The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the second qualifying round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.
Number of finals (inc 2017): 10
Number of Germany v Spain finals (inc 2017): 4
Number of finals involving Germany or Spain (inc 2017): 9
Number of finals won by Germany or Spain: 8 (Germany 5, Spain 3 – total will be 9 on Sunday)
Most titles: Germany 5
Most consecutive titles: Germany/Spain 2
Most finals: Spain 7 (inc 2017)
Most consecutive finals: Spain 4 (inc 2017)
Most semi-finals: Germany 9
Most consecutive semi-finals: Germany 5
Most qualifications: Germany 9
Most consecutive qualifications: Germany 5
2016/17 finals group stage (Prestrice): Spain 1-4 Germany
2015/16 final (Borisov): Spain 0-0 Germany (1-3 pens)
2014/15 finals group stage (Akranes): Germany 0-4 Spain
2013/14 final (Chesterfield): Germany 1-1 Spain (3-2 pens)
2013/14 finals group stage (Hinckley): Spain 4-0 Germany
2011/12 second qualifying round (Madrid): Spain 0-3 Germany
2008/09 final (Nyon): Spain 0-7 Germany
Record: Played 7, Germany wins (inc penalties) 5, Spain wins (inc penalties) 2, Germany goals 15, Spain goals 10
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