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2025 Under-21 EURO in Slovakia: Tournament information

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Slovakia will host the 2025 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The appointment of the Slovak Football Association (SFZ) was made by the UEFA Executive Committee in January 2023. The matches will be played in eight venues in eight different cities across the country.

The 2025 finals will be the third since the expansion to 16 teams, following the 2021 edition in Hungary and Slovenia, and the 2023 tournament in Georgia and Romania.

Hosts Slovakia will be joined in the finals in summer 2025 by 15 teams emerging from qualifying running until late 2024.

Slovakia previously hosted the 2000 U21 finals, the first to feature a group stage. It was also the venue for the 2013 U17 EURO, 2016 Women's U19 EURO and 2022 U19 EURO.

How does U21 EURO work?

The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four for the final tournament, with the winners and runners-up in each section reaching the quarter-finals. There will be a standard knockout format from there with extra time and penalties if needed.

What are the proposed U21 EURO stadiums?

National Football Stadium, Bratislava
Anton Malatinský Stadium, Trnava
DAC Aréna, Dunajská Streda
FC Nitra Stadium, Nitra
Sihoť Stadium, Trenčín
MŠK Žilina Stadium, Žilina
Košice Football Arena, Košice
Tatran Arena, Prešov