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Under-17 entrants seek Serbia ticket

Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 10.25CET
The road to the 2011 finals in Serbia begins with the opening qualifying round games on Friday as 52 nations including holders England aim to join the hosts next May.
Under-17 entrants seek Serbia ticket
The trophy will be won again in Serbia next May ©Sportsfile
Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 10.25CET

Under-17 entrants seek Serbia ticket

The road to the 2011 finals in Serbia begins with the opening qualifying round games on Friday as 52 nations including holders England aim to join the hosts next May.

Serbia will host the 2010/11 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the eight-month road to the final begins with the opening qualifying round games on Friday.

While Serbia are assured of their finals place, the 52 other UEFA members compete in two rounds of qualifying for the other seven berths. For the initial qualifying round they are split into 13 groups of four, played as one-venue mini-tournament. The first starts on Friday in Luxembourg, when the hosts joined by Scotland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Switzerland, one of the eight 2010 finalists.

England won the tournament in Liechtenstein in May and begin their title defence on 18 October in Group 3, taking on Poland, Sweden and hosts Georgia. The round concludes on 1 November with Group 9, staged by Cyprus and involving Italy, Slovenia and 2010 semi-finalists France.

The winners and second-placed sides from each section, together with the two third-placed sides with the best record against the leading pair in their pool, will qualify for the elite round draw on 30 November, beginning at 11.15CET. Scheduled for March 2011, the elite round  comprises seven groups of four with the winners joining Serbia in the finals scheduled for 3 to 15 May.

2010/11 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round
Hosts in bold
Group 1 (27 September-2 October)
Group 2 (15-20 October)
Greece
Austria
CroatiaGermany
Bulgaria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
IsraelEstonia
Group 3 (18-23 October)
Group 4 (25-30 September)
PolandNorway
England (holders)Republic of Ireland
GeorgiaAlbania
SwedenMalta
Group 5 (22-27 October)
Group 6 (21-26 September)
PortugalRomania
Northern IrelandBelarus
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
MontenegroLiechtenstein
Group 7 (22-27 September)
Group 8 (22-27 September)
Czech RepublicBelgium
TurkeyWales
Iceland
Lithuania
ArmeniaDenmark
Group 9 (27 October-1 November)
Group 10 (20-25 September)
FranceSlovakia
ItalyHungary
SloveniaFaroe Islands
CyprusAndorra
Group 11 (21-26 October)
Group 12 (17-22 September)
UkraineSwitzerland
NetherlandsScotland
San MarinoLuxembourg
LatviaFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Group 13 (16-21 October)
Bye to finals
RussiaSerbia (hosts)
Spain
Finland
Moldova

Last updated: 17/09/10 15.02CET

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