#U17EURO: all you need to know

The Netherlands clinched their fourth title as the 2019 U17 EURO finals reached a climax in the Republic of Ireland.

Netherlands coach Peter Van Der Veen enjoys victory with Brian Brobbey and Kenneth Taylor

The Netherlands emerged triumphant with their fourth title as the Republic of Ireland hosted the 2019 Under-17 EURO finals from 3 to 19 May. The tournament also acted as Europe's qualifier for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

  • Ireland previously hosted the 1994 U16 EURO and 2015 UEFA Regions' Cup while Dublin was the venue for the 2011 UEFA Europa League final and will stage four UEFA EURO 2020 matches.
  • 15 teams qualified to join Ireland in the finals after March's elite round.
  • Read the finals programme
  • Group standings


Highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Sweden
Highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

Dublin (Tallaght Stadium, Tolka Park, UCD Bowl, Whitehall Stadium)
Longford (Strokestown Road)
Waterford (Regional Sports Centre)
Wicklow (Carlisle Grounds)


Group stage

Highlights: Germany 1-3 Italy
Highlights: Germany 1-3 Italy

Friday 3 May:
Group A
Czech Republic 1-1 Belgium: Tolka Park (Dublin)
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Greece: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights
Group B
Netherlands 2-0 Sweden: Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – highlights
England 1-1 France: City Calling Stadium (Longford) – highlights

Saturday 4 May:
Group C
Iceland 3-2 Russia: Home Farm FC (Dublin)
Hungary 1-0 Portugal: UCD Bowl (Dublin) – highlights
Group D
Spain 3-0 Austria: Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – highlights
Germany 1-3 Italy: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights

Highlights : France 4-2 Sweden
Highlights : France 4-2 Sweden

Monday 6 May:
Group A
Belgium 3-0 Greece: City Calling Stadium (Longford)
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Czech Republic: Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – highlights
Group B
Netherlands 5-2 England: Tolka Park (Dublin)
France 4-2 Sweden: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights

Tuesday 7 May:
Group C
Iceland 1-2 Hungary: Home Farm FC (Dublin)
Portugal 2-1 Russia: UCD Bowl (Dublin) – highlights
Group D
Italy 2-1 Austria: City Calling Stadium (Longford)
Spain 1-0 Germany: Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – highlights

Highlights: Belgium 1-1 Ireland
Highlights: Belgium 1-1 Ireland

Thursday 9 May:
Group A
Belgium 1-1 Republic of Ireland: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights
Greece 0-2 Czech Republic: Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – highlights
Group B
France 2-0 Netherlands: UCD Bowl (Dublin)
Sweden 1-3 England: Home Farm FC (Dublin)

Friday 10 May:
Group C
Portugal 4-2 Iceland: City Calling Stadium (Longford)
Russia 2-3 Hungary: Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – highlights
Group D
Italy 4-1 Spain: UCD Bowl (Dublin) – highlights
Austria 1-3 Germany: Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – highlights

  • Knockout phase
Highlights: France 6-1 Czech Republic
Highlights: France 6-1 Czech Republic


Sunday 12 May:
France 6-1 Czech Republic: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights
Belgium 0-3 Netherlands: Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – highlights

Monday 13 May:
Italy 1-0 Portugal: Tolka Park (Dublin)
Hungary 1-1 Spain (Spain win 5-4 on pens): UCD Bowl (Dublin) – highlights


Highlights: Hungary 1-1 Spain (4-5pens)
Highlights: Hungary 1-1 Spain (4-5pens)

Thursday 16 May:
Hungary 1-1 Belgium (Hungary win 5-4 on pens): Tolka Park (Dublin)


Highlights: Netherlands 1-0 Spain
Highlights: Netherlands 1-0 Spain

Thursday 16 May:
Netherlands 1-0 Spain: UCD Bowl (Dublin) – highlights 
France 1-2 Italy: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights


Highlights: Netherlands 4-2 Italy
Highlights: Netherlands 4-2 Italy

Sunday 19 May:
Netherlands 4-2 Italy: Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – highlights

  • Knockout system

Quarter-final 1: Belgium v Netherlands
Quarter-final 2: France v Czech Republic
Quarter-final 3: Hungary v Spain
Quarter-final 4: Italy v Portugal

Semi-final 1: Netherlands v Spain
Semi-final 2: France v Italy

FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off: The two losing quarter-finalists with the best records (Hungary and Belgium) took part in this game. The criteria were a) group position, b) group points, c) group goal difference, d) group goals scored, e) quarter-final result, f) overall disciplinary ranking, g) coefficient (as per qualifying round draw), h) drawing of losts

Final: Netherlands v Italy

John O'Shea with tournament mascot Barry the Bodhrán
John O'Shea with tournament mascot Barry the Bodhrán©Sportsfile


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Scouting requests

The deadline was 30 April.

Ambassador: John O'Shea

The tournament ambassador is former Republic of Ireland defender John O'Shea, who won 118 caps between 2001 and 2018, playing at UEFA EURO 2012 and 2016, having helped his nation win the 1998 U16 EURO. He played most of his club career for Manchester United, winning five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the 2008 UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. He has spent this season with Reading.