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AFC Telford

The home of AFC Telford United opened in 2003.
AFC Telford
Telford hosted an U19 game between England and Turkey earlier this year ©Getty Images

AFC Telford

The home of AFC Telford United opened in 2003.

Capacity: 2,378
Opened: 2003

• The home of sixth-tier AFC Telford United opened a year before that club's formation in 2004.

• The stadium has also staged Wolverhampton Wanderers FC reserves games and England men's and women's youth internationals.

• The current home club were founded in 2004 after the demise of Telford United FC, who had been well-known for their FA Cup giant-killing exploits.

• AFC began life in the eighth tier of the English football pyramid but by 2011 were in the fifth-level Conference National, before being relegated last season.

• Telford itself is in the West Midlands county of Shropshire, standing on the River Severn, over which is the Iron Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's first arched iron bridge.

Last updated: 26/10/13 12.18CET

Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the elite 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.

Elite round
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.

Final tournament
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 knockout match, can be found in the official competition regulations.