In Uri (Switzerland), eight national teams will compete for the Under 19 WSE Euro

The Under 19 WSE European Championship is at the starting line from Monday and will return to 8 teams after the 2016 European Championship organized by the Swiss Federation in Pully. It is the fifth time that the Under 19 European Championship has arrived in Switzerland (Geneve 1981, Villenueve 1992, Geneve 1999 and Pully 2016): the 2023 edition will be organized by SRHV, Schweizer Rollhockeyverband, in the Rollhockey Halle facility in Seedorf, walking distance from Lake Lucerne. A major event for European rink hockey, after returning to competition after Covid-19 in 2021 where only four teams were involved.

The eight national teams registered will be divided into two groups of four teams, taking into consideration the final classification of the last U19 Euro Championship: Portugal, England, Switzerland and Austria were included in group A, while Spain, Italy, France and Germany were included in group B. Three qualifying rounds will be played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the classification will not consider the goal difference. In case of a tied result, the execution of direct free hits will be performed (preventive tie-breaker). Then the quarter-finals on Thursday with the crossover between the groups and semi-final matches on Friday. Saturday is the most important day, the finals: in case of a tie in the eliminatory round, will be played two overtimes and penalty shots in case of a further tie.

Every day will be played from 15 (the first day will be anticipated at 14:30) to 23 with four games a day, while the opening ceremony is scheduled for Monday 11 September at 18:30. In the last seven editions (from 2008 to 2021), Portugal has won six times and Spain once. In the previous 52 editions, 24 titles for Spain, 20 for Portugal, 8 for Italy. 21 silvers for Portugal against 17 for Spain while Italy has 21 bronzes. Most of the athletes come from the 2021 under-17 European Championships where Spain won, which recently won its fifth consecutive title in Correggio.

Tomorrow from 16:00 the practice of the rink for the eight national teams and Monday the first round with one of the most important games of the tournament. Spain versus Italy, the 2018 U19 Final and now already decisive for the leading of the Group B (16:30 local time). The tournament will start at 14:30 with Portugal vs England for Group A, instead the home team Suisse, will play (after the opening ceremony) against Austria, in the Alps Derby. Close the first day an interesting France against Germany for Group.B.

All matches will be streamed live on WSETV

Referee designation: Derek Bell (England), Simone Brambilla and Francesco Stallone (Italy), Teofilo Casimiro and Carlos Correia (Portugal), Inigo Lopez and Oriol Perez (Spain), Stephane Rizzotti (France)

The calendar and the live results can also be consulted at
All matches will be broadcast in high definition on WSETV


Group stage
1° Round
Monday 11 September 2023

14:30 – Group A – Portugal x England
16:30 – Group B – Spain x Italy
18:30 – Opening Ceremony
19:00 – Group A – Switzerland x Austria
21:00 – Group B – France x Germany

2° Round
Tuesday 12 September 2023

15:00 – Group A – Austria x Portugal
17:00 – Group B – Italy x Germany
19:00 – Group A – England x Switzerland
21:00 – Group B – France x Spain

3° Round
Wednesday 13 September 2023

15:00 – Group A – England x Austria
17:00 – Group B – Italy x France
19:00 – Group A – Switzerland x Portugal
21:00 – Group B – Germany x Spain

Eliminatory Round
Thursday 14 September 2023

15:00 – QF1 – 1° Group A x 4° Group B
17:00 – QF4 – 1° Group B x 4° Group A
19:00 – QF2 – 2° Group A x 3° Group B
21:00 – QF3 – 2° Group B x 3° Group A

Friday 15 September 2023

15:00 – SF4 – Loser QF2 x Loser QF4
17:00 – SF3 – Loser QF3 x Loser QF1
19:00 – SF2 – Winner QF2 x Winner QF4
21:00 – SF1 – Winner QF3 x Winner QF1

Saturday 16 September 2023

15:00 – Fin.7°/8° place – Loser SF3 x Loser SF4
17:00 – Fin.5°/6° place – Winner SF3 x Winner SF4
19:00 – Fin. 3°/4° place – Loser SF1 x Loser SF4
21:00 – Fin. 1°/2° place – Winner SF1 x Winner SF4
22:30 – Closing Ceremony

Rollhockey Halle in Seedorf, URI (Switzerland)

A photo of the European Championship in Paredes 2021

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