The 2011/12 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round draw was made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland on Tuesday 30 November.
As usual, a qualifying round and elite round will lead to the eight-team final tournament to be held in May 2012 in Slovenia. The 52 countries in the qualifying round draw were split into two seeding pots of 26 nations, based on their coefficients.
The 13 qualifying round groups contain two teams from each of the seeding pots, with hosts then appointed for the mini-tournaments to be played in autumn 2011. The top two in each group plus the two best third-placed teams progress to the elite round in spring 2012, which will produce seven finalists to join Slovenia.
Qualifying round draw
Group 1 (23-28 September): Norway, Hungary*, Andorra, Belarus
Group 2 (24-29 October): Portugal*, Romania, Russia, Finland
Group 3 (24-29 October): Scotland, Turkey, San Marino, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*
Group 4 (19-24 October): Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland, Kazakhstan*, Liechtenstein
Group 5 (12-17 October): Italy, Austria, Denmark*, Cyprus
Group 6 (28-31 October): England, Netherlands, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Group 7 (25-30 October): Belgium, Croatia*, Ukraine, Azerbaijan
Group 8 (21-26 September): Georgia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Moldova*
Group 9 (17-22 October): Wales, Serbia*, Armenia, Lithuania
Group 10 (28 October-2 November): Northern Ireland, France, Luxembourg*, Faroe Islands
Group 11 (19-24 October): Spain, Poland, Montenegro*, Malta
Group 12 (13-18 October): Slovakia, Germany, Albania, Estonia*
Group 13 (12-17 October): Greece, Switzerland, Israel*, Iceland
Qualifying round draw pots
Pot A: Spain, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Wales, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Georgia
Pot B: Finland, Denmark, Israel, Luxembourg, Russia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Estonia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Moldova, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Lithuania, Andorra, Latvia, Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Armenia, Albania, Liechtenstein, San Marino
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