2017 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Tournament details
Host country TBA
Dates May – June (expected)
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)

The 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be the 21st edition of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament will be played in May and/or June 2017.

On 24 January 2014, UEFA confirmed that the final tournament will be held in 2017 and that it will be expanded from 8 teams to 12.[1] Players born on or after 1 January 1994 will be eligible for the tournament.

In March 2012, UEFA announced that the competition would take place in even numbered years from 2016 onwards.[2] In September 2013, UEFA announced its intention to continue holding the final tournament in odd numbered years following a request from its member national football associations.[3]

In late April 2014 the Polish football association PZPN very strongly indicated the country has high chances to host the tournament. Bidding to welcome Europe's best youth teams was one of the reasons for Poland's withdrawal from the Euro 2020 race. [4]

References

  1. ^ "U21 final tournament expanding to 12 teams". UEFA.com. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Czech Republic to host 2015 Under-21 finals". UEFA.com. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Strategic points lead Dubrovnik talks". UEFA.com. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Euro 2020: Croatia, Poland and Portugal also withdraw". StadiumDB.com.com. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
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