#U17EURO kicks off on Friday

The Republic of Ireland will host the 2019 Under-17 EURO finals from 3 to 19 May.

Under-17 trophy

The Republic of Ireland will host the 2019 Under-17 EURO finals from Friday. The tournament will also act as Europe's qualifier for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil later in the year.

  • 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.

The draw

Group A: Republic of Ireland (hosts), Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece

Group B: Netherlands (holders), France, England, Sweden

Group C: Iceland, Portugal, Hungary, Russia

Group D: Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria


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


Group stage

Friday 3 May:
Group A
Czech Republic v Belgium: 13:00, Tolka Park (Dublin)
Republic of Ireland v Greece: 20:00, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – TV
Group B
Netherlands v Sweden: 18:00, Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – stream
England v France: 20:00, City Calling Stadium (Longford) – stream

Saturday 4 May:
Group C
Iceland v Russia: 15:00, Home Farm FC (Dublin)
Hungary v Portugal: 20:00, UCD Bowl (Dublin) – TV
Group D
Spain v Austria: 17:00, Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – TV
Germany v Italy: 19:30, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – TV

Monday 6 May:
Group A
Belgium v Greece: 18:00, City Calling Stadium (Longford)
Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic: 20:00, Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – TV
Group B
Netherlands v England: 16:00, Tolka Park (Dublin)
France v Sweden: 18:00, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – stream

Tuesday 7 May:
Group C
Iceland v Hungary: 13:00, Home Farm FC (Dublin)
Portugal v Russia: 16:00, UCD Bowl (Dublin) – TV
Group D
Italy v Austria: 20:00, City Calling Stadium (Longford)
Spain v Germany: 20:00, Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – TV

Thursday 9 May:
Group A
Belgium v Republic of Ireland: 20:00, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – TV
Greece v Czech Republic: 20:00, Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – stream
Group B
France v Netherlands: 17:30, UCD Bowl (Dublin)
Sweden v England: 17:30, Home Farm FC (Dublin)

Friday 10 May:
Group C
Portugal v Iceland: 18:00, City Calling Stadium (Longford)
Russia v Hungary: 18:00, Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – stream
Group D
Italy v Spain: 20:00, UCD Bowl (Dublin) – TV
Austria v Germany: 20:00, Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – TV

  • Knockout phase

Sunday 12 May:
Quarter-final 1 or 2: 14:00, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – TV
Quarter-final 1 or 2: 20:00, Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow) – TV

Monday 13 May:
Quarter-final 3 or 4: 17:30, Tolka Park (Dublin)
Quarter-final 3 or 4: 20:00, UCD Bowl (Dublin) – TV

Thursday 16 May:
FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off: 13:00, Tolka Park (Dublin)
Semi-final: 17:30, UCD Bowl (Dublin) – TV
Semi-final: 20:00, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – TV

Sunday 19 May:
Final: 17:30, Tallaght Stadium (Dublin) – TV

  • Knockout system

Quarter-final 1: Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B
Quarter-final 2: Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A
Quarter-final 3: Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D
Quarter-final 4: Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C

Semi-final 1: Winner quarter-final 1 v Winner quarter-final 3
Semi-final 2: Winner quarter-final 2 v Winner quarter-final 4

FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off: The two losing quarter-finalists with the best records will take part in this game. The criteria are 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: Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final  2

John O'Shea (U17 ambassador)
John O'Shea with tournament mascot Barry the Bodhrán©Sportsfile


On sale from www.fai.ie
Prices: Adults from €5, Children under 16 free

Scouting requests

Scouts can register for tickets here with a deadline to apply for tickets on 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.