All times CET

Matchday 1 : 24 May 1978

24 May 1978

Matchday 2 : 31 August 1978

31 August 1978

Matchday 3 : 19 September 1978

19 September 1978

Matchday 4 : 20 September 1978

20 September 1978

Matchday 5 : 3 October 1978

3 October 1978

Matchday 6 : 4 October 1978

4 October 1978

Matchday 7 : 10 October 1978

10 October 1978

Matchday 8 : 11 October 1978

11 October 1978

Matchday 9 : 24 October 1978

Matchday 10 : 25 October 1978

Matchday 11 : 14 November 1978

Matchday 12 : 15 November 1978

Matchday 13 : 28 November 1978

Matchday 14 : 10 December 1978

Matchday 15 : 29 March 1979

Matchday 16 : 1 April 1979

Matchday 17 : 3 April 1979

Matchday 18 : 4 April 1979

Matchday 19 : 16 April 1979

Matchday 20 : 1 May 1979

Matchday 21 : 2 May 1979

Matchday 22 : 9 May 1979

Matchday 23 : 5 June 1979

Matchday 24 : 7 June 1979

Matchday 25 : 4 July 1979

Matchday 26 : 4 September 1979

Matchday 27 : 11 September 1979

Matchday 28 : 12 September 1979

Matchday 29 : 25 September 1979

Matchday 30 : 9 October 1979

Matchday 31 : 10 October 1979

Matchday 32 : 13 October 1979

Matchday 33 : 16 October 1979

Matchday 34 : 17 October 1979

Matchday 35 : 30 October 1979

Matchday 36 : 31 October 1979

Matchday 37 : 11 November 1979

Matchday 38 : 14 November 1979

Matchday 39 : 16 November 1979

Matchday 40 : 20 November 1979

Matchday 41 : 9 December 1979

Matchday 42 : 18 December 1979

Matchday 43 : 23 January 1980

Matchday 44 : 5 February 1980

Last updated: 05/06/2020 21:43 CET

* If England qualify for the semi-finals, a play-off will be needed to decide places for the 2016 Olympic Games

 

Road to the final

The 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship features a qualifying group stage and a play-off round to determine which 11 teams join co-hosts Italy in the final tournament.

Qualifying group stage
Teams are split into nine groups of six teams each and play each other on a home-and-away basis. The nine group winners qualify automatically. The four runners-up with the best record against the nations first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance to the play-offs.

Play-offs
The two play-off ties are contested according to the knockout system. The team that scores the greater aggregate of goals proceeds to the next round, with away goals, extra time and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Final tournament
The final tournament involves the nine group winners, the two play-off victors and Poland, who qualify automatically as hosts. The 12 sides are divided into three groups of four. Teams play each other once in their section, with the three pool winners and the best runner-up qualifying for the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating sides that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.