• 01-DEC-2016

  • ICE Congress Centre, Krakow, Poland

Under-21 final tournament draw: Poland 2017

18:00CET, Thursday 1 December, ICE Congress Centre, Krakow, Poland
Group A: Poland (hosts), Slovakia, Sweden (holders), England
Group B: Portugal, Serbia, Spain, FYR Macedonia 
Group C: Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy

The final tournament, expanded to a field of 12 teams for 2017, consists of three groups of four. Teams play each other once in the group, with the winners and the best runner-up advancing to the semi-finals, where it becomes a knockout competition.

  • Draw system

Hosts Poland were placed in position one of Group A, with the rest of the 11 qualifiers ranked by coefficient. The top two, Germany and Poland, formed Pot 1 and were drawn into the first positions in Groups B and C.

The next three teams – England, Spain and Denmark – were in Pot 2. The remainder, including holders Sweden, were in Pot 3 and were picked to fill two positions each in the three groups before Pot 2 was drawn.

  • The pots

Hosts: Poland (position 1 in Group A)

Pot 1: Germany, Portugal

Pot 2: England, Spain, Denmark

Pot 3: Italy, Sweden (holders), Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia

  • Match dates

Group A: 16, 19, 22 June
Group B: 17, 20, 23 June
Group C: 18, 21, 24 June
Semi-final 1 (Winner A v Runner-up B/C or Winner C): 27 June
Semi-final 2 (Winner B v Runner-up A or Winner C): 27 June
Final: 30 June

  • Venues

Kielce (Group A)
Lublin (Group A)
Gdynia (Group B)
Bydgoszcs (Group B)
Tychy (Group C, semi-final)
Krakow (Group C, semi-final, final)


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