The 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship was the ninth edition of UEFA's European Under-19 Championship since it was renamed from the original under-18 event, in 2001. France hosted the championship during July. Ukraine were the title holders, but failed to qualify for the finals. The host country won the tournament. The top six teams qualified for the 2011 Under-20 World Cup.
|2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship|
|Championnat d'Europe de football des moins de 19 ans 2010|
|Champions||France (7th title)|
|Goals scored||45 (3 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Dani Pacheco|
|Best player(s)||Gaël Kakuta|
Qualification for the final tournament was played over two stages:
The final tournament of the Championship was preceded by two qualification stages: a qualifying round and an Elite round. During these rounds, 52 national teams competed to determine the seven teams that would join the already qualified host nation France.
The qualifying round was played between 1 September and 30 November 2009. The 52 teams were divided into 13 groups of four teams, with each group being contested as a mini-tournament hosted by one of the group's teams. After all matches were played, the 13 group winners and 13 group runners-up advanced to the Elite round. Alongside the 26 winner and runner-up teams, the two best third-placed teams also qualified.
Each group winner and runner-up advanced to the semi-finals. The top three teams in each group qualified for the 2011 Under-20 World Cup.
Tie-break criteria for teams even on points:
|Advanced to semi-finals and qualified for the 2011 U-20 World Cup|
|Qualified for the 2011 U-20 World Cup|
|Report||Nouble 14', 29'
Bakambu 37', 90+3'
Martins Indi 84' (o.g.)
|Griezmann 19', 73'
Lacazette 66', 83'
|Phillips 90+3'||Report||Tafer 56'|
|Report||Djuricin 87' (pen.)|
|Andrijašević 42'||Report||Thiago 53'
|Report||N. Oliveira 51'
S. Oliveira 63'
|Pacheco 12', 88'||Report||Pinto 78'|
Pamić 25', 37', 69'
Ezequiel 57' (pen.)
|27 July – Saint-Lo|
|30 July – Caen|
|27 July – Caen|
|Rodrigo 18'||Report||Sunu 49'
|2010 UEFA U-19 European Champions|
2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite Round) was the second round of qualifications for the final tournament of 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
The 28 teams that advanced from the qualifying round were distributed into seven groups of four teams each, with each group contested in a round-robin format, with one of the four teams hosting all six group games. The seven group-winning teams automatically qualified for the final tournament in France.
The hosts of the seven one-venue mini-tournament groups are indicated below in italics.
The matches were played between 14 April–31 May 2010.2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification
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The first qualifying round was played between 1 September and 30 November 2009. The 52 teams were divided into 13 groups of four teams, with each group being contested as a mini-tournament, hosted by one of the group's teams. After all matches have been played, the 13 group winners and 13 group runners-up advanced to the Elite round. Alongside the 26 winner and runner-up teams, the two best third-placed teams also qualified.2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squads
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