Under-19: Headlines

Under-19 EURO elite round draw made

Wednesday 6 December 2017 11.21 CET

Holders England will face FYR Macedonia, Hungary and Latvia in this spring's elite round while Germany and Netherlands are in the same group, as are Spain and France.

2018/19 U19 EURO qualifying round draw made

Wednesday 6 December 2017 9.03 CET

The 2018/19 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw has been made in Nyon, starting the road to the July 2019 finals in Armenia.

England presented with Maurice Burlaz Trophy

Wednesday 6 December 2017 9.01 CET

England won the 2017 Maurice Burlaz Trophy, the prize awarded to the nation that achieved the best results in UEFA's men's youth competitions over the previous two seasons.

Under-19 EURO elite round draw seedings

Tuesday 5 December 2017 8.21 CET

Holders England are in Pot B after the seedings were confirmed for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw to be made at 11:00CET on 6 December in Nyon.

Seedings for 2018/19 U19 qualifying round

Tuesday 5 December 2017 7.27 CET

The 2018/19 qualifying round draw will be made at 10:00CET on 6 December in Nyon, and will involve 52 of the 54 nations aiming to join hosts Armenia in the eight-team finals.

Under-19 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Tuesday 14 November 2017 21.00 CET

Holders England and debutants Kosovo are among the 26 teams that have advanced from the 13 groups to join top seeds Spain and Portugal in the elite round draw.

Under-19 qualifying round kicks off road to Finland

Monday 2 October 2017 14.17 CET

Debutants Kosovo will take part in the first match of 2017/18 qualifying as 52 teams – including holders England – begin their bids to reach next summer's finals in Finland.

The pick of the photos from #U19EURO

Monday 17 July 2017 11.18 CET

UEFA.com's photographer casts his expert eye over the eight-team tournament in Georgia and picks out a varied selection of some of his favourite pictures.

Ten to follow from Under-19s

Monday 17 July 2017 9.12 CET

UEFA.com picks out ten players who have caught the eye at the finals in Georgia, including Mason Mount and Ryan Sessegnon from winners England.

Four share Under-19 top scorers' prize

Saturday 15 July 2017 23.45 CET

Victorious England pair Ben Brereton and Ryan Sessegnon had extra reason to celebrate after coming joint top of the finals' scoring chart with Joël Piroe and Viktor Gyökeres.

England take place on Under-19 roll of honour

Saturday 15 July 2017 22.04 CET

England have become only the seventh team to win the UEFA European Under-19 Championship and the first new name on the trophy since 2013 victors Serbia.

England finally claim Under-19 crown

Saturday 15 July 2017 20.06 CET

Portugal 1-2 England
Lukas Nmecha's strike gave England a first U19 EURO title after Easah Suliman's opener had been cancelled out by Dujon Sterling's own goal.

Under-19 final preview: Portugal v England

Friday 14 July 2017 12.06 CET

Portugal and England are aiming to win the Under-19 title for the first time and, full of respect for each other, both coaches expect a fine match for a sell-out crowd.

DaSilva on England team-mates

Friday 14 July 2017 11.11 CET

Who's the best dancer? Which duo pair up together to cause trouble? And who has a surprising interest in Greek mythology? England captain Jay DaSilva tells us all.

Rui Pires introduces Portugal squad

Friday 14 July 2017 11.10 CET

Captain Rui Pires takes us through Portugal's Under-19 squad, revealing the main DJ, the best at snooker, ping-pong and table football, and the "soul of the team".


UEFA has commissioned two separate but complementary academic research studies to ascertain the exact extent and nature of heading in youth football.The two studies – one from Saarland University in Germany, and the other from Hampden Sports Clinic and Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board in Scotland – were approved by the UEFA Medical Committee following the recommendation of a panel of experts.UEFA published a call for research proposals in May 2017 in which researchers were asked to address two questions. Firstly, to determine the burden of heading in youth football, addressing differences in the way headers are taught in football training, and differences in the incidence and characteristics of football headers in matches and training, and in different age and gender categories, while also taking into consideration variations caused by the different traditions and playing styles of the countries. Secondly, proposals were also invited to provide data to determine whether heading in youth football has any effect on players’ brain structure and function.The UEFA Medical Committee’s expert panel reviewed the ten proposals that were received by the deadline, and recommended that UEFA proceed with the two aforementioned proposals from Saarland University and Hampden Sports Clinic for the first research question. This recommendation was discussed and accepted by the UEFA Medical Committee at their meeting in Nyon in November 2017. The two research groups have now signed contracts with UEFA and have started their work, with initial results expected at the end of 2018.The panel also recommended that UEFA not proceed with any study for the second question – on the effect of heading on players’ brain structure and function – until results of the studies to determine the burden of heading had been received.Dr Michel D’Hooghe, Chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee, said: "This is a topic of the utmost importance, and I am proud that UEFA is taking a lead in commissioning this research. UEFA places the highest priority on player welfare and this research is a fundamental first step in establishing whether or not heading poses a risk to young players."