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  • Spain, WU17 EURO draw
    Spain, WU17 EURO draw
    Tournament ambassador Pavlína Nováková-Ščasná and UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Karen Espelund make the draw for the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament
    07 April 2017
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  • WU17 EURO draw
    WU17 EURO draw
    The results of the draw for the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament
    07 April 2017
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  • France, WU17 EURO draw
    France, WU17 EURO draw
    Tournament ambassador Pavlína Nováková-Ščasná and UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Karen Espelund make the draw for the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament
    07 April 2017
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  • WU17 EURO draw
    WU17 EURO draw
    The draw for the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament
    07 April 2017
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  • Dagmar Damková, WU17 EURO draw
    Dagmar Damková, WU17 EURO draw
    UEFA Referees Committee member and head of women's football at the Czech Football Association Dagmar Damková on stage ahead of the draw for the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament
    07 April 2017
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  • WU17 EURO draw
    WU17 EURO draw
    The draw pot on stage ahead of the draw for the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament
    07 April 2017
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  • WU17 EURO trophy
    WU17 EURO trophy
    The trophy on display ahead of the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw
    07 April 2017
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  • WU17 EURO finals draw
    WU17 EURO finals draw
    The stage is set ahead of the draw for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
    07 April 2017
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  • England celebrate
    England celebrate
    England celebrate reaching the finals
    30 March 2017
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  • Netherlands celebrate
    Netherlands celebrate
    The Netherlands celebrate after scoring against Switzerland in the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round
    30 March 2017
    ©Nivo Sparta
  • England celebrate
    England celebrate
    England celebrate after beating Germany in the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match
    27 March 2017
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  • Josefine Hasbo (Denmark) & Bronwen Thomas (Wales)
    Josefine Hasbo (Denmark) & Bronwen Thomas (Wales)
    Josefine Hasbo of Denmark with Bronwen Thomas of Wales during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match
    22 March 2017
    ©Azra Numanović
  • Fie Steenberg (Denmark)
    Fie Steenberg (Denmark)
    Fie Steenberg of Denmark during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Wales
    22 March 2017
    ©Azra Numanović
  • Denmark lineup
    Denmark lineup
    Denmark ahead of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Wales
    22 March 2017
    ©Azra Numanović
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina huddle
    Bosnia and Herzegovina huddle
    Bosnia and Herzegovina huddle during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Norway
    22 March 2017
    ©Fedja Krvavac
  • My Sørsdahl Haugland (Norway)
    My Sørsdahl Haugland (Norway)
    Norway's My Sørsdahl Haugland (No13) celebrates scoring during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina
    22 March 2017
    ©Fedja Krvavac
  • Norway celebrate
    Norway celebrate
    Norway celebrate scoring during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina
    22 March 2017
    ©Fedja Krvavac
  • Jenny Kristine Røsholm Olsen (Norway)
    Jenny Kristine Røsholm Olsen (Norway)
    Jenny Kristine Røsholm Olsen of Norway during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Wales
    21 March 2017
    ©Azra Numanović
  • Norway celebrate
    Norway celebrate
    Norway celebrate scoring during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Wales
    21 March 2017
    ©Azra Numanović
  • Marija Damjanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) & Olivia Drost (Denmark)
    Marija Damjanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) & Olivia Drost (Denmark)
    Marija Damjanović of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Olivia Drost (R) of Denmark during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round
    20 March 2017
    ©Fedja Krvavac
  • Edenina Husić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) & Maria Herdel (Denmark)
    Edenina Husić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) & Maria Herdel (Denmark)
    Edenina Husić of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Maria Herdel (R) of Denmark during the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round
    20 March 2017
    ©Fedja Krvavac
  • Denmark huddle
    Denmark huddle
    Denmark huddle ahead of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina
    20 March 2017
    ©Fedja Krvavac
  • Karen Espelund
    Karen Espelund
    Chairwoman of the UEFA Women's Football Committee Karen Espelund, with Giulia Gwinn of holders Germany (R), draws out the name of England during the 2016/17 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round draw
    11 November 2016
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  • Elite round draw results
    Elite round draw results
    A view of the draw tables following the 2016/17 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round draw
    11 November 2016
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Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the second qualifying round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.

Elite round
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.

Final tournament
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.