Article 17 Match system – final tournament - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
30 January 2023

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 stage is played according to the schedule below. The last two matches in each group must both kick off at the same time. The first-named team is considered as the home team.

Matchday 1

Matchday 2

Matchday 3

Group A

A1 v A2

A1 v A3

A4 v A1

A3 v A4

A2 v A4

A2 v A3

Group B

B1 v B2

B1 v B3

B4 v B1

B3 v B4

B2 v B4

B2 v B3

Group C

C1 v C2

C1 v C3

C4 v C1

C3 v C4

C2 v C4

C2 v C3

Group D

D1 v D2

D1 v D3

D4 v D1

D3 v D4

D2 v D4

D2 v D3


The group winners and runners-up play the quarter-finals in single leg knockout matches, as follows:

Quarter-final 1

Winner group A v Runner-up group B

Quarter-final 2

Winner group B v Runner-up group A

Quarter-final 3

Winner group C v Runner-up group D

Quarter-final 4

Winner group D v Runner-up group C


The four winners of the quarter-finals play the semi-finals in single leg knockout matches, as follows:

Semi-final 1

Winner quarter-final 1 v Winner quarter-final 3

Semi-final 2

Winner quarter-final 2 v Winner quarter-final 4


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


Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2