All times CET
22 March 2013
22 March 2013 - Under-21, Qualifying round (Group 1)
Referee: Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL) – Stadium: Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli (WAL)
04/22/2015 15:58:01
25 March 2013
25 March 2013 - Under-21, Qualifying round (Group 9)
Referee: Markus Hameter (AUT) Stadium: FC ZD Oud-Heverlee, Louvain (BEL)
08/06/2015 13:51:46
25 March 2013 - Under-21, Qualifying round (Group 3)
Referee: Dennis Antamo (FIN) – Stadium: Saint Mirren Park, Paisley (SCO)
04/22/2015 15:58:02
26 March 2013
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI) – Stadium: Torpedo, Zhodino (BLR)
06/08/2015 15:13:32
26 March 2013 - Under-21, Qualifying round (Group 2)
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
05/22/2015 15:29:40
30 May 2013
Cyprus3-0Northern Ireland
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN) Stadium: Makarion, Nicosia (CYP)
08/04/2015 09:06:02
1 June 2013
Referee: Johnny Casanova (SMR) Stadium: Lovech Stadion, Lovech (BUL)
07/07/2015 16:33:19
5 June 2013
Referee: Rob Rogers (IRL) – Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)
05/22/2015 15:29:40
6 June 2013
Lithuania2-1San Marino
Referee: Sven Bindels (LUX) – Stadium: Stadium of Marijampole football club, Marijampole (LTU)
04/22/2015 15:58:01
Referee: Jovan Kaludjerović (MNE) – Stadium: Hrazdan Central Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
04/22/2015 15:58:01
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT) – Stadium: Marszałek Piłsudski, Krakow (POL)
04/22/2015 15:58:01

Last updated: 21/07/2015 14:38 CET

* If England qualify for the semi-finals, a play-off will be needed to decide places for the 2016 Olympic Games


Road to the final

The 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship features a qualifying group stage and a play-off round to determine which 11 teams join hosts Poland in the final tournament.

Qualifying group stage
Teams are split into nine groups – seven of six sides and two of five – and play each other on a home-and-away basis. The nine group winners qualify automatically. The four runners-up with the best record against the nations first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance to the play-offs.

The two play-off ties are contested according to the knockout system. The team that scores the greater aggregate of goals proceeds to the next round, with away goals, extra time and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Final tournament
The final tournament involves the nine group winners, the two play-off victors and Poland, who qualify automatically as hosts. The 12 sides are divided into three groups of four. Teams play each other once in their section, with the three pool winners and the best runner-up qualifying for the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating sides that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.