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  • Verena Wieder (Germany)
    Verena Wieder (Germany)
    Anouschka Bernhard celebrates with Verena Wieder of Germany after their Final match.
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  • Germany
    Germany
    Germany team celebrate at the final whistle their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Germany
    Germany
    Germany players celebrate after winning their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Germany
    Germany
    Germany players celebrate after winning their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Klara Melissa Kössler of Germany with her Top Goal Scorer trophy and medal after their Final match.
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  • Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Klara Melissa Kössler of Germany celebrates after scoring the winning penalty for her side during their Final match.
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  • Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Klara Melissa Kössler of Germany scoring the winning penalty for her side during their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Germany
    Germany
    Germany celebrate with the cup after winning their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Germany
    Germany
    Germany celebrate with the cup after winning their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Verena Wieder (Germany)
    Verena Wieder (Germany)
    Verena Wieder of Germany and Oihane Hernández Zurbano of Spain during their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Melissa Kössler (Germany)
    Laia Aleixandri López of Spain and Klara Melissa Kössler of Germany during their Final match.
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  • Nicole Anyomi (Germany)
    Nicole Anyomi (Germany)
    Laia Aleixandri López of Spain and Etonam Nicole Anyomi of Germany during their Final match.
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  • Anna Hausdorff (Germany)
    Anna Hausdorff (Germany)
    Claudia Pina Medina of Spain and Anna Hausdorff of Germany during their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Lena Uebach (Germany)
    Lena Uebach (Germany)
    Rosa Otermin Abella of Spain and Lena Uebach of Germany during their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Anna Hausdorff (Germany) & Candela Andújar (Spain)
    Anna Hausdorff (Germany) & Candela Andújar (Spain)
    Germany's Anna Hausdorff vies for the ball with Candela Andújar of Spain
    14 May 2017
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  • Stina Johannes (Germany)
    Stina Johannes (Germany)
    Stina Johannes of Germany during their Final match.
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  • Claudia Pina (Spain)
    Claudia Pina (Spain)
    Claudia Pina Medina of Spain has a shot on goal for her side during their Final match.
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  • Germany
    Germany
    Germany team during their Final match.
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  • Spain
    Spain
    Spain team during their Final match.
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  • Lena Oberdorf (Germany)
    Lena Oberdorf (Germany)
    Lena Oberdorf of Germany during their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Sydney Lohmann (Germany)
    Sydney Lohmann (Germany)
    Sydney Lohmann of Germany arriving ahead of their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Spain
    Spain
    Spain players arriving ahead of their Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Dressing Room (Spain)
    Dressing Room (Spain)
    A general view in the Spanish dressing room ahead of the Women's Under-17 Championship 2017 Final match.
    14 May 2017
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  • Dressing Room (Spain)
    Dressing Room (Spain)
    A general view in the Spanish dressing room ahead of the Women's Under-17 Championship 2017 Final match.
    14 May 2017
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Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the elite 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.

Elite round
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.

Final tournament
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 knockout match, can be found in the official competition regulations.