Article 16 Match system and group formation – final tournament - Under-19

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
U19
Edition
2021/22
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
19 August 2021
16.01

Eight teams take part in the final tournament.

16.02

An open draw is conducted to allocate the eight teams into two groups of four.

16.03

The host association being A1, the two groups are formed as follows:

Group A

Group B

A1

B1

A2

B2

A3

B3

A4

B4

16.04

Each team plays each of the other teams in the group once, with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a defeat. The final tournament group matches are played according to the schedule below. The first-named team is considered as the home team.

Matchday 1

Matchday 2

Matchday 3

Group A

A1 v A4

A3 v A2

A1 v A3

A2 v A4

A2 v A1

A4 v A3

Group B

B1 v B4

B3 v B2

B1 v B3

B2 v B4

B2 v B1

B4 v B3

16.05

The group winners and runners-up play the semi-finals in single-leg knockout matches, as indicated below, and qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup:

Semi-final 1

Winner group A v Runner-up group B

Semi-final 2

Winner group B v Runner-up group A

16.06

The fifth European team that qualifies for the FIFA U-20 World Cup is decided in a single-leg knockout match between the two third-placed teams.

Play-off match

Third-placed team, Group A v Third-placed team, Group B

16.07

The two winners of the semi-finals play the final in a single match, as follows:

Final

Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2