|Ευρωπαϊκό πρωτάθλημα ποδοσφαίρου Παίδων 2021|
2021 Avrupa 17 Yaş Altı Futbol Şampiyonası
|Dates||6–22 May 2021 (Later Cancelled)|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||TBC (in TBC host cities)|
The 2021 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-17 Euro 2021) would have been the 20th edition of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (39th edition if the Under-16 era is also included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-17 national teams of Europe. Cyprus will host the tournament between 6–22 May 2021. A total of 16 teams will play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2004 eligible to participate. However the tournament was cancelled by UEFA in December 2020 due to Coronavirus.
Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament would have acted as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru as the UEFA representatives.
The timeline of host selection was as follows:
- 11 January 2019: bidding procedure launched
- 28 February 2019: deadline to express interest
- 27 March 2019: Announcement by UEFA that declaration of interest were received from 17 member associations to host one of the UEFA national team youth final tournaments (UEFA European Under-19 Championship, UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, UEFA European Under-17 Championship, UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship) in 2021 and 2022 (although it was not specified which association were interested in which tournament)
- 28 June 2019: Submission of bid dossiers
- 24 September 2019: Selection of successful host associations by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Ljubljana
For the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournaments of 2021 and 2022, Cyprus and Israel were selected as hosts respectively.
- Main article: 2021 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification
All 55 UEFA nations entered the competition, and with the hosts Cyprus qualifying automatically, the original format would see the other 54 teams competing in the qualifying competition, which would consist of two rounds: Qualifying round, which would take place in autumn 2020, and Elite round, which would take place in spring 2021, to determine the remaining 15 spots in the final tournament. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, UEFA announced on 13 August 2020 that after consultation with the 55 member associations, the qualifying round would be delayed to March 2021, and the elite round would be abolished, with the 13 qualifying round group winners and the top two seeds by coefficient ranking, Netherlands and Spain (which originally would receive byes to the elite round) qualifying for the final tournament.
The following teams qualified for the final tournament.
Note: All appearance statistics include only U-17 era (since 2002).
|Team||Method of qualification||Appearance||Last appearance||Previous best performance|
|Netherlands||1st seed by coefficient ranking||14th||2019 (champions)||Champions (2011, 2012, 2018, 2019)|
|Spain||2nd seed by coefficient ranking||14th||2019 (semi-finals)||Champions (2007, 2008, 2017)|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 1 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 2 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 3 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 4 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 5 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 6 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 7 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 8 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 9 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 10 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 11 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 12 winners|
|TBD||Qualifying round Group 13 winners|
To be confirmed.
Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World Cup
The following five teams from UEFA qualify for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 World Cup1|
- 1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.