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Friday, October 25, 2013

UEFA Under-21 Championship finals to remain in odd years

UEFA officials can't quite make up their minds about the Under-21 championship.

Initially played in even years, the finals were moved to odd years starting from 2007, "to allow it to step out of the shadow of the UEFA European Football Championship and the FIFA World Cup."

In 2012, they announced it will be switched to even years after 2015 in order "to align the qualifying phase of the competition with that of the national A teams".

However, last month, UEFA approved the member associations' request to maintain the finals in odd years.

1 comment:

  1. Odd years is fine, but I think they need to do something with the current qualifying schedule. It isn't good when some teams play 5 or 6 games in the first year of qualification and then only 2 or 3 in the second one. It should be the other way around.