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France v England after Under-17 finals draw made

Holders France face their predecessors as winners, England, while hosts Azerbaijan play Portugal, Belgium and Scotland after the final tournament draw was made in Baku.

France v England after Under-17 finals draw made
France v England after Under-17 finals draw made ©UEFA.com

UEFA European Under-17 Championship holders France will face their predecessors as winners, England, while hosts Azerbaijan play Portugal, Belgium and Scotland after the final tournament draw was made at Baku Olympic Stadium.

The draw
Group A: Azerbaijan (hosts), Portugal, Belgium, Scotland

Group B: Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Group C: France (holders), Denmark, England, Sweden

Group D: Italy, Serbia, Netherlands, Spain

Calendar (exact schedule and Eurosport coverage tbc)
Group stage: 5/6, 8/9, 11/12 May (Baku Olympic Stadium, Qarabağ Stadium, 8km Stadium, Dalga Arena)
Quarter-finals: 14/15 May (8km Stadium, Dalga Arena)
Semi-finals: 18 May (Baku Olympic Stadium)
Final: 21 May (Baku Olympic Stadium)

2015 final highlights: France triumph
2015 final highlights: France triumph


Key facts

• France will be one of four nations going for a record third U17 title along with Group C opponents England and Group D duo the Netherlands and Spain – the latter having also won the old U16 Championship six times.

• Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina have both qualified for the first time, meaning that 38 of UEFA's 54 member countries will have been represented in at least one of the 15 U17 final tournaments.

• Ukraine beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 in the qualifying round in Moldova in October.

• England have qualified for the 11th time in 15 final tournaments, one occasion more than France, the Netherlands and Spain.