Georgia and Finland to stage U19 EURO

Georgia and Finland have been selected to stage the UEFA European Under-19 Championships of 2017 and 2018 respectively by the UEFA Executive Committee.

Trips to Georgia and Finland beckon for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship trophy
Trips to Georgia and Finland beckon for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship trophy ©Sportsfile

Georgia and Finland have been chosen to host the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournaments of 2017 and 2018 respectively by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.

This is the first time that Georgia will organise a UEFA youth final tournament, though the Boris Paichadze Erovnuli Stadioni in Tbilisi is to be the venue for this season's UEFA Super Cup on 11 August.

Finland's most recent major UEFA task was the staging of UEFA Women's EURO 2009, but Helsinki also held the 1982 and 2001 UEFA European Under-18 Championships for men.

Greece will host this season's U19 final tournament from 6–19 July, with the 2016 event taking place in Germany.

A full rundown of hosts appointed on Monday is available here.

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