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England take place on Under-19 roll of honour

Published: Saturday 15 July 2017, 22.04CET
England have become only the seventh team to win the UEFA European Under-19 Championship and the first new name on the trophy since 2013 victors Serbia.
England take place on Under-19 roll of honour
England celebrate their victory over Portugal in the 2017 final ©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.

Elite round
In the elite round, played in the spring, those 26 qualifiers join the top two seeds, 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: Saturday 15 July 2017, 22.04CET

England take place on Under-19 roll of honour

England have become only the seventh team to win the UEFA European Under-19 Championship and the first new name on the trophy since 2013 victors Serbia.

England have become the seventh team to lift the UEFA European Under-19 Championship – and the first new name on the trophy since 2013.

Beaten in the 2005 and 2009 finals, England at last claimed the trophy with a 2-1 defeat of Portugal at the Gori Stadium in Georgia – with their opponents becoming the first nation to lose three finals after suffering disappointment in 2003 and 2014.

Spain might have missed out on the last two U19 EURO final tournaments but they remain the competition's dominant force with seven triumphs – four more than France, who claimed their third title 12 months ago to add to their victories in 2005 and 2010.

Germany, champions in 2008 and 2014, are the only other country to claim multiple titles. England join Italy (2003), Ukraine (2009) and Serbia (2013) as one-time winners.

Champions (hosts)
2017:
England (Georgia)
2016:
France (Germany)
2015: Spain (Greece)
2014:
Germany (Hungary)
2013:
Serbia (Lithuania)
2012: Spain (Estonia)
2011: Spain (Romania)
2010: France (France)
2009: Ukraine (Ukraine)
2008: Germany (Czech Republic)
2007: Spain (Austria)
2006: Spain (Poland)
2005: France (Northern Ireland)
2004: Spain (Switzerland)
2003: Italy (Liechtenstein)
2002:
Spain (Norway)

Last updated: 24/07/17 17.44CET

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