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Estonia and Lithuania to stage U19 finals

Estonia and Lithuania will stage the 2012 and 2013 UEFA European U19 Championship final tournaments following a selection by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Minsk.

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship trophy
The UEFA European Under-19 Championship trophy ©Sportsfile

Estonia will stage the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament while Lithuania are to host the 2013 competition.

The selections were made at today's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Estonia and Lithuania will follow Romania, the venue for the final tournament of this season's competition next summer; the qualifying round is currently being played.

It will be the first time that the Estonian Football Association (EJL) and the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) have staged a UEFA final tournament.