2024 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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2024 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNorthern Ireland
Dates15–28 July
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)

The 2024 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-19 Euro 2024) is the 21st edition of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (71st edition if the Under-18 and Junior eras are included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-19 national teams of Europe. Northern Ireland will host the tournament from 15 to 28 July 2024. A total of eight teams will play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2005 eligible to participate.

Same as previous editions held in even-numbered years, the tournament will act as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile as the UEFA representatives.

Italy are the defending champions being crowned champions for the fourth time after beating Portugal 1–0 in the final.

Host selection

Northern Ireland was appointed as the host for the tournament by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting on 19 April 2021 in Montreux, Switzerland.

Qualification

Qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the final tournament.

Note: All appearance statistics include only U-19 era (since 2002).

Team Method of qualification Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Northern Ireland Hosts 2nd 2005 (Group stage) Group stage (2005)
 France Elite round Group 2 winners 13th 2022 (Semi-finals) Champions (2005, 2010, 2016)
 Turkey Elite round Group 6 winners 7th 2018 (Group stage) Runners-up (2004)
 Spain Elite round Group 1 winners 14th 2023 (Semi-finals) Champions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019)
 Ukraine Elite round Group 7 winners 6th 2018 (Semi-finals) Champions (2009)
 Italy Elite round Group 5 winners 10th 2023 (Champions) Champions (2003, 2023)
 Norway Elite round Group 3 winners 7th 2023 (Semi-finals) Semi-finals (2023)
 Denmark Elite round Group 4 winners 1st Debut

Venues

The tournament is hosted in 3 venues.

2024 UEFA European Under-19 Championship is located in Northern IrelandBelfastBelfastLarneLarne Belfast Larne
Windsor Park Seaview Inver Park
Capacity: 18,500 Capacity: 3,383 Capacity: 3,000

Squads

Group stage

The group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Knockout stage and
2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2  Ukraine 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Norway 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4 FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off
4  Northern Ireland (H) 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Updated to match(es) played on 18 July 2024. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Hosts 15 July 2024 (2024-07-15)16:30
Italy 2–1 Norway
Report Braut 35'
Seaview, BelfastAttendance: 1,043Referee: Marian Alexandru Barbu (Romania) 15 July 2024 (2024-07-15)20:00
Northern Ireland 0–0 Ukraine
Report
Inver Park, LarneAttendance: 1,261Referee: Luka Bilbija (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 18 July 2024 (2024-07-18)16:30
Norway 0–0 Ukraine
Report
Seaview, BelfastAttendance: 612Referee: Henrik Nalbandyan (Armenia) 18 July 2024 (2024-07-18)20:00
Northern Ireland 0–3 Italy
Report
Inver Park, LarneAttendance: 1,808Referee: Ishmael Barbara (Malta) 21 July 2024 (2024-07-21)20:00
Norway 2–0 Northern Ireland
Braut 33', 65' Report
Seaview, BelfastAttendance: 2,401Referee: Sander van der Eijk (Netherlands) 21 July 2024 (2024-07-21)20:00
Ukraine 3–2 Italy
Report
Inver Park, LarneAttendance: 654Referee: Vassilis Fotias (Greece)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7 Knockout stage and
2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2  Spain 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3  Turkey 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2 FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off
4  Denmark 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers 16 July 2024 (2024-07-16)16:30
Denmark 1–2 Spain
Krüger-Johnsen 43' Report
Inver Park, LarneAttendance: 622Referee: Sander van der Eijk (Netherlands) 16 July 2024 (2024-07-16)20:00
France 2–1 Turkey
Report Fidan 4'
Seaview, BelfastAttendance: 1,003Referee: Vassilis Fotias (Greece) 19 July 2024 (2024-07-19)16:30
Denmark 2–4 France
Report
Inver Park, LarneAttendance: 672Referee: Luka Bilbija (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 19 July 2024 (2024-07-19)20:00
Turkey 1–1 Spain
Ay 90' Report Gąsiorowski 55'
Seaview, BelfastAttendance: 1,124Referee: Marian Alexandru Barbu (Romania) 22 July 2024 (2024-07-22)20:00
Turkey 3–3 Denmark
Report
Seaview, BelfastAttendance: 531Referee: Ishmael Barbara (Malta) 22 July 2024 (2024-07-22)20:00
Spain 2–2 France
Report
Inver Park, LarneAttendance: 1,726Referee: Henrik Nalbandyan (Armenia)

Knockout stage

Bracket

 Semi-finalsFinal
       
 25 July – Belfast
 
  Italy
 28 July – Belfast
  Spain
 Winner Semi-final 1
 25 July – Belfast
 Winner Semi-final 2
  France
 
  Ukraine
 

FIFA U-20 World Cup play-off

Winners qualified for the 2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

25 July 2024 (2024-07-25)17:30
Norway v Turkey
Report
Seaview, BelfastReferee: Sander van der Eijk (Netherlands)

Semi-finals

25 July 2024 (2024-07-25)15:00
Italy v Spain
Report
Windsor Park, BelfastReferee: Marian Alexandru Barbu (Romania) 25 July 2024 (2024-07-25)20:00
France v Ukraine
Report
Windsor Park, BelfastReferee: Ishmael Barbara (Malta)

Final

28 July 2024 (2024-07-28)20:00
Winner Semi-final 1vWinner Semi-final 2
Windsor Park, Belfast

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 World Cup

The following five teams from UEFA qualify for the 2025 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-20 World Cup1
 Italy 18 July 2024 8 (1977, 1981, 1987, 2005, 2009, 2017, 2019, 2023)
 France 19 July 2024 8 (1977, 1997, 2001, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2023)
 Ukraine 21 July 2024 4 (2001, 2005, 2015, 2019)
 Spain 22 July 2024 15 (1977, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
TBD 25 July 2024
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Goalscorers

There were 37 goals scored in 12 matches, for an average of 3.08 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: UEFA

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