ESPN FC analyses England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain's records from U16s to the World Cup to see how junior success heralds senior glory.
France controlled Italy 4-0 on Sunday to win the European Under-19 Championship and bring home a trophy for Les Bleus this summer.
Italy are through to the final of the European Under-19 Championship after beating England 2-1 in Mannheim, Germany.
Goals from Chelsea starlets Dominic Solanke and Izzy Brown earned England a 2-1 win over Netherlands in the European Under-19 Championship.
Spain won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship with a 2-0 victory over Russia in Sunday's final in Katerini, Greece.
Following their humiliation at the Euro U21 tournament, Germany's youth look for redemption at the U19 Championship, writes Uli Hesse.