All you need to know about the 2017 U21 EURO

Twelve teams started out at #U21EURO in Poland and Germany ended up with the title. All you need to know about the tournament right here.

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Poland staged the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship from 16 to 30 June.

The tournament contained an expanded field of 12 teams, up from the eight that have competed at every edition since 2000. They were split into three groups of four, with each of the pool winners, as well as the best runners-up, qualifying for the semi-finals.

Who played in the final?

Germany beat Spain 1-0 to win the title for the second time

What were the semi-finals?

England 2-2 Germany (Germany win 4-3 on pens)
Spain 3-1 Italy

How did the groups finish?

Group A: England, Slovakia, Sweden (holders), Poland (hosts)
Group B: Spain, Portugal, Serbia, FYR Macedonia
Group C: Italy, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic

What was the format?

Each team played the other three sides in their group, with the nation finishing top of each section through to the semi-finals. The runner-up with the best record joined the pool winners in the last four. The three group runners-up – Slovakia, Portugal and Germany – all finished with six points, Germany progressing thanks to their +4 goal difference.

When were the fixtures?

Final: 30 June
Semi-finals: 27 June
Group A
: 16, 19, 22 June
Group B: 17, 20, 23 June
Group C: 18, 21, 24 June

Where were the matches being played?

Kielce Stadium, Kielce (Group A)
Lublin Stadium, Lublin (Group A)
Gdynia Stadium, Gdynia (Group B)
Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz (Group B)
Tychy Stadium, Tychy (Group C, semi-final)
Krakow Stadium, Krakow (Group C, semi-final, final)