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New Under-17 season begins

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 9.38CET
The 2009/10 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round gets under way on Saturday, with 52 nations all aiming to claim one of seven finals berths alongside host nation Liechtenstein.
New Under-17 season begins
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Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 9.38CET

New Under-17 season begins

The 2009/10 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round gets under way on Saturday, with 52 nations all aiming to claim one of seven finals berths alongside host nation Liechtenstein.

The 2009/10 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round gets under way on Saturday, with 52 nations aiming to claim seven finals berths alongside hosts Liechtenstein. All the games can be followed live in the uefa.com matchcentre.

Belarus opener
Belarus, fresh from hosting the UEFA European Women's U19 Championship, will stage the earliest of the mini-tournaments, welcoming 2008/09 U17 semi-finalists Switzerland, the Czech Republic and San Marino for Group 13 from Saturday until Thursday. Germany, who took the title on home soil in May, begin on 23 October in Group 5 against former champions Turkey, Finland and hosts FYR Macedonia. Eight days later the final fixtures in Group 1 will be played, with Azerbaijan welcoming Serbia, England and Kazakhstan.

Road to finals
All teams finishing first and second in their groups will progress to the Elite round draw at 09.30CET on 9 December, along with the two third-placed teams with the best record against the leading pair in their section. The seven Elite round group winners in the spring will progress to join Liechtenstein in the finals, scheduled for 18 to 30 May 2010.

2009/10 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round
Mini-tournament hosts in bold
Group 1 (26-31 October)
Group 2 (16-21 October)
SerbiaRomania
EnglandSpain
AzerbaijanLithuania
KazakhstanFaroe Islands
Group 3 (23-28 September)
Group 4 (9-14 October)
Croatia
Israel
Belgium
Poland
Montenegro
Armenia
Denmark
Austria
Group 5 (23-28 October)
Group 6 (21-26 Sepember)
Turkey
Republic of Ireland
Germany
Sweden
Finland
Bulgaria
FYR Macedonia
Latvia
Group 7 (17-22 October)
Group 8 (22-27 October)
France
Netherlands
Ukraine
Northern Ireland
SloveniaAndorra
Estonia
Malta
Group 9 (24-29 October)
Group 10 (20-25 October)
Italy
Scotland
Norway
Portugal
Moldova
Cyprus
Greece
Georgia
Group 11 (25-30 September)
Group 12 (28 September-3 October)
Hungary
Wales
Slovakia
Russia
Albania
Iceland
Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Group 13 (5-10 September)
Bye to finals
SwitzerlandLiechtenstein (hosts)
Czech Republic
San Marino
Belarus

Last updated: 04/09/09 10.03CET

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