The 2017/18 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw has been made, starting the road to the finals in Finland, with Kosovo involved for the first time.
The draw was made by Freddie Woodman, who received the 2015/16 Respect Fair Play trophy on behalf of England.
Qualifying round draw
Group 1 (8–14 November): Croatia*, Denmark, Latvia, San Marino
Group 2 (4–10 October): Germany, Poland*, Northern Ireland, Belarus
Group 3 (8–14 November): Czech Republic, Scotland, Luxembourg*, Armenia
Group 4 (4–10 October): Netherlands*, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta
Group 5 (8–14 November): Belgium, Switzerland, FYR Macedonia*, Liechtenstein
Group 6 (3–9 October): Austria*, Israel, Lithuania, Kosovo
Group 7 (4–10 October): Serbia, Republic of Ireland*, Azerbaijan, Cyprus
Group 8 (8–14 November): England, Bulgaria*, Iceland, Faroe Islands
Group 9 (4–10 October): Italy, Sweden*, Estonia, Moldova
Group 10 (8–14 November): Russia, Greece*, Romania, Gibraltar
Group 11 (8–14 November): France, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Andorra
Group 12 (4–10 October): Ukraine, Montenegro, Norway, Albania*
Group 13 (7–13 November): Turkey*, Slovakia, Wales, Kazakhstan
Bye to elite round: Spain, Portugal
Bye to final tournament: Finland (hosts)
• The top two in each group will join Spain and Portugal in the elite round in spring 2018.
• In that round, the seven group winners will join Finland in that July's finals. The competition will also act as Europe's qualifier for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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