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  • Chloe Kelly (England)
    Chloe Kelly (England)
    Chloe Kelly of England celebrates scoring during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match against Portugal
    02 December 2013
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  • Susana Silva (Portugal) & Keira Walsh (England)
    Susana Silva (Portugal) & Keira Walsh (England)
    Susana Silva (L) of Portugal tackles Keira Walsh of England during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Margarida Sousa (Portugal) & Atlanta Primus (England)
    Margarida Sousa (Portugal) & Atlanta Primus (England)
    Atlanta Primus (R) of England competes with Margarida Sousa of Portugal during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Mollie Rouse (England)
    Mollie Rouse (England)
    Mollie Rouse of England during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match against Portugal
    02 December 2013
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  • Queralt Gómez (Spain) & Jasmin Sehan (Germany)
    Queralt Gómez (Spain) & Jasmin Sehan (Germany)
    Queralt Gómez (R) of Spain in action against Jasmin Sehan of Germany during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match
    02 December 2013
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  • Dominik Thalhammer (Austria)
    Dominik Thalhammer (Austria)
    Dominik Thalhammer, coach of Austria, during a post-match press conference after their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match against Italy
    02 December 2013
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  • Enrico Sbardella (Italy)
    Enrico Sbardella (Italy)
    Enrico Sbardella, coach of Italy, during a post-match press conference after their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match against Austria
    02 December 2013
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  • Ivana Feric (Austria)
    Ivana Feric (Austria)
    A dejected Ivana Feric of Austria after their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match against Italy
    02 December 2013
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  • Dejected Austria players
    Dejected Austria players
    Dejected Austria players after their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match against Italy
    02 December 2013
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  • Sandrine Sobotka (Austria) & Annamaria Serturini (Italy)
    Sandrine Sobotka (Austria) & Annamaria Serturini (Italy)
    Sandrine Sobotka of Austria and Annamaria Serturini of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Julia Kofler (Austria) & Marta Mascarello (Italy)
    Julia Kofler (Austria) & Marta Mascarello (Italy)
    Marta Mascarello of Italy and Julia Kofler of Austria during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Aitana Bonmati (Spain)
    Aitana Bonmati (Spain)
    Aitana Bonmati (No14) of Spain celebrates scoring during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match against Germany
    02 December 2013
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  • Andrea Sánchez (Spain) & Michaela Brandenburg (Germany)
    Andrea Sánchez (Spain) & Michaela Brandenburg (Germany)
    Andrea Sánchez (L) of Spain in action against Michaela Brandenburg of Germany during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match
    02 December 2013
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  • Andrea Sánchez (Spain)
    Andrea Sánchez (Spain)
    Andrea Sánchez (R) of Spain celebrates scoring during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match against Germany
    02 December 2013
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  • Nina Wasserbauer (Austria) & Marta Vergani (Italy)
    Nina Wasserbauer (Austria) & Marta Vergani (Italy)
    Nina Wasserbauer of Austria and Marta Vergani of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Nina Wasserbauer (Austria) & Marta Mascarello (Italy)
    Nina Wasserbauer (Austria) & Marta Mascarello (Italy)
    Nina Wasserbauer of Austria and Marta Mascarello of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Julia Kofler (Austria) & Federica Rizza (Italy)
    Julia Kofler (Austria) & Federica Rizza (Italy)
    Julia Kofler of Austria and Federica Rizza of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Teresa Knauseder (Austria) & Federica Rizza (Italy)
    Teresa Knauseder (Austria) & Federica Rizza (Italy)
    Teresa Knauseder of Austria and Federica Rizza of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Teresa Knauseder (Austria) & Federica Rizza (Italy)
    Teresa Knauseder (Austria) & Federica Rizza (Italy)
    Federica Rizza of Italy and Teresa Knauseder of Austria during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Viktoria Pinther (Austria) & Laura Perin (Italy)
    Viktoria Pinther (Austria) & Laura Perin (Italy)
    Viktoria Pinther of Austria and Laura Perin of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Viktoria Pinther (Austria) & Laura Perin (Italy)
    Viktoria Pinther (Austria) & Laura Perin (Italy)
    Viktoria Pinther of Austria is challenged by Laura Perin (R) of Italy during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group A match
    02 December 2013
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  • Georgie Rafferty (Scotland)
    Georgie Rafferty (Scotland)
    Georgie Rafferty of Scotland during a feature ahead of their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match against France
    01 December 2013
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  • Georgie Rafferty & Alyshia Walker (Scotland)
    Georgie Rafferty & Alyshia Walker (Scotland)
    Georgie Rafferty (L) and Alyshia Walker of Scotland during a feature ahead of their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match against France
    01 December 2013
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  • Alyshia Walker (Scotland)
    Alyshia Walker (Scotland)
    Alyshia Walker of Scotland during a feature ahead of their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Group B match against France
    01 December 2013
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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 second qualifying 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 match, can be found in the official competition regulations.