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  • Kaloyan Krastev (Bulgaria) & Toni Nikić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Kaloyan Krastev (Bulgaria) & Toni Nikić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Kaloyan Krastev of Bulgaria and Toni Nikić of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round
    29 March 2017
    ©Philippe Le Brech
  • Bulgaria celebrate
    Bulgaria celebrate
    Bulgaria celebrate qualification from the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round
    29 March 2017
    ©Philippe Le Brech
  • Sweden celebrate
    Sweden celebrate
    Sweden celebrate qualification from the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round
    28 March 2017
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  • Sidney Friede (Germany) & Vladimír Majdan (Slovakia)
    Sidney Friede (Germany) & Vladimír Majdan (Slovakia)
    Sidney Friede of Germany in action with Vladimír Majdan (R) of Slovakia during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    28 March 2017
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  • Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (C) of Germany celebrates with team-mate after scoring their second goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (No10) of Germany celebrates with team-mates after scoring their second goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (L) of Germany celebrates with Dominik Franke after scoring the opening goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (C) of Germany celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Daniel Dubec (Slovakia) & Aymen Barkok (Germany)
    Daniel Dubec (Slovakia) & Aymen Barkok (Germany)
    Daniel Dubec of Slovakia in action with Aymen Barkok (R) of Germany during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    28 March 2017
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  • Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (Front) of Germany celebrates with Dominik Franke after scoring their second goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan (Germany)
    Salih Özcan of Germany scores their second goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (2nd R) of Germany celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (Germany)
    Robin Hack (Obscured) of Germany celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Slovakia
    28 March 2017
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  • Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England)
    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (England)
    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (No17) is congratulated after scoring England's second goal against Belarus in their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    27 March 2017
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  • England celebrate
    England celebrate
    England celebrate the win against Spain that sealed qualification from the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round
    27 March 2017
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  • Georgi Yanev (Bulgaria)
    Georgi Yanev (Bulgaria)
    Georgi Yanev of Bulgaria during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against France
    27 March 2017
    ©Philippe Le Brech
  • Alec Georgen (France) & Angel Lyaskov (Bulgaria)
    Alec Georgen (France) & Angel Lyaskov (Bulgaria)
    Alec Georgen of France with Angel Lyaskov of Bulgaria during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    27 March 2017
    ©Philippe Le Brech
  • Zinedin Mustedanagić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Zinedin Mustedanagić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Zinedin Mustedanagić of Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates scoring during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Israel
    27 March 2017
    ©Philippe Le Brech
  • Israel celebrate
    Israel celebrate
    Israel celebrate scoring during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina
    27 March 2017
    ©Philippe Le Brech
  • Matthias Verreth & Din Sula (Belgium)
    Matthias Verreth & Din Sula (Belgium)
    Matthias Verreth celebrates his goal with Din Sula (No20) during Belgium's UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Italy
    27 March 2017
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  • Aleksa Terzić (Serbia), Tobias Warschewski & Felix Passlack (Germany)
    Aleksa Terzić (Serbia), Tobias Warschewski & Felix Passlack (Germany)
    Aleksa Terzić (C) of Serbia in action with Tobias Warschewski and Felix Passlack (R) of Germany during UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    25 March 2017
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  • Salih Özcan & Dominik Franke (Germany), Sava Radić (Serbia)
    Salih Özcan & Dominik Franke (Germany), Sava Radić (Serbia)
    Sava Radić (R) of Serbia in action with Salih Özcan and Dominik Franke (C) of Germany during UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    25 March 2017
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  • Damjan Gojkov (Serbia) & Dennis Geiger (Germany)
    Damjan Gojkov (Serbia) & Dennis Geiger (Germany)
    Damjan Gojkov of Serbia in action in action with Dennis Geiger (R) of Germany during UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match
    25 March 2017
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  • Germany players celebrate
    Germany players celebrate
    Germany players celebrate their victory at the end of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round match against Serbia
    25 March 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 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.