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2023 Under-21 EURO final tournament draw: 18 October, Bucharest

The draw in Bucharest at 18:00 CET on 18 October will feature co-hosts Georgia and Romania alongside 14 qualifiers, splitting them into four groups of four.

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The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament draw in Bucharest at 18:00 CET on Tuesday 18 October will involve 16 teams: co-hosts Georgia and Romania, the nine qualifying group winners, the best runners-up, and the four play-off winners from 19 to 27 September.

Meet the finalists

The teams will be drawn into four groups of four, with the draw procedure confirmed ahead of the ceremony. The top two teams in each group will progress to the knockout phase. The finals will be played from 21 June to 8 July 2023.

Qualified so far

Belgium, England, France, Georgia (hosts), Germany (holders), Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania (hosts), Spain, Switzerland (best runners-up)

Play-off ties

Croatia vs Denmark
Slovakia vs Ukraine
Republic of Ireland vs Israel
Iceland vs Czech Republic

Ties between 19 and 27 September, schedule TBC


Batumi, Batumi Arena: 3 Group C games, Semi-final, Final
Kutaisi, Ramaz Shengelia Stadium: 3 Group C games, Quarter-final
Tbilisi, Mikheil Meskhi Stadium: 3 Group A games, Quarter-final
Tbilisi, Boris Paichadze Stadium: 3 Group A games (involving Georgia)

Bucharest, Giulești Stadium: 3 Group B games, Quarter-final
Bucharest, Steaua Stadium: 3 Group B games (involving Romania), Semi-final
Cluj-Napoca, CFR Cluj Stadium 3 Group D games
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Arena: 3 Group D games, Quarter-final

Provisional schedule

Group A/Group B: 21, 24, 27 June
Group C/Group D: 22, 25, 28 June
Quarter-finals: 1 & 2 July
Semi-finals: 5 July
Final: 8 July

Knockout bracket

Quarter-final 1: Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group C
Quarter-final 2: Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group A
Quarter-final 3: Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group D
Quarter-final 4: Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group B

Semi-final 1: Winner Quarter-final 1 vs Winner Quarter-final 2
Semi-final 2: Winner Quarter-final 3 vs Winner Quarter-final 4

Final: Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2

2024 Olympic men's football tournament

Europe has three slots in the 2024 Olympic men's football tournament, not counting hosts France, who automatically qualify. The top three finishers in the U21 finals (other than France) will qualify for the Olympics.