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  • Dujon Sterling & Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England)
    Dujon Sterling & Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England)
    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (left) and Dujon Sterling celebrate England's triumph at the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
    15 July 2017
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  • Jay DaSilva (England)
    Jay DaSilva (England)
    England captain Jay DaSilva with the UEFA European Under-19 Championship trophy
    15 July 2017
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  • England
    England
    England celebrate their victory over Portugal in the final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
    15 July 2017
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  • England
    England
    England celebrate their victory over Portugal in the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Lukas Nmecha (England)
    Lukas Nmecha (England)
    Lukas Nmecha celebrates after scoring the winner against Portugal in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Rui Pedro
    Rui Pedro
    Rui Pedro (right) is congratulated for his role in Portugal's goal against England in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Lukas Nmecha (England)
    Lukas Nmecha (England)
    Lukas Nmecha celebrates after scoring England's second goal in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final against Portugal
    15 July 2017
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  • England
    England
    England celebrate their first goal against Portugal in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Lukas Nmecha (England) & João Queirós (Portugal)
    Lukas Nmecha (England) & João Queirós (Portugal)
    England forward Lukas Nmecha holds off Portugal's João Queirós during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England) & João Queirós (Portugal)
    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England) & João Queirós (Portugal)
    Portugal's João Queirós (right) challenges England midfielder Isaac Buckley-Ricketts during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England)
    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England)
    England's Isaac Buckley-Ricketts on the attack during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England) & Abdu Conté (Portugal)
    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England) & Abdu Conté (Portugal)
    England midfielder Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (left) and Portugal's Abdu Conté compete for possession during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Hélio Sousa (Portugal)
    Hélio Sousa (Portugal)
    Portugal coach Hélio Sousa arrives ahead of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Jay DaSilva (England)
    Jay DaSilva (England)
    England captain Jay DaSilva arrives ahead of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final against Portugal
    15 July 2017
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  • England dressing room
    England dressing room
    A view inside the England dressing room before the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Portugal dressing room
    Portugal dressing room
    A view inside the Portugal dressing room before the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final
    15 July 2017
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  • Under-19 trophy
    Under-19 trophy
    Under-19 trophy in Tbilisi
    15 July 2017
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  • Under-19 trophy
    Under-19 trophy
    Under-19 trophy in Tbilisi
    15 July 2017
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  • Rui Pires (Portugal)
    Rui Pires (Portugal)
    Hélio Sousa head coach of Portugal with team captain Rui Pires during a press conference ahead of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 Final.
    14 July 2017
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  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 - UEFA Under-19 Pre-Final Press Conference
    UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 - UEFA Under-19 Pre-Final Press Conference
    Keith Downing head coach of England during a press conference ahead of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 Final.
    14 July 2017
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  • Keith Downing (England)
    Keith Downing (England)
    Keith Downing head coach of England during a press conference ahead of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 Final.
    14 July 2017
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  • Jay DaSilva (England)
    Jay DaSilva (England)
    Keith Downing head coach of England with team captain Jay DaSilva during a press conference ahead of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 Final.
    14 July 2017
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  • Jay DaSilva (England)
    Jay DaSilva (England)
    Jay DaSilva captain of England during a press conference ahead of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 Final.
    14 July 2017
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  • Rui Pires (Portugal)
    Rui Pires (Portugal)
    Hélio Sousa head coach of Portugal with team captain Rui Pires during a press conference ahead of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017 Final.
    14 July 2017
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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.