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  • Uroš Račić (Serbia)
    Uroš Račić (Serbia)
    Uroš Račić of Serbia during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Moldova
    10 November 2016
    ©Srdjan Stevanovic
  • Jovan Nišić (Serbia)
    Jovan Nišić (Serbia)
    Jovan Nišić (No14) of Serbia celebrates scoring during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Moldova
    10 November 2016
    ©Srdjan Stevanovic
  • Tomer Altman (Israel)
    Tomer Altman (Israel)
    Tomer Altman of Israel during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Liechtenstein
    28 October 2016
    ©FAF
  • Liechtenstein v Scotland
    Liechtenstein v Scotland
    Action from the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier between Liechtenstein and Scotland
    25 October 2016
    ©FAF
  • Turkey celebrate
    Turkey celebrate
    Turkey celebrate during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Latvia
    13 October 2016
    ©FFU
  • Berkay Özcan (Turkey)
    Berkay Özcan (Turkey)
    Berkay Özcan (L) of Turkey during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Latvia
    13 October 2016
    ©FFU
  • Akhmed Alibekov (Ukraine)
    Akhmed Alibekov (Ukraine)
    Akhmed Alibekov (R) of Ukraine during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Iceland
    13 October 2016
    ©Pavlo Kubanov
  • Ukraine lineup
    Ukraine lineup
    Ukraine line up before the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Iceland
    13 October 2016
    ©Pavlo Kubanov
  • Belgium celebrate
    Belgium celebrate
    Belgium celebrate after the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Russia
    12 October 2016
    ©Dominique Vaes
  • Belgium celebrate
    Belgium celebrate
    Belgium celebrate their late equaliser in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Russia
    12 October 2016
    ©Dominique Vaes
  • Finland celebrate
    Finland celebrate
    Finland celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Belgium
    09 October 2016
    ©URBSFA-KBVB
  • Jorn Vanсamp (Belgium)
    Jorn Vanсamp (Belgium)
    Jorn Vanсamp of Belgium celebrates scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Finland
    09 October 2016
    ©URBSFA-KBVB
  • Belgium celebrate
    Belgium celebrate
    Belgium celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Finland
    09 October 2016
    ©URBSFA-KBVB
  • Ondřej Šašinka (Czech Republic)
    Ondřej Šašinka (Czech Republic)
    Ondřej Šašinka of Czech Republic celebrates scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Slovenia
    09 October 2016
    ©Miroslav Bureš
  • Czech Republic celebrate
    Czech Republic celebrate
    Czech Republic celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Slovenia
    09 October 2016
    ©Miroslav Bureš
  • Czech Republic celebrate
    Czech Republic celebrate
    Czech Republic celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Estonia
    07 October 2016
    ©Jan Tauber
  • Birk Risa (Norway)
    Birk Risa (Norway)
    Norway's Birk Risa scores one of his five goals in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against San Marino
    07 October 2016
    ©DETO
  • Kamil Wojtkowski (Poland)
    Kamil Wojtkowski (Poland)
    Kamil Wojtkowski (No11) of Poland celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against FYROM
    06 October 2016
    ©Aleksander Ryska
  • Kamil Wojtkowski (Poland)
    Kamil Wojtkowski (Poland)
    Kamil Wojtkowski (R) of Poland celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against FYROM
    06 October 2016
    ©Aleksander Ryska
  • Alban Sulejmani (FYR Macedonia) & Adam Chrzanowski (Poland)
    Alban Sulejmani (FYR Macedonia) & Adam Chrzanowski (Poland)
    Alban Sulejmani (L) of FYR Macedonia with Adam Chrzanowski of Poland during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier
    06 October 2016
    ©Aleksander Ryska
  • Norway celebrate
    Norway celebrate
    Norway celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against San Marino
    06 October 2016
    ©DETO
  • Ondřej Chvěja (Czech Republic)
    Ondřej Chvěja (Czech Republic)
    Czech Republic's Ondřej Chvěja in action during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Estonia
    06 October 2016
    ©Jan Tauber
  • Ondřej Šašinka (Czech Republic)
    Ondřej Šašinka (Czech Republic)
    Czech Republic's Ondřej Šašinka in action during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Estonia
    06 October 2016
    ©Jan Tauber
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate
    Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate
    Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate scoring in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Lithuania
    04 October 2016
    ©Saulius Čirba

Road to the final

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship consists of three distinct stages: the qualifying round, the elite round and the final tournament.

Qualifying round
The qualifying round, played in autumn, is made up of 13 groups of four teams playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The top two from each progress alongside the third-placed team with the best record against the top pair in their group.

Elite round
In the elite round, played in the spring, those 27 qualifiers join the top seed, given a bye, in seven mini-tournament groups of four. The group winners then join the hosts in the finals.

Final tournament

The seven qualifiers plus the hosts are split into two groups of four who play each other once, with the top two progressing to the semi-finals. The winners of those ties contest the final.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.