#U19EURO finals line-up set

Holders England, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Turkey and Ukraine have won their elite round groups to join hosts Finland.

Italy celebrate qualifying from the elite round
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Holders England are among the seven UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round group winners joining Finland in July's finals.

  • Finals draw: 11:00CET, 30 May, Vaasa City Hall
  • The finals run from 16–29 July in Seinajokiand Vasaa, and also act as a qualifier for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland (five teams will join the hosts from Europe).
England claim 2017 title
England claim 2017 title

The qualifiers
Group 1:
Norway
Group 2:
England (holders)
Group 3:
Italy
Group 4:
Ukraine
Group 5:
Portugal
Group 6:
France
Group 7:
Turkey
Hosts: Finland

  • England continue their title defence, both of the U19 EURO crown and technically also the U-20 World Cup, which they won in 2017. Their elite round side included six of the squad that won last year's U19 title.
  • Three-time champions France knocked out Spain, who have not qualified since winning their record seventh title in 2015.
  • Italy and Ukraine are the other past winners to qualify, Germany were pipped on head to head by Norway, who defeated Scotland 5-4 to top Group 1.
  • Portugal continue their bid to become the first nation to win the U17 and U19 titles with the same year group (having lifted the more junior trophy in 2016).
  • Finland are making their U19 finals debut.
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