Planning a Football Trip to the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. This post has all the details to help you plan a Football Trip to the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
The biennial international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men’s under-21 national teams of Europe. The final tournament will be hosted by Italy (and some matches by San Marino) in mid-2019.
Qualifying is ongoing with England one of the most recent nations to quality along with the hosts Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Serbia so far. A total of 12 teams will play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1996 eligible to participate. Same as previous Under-21 Championships that were held one year prior to the Olympics, this tournament will serve as European qualifying for the Olympic football tournament, with the top four teams of the tournament qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic men’s football tournament in Japan.
On 9 December 2016, Italian Football Federation pre-selected venues (included one inside San Marino territory):
- Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna, Italy
- Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
- Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, Italy
- Stadio Friuli in Udine, Italy
- San Marino Stadium in Serravalle, San Marino
The final draw will be held on 23 November 2018. Group stage matches will be played between the 16th and 24th June with the winners of each group and the best runner up going through to the semi-finals. These games will be played on the 27th June with the final being played in Bologna on the 30th June.
We will provide more details of the draw when it is made next month.