Under-21 groups reach thrilling climax

Six sides will join England, Croatia, Spain, Denmark, France, Slovakia, Germany and Portugal in the play-offs on Tuesday. UEFA.com looks ahead to the deciders.

Italy will compete for a play-off place on Tuesday
Italy will compete for a play-off place on Tuesday ©Getty Images

Already in play-offs
England, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain (holders), Croatia, Germany, Portugal, France

Still able to win group
Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Greece (Group 7)
Belgium, Italy, Serbia (Group 9)

Also able to be among four best runners-up
Moldova, Finland, Russia*, Netherlands*, Austria*, Ukraine*, Romania, Montenegro, Israel*, Iceland*

*Assured of second place

Road to the Czech Republic
Play-off draw: 14.00CET, Friday in Nyon (streamed live on UEFA.com
Play-off ties: 8 & 14 October (seven winners join hosts Czech Republic in finals)
Finals draw:  6 November, Prague
Final tournament: 17–30 June, Czech Republic

The ten group winners and four runners-up with the best records against first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance

Group 1
England have won the group.
Moldova will finish second unless they lose to England and Finland beat San Marino by enough to overturn a goal-difference deficit of seven.

Group 2
Denmark have won the group.
Russia will finish second and their last game against sixth-placed Andorra cannot affect their best runners-up record.

Group 3
• In Monday's decider, Slovakia won 1-0 in the Netherlands to pip their hosts to first place and leave the Oranje waiting on Tuesday's results.

Group 4
• Holders Spain have won the group.
Austria will come second but will still look for a result away to Spain.

UEFA.com's extensive stats section on the campaign so far

Group 5
Croatia have won the group.
Ukraine finished second and a 3-0 win against fifth-placed Liechtenstein leaves them set to reach the play-offs as one of the four best runners-up.

Watch Germany's 2009 triumph
Watch Germany's 2009 triumph

Group 6
Germany have won the group.
Romania are in second, a point ahead of Montenegro, who have a superior head-to-head. Romania visit Germany, Montenegro go to the Faroe Islands.

Group 7
Poland are two points clear of Sweden and Turkey, with Greece one further back.
Greece host Poland and Sweden play Turkey.
• Poland will win the group with a draw.
• Turkey and Sweden drew the reverse fixture 2-2.
• Greece lost 3-1 in Poland so need to match that score to finish top, as long as the other game is drawn.

Group 8
Portugal have won the group.
Israel will be second and will seek to win against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Group 9
Belgium, who have completed their fixtures, lead Italy by one point and Serbia by three.
Italy must beat Cyprus to finish top.
• Serbia have a head-to-head advantage over both Belgium and Italy. A Serbian victory in Northern Ireland would clinch pole position if Italy do not win – or second spot if Italy win.

Group 10
France have won the group.
Iceland have finished second and took a valuable point in France on Tuesday to boost their play-off bid.

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