"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.
Slovakia all set for Under-17 jamboree
Slovakia are looking for success on the pitch when they host the Under-17 finals starting on Sunday, but above all they hope the tournament will boost the long-term growth of the sport.
El Shaarawy grateful for Under-17 experience
Stephan El Shaarawy played at the 2009 Under-17 finals along with Isco, Jack Wilshere and Mario Götze – and the AC Milan and Italy forward sees the event as a crucial milestone.
Slovakia aiming to feed grassroots and elite
As 28 teams fight it out to join them, Slovakia grassroots coordinator Jozef Záhorský has been discussing the hosts' twin ambition for this summer's UEFA European U17 Championship.
Peacock wants England to perform
John Peacock led England to European U17 glory in 2010 and wants to repeat the trick as they stage elite round Group 6, but warns "winning shouldn't be at the expense of a performance".
Allach reveals secrets of Netherlands' U17 success
As the Netherlands get ready to continue their bid for a third straight Under-17 title, their technical manager Mohammed Allach tells UEFA.com about the impact of recent success.
Itter's lessons from Germany's U17 heartache
If Pascal Itter was moved to tears by Germany's U17 final loss in May, the 1. FC Nürnberg player also has happy memories and tells UEFA.com his nation's 2009 winners are role models.