The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final will be held on a Saturday for the first time this season to ensure a big crowd at the annual event in Nyon.
As in its two previous years, this season's final tournament will be a four-team knockout event played at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, opposite UEFA headquarters in Switzerland. The semi-finals will be played on Tuesday 22 June at 14.30 and 19.00CET, followed four days later by the third-place play-off (14.00) and final (17.00). The final has previously been played in midweek, but UEFA will be working with the regional football association to ensure as large a crowd as possible with the new convenient weekend date.
Road to Nyon
This season's competition is currently at the first qualifying round stage, with two of the ten mini-tournaments complete. Among those already into the 16-team second qualifying round draw at 10.30CET on 16 December are Germany, winners of both editions of the tournament so far. The top three finishers in the final will qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.
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