Euro-2021 (U-21): updated scheme of the UEFA youth national team tournament

UEFA has sent a special to all national associations circular, including details about the changes in the scheme of qualifying and final tournaments of the European Championship 2019/2021 among U-21 teams.

We will remind that the decision concerning format and terms of Euro-2021 (U-21) the UEFA Executive Committee announced on September 17, following a regular meeting, which was attended by UAF President Andrii Pavelko.

The new format of the European Championship-2019/2021 U-21

Qualifying stage

The group tournament is extended until November 2020, and the play-offs are canceled. The nine groups winners and the five best second-placed teams will advance to the finals, joining the hosts of the competition - Hungary and Slovenia.

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The final group stage

The group stage, the draw of which is planned for the end of November this year, will be held in the same format - in four groups with four teams. These matches will be played on March 24-31, 2021.

The groups winners and the best second-placed teams will qualify for the playoffs. Competitions in groups A and C will be hosted by Hungary, in group B - Slovenia. Group D will play either in Slovenia or in one of the countries that will play in this group.

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Final playoff

Competitions at this stage of the tournament will be held in Hungary and Slovenia from May 31 to June 6, 2021. There will be two quarterfinals and one semifinal in each country. Slovenia will host the final match.

Tournament situation for Ukraine U-21 team

Our team in qualifying group 8 has to spend six matches: away games with Malta, Denmark, Finland and Northern Ireland, alongside home matches against Northern Ireland and Romania.

Currently, Ruslan Rotan's team ranks fourth in the group.

Euro-2021 (U-21). Qualifying Tournament. Group 8

Standings

 

І

В

Н

П

М

О

1.

Denmark

5

5

0

0

13—5

15

2.

Romania

5

3

1

1

11—3

10

3.

Finland

5

2

1

2

8—6

7

4.

Ukraine

4

1

0

3

6—8

3

5.

Northern Ireland

5

0

3

2

2—6

3

6.

Malta

4

0

1

3

1—13

1

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