The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the second qualifying round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.
The schedule for Thursday's UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship semi-finals in the Czech Republic has been confirmed following the conclusion of the tournament's group stage.
In the first semi-final, Group B winners Spain take on Group A runners-up the Netherlands in Domazlice. Spain beat the Netherlands in the 2009/10 semi-finals on their way to the first of three titles, though they were runners-up behind Germany last season. That 2010 encounter in Nyon was the Netherlands' only previous semi-final.
Later on Thursday evening in Pribram, Group A winners Germany, the holders, play Group B runners-up Norway in a game shown live on Eurosport. Germany claimed their record fifth title last season and are in their ninth semi-final in the ten editions of the tournament. Norway have lost both their previous semi-finals, in 2008/09 and 2015/16, to Spain.
The final will be played at 18:30CET on Sunday in Pilsen, shown live on Eurosport.
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