estonia.eu 05 January 2012
This year from 3-15 July the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship will take place in Tallinn, Rakvere and Haapsalu; it promises to be the highlight of the sports year in Estonia.
The U-19 Championship is a historical event for Estonia, since this will be the first European Championship tournament to be held in Estonia as well as the first time Estonia will participate in a European Championship tournament. The European champion will be determined on 15 July at A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.
The tournament will consist of 15 games, nine of which will be broadcast live on Eurosport and images of which will reach the biggest sports channels in Asia, Africa, North America and South America. The initial group matches will take place on 3, 6 and 9 July in A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn as well as in Kadriorg, Rakvere, and Haapsalu. The semifinals will be on 12 July in A. Le Coq Arena and the final game will be played on 15 July, also in A. Le Coq Arena.
In addition to the host country's team, eight other teams will qualify for the final tournament. Qualifiers will be determined through elite level games at the end of May, and they will be randomly divided in groups on 6 June in Tallinn.
Estonia to Host European Under-19 Football Championship in 2012