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Elite round ordeal awaits Germany's rivals

Published: Wednesday 19 November 2014, 12.40CET
Italy, Belarus and Czech Republic have the daunting task of playing holders Germany following the draw for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round.
Elite round ordeal awaits Germany's rivals
The draw for the 2014/15 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round ©UEFA.com
Published: Wednesday 19 November 2014, 12.40CET

Elite round ordeal awaits Germany's rivals

Italy, Belarus and Czech Republic have the daunting task of playing holders Germany following the draw for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round.

Holders Germany will take on Italy, Belarus and Czech Republic in the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round following the draw in Nyon, with Denmark, Sweden and Norway all pooled together in a Scandinavian-accented Group 5 staged in Austria.

Elite round draw
Group 1 (11-16 April): Finland, Switzerland, Turkey*, Serbia

Group 2 (9-14 April): England, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland*, Hungary

Group 3 (9-14 April): Germany (holders), Italy*, Belarus, Czech Republic

Group 4 (22-27 March): Spain, Belgium, Russia*, Romania

Group 5 (11-16 April): Denmark, Austria*, Sweden, Norway

Group 6 (23-28 March): France, Scotland, Poland*, Slovakia

*Hosts

The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts Iceland in the finals from 22 June to 4 July 2015.

Draw facts
• Germany, France and Spain received a bye to this round.

• Germany won the first eight-team finals last season in England, their fourth title.

• Spain have won two championships, with Poland the other former winners.

• Finland, Turkey, Belarus (who will stage the 2016 tournament), Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania are all hoping to qualify for the first time.

Last updated: 04/06/15 3.41CET

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