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Venue guide

Six different venues will stage matches at the finals in Iceland
Venue guide
The Akranesvöllur is welcoming its third UEFA final tournament ©Sportsfile

Venue guide

Six different venues will stage matches at the finals in Iceland

Grindavíkurvöllur (two games, matchday 1)
• Seating capacity: 1,450
• Home club: Knattspyrnudeild UMFG (aka Grindavík)
• Did you know? Hosted a Women's U17 qualifier in 2010 in which France beat Iceland 2-1.

Kópavogsvöllur (two games, matchday 1; two games, matchday 3)
• Seating capacity: 1,709
• Home clubs: Breidablik, Handknattleiksfélag Kópavogs (aka HK)
• Did you know? Hosted a 2006/07 UEFA Women's Cup quarter-final between Breidablik and eventual winners Arsenal LFC.

Akranesvöllur (two games, matchday 2)
• Seating capacity: 1,002
• Home club: ÍA Akranes
• Did you know? Staged games in the 2007 UEFA Women's U19 and 1998 men's U18 finals.

Vikingsvöllur, Reykjavik (two games, matchday 2)
• Seating capacity: 1,149
• Home club: Víkingur Reykjavík
• Did you know? Built in 2005, three years before Víkingur's centenary.

Fylkisvöllur, Reykjavik (two games, matchday 3)
• Seating capacity: 1,892
• Home club: Fylkir
• Did you know? Staged two group games in the 2007 Women's U19 final, involving eventual winners Germany and runners-up England.

Valsvöllur, Reykjavik (two semi-finals, final)
• Seating capacity: 1,156
• Home club: Valur Reykjavík
• Did you know? Iceland have never lost any competitive game played here at any level, holding the likes of Germany U17s, Norway women U17s and beating Belgium U21s.

Last updated: 04/06/15 2.47CET


Qualifying round

Elite round

Final tournament

Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the elite round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.

Elite round
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.

Final tournament
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a knockout match, can be found in the official competition regulations.