UEFA European Under-21 Championship Poland 2017 will consist of the group stage and the knockout stage. But before we got to know the teams that will play in Poland, qualifying phase and play-offs took place throughout Europe. 52 teams took part in the preliminaries and were divided into 9 groups – seven groups consisted of 6 teams, while two groups consisted of 5 national teams. The qualifying tournament did not involve Polish national team, which as the host has a guaranteed spot in the event.
Winners of the nine groups have automatically qualified for the tournament – Portugal, Denmark, England, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Italy and Macedonia. Among the teams that came second in their groups, the 4 highest ranked teams were selected. These four teams will compete in the play-offs. The first meeting will be held on November 11, and a rematch will be held on November 15, 2016.
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Poland 2017
Twelve teams will take part in the tournament, which will take place at six stadiums in Poland. Next to the 11 teams which passed the preliminaries also the host – the Polish national team – will compete. The teams will be divided into three groups, and each group will consist of four teams. Three group winners and the best team from the second place will qualify to the knockout stage of the tournament, in this case the semi-finals. The final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be held on June 30, 2017 in Cracow.
In January 2015 UEFA Executive Committee made a decision that the UEFA European Under-21 Championship – the largest in the history of the event – will be hosted by Poland. It is Poland where the fans for the first time in history will be able to see as many as 12 of the best European teams in one competition.
Tournament official ambassador is Marek Koźmiński, who has achieved one of the greatest successes of his career in youth football. In the summer of 1992 he played the Polish national team which won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. During his senior career he played 48 times for the national team. He was one of the pillars of the team, which after 16 years of a break, won a promotion to the World Cup in Korea and Japan in 2002. Today he is the Vice President of Polish Football Association responsible for Training.
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