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Israel complete elite round lineup

Published: Thursday 17 November 2011, 10.04CET
Israel will join the 24 group winners and runners-up for the qualifying round in the elite round draw on 29 November having been confirmed as the best third-placed side overall.
by Andrew Haslam
Israel complete elite round lineup
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Published: Thursday 17 November 2011, 10.04CET

Israel complete elite round lineup

Israel will join the 24 group winners and runners-up for the qualifying round in the elite round draw on 29 November having been confirmed as the best third-placed side overall.

Israel have completed the 28-team lineup for the 2011/12 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round having been confirmed as the best third-placed team over the 12 qualifying round groups.

Eliahu Ohana's Israel finished behind the Czech Republic and Serbia in Group 5, but progress by virtue of their record against the top two in the section. Georgia and Turkey claimed the last two automatic places on offer in next month's elite round, finishing first and second in Group 9 – the final qualifying section to finish on Wednesday.

Holders Spain, 2010 champions France and England enter the competition in next spring's elite round, the draw for which will be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on 29 November at 11.45CET. The 28 countries involved will be drawn into seven groups of four, with the section winners joining hosts Estonia in next July's eight-team final tournament.

Progressing from qualifying round
Group 1: Portugal, Hungary
Group 2: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Ireland
Group 3: Romania, Italy
Group 4: Norway, Cyprus
Group 5: Czech Republic, Serbia, Israel*
Group 6: Ukraine, Switzerland
Group 7: Germany, Montenegro
Group 8: Belgium, Slovenia
Group 9: Georgia, Turkey
Group 10: Greece, Armenia
Group 11: Croatia, Netherlands
Group 12: Denmark, Austria
Byes: Spain (holders), France, England

*Best third-placed side

Last updated: 30/01/12 18.44CET

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