|VI Competition System|
|B. Final tournament|
The UEFA Executive Committee has entrusted the Polish Football Association (PZPN) and the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) with the joint organisation and staging of the final tournament.
The UEFA administration divides the 16 teams that qualify for the final tournament into four groups (A, B, C, D) of four teams each.
By means of a draw, the four groups are formed as follows:
|Group A ||Group B|| Group C|| Group D |
|A1|| B1|| C1|| D1|
|A2|| B2|| C2|| D2 |
|A3|| B3|| C3|| D3|
|A4|| B4|| C4|| D4 |
The seeded teams are the host associations, with the reigning European champions if they qualify, and one or two teams with the best coefficients according to the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system (see Annex I, paragraph 1.2.2). The other finalists are assigned to the four groups by means of a draw, according to their coefficients.
If any of the teams in question have the same coefficient, the criteria listed in paragraph 7.02 apply. Results from the play-offs referred to in paragraph 7.07 are thereby not taken into consideration.
|Group match schedule|
Each team plays each of the other teams in the same group according to a league system (three points for a win, one point for a draw, no points for a defeat). The group matches are played according to the following schedule. The last two matches in each group must both kick off at the same time. The first-named team is considered as the home team.
|.||Match day 1|| Match day 2|| Match day 3 |
|Group A|| A1 vs A2|
A3 vs A4
| A1 vs A3|
A2 vs A4
| A4 vs A1|
A2 vs A3
|Group B|| B1 vs B2|
B3 vs B4
| B1 vs B3|
B2 vs B4
| B4 vs B1|
B2 vs B3
|Group C|| C1 vs C2|
C3 vs C4
| C1 vs C3|
C2 vs C4
| C4 vs C1|
C2 vs C3
|Group D|| D1 vs D2|
D3 vs D4
| D1 vs D3|
D2 vs D4
| D4 vs D1|
D2 vs D3
|Equality of points after the group matches|
If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied, in the order given; to determine the rankings: a)higher number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question;
b)superior goal difference in the matches among the teams in question (if more than two teams finish equal on points); c) higher number of goals scored in the matches among the teams in question (if more than two teams finish equal on points); d) superior goal difference in all the group matches; e) higher number of goals scored in all the group matches; f) position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system (see Annex I, paragraph 1.2.2);g) fair play conduct of the teams (final tournament); h) drawing of lots.
If two teams which have the same number of points, the same number of goals scored and conceded play their last group match against each other and are still equal at the end of that match, the ranking of the two teams in question is determined by kicks from the penalty mark (Article 16), provided no other teams within the group have the same number of points on completion of all group matches. Should more than two teams have the same number of points, the criteria listed under paragraph 8.07 apply.
The winners and runners-up in each group play the quarter-finals over one match, as follows:Match 1 Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B
Match 2 Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A
Match 3 Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group D
Match 4 Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group C
The four winners of the quarter-finals play the semi-finals over one match, as follows: Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 3
Winner Match 2 vs Winner Match 4
The winners of the semi-finals play in the final.
|Same number of goals in a quarter-final, semi-final or the final|
If the result stands as a draw at the end of normal playing time, extra time of two periods of 15 minutes is played. If the two teams are still equal after extra time, the winners are determined by kicks from the penalty mark (Article 16).