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Preview Of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship



The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship marks the beginning of a new era in football, where fans from around the world will witness the rise of the next generation of football heroes. With great anticipation and the ticking clock, the stage is set for this prestigious event, offering a glimpse into the abilities, aspirations, and tenacity of tomorrow’s stars. Throughout its history, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship has been a platform for young talent to flourish, providing an enchanting stage for aspiring footballers to showcase their skills on a global scale. In this preview, we will delve into the significance of the competition, its rich history, and the nations vying for the championship.

Details of the 2023 UEFA Euro U21 tournament

  • Host Countries

Romania and Georgia have been appointed as joint hosts for this year’s UEFA Euro U21 competition. While they did not submit a joint bid, UEFA assigned them as co-hosts, granting them automatic qualification to the group stage. As a result, they did not participate in the UEFA U21 Championship 2023 qualifiers held from 2021 to 2022.

  • Venue and date

The tournament will commence on Wednesday, 21 June 2023, with the finals scheduled for Saturday, 8 July 2023. Matches will be played across eight stadiums, with each host nation providing four venues. Here are the stadiums:

Venues in Romania

  • Steaua Stadium, Bucharest
  • Rapid-Giulești Stadium, Bucharest
  • Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca
  • Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium, Cluj-Napoca

Venues in Georgia

  • Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
  • Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
  • Adjarabet Arena, Batumi
  • Ramaz Shengelia Stadium, Kutaisi

Participants of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The tournament will feature sixteen teams divided into four groups, with each group comprising four countries. Here are the groupings:

Group A: Georgia (Host), Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands

Group B: Romania (Host), Spain, Ukraine, Croatia

Group C: Czech Republic, England, Germany, Israel

Group D: Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy

Schedule of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Group Stage

The group stage will run from 21st June to 28th June 2023. In each group, every team will play against the other three teams once. At the end of the third game, the two teams with the highest points will advance to the knockout round. Here are the group stage fixtures:

  • June 21

Group A: Georgia Vs Portugals

Belgium Vs Netherlands

Group B: Ukraine Vs Croatia

Romania Vs Spain

  • June 22

Group C: Czech Republic Vs England

Germany Vs Israel

Group D: Norway Vs Switzerland

France Vs Italy

  • June 24

Group A: Georgia Vs Belgium

Portugal Vs Netherlands

Group B: Romania Vs Ukraine

Spain Vs Croatia

  • June 25

Group C: Czech Republic Vs Germany

England Vs Israel

Group D: Switzerland Vs Italy

Norway Vs France

  • June 27

Group A: Netherlands Vs Georgia

Portugal Vs Belgium

Group B: Croatia Vs Romania

Spain Vs Ukraine

  • June 28

Group C: England Vs Germany

Israel Vs Czech Republic

Group D: Italy Vs Norway

Switzerland Vs France

Knockout Phase Schedule

Following the completion of the group stage, the knockout phase awaits, featuring only the top two teams from each group: the group winner and the runner-up. These eight teams will advance to the knockout stage, which kicks off with the highly anticipated quarterfinals.

  • 1 July 2023

Quarterfinals 1: Winners Group A Vs Runners-up Group C

Quarterfinals 3: Winners Group B Vs Runners-up Group D

  • 2 July 2023

Quarterfinals 2: Winners Group C Vs Runners-up Group A

Quarterfinals 4: Winners Group D Vs Runners-up Group B

  • 5 July 2023

Semifinals 1: Winners Quarterfinals1 Vs Winners Quarterfinals 2 

Semifinals 2: Winners Quarterfinals 3 Vs Winners Quarterfinals 4

  • 8 July 2023

Final: Winners Semifinals 1 Vs Winners Semifinals 2

Where to watch the UEFA European U21 live?

Discovering the exhilarating UEFA European U21 action live is easier than ever before! UEFA’s esteemed broadcast partners across Europe and around the globe will capture and broadcast every match of the tournament, ensuring fans don’t miss a single moment. Whether you prefer the convenience of television or the flexibility of online streaming, you can catch the games on various channels and platforms. Alternatively, for an immersive experience, you have the option to purchase tickets and witness the matches firsthand in all their glory. Tune in, support your favorite teams, and relish the electrifying atmosphere of the UEFA European U21 Championship!

Romania: TVR

Georgia: GPB. 

United Kingdom: Sky Sports

France: YLE

Italy: Rai

USA: ESPN, and Univision

Germany: ProSiebenSat.1

Spain: Mediaset España

Asia: beIN


Russia: Match TV

Poland: TVP

Ukraine: PBC

UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2023 favorites and outsiders

The 2023 UEFA European Under 21 Championship brings forth a captivating array of favorites poised to make their mark on the tournament. Among them, Germany, the reigning champions, emerge as our top pick to triumph. With a dynamic lineup that includes the likes of Moussa Moukoko from Borussia Dortmund and Kevin Schade from Brentford, Germany possesses a formidable attack. With five UEFA Euro U21 titles under their belt, they trail only Spain and Italy in terms of past successes.

England, on the other hand, boasts an immense pool of talent that cannot be ignored. Their squad is teeming with promising young players who have already proven themselves in the highly competitive Premier League, representing some of the biggest clubs in English football. Levi Colwill, Noni Madueke, Jacob Ramsey, Harvey Elliot, Emile Smith Rowe, and Anthony Gordon are just a few notable names within their ranks. Ranked highly in the competition, England carries enormous potential to clinch the championship.

While Italy may not possess a wealth of star-studded names in their squad, they have a remarkable track record, having won the competition a record five times. Their team features experienced players such as AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali and Moise Kean, a striker for Juventus. Both players have excelled on the grandest stages, including the Champions League, and have made significant contributions to their senior national teams. Italy’s rich history and tenacity make them a formidable underdog in the tournament.

Football fans prepare for an exhilarating tournament as the future’s brightest stars prepare to dazzle the world and create lasting memories in their pursuit of footballing excellence. For more insightful previews of football tournaments, stay tuned to HaG.