In profile: who are the 2017 Under-21 finalists?

The 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be the first 12-team tournament in the competition’s history.

Nine of those berths will be filled automatically by the teams finishing top of each qualifying group, with hosts Poland also guaranteed to be involved. profiles those countries who have already secured their places.

Full state of play and details of how the other two finals slots are decided.

Previous final tournaments: 6
U21 best: semi-finals – 1992, 2015
How they qualified: Group 5 winners
Top scorer in qualifying: Marcus Ingvartsen (4)
Did you know? Denmark lost to neighbours Sweden in the 2015 semi-finals.

Previous final tournaments: 13
U21 best: winners – 1982, 1984
How they qualified: Group 9 winners
Top scorer in qualifying: Chuba Akpom, Marcus Rashford (3)
Did you know?
England manager Gareth Southgate is in caretaker charge of the senior team.

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Poland fans will watch their team at home next summer

Previous final tournaments: 5
U21 best: quarter-finals – five occasions
How they qualified: hosts
Top scorer in qualifying: N/A
Did you know? Poland have not been in an U21 finals since 1994.

Previous final tournaments: 7
U21 best: runners-up – 2015
How they qualified: Group 4 winners
Top scorer in qualifying: Gonçalo Paciência, André Silva (4)
Did you know? Hungary drew 3-3 with Portugal in qualifying, the same scoreline as when their senior teams met at UEFA EURO 2016.

Previous final tournaments: 1
U21 best: fourth place – 2000
How they qualified: Group 8 winners
Top scorer in qualifying: Adam Zreľák (5)
Did you know? Slovakia beat England and Turkey at their only previous U21 finals.

The finals draw will take place at 18:00CET on 1 December in Krakow, with the tournament to be held in Poland from 16 to 30 June next year.

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