The home of England’s teams plays host to six UEFA U17 Elite Round fixtures.

Thursday 21 Mar 2024
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The home of England’s teams has become home to three other nation’s youth sides, as St. George’s Park hosts training and six EURO U17 Elite Round fixtures for the Under-17 squads of England, Northern Ireland, France and Hungary.

During their time in Staffordshire, players and coaches with all nations have benefitted from St. George’s Park’s state-of-the-art training and recovery facilities, as their respective teams play three games-a-piece in the EURO U17 Elite Round qualifying stage, ahead of the UEFA EURO U17 Championships which are to be hosted in Cyprus in May. A top-two finish for England will secure the Young Lions’ place in the finals.

The Elite Round forms the second stage of qualifying for the summer’s championship finals. Top seed England finished first in their qualifying round group, as did second seed France, while Northern Ireland, the Elite Round group’s fourth seeded side, qualified as one of the five best third-placed teams. Third seed Hungary finished as one of the qualifying round’s best runners-up.

Click here to read more about Greg Lincoln’s England Under-17 squad for the Elite Round

In addition to enjoying hospitality at our Hilton at St. George’s Park, teams have been able to utilise our pristine surfaces for training regularly, and a total of six fixtures will be played on our elite pitches. 

England’s Elite Round campaign started with a 5-1 victory over Northern Ireland on Wednesday 20 March. Later the same day, France defeated Hungary 2-1. 

England’s second game will be against Hungary on Saturday 23 March.

Elite Round Fixtures

Saturday 23 March
England U17 v Hungary U17 - 3PM KO
France U17 v Northern Ireland – 7PM KO

Tuesday 26 March
England U17 v France U17 7PMKO
Northern Ireland U17 v Hungary U17 7PM KO

Please note that all fixtures are played behind closed doors. Only invited spectators may attend.

Keep up-to-date with how England fare in the Elite Round fixtures via

By FA Staff