The official website for European football

France complete U17 picture

Published: Thursday 1 April 2010, 22.55CET
Best runners-up France will join group winners the Czech Republic, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland and England in the finals draw in Vaduz at 19.30CET on Wednesday.
France complete U17 picture
Eight teams will compete for the trophy in May ©Sportsfile
Published: Thursday 1 April 2010, 22.55CET

France complete U17 picture

Best runners-up France will join group winners the Czech Republic, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland and England in the finals draw in Vaduz at 19.30CET on Wednesday.

The lineup for the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament draw on Wednesday is complete after France joined the other seven qualifiers as the best elite round runners-up.

First-time qualifiers Greece, the Czech Republic, England and former champions Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Switzerland all won their groups, securing their places in Liechtenstein from 16 to 30 May. As the host nation withdrew their team, an extra berth was made available for the runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section. France – pipped by Turkey in Group 5 – came through in that reckoning, the 2004 winners conceding one goal fewer than holders Germany.

They join the other seven qualifiers in the draw at the Kunstmuseum in Vaduz from 19.30CET on Wednesday, where the teams will be split into two groups of four. The top two in each pool will progress to the 27 May semi-finals, with the decider scheduled for the Rheinpark stadium in Vaduz three days later.

 

 

Last updated: 06/04/10 15.56CET

http://www.uefa.com/under17/news/newsid=1471404.html#france+complete+u17+picture

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Under-17 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.