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Champions ready for elite round draw

Published: Monday 21 November 2011, 14.09CET
Holders Spain, France and England are entering in the elite round and are all in the first seeding pot for the draw at 11.45CET on Tuesday, among four youth draws streamed live on UEFA.com.
Champions ready for elite round draw
Pablo Sarabia, who will help make the draw, lifts the trophy last season ©Sportsfile
Published: Monday 21 November 2011, 14.09CET

Champions ready for elite round draw

Holders Spain, France and England are entering in the elite round and are all in the first seeding pot for the draw at 11.45CET on Tuesday, among four youth draws streamed live on UEFA.com.

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw will be streamed live from Nyon on UEFA.com at 11.45CET on 29 November with top seeds England, France and holders Spain joining the competition.

Those three sides were given byes to this stage and will be joined in the draw by the 25 teams that emerged through the qualifying round over the last two months. For the elite round draw the teams have been split into four seeding pots of seven teams each according to their coefficient.

In the draw, which will be made by UEFA Youth and Amateur Committee chairman Jim Boyce and last season's Spain captain Pablo Sarabia – who will receive the Fair Play trophy on his team's behalf – seven groups of four will be formed, with no side able to meet a nation they played in the qualifying round. The mini-tournament hosts will then be appointed for the groups, to be played in late spring with the seven winners progressing to join hosts Estonia in the final tournament from 3 to 15 July.

Draw procedure

Pot A: England, France, Spain (holders), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Greece, Hungary

Pot B: Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Ukraine, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark

Pot C: Georgia, Romania, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Armenia, Czech Republic, Turkey

Pot D: Austria, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro

Last updated: 25/11/11 14.14CET

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