Cymru’s fixtures for the UEFA U17 European Championship finals have been confirmed.
Craig Knight’s side, who were drawn in Group A, will kick off the tournament with a clash against the hosts Hungary at Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion on Wednesday 17 May, with a 7pm BST kick-off.
Their second fixture against the Republic of Ireland will take place at Pancho Aréna three days later at 3:30pm BST.
Cymru will then round off the group stage at BSC Stadium on Tuesday 23 May, with a 7pm BST kick-off.
Cymru’s Route to Qualifying
Cymru’s journey to the finals began in October 2022 with a 2-0 victory over Croatia in the qualifying round before a dramatic 3-3 draw with Sweden and goalless draw against Albania.
Craig Knight’s side were the only side to go unbeaten in their qualifying group and finished top to advance to the elite round, where they were drawn against Scotland, Iceland and Montenegro.
Cymru beat Scotland 4-2 at Rodney Parade in their elite round opener on Wednesday 22 March before a 1-1 draw with Iceland at Dragon Park three days later. Cymru knew a draw would be enough to qualify in their final game against Montenegro at Dragon Park but they were 2-0 down at the break after two quick-fire goals on the stroke of half time.
But second-half goals from Iwan Morgan and Dylan Lawlor ensured Cymru earned a draw and sealed the point they needed to top the group and reach the finals for the first time.
2023 UEFA Euro U17 Championship Group A Fixtures
Poland v Republic of Ireland – 17.05.23 – 15:30 BST
Hungary v Cymru – 17.05.23 – 19:00 BST
Republic of Ireland v Cymru – 20.05.23 – 15:30 BST
Hungary v Poland – 20.05.23 – 19:00 BST
Republic of Ireland v Hungary – 23.05.23 – 19:00 BST
Cymru v Poland – 23.05.23 – 19:00 BST