All you need to know about the 2017 U21 EURO

Poland will stage the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship from 16 to 30 June with an expanded 12 teams taking part in the final tournament.

UEFA Under-21 Championship trophy
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Poland will hold the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship from 16 to 30 June.

The tournament will contain an expanded field of 12 teams, up from the eight that have competed at every edition since 2000. The Polish Football Federation (PZPN) previously co-hosted UEFA EURO 2012 with Ukraine – matches were played in Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw – while in 2006 it organised the finals of the UEFA European U19 Championship.

What are the groups?

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

England celebrate against Denmark
England have qualified for the finals©Getty Images

What is the format?

Each team plays the other three sides in their group, with the nation finishing top of each section guaranteed to progress to the semi-finals. The runner-up with the best record join the pool winners in the last four, where the contenders are matched accordingly:

Semi-final 1: winner A v runner-up B/C or winner C
Semi-final 2: winner B v runner-up A/C or winner C

When are the fixtures?

Group A: 16, 19, 22 June
Group B: 17, 20, 23 June
Group C: 18, 21, 24 June
(group winners and best runners-up progress)
Semi-final 1: 27 June
Semi-final 2: 27 June
Final: 30 June

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Where are the matches being played?

Kielce Stadium, Kielce (Group A)
Arena Lublin, Lublin (Group A)
Arka Gdynia, Gdynia (Group B)
The Krzyszkowiak, Bydgoszcz (Group B)
Stadion Miejski Tychy, Tychy (Group C, semi-final)
Marszałek Piłsudski, Krakow (Group C, semi-final, final)

How can I get tickets?

Tickets are now on general sale from tickets.u21poland.com.

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Tickets are divided into two categories. Category 1 tickets are for seats with the best views, located on each side of the stadium, with Category 2 seats situated behind the goals.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Group stage
Cat 1: 25 PLN (approx €5.80)
Cat 2: 15 PLN (approx €3.50)

Semi-finals
Cat 1: 30 PLN (approx €7)
Cat 2: 20 PLN (approx €4.50)

Cracovia Stadium
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Final
Cat 1: 40 PLN (approx €9.30)
Cat 2: 30 PLN (approx €7)

There will be approximately 330,000 tickets available in all for the 21 matches in the tournament, with a certain amount reserved in each city for organised groups of local school children, youth academies and clubs. There are tickets available for wheelchair users at every game.

Tickets can be delivered, printed at home or collected from the stadium.

How can I attend as a scout?

The scout ticketing portal is now open via this link. It will remain open until 1 June 2017.