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Under-19 elite round draw made

Published: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 11.18CET
Holders France will meet potential finals debutants Israel and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the elite round draw was made, with seven places in Georgia next July on offer.
Under-19 elite round draw made
Freddie Woodman (right) makes the draw with UEFA head of national team competitions Lance Kelly ©Getty Images for UEFA
Published: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 11.18CET

Under-19 elite round draw made

Holders France will meet potential finals debutants Israel and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the elite round draw was made, with seven places in Georgia next July on offer.

Holders France will meet potential finals debutants Israel and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw was set, with seven places in Georgia next July on offer.

The draw was made by Freddie Woodman, who received the 2015/16 Respect Fair Play trophy of behalf of England. Top seeds Spain are starting their bid in a group including England, who were beaten to the 2016 final by Italy. The Azzurri have been matched with Sweden, the Republic of Ireland and Belgium.

Elite round draw
Group 1 (23–28 March):
Netherlands*, Greece, Ukraine, Finland

Group 2 (23–28 March): Germany*, Slovakia, Serbia, Cyprus

Group 3 (22–27 March): Spain, Norway, England*, Belarus

Group 4 (23–28 March): Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Portugal*

Group 5 (22–27 March): Israel, France* (holders), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria

Group 6 (22–27 March): Austria, Czech Republic*, Hungary, Scotland

Group 7 (23–28 March): Sweden, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Belgium*

*Hosts

• The seven group winners will join hosts Georgia in the finals from 2 to 15 July.

• Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Finland, Israel and Sweden are aiming to reach the U19 final tournament for the first time.

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Freddie Woodman (left) receives the 2015/16 Respect Fair Play trophy from UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti

Last updated: 14/12/16 21.30CET

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