2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification

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2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification
Tournament details
Dates25 March 2021 – November 2022
Teams53 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played11
Goals scored31 (2.82 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Jonn Johannesen
Flag of Sweden.svg Emil Holm
Flag of Sweden.svg Patrik Wålemark
2021
2025
All statistics correct as of 8 June 2021.

The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition will be a men's under-21 football competition that will determine the 14 teams joining the automatically qualified co-hosts Romania and Georgia in the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament.

Contents

Apart from Romania and Georgia, all remaining 53 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition. Players born on or after 1 January 2000 are eligible to participate.

Format

The qualifying competition will consist of the following two rounds:

Schedule

StageDraw date 28 January 2021FIFA International Dates
Qualifying group stage28 January 2021 [1] Matchday 1 (1–3 September 2021) [lower-alpha 1]
Matchday 2 (6–7 September 2021)
Matchday 3 (7–8 October 2021)
Matchday 4 (11–12 October 2021)
Matchday 5 (10–12 November 2021)
Matchday 6 (14–16 November 2021)
Matchday 7 (24–25 March 2022)
Matchday 8 (28–29 March 2022)
Matchday 9 (2–6 June 2022)
Matchday 10 (6–14 June 2022)
Play-offsTBDTBD
TBD
  1. Some matches of Matchday 1 were played on 25 and 29 March 2021 and some matches will be played on 4–8 June 2021

Qualifying group stage

Draw

Final tournament co-hosts
Team
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Pot A
Team
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of England.svg  England
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Pot B
Team
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Pot C
Team
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Pot D
Team
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania
Pot E
Team
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Pot F
Team
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino

Each group contained one team from each of Pots A–F (Pots A–E for five-team group). Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, there following teams would not be drawn in the same group. [2]

Groups

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Austria.svgFlag of Croatia.svgFlag of Norway.svgFlag of Finland.svgFlag of Azerbaijan.svgFlag of Estonia.svg
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 110020+23 Final tournament 15 Nov 28 Mar '22 2 Jun '22 6 Sep 2–0
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 00000000 Play-offs 24 Mar '22 7 Oct 28 Mar '22 1 Sep 10 Nov
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 00000000 2 Sep 2 Jun '22 11 Nov 5 Jun 11 Oct
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 00000000 11 Oct 6 Sep 9 Jun '22 6 Jun '22 14 Nov
5Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 00000000 11 Nov 11 Oct 15 Nov 7 Oct 24 Mar '22
6Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 10010220 7 Oct 7 Jun '22 6 Sep 2 Sep 2 Jun '22
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2021. Source: UEFA

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Germany.svgFlag of Poland.svgFlag of Israel.svgFlag of Hungary.svgFlag of Latvia.svgFlag of San Marino.svg
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 00000000 Final tournament 12 Nov 7 Oct 3 Jun '22 25 Mar '22 16 Nov
2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 00000000 Play-offs 7 Jun '22 7 Sep 29 Mar '22 16 Nov 12 Oct
3Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 00000000 29 Mar '22 24 Mar '22 16 Nov 12 Oct 7 Jun '22
4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 00000000 12 Oct 8 Oct 2 Sep 12 Nov 24 Mar '22
5Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 00000000 7 Sep 3 Sep 2 Jun '22 7 Jun '22 7 Oct
6Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 00000000 3 Sep 2 Jun '22 11 Nov 7 Sep 29 Mar '22
Source: UEFA

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Spain.svgFlag of Russia.svgFlag of Slovakia.svgUlster Banner.svgFlag of Lithuania.svgFlag of Malta.svg
1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 00000000 Final tournament 3 Sep 8 Oct 12 Oct 25 Mar '22 7 Jun '22
2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 00000000 Play-offs 16 Nov 12 Nov 8 Oct 3 Jun '22 7 Jun
3Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 00000000 29 Mar '22 7 Jun '22 25 Mar '22 3 Sep 12 Oct
4Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 00000000 3 Jun '22 29 Mar '22 7 Sep 12 Nov 16 Nov
5Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 00000000 7 Sep 12 Oct 16 Nov 7 Jun '22 8 Oct
6Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 00000000 12 Nov 25 Mar '22 3 Jun '22 3 Sep 29 Mar '22
Source: UEFA

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Greece.svgFlag of Cyprus.svgFlag of Portugal.svgFlag of Iceland.svgFlag of Belarus.svgFlag of Liechtenstein.svg
1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 211050+54 Final tournament 0–0 29 Mar '22 16 Nov 12 Nov 25 Mar '22
2Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 10100001 Play-offs 12 Oct 12 Nov 29 Mar '22 26 Mar '22 7 Sep
3Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 00000000 11 Jun '22 16 Nov 25 Mar '22 6 Sep 7 Oct
4Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 00000000 7 Sep 11 Jun '22 12 Oct 8 Jun '22 3 Jun '22
5Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 00000000 8 Oct 5 Jun 4 Jun '22 2 Sep 12 Oct
6Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein 10010550 0–5 3 Sep 7 Jun '22 12 Nov 16 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 5 June 2021. Source: UEFA

Group E

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Moldova.svgFlag of Wales (1959-present).svgFlag of the Netherlands.svgFlag of Switzerland.svgFlag of Bulgaria.svgFlag of Gibraltar.svg
1Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 10100001 [lower-alpha 1] Final tournament 8 Oct 3 Jun '22 8 Jun '22 3 Sep 12 Oct
2Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 10100001 [lower-alpha 1] Play-offs 0–0 11 Jun '22 16 Nov 29 Mar '22 14 Jun '22
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 00000000 7 Sep 12 Oct 29 Mar '22 12 Nov 7 Jun '22
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 00000000 12 Nov 25 Mar '22 8 Oct 4 Jun '22 3 Sep
5Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 00000000 16 Nov 7 Sep 25 Mar '22 12 Oct 11 Jun '22
6Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 00000000 29 Mar '22 12 Nov 15 Nov 7 Sep 8 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 4 June 2021. Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Ranked on disciplinary record: Moldova –3, Wales –5.

Group F

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Montenegro.svgFlag of Sweden.svgFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svgFlag of Ireland.svgFlag of Italy.svgFlag of Luxembourg.svg
1Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 211043+14 Final tournament 3 Sep 2–2 12 Oct 25 Mar '22 10 Jun '22
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 110060+63 Play-offs 8 Oct 12 Nov 29 Mar '22 9 Jun '22 6–0
3Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10102201 16 Nov 7 Sep 3 Sep 8 Oct 25 Mar '22
4Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 00000000 6 Jun '22 16 Nov 3 Jun '22 12 Nov 8 Oct
5Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 00000000 7 Sep 12 Oct 29 Mar '22 14 Jun '22 3 Sep
6Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 20021870 1–2 2 Jun '22 12 Oct 7 Sep 6 Jun '22
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2021. Source: UEFA

Group G

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Albania.svgFlag of Kosovo.svgFlag of England.svgFlag of the Czech Republic.svgFlag of Slovenia.svgFlag of Andorra.svg
1Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 110030+33 Final tournament 14 Jun '22 29 Mar '22 25 Mar '22 11 Oct 7 Oct
2Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 110020+23 Play-offs 16 Nov 10 Jun '22 7 Oct 25 Mar '22 2–0
3Flag of England.svg  England 00000000 7 Jun '22 7 Sep 11 Nov 14 Jun '22 25 Mar '22
4Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 00000000 6 Sep 12 Oct 3 Jun '22 2 Sep 14 Jun '22
5Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 00000000 12 Nov 29 Mar '22 7 Oct 16 Nov 10 Jun '22
6Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 20020550 0–3 4 Jun '22 11 Oct 29 Mar '22 6 Sep
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2021. Source: UEFA

Group H

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of the Faroe Islands.svgFlag of France.svgFlag of Serbia.svgFlag of Ukraine.svgFlag of North Macedonia.svgFlag of Armenia.svg
1Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 110020+23 Final tournament 6 Sep 7 Jun '22 2 Jun '22 7 Oct 2–0
2Flag of France.svg  France 00000000 Play-offs 24 Mar '22 3 Jun '22 8 Oct 2 Sep 11 Nov
3Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 00000000 12 Nov 12 Oct 3 Sep 24 Mar '22 29 Mar '22
4Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 00000000 12 Oct 29 Mar '22 16 Nov 7 Jun '22 7 Sep
5Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 00000000 29 Mar '22 16 Nov 7 Sep 11 Nov 2 Jun '22
6Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 10010220 2 Sep 7 Jun '22 7 Oct 24 Mar '22 12 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2021. Source: UEFA

Group I

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualificationFlag of Belgium (civil).svgFlag of Denmark.svgFlag of Turkey.svgFlag of Scotland.svgFlag of Kazakhstan.svg
1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 110031+23 Final tournament 12 Oct 12 Nov 5 Jun '22 8 Oct
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 00000000 Play-offs 29 Mar '22 14 Jun '22 8 Oct 4 Jun '22
3Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 00000000 3 Sep 16 Nov 7 Sep 10 Jun '22
4Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 00000000 16 Nov 10 Jun '22 25 Mar '22 12 Nov
5Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 10011320 1–3 7 Sep 12 Oct 29 Mar '22
Updated to match(es) played on 4 June 2021. Source: UEFA

Ranking of second-placed teams

Only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third, fourth and fifth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the sixth-placed team in six-team groups are not included. As a result, eight matches played by each second-placed team are counted for the purposes of determining the ranking. The top-ranked team qualifies directly for the final tournament, while the other teams enter the play-offs

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 D Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 10100001 Final tournament
2 E Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 10100001 Play-offs
3 A Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 00000000
4 B Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 00000000
5 C Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 00000000
6 F Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 00000000
7 G Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 00000000
8 H Flag of France.svg  France 00000000
9 I Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 00000000
Updated to match(es) played on 8 June 2021. Source: [ citation needed ]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) wins; 6) away wins; 7) disciplinary points; 8) coefficient ranking.

Play-offs

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
1TBDTBD
2TBDTBD
3TBDTBD
4TBDTBD

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-21 era (since 1978).

TeamMethod of qualificationDate of qualificationAppearanceLast appearancePrevious best performance
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Co-hosts3 December 20204th 2021 Semi-finals (2019)
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Co-hosts3 December 20201stDebut

Top goalscorers

There have been 31 goals scored in 11 matches, for an average of 2.82 goals per match (as of 8 June 2021).

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

For full lists of goalscorers, see sections in each group:

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