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2016/17 Under-19 qualifying round draw

Published: Thursday 3 December 2015, 10.27CET
The draw for next autumn's 2016/17 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round has been made, starting the road to the finals in Georgia.
by Paul Saffer
from Nyon
2016/17 Under-19 qualifying round draw
Switzerland are drawn out ©Getty Images for UEFA

Road to the final

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship consists of three distinct stages: the qualifying round, the elite round and the final tournament.

Qualifying round
The qualifying round, played in autumn, is made up of 13 groups of four teams playing in one-venue mini-tournaments. The top two from each progress.

Elite round
In the elite round, played in the spring, those 26 qualifiers join the top two seeds, given a bye, in seven mini-tournament groups of four. The group winners then join the hosts in the finals.

Final tournament

The seven qualifiers plus the hosts are split into two groups of four who play each other once, with the top two progressing to the semi-finals. The winners of those ties contest the final.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

Published: Thursday 3 December 2015, 10.27CET

2016/17 Under-19 qualifying round draw

The draw for next autumn's 2016/17 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round has been made, starting the road to the finals in Georgia.

The 2016/17 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw has been made, starting the road to the finals in Georgia. The draw was made by UEFA Youth & Amateur Football Committee chairman Sándor Csányi and last season's Ukraine captain Pavlo Lukyanchuk, who received the 2014/15 Respect Fair Play trophy.

Group 1 (6-11 October): Russia, Belgium*, Kazakhstan, Finland

Group 2 (6-11 October): Netherlands*, Norway, San Marino, Romania

Group 3 (25-30 October): Israel, Scotland, Liechtenstein, Andorra*

Group 4 (6-11 October): Germany, Republic of Ireland, Albania*, Gibraltar

Group 5 (4-9 October): Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania*, Azerbaijan

Group 6 (10-15 November): England, Greece, Wales*, Luxembourg

Group 7 (10-15 November): Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Armenia*

Group 8 (10-15 November): Denmark, Portugal, Bulgaria*, Belarus

Group 9 (6-11 October): France, Czech Republic*, Estonia, Slovenia

Group 10 (9-14 November): Sweden, Serbia*, Moldova, Malta

Group 11 (6-11 October): FYR Macedonia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Poland*

Group 12 (11-16 November): Croatia, Montenegro*, Faroe Islands, Cyprus

Group 13 (6-11 October): Ukraine*, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland

*Hosts

Bye to elite round: Spain

Bye to final tournament: Georgia (hosts)

• The top two in each group along with the third-placed team with the best record against the leading pair will join top seeds Spain in the elite round in spring 2017. The seven group winners from that stage go into the finals the following summer, joining hosts Georgia.

Last updated: 06/04/16 19.26CET

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