Qualifying round

Group 1

1Czech Republic Czech Republic96212591620
2Belgium Belgium8602147718
3Montenegro Montenegro93421011-113
4Moldova Moldova8215511-67
5Latvia Latvia8134912-36
6Malta Malta8125518-135

Group 2

1Italy Italy97201731423
2Serbia Serbia85212161517
3Slovenia Slovenia85031771015
4Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland94051314-112
5Lithuania Lithuania8206417-136
6Andorra Andorra10109126-253

Group 3

1FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia9531117418
2France France9522148617
3Iceland Iceland843195415
4Ukraine Ukraine831499010
5Scotland Scotland8224813-58
6Northern Ireland Northern Ireland8017514-91

Group 4

1Portugal Portugal87102412322
2Israel Israel8431134915
3Albania Albania93331116-512
4Hungary Hungary83231510511
5Greece Greece8314109110
6Liechtenstein Liechtenstein9009033-330

Group 5

1Denmark Denmark87101721522
2Romania Romania95131512316
3Bulgaria Bulgaria842294514
4Wales Wales93421111013
5Luxembourg Luxembourg8035314-113
6Armenia Armenia8017517-121

Group 6

1Croatia Croatia96212271520
2Sweden Sweden85301751218
3Spain Spain85212391417
4Georgia Georgia104151717013
5Estonia Estonia8116318-154
6San Marino San Marino9018127-261

Group 7

1Germany Germany88002742324
2Austria Austria86112081219
3Finland Finland8404129312
4Azerbaijan Azerbaijan9225819-118
5Russia Russia82241114-38
6Faroe Islands Faroe Islands9018327-241

Group 8

1Slovakia Slovakia65011741315
2Netherlands Netherlands6312119210
3Turkey Turkey630367-19
4Belarus Belarus722368-28
5Cyprus Cyprus7115315-124

Group 9

1England England64201431114
2Switzerland Switzerland7331106412
3Norway Norway631279-210
4Kazakhstan Kazakhstan6114310-74
5Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina703428-63


P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Last updated: 07/09/2016 10:23 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.

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.