All times CET

Play-off for Final Tournament : 9 October 2014

9 October 2014
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
06/12/2015 14:57:41

Play-off for Final Tournament : 10 October 2014

10 October 2014
Referee: Artur Dias (POR) – Stadium: Štadión FC ViOn, Zlate Moravce (SVK)
06/29/2015 14:15:15
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Gradski, Jagodina (SRB)
04/22/2015 15:58:10
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR) – Stadium: KP Tcentralnyi, Cherkassy (UKR)
06/05/2015 15:33:10
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR) – Stadium: Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg (DEN)
05/06/2015 14:19:09
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP) – Stadium: Molineux, Wolverhampton (ENG)
04/22/2015 15:58:09
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN) – Stadium: MMArena, Le Mans (FRA)
04/22/2015 15:58:10

Play-off for Final Tournament : 14 October 2014

14 October 2014
Aggregate: 4-2
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO) – Stadium: Giglio, Reggio Emilia (ITA)
04/22/2015 15:58:09
Aggregate: 2-4
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA) – Stadium: Cibalia Vinkovci, Vinkovci (CRO)
06/02/2015 08:20:45
Aggregate: 7-4
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: A Mata Real, Pacos de Ferreira (POR)
04/22/2015 15:58:09
Aggregate: 5-0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) – Stadium: Georg-Meiches, Essen (GER)
04/22/2015 15:58:10
Aggregate: 1-2
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) – Stadium: Ramón de Carranza, Cadiz (ESP)
04/22/2015 15:58:09
Aggregate: 1-1 Denmark win on away goals
Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
04/22/2015 15:58:10
Aggregate: 4-3
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) – Stadium: Örjans vall, Halmstad (SWE)
04/22/2015 15:58:10

Last updated: 27/06/2015 19:04 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 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship comprises a qualifying group stage and play-off round to determine which seven teams join hosts the Czech Republic in the final tournament.

Qualifying group stage

Teams are split into ten groups – two of six teams and eight of five – and play each other on a home and away basis. The ten group winners and four runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance to the play-offs.

Play-off matches are played according to the knockout system, with each team playing each opponent home and away. The team which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for 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 comprises the seven play-off winners and the Czech Republic, who qualify automatically as hosts. The eight teams are split into two groups of four. Each team plays each other once in their group with the winners and runners-up advancing to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals the winner of Group A plays the Group B runner-up and vice-versa. The winners advance to the final. In addition, if England qualify for the semi-finals, a play-off will be needed to decide places for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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

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