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2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification
Tournament details
DatesQualifying round:
25 September – 19 November 2019
Elite round:
25–31 March 2020
Teams54 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played78
Goals scored289 (3.71 per match)
Top scorer(s)France Matthis Abline
Poland Szymon Włodarczyk
(5 goals each)
2019
2021

The 2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying competition is a men's under-17 football competition that will determine the 15 teams joining the automatically qualified hosts Estonia in the 2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament.

Apart from Estonia, all remaining 54 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition. Players born on or after 1 January 2003 are eligible to participate.

Format

The qualifying competition consists of two rounds:

  • Qualifying round: Apart from Spain and England, which receive byes to the elite round as the teams with the highest seeding coefficient, the remaining 52 teams are drawn into 13 groups of four teams. Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The 13 group winners, the 13 runners-up, and the four third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams in their group advance to the elite round.
  • Elite round: The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four teams. Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The eight group winners and the seven runners-up with the best record against all teams in their group qualify for the final tournament.

The schedule of each group is as follows, with two rest days between each matchday (Regulations Article 20.04):

Group schedule
Matchday Matches
Matchday 1 1 v 4, 3 v 2
Matchday 2 1 v 3, 2 v 4
Matchday 3 2 v 1, 4 v 3

Tiebreakers

In the qualifying round and elite round, teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Articles 14.01 and 14.02):

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams have the same number of points, and they met in the last round of the group and are tied after applying all criteria above (not used if more than two teams have the same number of points, or if their rankings are not relevant for qualification for the next stage);
  8. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. UEFA coefficient ranking for the qualifying round draw;
  10. Drawing of lots.

To determine the four best third-placed teams from the qualifying round, the results against the teams in fourth place are discarded. To determine the seven best runners-up from the elite round, all results are considered. The following criteria are applied (Regulations Articles 15.01, 15.02 and 15.03):

  1. Points;
  2. Goal difference;
  3. Goals scored;
  4. Disciplinary points (total 3 matches);
  5. UEFA coefficient ranking for the qualifying round draw;
  6. Drawing of lots.

Qualifying round

Draw

The draw for the qualifying round was held on 6 December 2018, 09:00 CET (UTC+1), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following:

Each group contained one team from Pot A, one team from Pot B, one team from Pot C, and one team from Pot D. Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, the following pairs of teams could not be drawn in the same group: Russia and Ukraine, Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Final tournament hosts
Team Coeff. Rank
 Estonia 2.333
Bye to elite round
Team Coeff. Rank
 Spain 25.889 1
 England 25.000 2
Teams entering qualifying round
Pot A
Team Coeff. Rank
 Germany 24.167 3
 Netherlands 23.778 4
 France 20.611 5
 Italy 19.667 6
 Belgium 19.111 7
 Portugal 18.222 8
 Republic of Ireland 17.167 9
 Austria 14.333 10
 Sweden 14.000 11
 Serbia 13.778 12
 Scotland 13.222 13
 Russia 13.111 14
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.000 15
Pot B
Team Coeff. Rank
 Croatia 12.556 16
 Israel 11.333 17
 Hungary 11.111 18
 Slovenia 10.889 19
 Poland 10.833 20
 Turkey 10.833 21
 Ukraine 10.722 22
 Norway 10.722 23
 Czech Republic 10.611 24
 Greece 10.556 25
 Switzerland 10.111 26
 Denmark 9.333 27
 Slovakia 9.167 28
Pot C
Team Coeff. Rank
 Finland 7.833 29
 Azerbaijan 7.000 30
 Georgia 6.833 31
 Cyprus 6.833 32
 Wales 6.500 33
 Iceland 6.333 34
 Belarus 6.167 35
 Bulgaria 5.333 36
 Romania 5.000 37
 Northern Ireland 4.167 38
 North Macedonia 3.833 39
 Montenegro 3.667 40
 Faroe Islands 3.222 41
Pot D
Team Coeff. Rank
 Lithuania 2.667 42
 Latvia 2.667 43
 Albania 2.333 44
 Armenia 2.000 45
 Luxembourg 1.667 46
 Moldova 1.667 47
 Kazakhstan 1.000 48
 Liechtenstein 1.000 49
 Andorra 0.333 50
 San Marino 0.333 51
 Gibraltar 0.333 52
 Malta 0.000 53
 Kosovo 0.000 54
Notes
  • Teams marked in bold have qualified for the final tournament.

Groups

The qualifying round must be played by 19 November 2019.

Times up to 26 October 2019 are CEST (UTC+2), thereafter times are CET (UTC+1), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Group 1

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