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.
Eurosport will show two UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship matches live: the semi-final at Chesterfield on 5 December, and the final from the same venue three days later.
Eurosport aready has extensive coverage of UEFA women's competitions, including the UEFA European Women's Championship, the UEFA European Women's U19 Championship and the UEFA Women's Champions League. The pan-European broadcaster also transmits the men's UEFA European U19 and U17 Championship final tournaments.
There will be Fanzones open before England's three games:
England v Italy - 10.30am UK time
England v Austria - 5pm UK time
Portugal v England - 10.30am UK time
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