U-19: Euro-2022 among youth teams will be held in the old format

UEFA at a meeting of the Executive Committee decided on the format of the European Championship 2020 /2022 U-19.

Implementation of the recently approved new format with the division of teams into three different leagues with promotion and demotion in the class and the final tournament with eight teams in the summer of 2022 by the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee was postponed to the next cycle, which will take place from 2021 to 2023.

Takim chiom, Euro-2021/2022 (U-19) will follow the old format that has been used so far. This applies to the youth national team of Ukraine (players born in 2003), led by Oleksandr Petrakov. According to the preliminary plan, the team was to play against the national teams of Germany, Sweden and Belgium in the first round of League A Euro-2022 (U-19) in November this year.

We will remind that in an elite round Euro-2019/2020 (U-19) from September 2 to 8 this year, the youth national team of Ukraine (players born in 2001) under the leadership of Oleg Kuznetsov will perform. The Blue and Yellows will play Denmark, Latvia and England. Only the winner of the quartet will receive a ticket to the final part of the European Championship, which will take place in two stages in October and November in Northern Ireland.

For a ticket to Euro-2020/2021 (U-19) the youth national team of Ukraine (players born in 2002) under the leadership of Volodymyr Yezersky will compete. The qualifying matches will take place on November 10, 13 and 16 this year. The rivals of the blue-yellows will be the teams of Montenegro, Belarus and Israel (host of the tournament). The winners of the first two places in the groups of the qualifying round and the best team from among those who will take the third places according to the results of the matches with the first and second national teams will get to the elite round.

In the cycle Euro-2021/2023 (U-19), In which UEFA plans to use a new format with the division of teams into three different leagues with promotion and demotion in the class, the youth national team of Ukraine (players born in 2004), currently headed by Serhiy Nagornyak, is to perform.

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