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Moldova and Czech Republic complete elite round lineup

Published: Monday 1 November 2010, 17.52CET
Moldova and the Czech Republic have claimed the last two places in the 28-team lineup for the elite round draw on 30 November after being confirmed as the two best third-placed sides.
by Andrew Haslam
Moldova and Czech Republic complete elite round lineup
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Published: Monday 1 November 2010, 17.52CET

Moldova and Czech Republic complete elite round lineup

Moldova and the Czech Republic have claimed the last two places in the 28-team lineup for the elite round draw on 30 November after being confirmed as the two best third-placed sides.

Moldova and the Czech Republic have completed the lineup for the 2010/11 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round after being confirmed as the two best third-placed sides from the qualifying round.

Holders France, four-time winners Spain – beaten by Les Petits Bleus in last season's final in Caen – 2008 champions Germany and 2003 winners Italy all safely negotiated the qualifying round, which kicked off on 28 September. The Czech Republic finished third in Group 5 and, on the final day of action, Moldova did likewise in Group 6, both progressing by virtue of their record against the teams who finished first and second in their respective qualifiers.

The draw for the elite round takes place in Nyon, Switzerland, at 12.15CET on 30 November. The 28 qualifiers will be divided into seven groups of four teams, with the top team in each section joining hosts Romania in next summer's final tournament. The elite round will be played in spring 2011.

Teams progressing from qualifying round
Group 1: Turkey, Wales
Group 2:
Estonia, Norway
Group 3:
Portugal, Greece
Group 4:
Ukraine, Russia
Group 5:
Belarus, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic*
Group 6: Hungary, Poland, Moldova*
Group 7: Italy, Croatia
Group 8: Belgium, England
Group 9: Netherlands, Slovakia
Group 10:
Serbia, Republic of Ireland
Group 11: Spain, Israel
Group 12: France, Montenegro
Group 13: Germany, Switzerland

* Best third-placed teams

Last updated: 30/01/12 18.40CET

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