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2021 Under-21 EURO: all you need to know

When and where is it? Who has gone through? How does it work?


What are the knockout ties?

Monday 31 May: Quarter-finals
Netherlands vs France (Budapest)
Denmark vs Germany (Székesfehérvár)
:Spain vs Croatia (Maribor)
Portugal vs Italy (Ljubljana)

Thursday 3 June: Semi-finals
SF1: Netherlands/France vs Denmark/Germany (Székesfehérvár)
SF2: Spain/Croatia vs Portugal/Italy (Maribor)

Sunday 6 June: Final
Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (Ljubljana)

How did the groups end?

Group A
1 Netherlands
2 Germany
3 Romania
4 Hungary (hosts)

Group B
1 Spain (holders)
2 Italy
3 Czech Republic
4 Slovenia (hosts)

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

Group C
1 Denmark
2 France
3 Russia
4 Iceland

Group D
1 Portugal
2 Croatia
3 Switzerland
4 England

See all the squads

The draw was made in Nyon on 10 December 2020.

When is the final tournament?

The 2021 U21 EURO has a unique format and schedule, with the group stage and knockout stage held separately. The group stage took 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.

All the fixtures

Key dates

Groups A & B: 24/27/30 March
Groups C & D: 25/28/31 March
Quarter-finals: 31 May
Semi-finals: 3 June
Final: 6 June

How can I watch?

Partners in Europe and across the globe broadcast the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

See where to watch U21 EURO where you are

Where is it being played?

2021 Under-21 EURO: The host cities
2021 Under-21 EURO: The host cities

The tournament is staged by Hungary and Slovenia, with four cities in each country hosting matches.

Budapest: Bozsik Stadion
Győr: Gyirmóti Stadion
Székesfehérvár: Sóstói Stadion
Szombathely: Haladás Stadion

Celje: Stadion Celje
Ljubljana: Stadion Stožice
Koper-Capodistria: Stadion Bonifika
Maribor: Stadion Ljudski vrt

Venue guide

Who are the tournament ambassadors?

Hungary: Péter Gulácsi

Slovenia: Jan Oblak

Who are the recent winners?

2019 final highlights: Spain 2-1 Germany
2019 final highlights: Spain 2-1 Germany

2019: Spain
2017: Germany
2015: Sweden
2013: Spain
2011: Spain


Following decisions taken by the relevant authorities, related to measures regarding the COVID-19 virus, the group stage of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was played behind closed doors.

UEFA is monitoring the situation very closely in the two host countries and will take a decision on whether spectators can be allowed for the knockout stage of the final tournament nearer the time, in cooperation with the host associations and the relevant authorities.

COVID-19 situation

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain situation related thereto, the UEFA Executive Committee decided on 15 March 2021 to apply the following rules for the 2021 final tournament of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship from 24–31 March (group stage) and 31 May – 6 June (knockout stage) in Hungary and Slovenia:

1. Should a group of players of a team be placed into mandatory quarantine or self-isolation following a decision of a competent national/local authority, the match will go ahead as scheduled as long as the team has at least 13 players available (including at least one goalkeeper), irrespective of any other provision of the relevant competition regulations (including the deadline for the submission of the list of players), provided that all players are eligible to represent the Under-21 national team in accordance with Article 41 of the competition regulations and have been tested negative as required by the UEFA Protocol.

2. If a national association is not in a position to field a team with the above-mentioned minimum number of players (i.e. 13 including at least one goalkeeper), the match will, if possible and subject to viable rescheduling options being available, be rescheduled to the next day by the UEFA administration, which shall also have the power to assign the rescheduled match to an alternative venue.

3. If the match cannot be rescheduled, the national association that cannot play the match will be held responsible for the match not taking place and the match will be declared by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to be forfeited by the national association, which will be considered to have lost the match 3-0.

4. If any member of the appointed referee team for a match tests positive for COVID-19, UEFA may exceptionally appoint replacement match officials who may be of the same nationality as one of the national associations concerned and/or may not be on the FIFA list.