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5 October 2016
5 October 2016 05 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 3)
IcelandScotland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Víkingsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
09/22/2016 19:30:45
5 October 2016 05 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 6)
San MarinoSpain
Referee: TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
09/22/2016 19:40:08
6 October 2016
6 October 2016 06 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 9)
KazakhstanEngland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tsentralniy, Aktobe (KAZ)
09/22/2016 19:36:37
6 October 2016 06 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 6)
EstoniaSweden
Referee: TBD Stadium: Pärnu Rannastaadion, Parnu (EST)
09/23/2016 10:41:31
6 October 2016 06 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 3)
UkraineNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Obolon, Kyiv (UKR)
09/22/2016 19:12:43
6 October 2016 06 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 8)
NetherlandsTurkey
Referee: TBD Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
09/23/2016 10:52:02
6 October 2016 06 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 4)
HungaryPortugal
Referee: TBD Stadium: Gyirmóti Stadion, Gyor (HUN)
09/22/2016 19:31:11
6 October 2016 06 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 4)
IsraelGreece
Referee: TBD Stadium: Turner Stadium, Beer Sheva (ISR)
09/22/2016 19:17:50
7 October 2016
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 7)
Faroe IslandsAustria
Referee: TBD Stadium: Toftir, Toftir (FRO)
09/22/2016 19:28:14
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 5)
LuxembourgArmenia
Referee: TBD Stadium: La Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX)
09/22/2016 16:11:58
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 5)
BulgariaDenmark
Referee: TBD Stadium: Beroe, Stara Zagora (BUL)
09/22/2016 19:36:23
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 7)
FinlandAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD Stadium: Töölön jalkapallostadion, Helsinki (FIN)
09/22/2016 19:25:24
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 2)
LithuaniaSlovenia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Dariaus ir Girėno stadionas, Kaunas (LTU)
09/23/2016 10:31:15
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 1)
MaltaLatvia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hibernians Stadium, Paola (MLT)
09/22/2016 19:13:55
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 7)
GermanyRussia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Sportpark, Ingolstadt (GER)
09/22/2016 19:19:02
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 1)
Czech RepublicMoldova
Referee: TBD Stadium: Znojmo Stadium, Znojmo (CZE)
09/23/2016 13:08:17
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 8)
SlovakiaBelarus
Referee: TBD Stadium: Spartak Myjava, Myjava (SVK)
09/22/2016 19:22:11
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 9)
NorwaySwitzerland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Marienlyst, Drammen (NOR)
09/23/2016 10:34:47
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 2)
Republic of IrelandSerbia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Regional Sports Centre, Waterford (IRL)
09/22/2016 19:29:57
7 October 2016 07 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 1)
MontenegroBelgium
Referee: TBD Stadium: Gradski, Niksic (MNE)
09/22/2016 19:09:32
10 October 2016
10 October 2016 10 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 4)
GreeceHungary
Referee: TBD Stadium: Peristeri, Athens (GRE)
09/22/2016 19:17:22
10 October 2016 10 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 4)
IsraelAlbania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ha Moshava, Petah Tikva (ISR)
09/22/2016 19:17:59
10 October 2016 10 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 6)
SwedenCroatia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Vångavallen, Trelleborg (SWE)
09/23/2016 10:39:58
10 October 2016 10 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 6)
SpainEstonia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Pasarón, Pontevedra (ESP)
09/22/2016 19:34:55
11 October 2016
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 9)
England - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD Stadium: Bescot Stadium, Walsall (ENG)
09/22/2016 16:13:58
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 8)
CyprusNetherlands
Referee: TBD Stadium: Ammochostos, Larnaca (CYP)
09/22/2016 19:43:15
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 9)
KazakhstanNorway
Referee: TBD Stadium: Tsentralniy, Aktobe (KAZ)
09/22/2016 19:40:24
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 8)
TurkeySlovakia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Oba Stadyumu, Alanya (TUR)
09/22/2016 19:43:35
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 2)
SerbiaSlovenia
Referee: TBD Stadium: FK Metalac, Gornji Milanovac (SRB)
09/22/2016 19:29:02
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 5)
ArmeniaWales
Referee: TBD Stadium: FFA Academy Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
09/22/2016 19:33:21
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 5)
BulgariaRomania
Referee: TBD Stadium: Beroe, Stara Zagora (BUL)
09/22/2016 19:37:50
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 2)
LithuaniaItaly
Referee: TBD Stadium: Dariaus ir Girėno stadionas, Kaunas (LTU)
09/23/2016 10:29:28
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 1)
MaltaMoldova
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hibernians Stadium, Paola (MLT)
09/22/2016 19:13:47
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 5)
DenmarkLuxembourg
Referee: TBD Stadium: Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg (DEN)
09/22/2016 19:38:28
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 7)
RussiaFinland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Arena Khimki, Khimki (RUS)
09/22/2016 19:19:19
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 7)
AustriaGermany
Referee: TBD Stadium: NV Arena, St Polten (AUT)
09/21/2016 14:13:09
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 4)
LiechtensteinPortugal
Referee: TBD Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
09/23/2016 10:42:38
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 1)
BelgiumLatvia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Den Dreef, Louvain (BEL)
09/22/2016 19:09:41
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 3)
FYR MacedoniaScotland
Referee: TBD Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
09/22/2016 19:32:45
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 3)
IcelandUkraine
Referee: TBD Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
09/22/2016 19:31:14
11 October 2016 11 Oct - Under-21, 2017 qualifying (Group 3)
Northern IrelandFrance
Referee: TBD Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
09/23/2016 16:08:48

Last updated: 26/09/2016 10:02 CET

 

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.

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.