2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
2017 უეფას 19-წლამდელთა ევროპის ჩემპიონატი
2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryGeorgia
Dates2–15 July
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of England.svg  England (10th title)
Runners-upFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored39 (2.6 per match)
Attendance53,707 (3,580 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of England.svg Ben Brereton
Flag of England.svg Ryan Sessegnon
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Joël Piroe
Flag of Sweden.svg Viktor Gyökeres
(3 goals each)
Best player(s) Flag of England.svg Mason Mount [1]
2016
2018

The 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-19 Euro 2017) was the 16th edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (66th edition if the Under-18 and Junior eras are included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-19 national teams of Europe. Georgia, which were selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015, hosted the tournament. [2]

Contents

A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1998 eligible to participate.

In the final, which was played on 15 July, England defeated Portugal 2–1. [3]

Qualification

All 54 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Georgia qualifying automatically, the other 53 teams competed in the qualifying competition to determine the remaining seven spots in the final tournament. [4] The qualifying competition consisted of two rounds: Qualifying round, which took place in autumn 2016, and Elite round, which took place in spring 2017. [5]

Qualified teams

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament. [6] [7]

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).

TeamMethod of qualificationFinals appearanceLast appearancePrevious best performance
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Hosts2nd 2013 Group stage (2013)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Elite round Group 1 winners5th 2016 Group stage (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Elite round Group 2 winners9th 2016 Champions (2008, 2014)
Flag of England.svg  England Elite round Group 3 winners9th 2016 Runners-up (2005, 2009)
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Elite round Group 4 winners9th 2016 Runners-up (2003, 2014)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Elite round Group 5 winners3rd 2014 Group stage (2008, 2014)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Elite round Group 6 winners6th 2011 Runners-up (2011)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Elite round Group 7 winners1stDebut

Final draw

The final draw was held in 13 April 2017, 14:00 GET (UTC+4), at the Ballroom of Hotels & Preference Hualing in Tbilisi, Georgia. [8] [9] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. There was no seeding, except that hosts Georgia were assigned to position A1 in the draw.

Venues

Georgia location map.svg
Map of the final tournament venues

The final tournament matches were held in four stadium venues located in two cities:

StadiumLocationCapacity
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium Tbilisi 27,000
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium-2 Tbilisi 2,000
David Petriashvili Stadium Tbilisi 3,000
Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium Gori 5,000

Match officials

A total of 6 referees, 8 assistant referees and 2 fourth officials were appointed for the final tournament. [10]

Squads

Each national team have to submit a squad of 18 players. [5]

Group stage

The final tournament schedule was confirmed on 24 April 2017. [11]

The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 17.01 and 17.02): [5]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the group matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. If only two teams have the same number of points, and they are tied according to criteria 1 to 6 after having met in the last round of the group stage, their rankings are determined by a penalty shoot-out (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage).
  8. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in the group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. Higher position in the coefficient ranking list used for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, GET (UTC+4). [12]

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 321053+27 Knockout stage
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 320153+26
3Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia (H)31022423
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 30124621
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Gyökeres Soccerball shade.svg 77' Report Turyna Soccerball shade.svg 42', 55'
Georgia  Flag of Georgia.svg0–1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Report Rui Pedro Soccerball shade.svg 66' (pen.)
Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori
Attendance: 4,156 [10]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

Georgia  Flag of Georgia.svg2–1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Kokhreidze Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Chakvetadze Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Report Gyökeres Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg1–2Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Graiciar Soccerball shade.svg 40' Report Djú Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Rui Pedro Soccerball shade.svg 74'

Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg2–0Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Šašinka Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Holík Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Report
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 25,154 [10]
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Leão Soccerball shade.svg 70'
João Filipe Soccerball shade.svg 87' (pen.)
Report Gyökeres Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Karlsson Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori
Attendance: 1,753 [10]
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of England.svg  England 330071+69 Knockout stage
2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 311153+24
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 31025833
4Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 30121651
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg0–2Flag of England.svg  England
Report Mount Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Sessegnon Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium-2, Tbilisi
Attendance: 220 [10]
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Barkok Soccerball shade.svg 46' Report Piroe Soccerball shade.svg 49', 65', 79'
Grot Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
David Petriashvili Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 1,245 [10]
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)

England  Flag of England.svg1–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Brereton Soccerball shade.svg 84' Report
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg3–0Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Amenyido Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Gül Soccerball shade.svg 19' (pen.)
Friede Soccerball shade.svg 54' (pen.)
Report

England  Flag of England.svg4–1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Brereton Soccerball shade.svg 52' (pen.), 64'
Sessegnon Soccerball shade.svg 80', 84'
Report Warschewski Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg1–1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Kongolo Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report Rusev Soccerball shade.svg 55'

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary. [5]

On 2 May 2016, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board (IFAB)'s trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time. [13] On 1 June 2017, it was also announced as part of a trial sanctioned by the IFAB to reduce the advantage of the team shooting first in a penalty shoot-out, [14] a different sequence of taking penalties, known as "ABBA", that mirrors the serving sequence in a tennis tiebreak would be used if a penalty shoot-out was needed (team A kicks first, team B kicks second): [15]

Original sequence
AB AB AB AB AB (sudden death starts) AB AB etc.
Trial sequence
AB BA AB BA AB (sudden death starts) BA AB etc.

Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
12 July – Tbilisi
 
 
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1
 
15 July – Gori
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0
 
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1
 
12 July – Tbilisi
 
Flag of England.svg  England 2
 
Flag of England.svg  England 1
 
 
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0
 

Semi-finals

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 24' Report
David Petriashvili Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 352 [10]
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)

England  Flag of England.svg1–0Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Nmecha Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' Report

Final

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–2Flag of England.svg  England
Sterling Soccerball shade.svg 56' (o.g.) Report Suliman Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Nmecha Soccerball shade.svg 68'

Goalscorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: UEFA.com [16]

Team of the Tournament

Source: UEFA Technical Report [17]

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