Gdynia hosts three 2017 UEFA Under 21 European Championship games in June

In Gdynia, Sport
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The cities of Gdynia and Bydgoszcz will host the games for Group B of this competition. The group includes Spain, winner in 2013, Portugal, runner-up in 2015, and debutant Macedonia.

Gdynia as a host city

Gdynia will host three matches of 2017 Under 21 European Championship. It will be the first time that this city takes part in a major UEFA competition involving national teams.

Spain against Macedonia

GOSIR Stadium (Stadion Miejski w Gdyni) is the home of Arka Gdynia with a seating capacity of 15000 people. The stadium hosts the first game of this competition on June 17th when Spain and Macedonia play first round´s game of Group B.

Spain, winners of UEFA Under 21 European Championship in 2013, qualified for this stage only after beating Austria in play-off. They take on the Macedonians, winners of Group 3 in qualification stage, that granted them a first time in finals of this competition.

The Spanish team was second in Group 6 with less one point than Sweden. This current UEFA Under 21 European Champion, that will play in Group A.

Spain against Portugal

Three days after, Spain will take on neighbors Portugal. The Portuguese were runners-up in 2015 after losing in penalty shoot-out to Sweden. They qualified to this stage after winning Group 4 conceding only two draws in ten games.

Other Games in Group B

On June 20th, Macedonia, that qualified for this stage after winning a group that included France and Iceland, take on Portugal, in the final match of Group B.

The other three games of Group B will be played in Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium, in Bydgoszcz, that last year hosted the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Athletics.


Tickets for the games can be purchased here.

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