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Wales and Bulgaria complete elite round

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 14.26CET
Wales and Bulgaria have taken the last two spots in the 29 November elite round draw as the best third-placed sides, completing a 28-team lineup including all nine past winners.
Wales and Bulgaria complete elite round
Holders the Netherlands will be in the draw ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 14.26CET

Wales and Bulgaria complete elite round

Wales and Bulgaria have taken the last two spots in the 29 November elite round draw as the best third-placed sides, completing a 28-team lineup including all nine past winners.

Wales and Bulgaria have completed the 28-team lineup for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round which includes all nine past winners.

The top two sides from each of the 13 qualifying round groups played over the last six weeks will go into the draw at 11.00CET on 29 November in Nyon. That number includes holders the Netherlands and previous champions England, Germany, Spain, Russia, Turkey, France, Portugal and Switzerland as well as Lithuania, making progress for the first time at this level.

Two spots remained in March's second stage and Wales and Bulgaria took them as the two third-placed sides with the best record against the leading pair in their groups. In the elite round draw, teams will be split into seven one-venue mini-tournaments, with seedings and hosts to be confirmed. The seven group winners will join hosts Slovenia in the final tournament from 4 to 16 May.

Progressing from qualifying round
Group 1: Hungary, Belarus
Group 2: Russia, Portugal
Group 3: Scotland, Turkey
Group 4: Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland
Group 5: Denmark, Italy
Group 6: England, Netherlands (holders)
Group 7: Belgium, Ukraine
Group 8: Sweden, Georgia, Bulgaria*
Group 9: Serbia, Lithuania, Wales*
Group 10: France, Luxembourg
Group 11: Spain, Poland
Group 12: Germany, Albania
Group 13: Iceland, Switzerland

*Best third-place teams as per competition regulation 6.06

Last updated: 03/11/11 15.57CET

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