In one year, the UEFA U-19 Football Championship held many interesting matches, without missing anything. As the qualifying competition has been held from 2 October 2008 to 27 November 2008, the Classic phase is scheduled to start on 1 March 2009 (Sunday), and last until 31 May 2009 (Sunday). The qualifiers were divided into 7 groups, each with 4 teams, 28 players fiercely competing for the final.
The first group of the competition will be held in Serbia on 12, 14 and 17 May 2009.
The four teams participating in this group include the Serbian team, which will serve as the home team against Hungary, Finland and Austria. Serbia had a stable performance in qualifying, scoring 3, 5 and 4 points in 3 matches. The Hungarian team did nothing wrong in one game against San Marino and scored 6 points. In the other two matches, they only won 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 matches, and the Austrian team has scored 2, 3 and 1 waves. The home team is very likely to be the team with the highest score in this group and advance to the final stage-group stage.
The second match of the group stage will be held in Slovenia.
Slovenia will host this group, against Russia, the Netherlands and Belarus. The competition will be held on 4, 6 and 9 June 2009. So far, the toughest competitors in this group are the Netherlands, followed by Slovenia and Russia. The team from Belarus is the team with the lowest score in this group.
The Portuguese team will host the third group and will play against Turkey, Greece and Denmark on 23, 25 and 28 May 2009. Turkey leads the group among four football clubs, followed by Portugal, then Greece and Denmark.
Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden will play their fourth group game with hosts Belgium on 5, 7 and 10 June 2009. Sweden and Belgium are the strongest teams in this group, and the Irish team have scored the fewest goals. The match between the home team and the Swedish team is sure to be an interesting one.
Team France is hosting the fifth group match against Romania, Norway and Latvia on 18, 20 and 23 May 2009. Team France is the player with the highest score in this group and scored 9 points in qualifying. Romania followed closely, Norway and Latvia scored the lowest.
The sixth group matches will be hosted by the English team on 27, 29 May and 1 June 2009. The three other teams participating in this group include Scotland, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although Scotland lead the group with the highest points, England have had a steady performance in qualifying. Compared to the home team and the Scottish team, the Slovak team and the Bosnia and Herzegovina team scored less, so they might not participate in the next round.
The final group stage of the Football Championship will be held in Estonia on 21, 23 and 26 May 2009. Other teams participating in this competition include Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic.
The Classic Tournament will determine the winning team to participate in the final group stage which will be held from 21 July to 27 July 2009. The semifinals of this annual event will be held on 30 July 2009, and the finals will be held on 2 August 2009 (Sunday).