2018 #U19EURO finals draw made

Hosts Finland meet Portugal, Norway and Italy while holders England face Turkey, Ukraine and France.

Vaasa City Hall
Vaasa City Hall ©Jussi Eskola/www.palloliitto.fi
  • The draw

Group A: Finland (hosts), Portugal, Norway, Italy

Group B: Turkey, Ukraine, France, England (holders)

The seven elite round winners joined hosts Finland in the draw on 30 May at Vaasa City Hall and were split into two groups of four. The top two in each group progress to the semi-finals.

  • Calendar (match schedule tbc)

Group A: 16, 19, 22 July
Group B: 17. 20, 23 July
Semi-finals & FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off: 26 July
Final: 29 July

The tournament will act as Europe's qualifier for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland: the four semi-finals and the winner of a play-off between the two third-placed group finishers will join the hosts as UEFA's six representatives from 25 May to 16 June next year.

In all knockout games, teams are allowed a fourth substitution in extra time.

  • Venues

Seinäjoki Stadium - home of SJK Seinäjoki
5 group games, FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off, final

Vaasa Stadium - home of VPS Vaasa
7 group games, 2 semi-finals

All matches will be played on artificial turf.

  • Tickets

On sale now (kick-off times and final schedule tbc)

Adavance sales
Category 1: adults €10, concessions €5
Category 2: adults €7, concessions €4
On the door
Category 1: adults €15, concessions €8
Category 2: adults €10, concessions €5


Concessions: Children (6–19years), students, pensioners, unemployed, soldiers
Children under 6 admitted free
City and family packages available

  • Ambassadors

Tim Sparv: Finland midfielder, played at 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup on home soil
Maija Saari: Finland women's captain, played at UEFA Women's EURO 2009 on home soil
Ilari Äijälä: sustainablilty ambassador