Article 20 Match dates and fixtures - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
30 January 2023

All qualifying matches are played during the following windows, as listed in the 2018–24 FIFA International Match Calendar.

  1. Qualifying group stage

    • 20–28 March 2023

    • 12–20 June 2023

    • 4–12 September 2023

    • 9–17 October 2023

    • 13–21 November 2023

    • 18–26 March 2024

    • 2–10 September 2024

    • 7–15 October 2024

  2. Play-offs

    • 11–19 November 2024


If all associations concerned are in agreement and in line with the principles governing the release of players for association teams as laid down in Annexe 1, Article 1 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, matches in the qualifying competition may be played on any other date, with the exception of the last matches of a group, which, for reasons of sporting fairness, must take place on the same day.


Meetings to determine fixtures in the qualifying group stage will take place immediately after the group stage draw. Associations must agree on the exact date of each match. Associations which are not represented at these meetings automatically accept the decisions taken by the other associations in their group. If the associations in question are unable to reach agreement, the matches will take place according to a standard fixture list drawn up by the UEFA administration. Any subsequent changes of date are subject to the approval of the UEFA administration. In such a case, the host association for the match in question must also inform the other associations in the group.


The dates for the play-off matches must be agreed between the two associations concerned within seven days following the play-off draw. If no agreement can be reached the UEFA administration will take a decision which is final.


UEFA compiles the match schedule for the final tournament, which takes place in June/July 2025. Each team must have at least two rest days between matches.