In one year, the UEFA Under-19 Football Championship held many exciting matches, without missing anything. As the qualifying competition has been held from October 2, 2008 to November 27, 2008, the phase of the Classic is scheduled to start on March 1, 2009 (Sunday), and last until May 31, 2009 (Sunday). The qualifiers are divided into 7 groups, each with 4 teams, 28 fierce players compete for the finals.
First Group in Serbia
The first group of competitions will be held in Serbia on May 12, 14 and 17, 2009. The four teams participating in this group include the Serbian team, which will serve as the host team against Hungary, Finland and Austria. Serbia had a stable performance in the qualifiers, scoring 3, 5 and 4 points in 3 games. The Hungarian team did nothing wrong in one game against San Marino and scored 6 points. In the other two games, they only scored 1 point and 0 points. Finland and Austria are almost the same. The Finnish team has scored 2, 0 and 3 in the last three games, and the Austrian team has scored 2, 3 and 1 wave. The host team is very likely to become the team with the highest scoring in this group and advance to the final stage-the group stage.
Second and Third Match in Slovenia
The second match of the group stage will be held in Slovenia. Slovenia will be the host of this group, against Russia, the Netherlands and Belarus. The competition will be held on June 4th, 6th and 9th, 2009. So far, the toughest competitor in this group is the Netherlands, followed by Slovenia and Russia. The Belarusian team is the team with the lowest score in this group.
The Portuguese team will be the host of the third group and will play against Turkey, Greece and Denmark on May 23, 25 and 28, 2009. Turkey leads the group among the four football clubs, followed by Portugal, then Greece and Denmark.
Fourth Group Match
Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden will play the fourth group match with the host Belgium on June 5, 7 and 10, 2009. Sweden and Belgium are the strongest teams in this group, and the Irish team scored the least. The match between the host team and the Swedish team will definitely be an exciting game.
Fifth Group Match
The French team was the host of the fifth group match against Romania, Norway and Latvia on May 18, 20 and 23, 2009. The French team was the highest-scoring player in this group and scored 9 points in the qualifiers. Romania followed closely, Norway and Latvia scored the lowest.
Sixth Group Match
The sixth group of matches will be hosted by the England team on May 27, 29 and June 1, 2009. The other three teams participating in this group include Scotland, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although Scotland leads the group with the highest points, England has a stable performance in the qualifiers. Compared with the host team and the Scottish team, the Slovak team and the Bosnia and Herzegovina team scored less, so they may not participate in the next round.
The final group stage of the Football Championship will be held in Estonia on May 21, 23 and 26, 2009. Other teams participating in the competition include Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic.
The Classic Tournament will determine the winning team to participate in the final stage group stage held from July 21 to July 27, 2009. The semi-final of this annual event will be held on July 30, 2009, and the final will be held on August 2, 2009 (Sunday).