's expert Technical Study Group and members of the winning England team.
England “over the moon” with U17 win
England manager John Peacock praised his team’s character after they claimed the UEFA European Under-17 Championship title on penalties against the Netherlands, while Jonjoe Kenny revealed he was always “confident” he would convert his spot-kick in the shoot-out.
Stekelenburg ‘proud‘ despite loss
Netherlands coach Maarten Stekelenburg told UEFA.com that he thought his team “had a great season” after they narrowly fell to defeat against England in the final of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Malta, while Jari Schuurman vowed the team would “learn” from their experience at the tournament.
Peacock: England “dug deep” for win
England coach John Peacock told UEFA.com that he felt his team showed “great character” as they overcame Portugal 2-0 in the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, while opposite number Emilio Piexe expressed “sadness” but was also “proud” of his team’s performance over the tournament.
Stekelenburg ‘pride’ as Dutch secure final spot
Netherlands coach Maarten Stekelenburg told UEFA.com that he felt his side’s battling qualities and “smart players” made the difference as they earned a place in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final, while Scotland’s Scot Gemmill reflected on a “very hurtful” defeat.
Malta looks forward to 'greatest challenge'
As Malta hosts its first UEFA finals tournament, Malta Football Association president Norman Darmanin Demajo has described the event as the country's "greatest challenge" but one where youngsters can acheive "their dreams".
Triumphant Russia lost for words
"I cannot describe how I feel right now," said Sergei Makarov after the defender scored the winning penalty for Russia, while coach Dmitri Khomukha targeted the world title. Defender Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov also spoke to UEFA.com.
Zoratto proud despite Italy defeat
There was no consoling the Italy players after they lost in heartbreaking fashion to Russia following a penalty shoot-out in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final, yet coach Daniele Zoratto reassured them "there is nothing to be ashamed of".
Russia celebrate final reunion with Italy
Russia coach Dmitri Khomukha told his victorious side they have "won nothing yet" after securing a place in the final by defeating Sweden in a penalty shoot-out, whilst his players thanked the trust of the coach after the success. Sweden coach Roland Larsson also spoke to UEFA.com.
Italy celebrate history, Slovakia bow out with pride
Daniele Zoratto celebrated a historic final appearance for Italy after victory over Slovakia in Zilina, for whom Ladislav Pecko was left a proud coach. UEFA.com also hears from goalscorers Elio Capradossi and Mario Pugliese.
Russia, Italy celebrate, Croatia take third
Russia and Italy each sealed a place in the last four with a 1-1 draw whilst Croatia reached the FIFA Under-17 World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ukraine. UEFA.com caught up with the four coaches.
Group A debutants celebrate success
Debutants Slovakia and Sweden made the semi-finals whilst Austria clinched third with a 2-1 win over Switzerland. The four coaches spoke to UEFA.com.
Coaches respond to Group A draws
After two draws in the second round of matches, it remains all to play for in Group A. The four coaches gave their thoughts to UEFA.com.
Coaches react as Russia, Italy lead Group B
Russia and Italy are in pole position for a place in the semi-finals, both on four points in Group B. The coaches talked UEFA.com through the second round of matches.
Russia top Group B after Ukraine win
UEFA.com spoke to the four head coaches in Group B after Russia opened the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with a 3-0 win over Ukraine, whilst Croatia and Italy battled out a 0-0 draw.
Slovakia, Sweden celebrate opening day success
Ladislav Pecko and Roland Larsson told UEFA.com of their pride at narrow opening day wins at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, with the defeated coaches keen to stress that all is still to play for in Group A.
Hamšík hopes finals are 'good advert' for Slovakia
An influential figure for SSC Napoli and Slovakia, Marek Hamšík hopes his country will benefit from hosting the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, which starts on Sunday.
Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Croatia matched
Former winners Russia kick off Group B on Sunday against Ukraine with past semi-finalists Italy and Croatia making up a tough pool as UEFA.com profiles and hears from the rivals.
Škrtel's Slovakia make proud hosts
"It is a good thing for Slovak football," said Martin Škrtel as Slovakia's senior international captain looked ahead to his country hosting the UEFA European U17 Championship.
Austria, Sweden, Switzerland challenge Slovakia
Hosts Slovakia, fellow finals debutants Sweden and neighbours Austria and 2002 champions Switzerland are in Group A – UEFA.com profiles and hears from the four contenders.