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2021 Under-21 EURO: all you need to know

The tournament was played in Hungary and Slovenia in two separate phases.


What are the knockout ties?

Sunday 6 June: Final
Germany 1-0 Portugal (Ljubljana)

Thursday 3 June: Semi-finals
Spain 0-1 Portugal (Maribor)
Netherlands 1-2 Germany (Székesfehérvár)

Monday 31 May: Quarter-finals

Spain 2-1aet Croatia (Maribor)
Netherlands 2-1 France (Budapest)
Portugal 5-3aet Italy (Ljubljana)
Denmark 2-2aet Germany (pens: 5-6) (Székesfehérvár)

Download the programme

Did the squads change from March's group stage to the knockouts two months later?

Teams submitted new 23-man squads: see the full list.

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

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 wasthe final tournament?

The 2021 U21 EURO hasdunique 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 results

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.

Where was it played?

2021 Under-21 EURO: The host cities

The tournament was 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 were the tournament ambassadors?

Hungary: Péter Gulácsi

Slovenia: Jan Oblak

Who are the recent winners?

2019 final highlights: Spain 2-1 Germany

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


Tickets sales for the knockout stage.

Supporters from abroad will have to comply with border entry restrictions and requirements that will be in force at the time of the finals as no exemptions will be granted to ticket holders. Access to the stadium will be granted in line with the applicable local legislation, confirmed by the local authorities, and may include the need for proof of a vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test result. More information will be available on the tickets sales portal.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As usual, fans and the general public are being allocated the majority of the tickets for the finals.

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.

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