Article 12 Competition stages and seeding - Under-17

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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Competition Regulations
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National teams
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U17
FullSeasonYears
2020/21
EnforcementDate
13 July 2020
12.01

Matches in all stages of the competition are played in conformity with the IFAB Laws of the Game. The half-time interval lasts 15 minutes.

12.02

The competition stages are as follows:

  1. Qualifying competition, comprising:

    • qualifying round;

    • elite round;

  2. Final tournament, comprising:

    • group stage;

    • quarter-finals;

    • semi-finals;

    • if applicable, FIFA World Cup play-off match;

    • final.

12.03

Participating associations are divided up as follows:

  1. The team of the final tournament host association qualifies automatically for the final tournament.

  2. The teams of the two best-ranked associations in the coefficient rankings (see Annex A) enter the competition in the elite round. For the 2020/21 competition, the teams concerned are Netherlands and Spain.

  3. The 52 remaining teams contest the qualifying round.