All times CET

Matchday 1 : 28 April 1986

28 April 1986

Matchday 2 : 2 June 1986

2 June 1986

Matchday 3 : 24 June 1986

24 June 1986

Matchday 4 : 5 August 1986

Matchday 5 : 26 August 1986

Matchday 6 : 4 September 1986

4 September 1986

Matchday 7 : 8 September 1986

8 September 1986

Matchday 8 : 9 September 1986

9 September 1986

Matchday 9 : 23 September 1986

23 September 1986

Matchday 10 : 25 September 1986

25 September 1986

Matchday 11 : 10 October 1986

Matchday 12 : 11 October 1986

Matchday 13 : 14 October 1986

Matchday 14 : 28 October 1986

Matchday 15 : 29 October 1986

Matchday 16 : 11 November 1986

Matchday 17 : 12 November 1986

Matchday 18 : 18 November 1986

Matchday 19 : 19 November 1986

Matchday 20 : 2 December 1986

Matchday 21 : 3 December 1986

Matchday 22 : 13 January 1987

Matchday 23 : 7 February 1987

Matchday 24 : 11 February 1987

Matchday 25 : 17 February 1987

Matchday 26 : 24 March 1987

Matchday 27 : 31 March 1987

Matchday 28 : 1 April 1987

Matchday 29 : 11 April 1987

Matchday 30 : 28 April 1987

Matchday 31 : 29 April 1987

Matchday 32 : 16 May 1987

Matchday 33 : 2 June 1987

Matchday 34 : 4 June 1987

Matchday 35 : 15 June 1987

Matchday 36 : 16 June 1987

Matchday 37 : 8 September 1987

Matchday 38 : 22 September 1987

Matchday 39 : 9 October 1987

Matchday 40 : 13 October 1987

Matchday 41 : 16 October 1987

Matchday 42 : 27 October 1987

Matchday 43 : 28 October 1987

Matchday 44 : 10 November 1987

Matchday 45 : 12 November 1987

Matchday 46 : 17 November 1987

Matchday 47 : 1 December 1987

Matchday 48 : 2 December 1987

Matchday 49 : 15 December 1987

Last updated: 05/06/2020 21:20 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.