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.
Opening the last four-team final tournament to be held in UEFA's Swiss hometown before the expansion to eight sides for the 2013/14 edition in England are two newcomers to this level. At 12.00CET on Tuesday 25 June, Belgium, who became the first team ever to eliminate Germany in qualifying, ending the holders' bid for a fourth victory, take on Poland, the last side to clinch their place on Sunday.
Following that match at 14.30CET Sweden take on Spain, the only nation involved this season to have qualified previously. The Spanish will be aiming to match Germany's tally of three titles, having won in 2010 and 2011 as well as making the 2009 final. The third-place play-off and final follow three days later with the same kick-off times.
• Tuesday 25 June
Semi-final 1: Belgium v Poland (12.00)
Semi-final 2: Spain v Sweden (14.30)
• Friday 28 June (both games live on Eurosport)
Third-place play-off (12.00)
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