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2021 Under-21 EURO final tournament draw

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2021 Under-21 EURO final tournament draw

The draw for the expanded 16-team tournament took place on 10 December.

Former Switzerland defender Philippe Senderos helped to conduct the draw
Former Switzerland defender Philippe Senderos helped to conduct the draw SPORTSFILE

The draw

Group A: Hungary, Germany, Romania, Netherlands

Group B: Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy

Group C: Russia, Iceland, France, Denmark

Group D: Portugal, Croatia, England, Switzerland

All the fixtures


When was the draw?

2021 Under-21 EUROs: Meet the teams
2021 Under-21 EUROs: Meet the teams

The final tournament draw for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Hungary and Slovenia, the first to contain 16 teams, was staged at 15:00 CET on Thursday 10 December in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw was streamed live on UEFA.com and and on UEFA.tv.

Who was in the draw?

The nine qualifying group winners and five best runners-up joined co-hosts Hungary and Slovenia in the draw.

Full draw procedure


Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Hungary (hosts)
Iceland
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovenia (hosts)
Spain (holders)
Switzerland

Were the teams seeded?

Spain v Italy: Stars of previous U21s
Spain v Italy: Stars of previous U21s

The 16 teams were divided into four pots according to their position in the UEFA Under-21 National Team Coefficient Rankings.

Pot 1
Spain
Germany
France
England

Pot 2
Italy
Denmark
Portugal
Netherlands

Pot 3
Romania
Croatia
Czech Republic
Russia

Pot 4
Switzerland
Iceland
Slovenia
Hungary

How did the draw work?

2019 Under-21 EURO review
2019 Under-21 EURO review

The draw determined each team's group and position within the group (for fixture purposes). Co-hosts Hungary (Group A, position 1) and Slovenia (Group B1) were already assigned.

The draw started with Pot 4, with a team drawn and assigned to the first available group (in alphabetical order). A ball was then drawn from the relevant bowl to determine the position within the group.

The same procedure was followed for the remaining team in Pot 4, then Pots 3, 2 and 1 in that order.

Finals draw press kit


How does the tournament work?

The 2021 U21 EURO, co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia, has a unique format and schedule, with the group stage and knockout stage held separately. The group stage takes place from 24 to 31 March 2021, with the group winners and runners-up advancing to the eight-team knockout phase from 31 May to 6 June 2021.

The draw for the expanded 16-team tournament took place on 10 December.

Former Switzerland defender Philippe Senderos helped to conduct the draw
Former Switzerland defender Philippe Senderos helped to conduct the draw SPORTSFILE

The draw

Group A: Hungary, Germany, Romania, Netherlands

Group B: Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy

Group C: Russia, Iceland, France, Denmark

Group D: Portugal, Croatia, England, Switzerland

All the fixtures


When was the draw?

2021 Under-21 EUROs: Meet the teams
2021 Under-21 EUROs: Meet the teams

The final tournament draw for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Hungary and Slovenia, the first to contain 16 teams, was staged at 15:00 CET on Thursday 10 December in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw was streamed live on UEFA.com and and on UEFA.tv.

Who was in the draw?

The nine qualifying group winners and five best runners-up joined co-hosts Hungary and Slovenia in the draw.

Full draw procedure


Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Hungary (hosts)
Iceland
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovenia (hosts)
Spain (holders)
Switzerland

Were the teams seeded?

Spain v Italy: Stars of previous U21s
Spain v Italy: Stars of previous U21s

The 16 teams were divided into four pots according to their position in the UEFA Under-21 National Team Coefficient Rankings.

Pot 1
Spain
Germany
France
England

Pot 2
Italy
Denmark
Portugal
Netherlands

Pot 3
Romania
Croatia
Czech Republic
Russia

Pot 4
Switzerland
Iceland
Slovenia
Hungary

How did the draw work?

2019 Under-21 EURO review
2019 Under-21 EURO review

The draw determined each team's group and position within the group (for fixture purposes). Co-hosts Hungary (Group A, position 1) and Slovenia (Group B1) were already assigned.

The draw started with Pot 4, with a team drawn and assigned to the first available group (in alphabetical order). A ball was then drawn from the relevant bowl to determine the position within the group.

The same procedure was followed for the remaining team in Pot 4, then Pots 3, 2 and 1 in that order.

Finals draw press kit


How does the tournament work?

The 2021 U21 EURO, co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia, has a unique format and schedule, with the group stage and knockout stage held separately. The group stage takes place from 24 to 31 March 2021, with the group winners and runners-up advancing to the eight-team knockout phase from 31 May to 6 June 2021.