The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship will take start in Georgia and Romania on 21 June. Countdown clocks were activated in Georgian host cities on 13 March, 100 days before the start of the tournament.
The tournament clocks were placed on First Republic Square in Tbilisi, near Veriko Anjaparidze Square in Kutaisi, and at the entrance to the Central Boulevard in Batumi.
First Vice-President of GFF Kakha Chumburidze activated the countdown clock in Tbilisi together with Mayor Kakha Kaladze. The event in Kutaisi was attended by the State Representative of Imereti Zviad Shalamberidze, Mayor Ioseb Khakhaleishvili, as well as GFF Vice-President and tournament ambassador Alexander Iashvili.
The ceremony was also attended by the Georgian U-21 national team head coach Ramaz Svanadze, youth players and representatives of the tournament sponsor companies.
Due to a tragic incident that took place in Batumi on 13 March, the festive launch of the tournament clock was cancelled. Nevertheless, the countdown timer was turned on in the seaside city, which will be hosting the final of the competition.
The European U-21 Championship will be held between 21 June and 8 July. The Georgian team will be making its debut at the final stage of this competition. Our team was drawn into Group A, where they will face Portugal, Netherlands and Belgium.
Apart from the activation of countdown clocks, tournament tickets also went on sale on 13 March. Fans will be able to purchase combined tickets on the following dedicated link: www.under21tickets.ge