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The Estonian Football Association (EJL) will host the 2011/12 finals from 3 to 15 July.
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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.

Estonian Football Association

The Estonian Football Association (EJL) will host the 2011/12 finals from 3 to 15 July.

The Estonian Football Association (EJL) will host the 2011/12 UEFA European Under-19 Championship from 3 to 15 July having been awarded the tournament in October 2010 at UEFA Executive Committee's meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. It is the first time Estonia will host a final tournament.

Last updated: 02/07/12 16.52CET

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