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Holders France learn elite round opponents

Published: Tuesday 30 November 2010, 13.00CET
Reigning Under-19 champions France must get past Slovakia, Belarus and Greece in the elite round, the last of four youth draws made at UEFA HQ today.
Holders France learn elite round opponents
The draw for the UEFA European U19 Championship elite round took place in Nyon ©UEFA.com
Published: Tuesday 30 November 2010, 13.00CET

Holders France learn elite round opponents

Reigning Under-19 champions France must get past Slovakia, Belarus and Greece in the elite round, the last of four youth draws made at UEFA HQ today.

UEFA European Under-19 Championship holders France will take on Slovakia, Belarus and Greece after the elite round draw was made in Nyon.

The 28 sides that progressed from the qualifying round have been split into seven groups of four to be played in the late spring, with the winners joining hosts Romania in the finals from 20 July to 1 August.

Three-time champions Spain, beaten in last year's final by France, will meet 2009 runners-up England in another testing section that includes Switzerland and Montenegro.

Elite round draw
Group 1 (24-29 May): Belgium, Estonia, Portugal, Croatia*

Group 2 (31 May-5 June): Spain, England, Switzerland*, Montenegro

Group 3 (20-25 May): France, Slovakia*, Belarus, Greece

Group 4 (24-29 May): Italy, Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Poland*

Group 5 (19-24 May): Netherlands, Russia, Israel, Czech Republic*

Group 6 (28 April-3 May): Serbia, Norway*, Wales, Moldova

Group 7 (31 May-5 June): Germany, Turkey*, Hungary, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

*Hosts

Last updated: 30/01/12 18.40CET

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