Eight teams compete in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final tournament.
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The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship consists of two qualifying rounds and an annual eight-team final tournament.
Played in the autumn, with one country hosting round-robin fixtures played over six days. The group winners advance to the next round, and depending on the number of entries there may also be a specified number of runners-up or all runners-up and the bets third-placed sides.
Played in the spring, with one country hosting round-robin fixtures played over six days. The group winners and 'best runners-up' in the second stage join the tournament hosts in the finals.
The finals consist of two groups of four, with the top two sides from each progressing to the semi-finals where it becomes a knockout competition. In finals held in odd-numbered years (i.e. 2017, 2019) the championship also serves as qualification for the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
The regulations for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship are initially drawn up by the UEFA Administration before being submitted to the UEFA Women's Football Committee. They are then forwarded upon that committee's approval to the UEFA Executive Committee for ratification.