Article 12 Competition stages and seeding - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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Competition Regulations
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National teams
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U21
FullSeasonYears
2021-23
EnforcementDate
7 December 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:

    • group stage;

    • play-offs;

  2. Final tournament, comprising:

    • group stage;

    • knockout stage.

12.03

The UEFA administration seeds the teams for the qualifying group stage draw and for the final draw in accordance with the UEFA Under-21 national team coefficient rankings (see Annex A).