The draw for the groups of the final tournament of the UEFA Under 21 Championship will take place in Bucharest, on October 18.
The final tournament, in which 16 teams will participate, including the representatives of the host countries, will take place in two Romanian cities, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest, with each city hosting one group. UEFA Under 21 Championship will take place between June 21 and July 8, 2023.
The Romanian host stadiums are Steaua and Giulești, from Bucharest, “Dr. Constantin Rădulescu” and Cluj Arena, from Cluj-Napoca. The opening game will take place in Romania, and the last act of the competition will take place in Georgia.
On Tuesday, October 18, starting at 19:00, in Bucharest, the Romanian Athenaeum will host the draw for the groups. The teams participating in the final tournament are Romania and Georgia, as host countries, Norway, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, England, France, Belgium, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Denmark and Israel. The 16 national teams will be divided into 4 groups. The teams finishing in the first two places in each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The 2023 edition will also determine the teams qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. As the host, France is already qualified. The other three places available for Europe will be filled by the top three teams from next summer’s final tournament, excluding the French representative.