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2023 U21 EURO: Romania and Georgia

The tournament is scheduled to be played in Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Batumi, Poti and Tbilisi in June/July 2023.


The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament will be played in Romania and Georgia.

The tournament is due to be staged at four stadiums in Romania (two in Cluj-Napoca and two in Bucharest) and four stadiums in Georgia (Batumi, Poti and two in Tbilisi). The opening match will take place in Romania and the final will be held in Georgia.

Top five goals: 2021 U21 EURO
Top five goals: 2021 U21 EURO

Both 2023 hosts will be assured of a finals place in June and July of that year, with qualifying for the remaining 14 slots running until September 2022.

The 16 qualified teams will be drawn into four groups of four for the final tournament, with the four winners and four runners-up in each section reaching the quarter-finals. There will be a standard knockout format from there.

Romania previously hosted the 1998 U21 finals in Bucharest, which was one of the venues for UEFA EURO 2020 and staged the 2012 UEFA Europa League final. Romania also held the U19 EURO in 2011 and is due to do so again in 2025.

Georgia hosted the 2017 U19 EURO while the 2015 UEFA Super Cup was played in Tbilisi, as were the 2013 UEFA Futsal Cup finals.

Previous hosts

2021 U21 EURO Skills Showcase
2021 U21 EURO Skills Showcase

16 teams
: Hungary & Slovenia
12 teams
: Italy
2017: Poland
8 teams
2015: Czech Republic
2013: Israel
2011: Denmark
2009: Sweden
2007: Netherlands
2006: Portugal
2004: Germany
2002: Switzerland
2000: Slovakia
1998: Romania
1996: Spain
1994: France

Prior to 1994, the quarter-finals onwards were played over two legs on a home-and-away basis.