Malta will be hosting the final tournament of the UEFA Under-17 Championship in 2014. The decision was taken by the UEFA Executive Committee which is currently meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.
In a short statement, the MFA said it was greeting this decision with great satisfaction – a decision which further confirms the respect and confidence the Malta Football Association enjoys in UEFA.
The UEFA EXCO started its two-day meeting on Tuesday and decided on the appointment of the hosts for a number of club, national team and futsal competitions.
The Estádio da Luz in Lisbon will welcome the UEFA Champions League final in 2014 while the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League final will take place at the newly built Juventus Stadium in Turin.
The UEFA Executive Committee also awarded the organisation of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship to the Czech Republic.
The host of other youth competitions were approved as follows:
• UEFA European Under-19 Championship: Hungary (2014), Greece (2015) and Germany (2016)
• UEFA European Under-17 Championship: Malta (2014), Bulgaria (2015) and Azerbaijan (2016)
• UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship: Norway (2014), Israel (2015) and Slovakia (2016)
• UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship: England (2014), Iceland (2015) and Belarus (2016)
The 2016 UEFA European Futsal Championship final tournament will be staged in Belgrade, Serbia.