Romania will host the UEFA Under 19 European Championship this year in the summer.
The tournaments with 8 participating teams which will play a total of 15 games will start on the 30th of June 2021. The final is scheduled to be played on the 13th of July.
As host of the tournament, the U19 Romanian national team trained by Daniel Oprescu is automatically qualified.
The matches will be played in the following 4 stadiums:
- ‘Ilie Oana’ Stadium – Ploiesti (15,073 capacity)
- Giulesti Stadium – Bucharest (15,047 capacity)
- ‘Arcul de Triumf’ Stadium – Bucharest (8,155 capacity)
- ‘Anghel Iordanescu’ Stadium – Voluntari (4,518 capacity)
So, this year, Romania will host two continental major competitions. The UEFA EURO 2020 matches postponed for this year will be played in the National Arena on the 13th, 17th and 21th of June (group stage) and 28th of June (last 16 match).
Many great football players were involved in the past editions of the U19 European tournaments such as Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet, Gianluigi Buffon, Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo, Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique.
Romania also hosted the U19 European Championship in 2011.