U19 EURO finals in Finland: all you need to know

Finland are hosting the final tournament, which began on 16 July and runs until 29 July.

Nicolo' Zaniolo (Italy)

Finland are staging the eight-team 2017/18 final tournament from 16 to 29 July.

  • The draw

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

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

  • Finals schedule

Group stage: 16/17, 19/20, 22/23 July
Semi-finals: 26 July
Final: 29 July

  • TV/streams

Fourteen matches will be televised live by our broadcast partners or streamed on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv in other territories. Highlights will then be available in all territories.

  • Finals programme

Read the digital programme for free.

Full schedule (times CET, Finnish time is one hour ahead)

Group stage

Monday 16 July
Group A
Norway 1-3 Portugal: Vaasa: TV
Finland 0-1 Italy: Vaasa: TV

Tuesday 17 July
Group B
Turkey 2-3 England: Seinajoki: TV
France 1-2 Ukraine: Vaasa: TV

Thursday 19 July
Group A
Finland v Norway: 17:30, Seinajoki: TV
Portugal v Italy: 19:30, Vaasa: TV

Friday 20 July
Group B
Ukraine v England: 17:30, Seinajoki: TV
Turkey v France: 19:30, Vaasa: TV

Sunday 22 July
Group A
Italy v Norway: 17:30, Seinajoki: TV
Portugal v Finland: 17:30, Vaasa: TV

Monday 23 July
Group B
Ukraine v Turkey: 17:30, Seinajoki
England v France: 17:30, Vaasa: TV

Knockout phase

Thursday 26 July
FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off
3rd in Group A v 3rd in Group B: 12:00, Seinajoki
14:00, Vaasa: TV
18:00, Vaasa: TV

In the semi-finals, the winners of Group A face the runners-up of Group B and vice versa. The respective venues will be allocated after the group stage ends. All four semi-finalists qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland from 25 May to 16 June next year along with the winners of a play-off between the two sides finishing third in their groups, as well as the hosts.

Sunday 29 July

18:30, Seinajoki: TV

  • 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

Advance 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

  • Match officials

Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Juan Martinez (ESP)
Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)

Assistant referees
Joakim Amri Nilsson (SWE)
Ian Bird (WAL)
Alexandru Cerei (ROU)
Aron Härsing (EST)
Damir Lazić (BIH)
Daniel Richardt Nørgaard (DEN)
Bryngeir Valdimarsson (ISL)
Bojan Zobenica (CRO)

Fourth officials
Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Petri Viljanen (FIN)

  • 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