#U19EURO finals in Finland: all you need to know

Finland will host the final tournament from 16 to 29 July 2018.

U19 coaches
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Finland will stage the eight-team 2017/18 final tournament from 16 to 29 July.

  • The draw

Group A: Finland (hosts), Portugal, Norway, Italy

Group B: Turkey, Ukraine, France, England (holders)

  • Finals schedule

Group stage: 16/17, 19/20, 22/23 July
Semi-finals: 26 July
Final: 29 July

Full schedule (times CET, Finnish time is one hour ahead)

Group stage

Monday 16 July
Group A
Norway v Portugal: 14:00, Vaasa
Finland v Italy: 19:00, Vaasa

Tuesday 17 July
Group B
Turkey v England: 17:30, Seinajoki
France v Ukraine: 19:30, Vaasa

Thursday 19 July
Group A
Finland v Norway: 17:30, Seinajoki
Portugal v Italy: 19:30, Vaasa

Friday 20 July
Group B
Ukraine v England: 17:30, Seinajoki
Turkey v France: 19:30, Vaasa

Sunday 22 July
Group A
Italy v Norway: 17:30, Seinajoki
Portugal v Finland: 17:30, Vaasa

Monday 23 July
Group B
Ukraine v Turkey: 17:30, Seinajoki
England v France: 17:30, Vaasa

Knockout phase

Thursday 26 July
FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off
3rd in Group A v 3rd in Group B: 12:00(tbc), Seinajoki
14:00, Vaasa
18:00, Vaasa

In the semi-finals, the winners of Group A face the runners-up of Group B and vice versa. The respective venues will be allocated after the group stage ends. All four semi-finalists qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland from 25 May to 16 June next year along with the winners of a play-off between the two sides finishing third in their groups, as well as the hosts.

Sunday 29 July

18:30, Seinajoki

  • Venues

Seinäjoki Stadium - home of SJK Seinäjoki
5 group games, FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off, final

Vaasa Stadium - home of VPS Vaasa
7 group games, 2 semi-finals

All matches will be played on artificial turf.

  • Tickets

On sale now (kick-off times and final schedule tbc)
Scouts can apply for tickets here

  • Match officials
  • Ambassadors

Tim Sparv: Finland midfielder, played at 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup on home soil
Maija Saari: Finland women's captain, played at UEFA Women's EURO 2009 on home soil
Ilari Äijälä: sustainablilty ambassador