Under-19 European Championship

The road to the 2017 Euro in Georgia

The Under-19 European Championship is divided into three stages: the qualifying round, the elite round and the final tournament. When the final tournament (the European Championship itself) takes place in a year with an even number the championship also acts as qualification for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Qualifying round : group 1

Teams M W D L + - +/- PTS
1 BEL Belgium 3 1 2 0 9 4 5 5
2 FIN Finland 3 1 2 0 9 3 6 5
3 Russia (Flag) Russia 3 1 2 0 8 3 5 5
4 KAZ Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 0 16 -16 0


Thursday 6 October 2016
Russia RUS 1-1 FIN Finland Thes Sport Tessenderlo
Kazakhstan KAZ 0-5 BEL Belgium Patro Eisden Maasmechelen


Saturday 8 October 2016
Belgium BEL 2-2 FIN Finland Thes Sport Tessenderlo
Russia RUS 5-0 KAZ Kazakhstan Mijnstadion Beringen


Tuesday 11 October 2016
Belgium BEL 2-2 RUS Russia Mijnstadion Beringen
Finland FIN 6-0 KAZ Kazakhstan Patro Eisden Maasmechelen


Our Under-19's will play their qualifying round in Belgium.

52 countries will start the qualifying round, in thirteen groups of four teams playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The qualifying round, played in autumn, is made up of 13 groups of four teams playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The top two from each progress alongside the third-placed team with the best record against the top pair in their group.

In the elite round, played in the spring, those 27 qualifiers join the top seed, given a bye, in seven mini-tournament groups of four. The group winners then join the hosts in the finals.

The seven qualifiers plus the hosts are split into two groups of four who play each other once, with the top two progressing to the semi-finals. The winners of those ties contest the final.

In 2017, there will also be an Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Korea Republic, from 20 May until 11 June. The UEFA Euro Under-19 of the previous season was the qualifying tournament for this 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Our Under-19 of last season, did not manage to qualify for this UEFA Euro.