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UEFA confirms Under-19 semi-finals

Published: Monday 10 July 2017, 9.02CET
The venues and kick-off times for Wednesday's semi-finals have been confirmed, with Portugal playing the Netherlands at 15:00CET and England-Czech Republic at 18:00CET.
UEFA confirms Under-19 semi-finals
There will be a new name on the U19 trophy this season ©Sportsfile

Road to the final

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship consists of three distinct stages: the qualifying round, the elite round and the final tournament.

Qualifying round
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.

Elite round
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.

Final tournament

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.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

Published: Monday 10 July 2017, 9.02CET

UEFA confirms Under-19 semi-finals

The venues and kick-off times for Wednesday's semi-finals have been confirmed, with Portugal playing the Netherlands at 15:00CET and England-Czech Republic at 18:00CET.

UEFA has confirmed the venues and kick-off times for Wednesday's UEFA European Under-19 Championship semi-finals in Tbilisi.

The first game, at the David Petriasvilii Stadium, will pit Group A winners Portugal against the Netherlands, the runners-up in Group B, kicking off at 17:00 local time (15:00CET).

The second semi-final then starts at 20:00 local time (18:00CET) at the Mikheil Meshki Stadium with England, the winners of Group B, playing the Czech Republic, who finished second in Group A.

The winners of the two semi-finals will meet in Saturday's final, which will also be held at the Mikheil Meshki Stadium. That game kicks off at 20:00 local time (18:00CET). There will be a new name on the trophy this season with none of the semi-finalists having previously won the U19 prize.

Last updated: 10/07/17 9.20CET

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