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Semi-finals : 27 June 2017

27 June 2017
27 June 2017 27 Jun - Under-21, Semi-finals
England2-2Germany
Germany win 4-3 on penalties (3-4p)
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) Stadium: Tychy Stadium, Tychy (POL)
27 June 2017 27 Jun - Under-21, Semi-finals
Spain3-1Italy
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) Stadium: Krakow Stadium, Krakow (POL)

Last updated: 27/06/2017 17:08 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 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship features a qualifying group stage and a play-off round to determine which 11 teams join co-hosts Italy in the final tournament.

Qualifying group stage
Teams are split into nine groups of six teams each 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.