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U19 eyes fixed on France

Published: Tuesday 2 December 2008, 1.57CET
A trip to the 2009/10 UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals in France is the target for the 52 nations in the qualifying round draw to be held in Nyon on Wednesday 3 December at 17.30CET .
U19 eyes fixed on France
The U19 trophy on display before the 2008 final ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 2 December 2008, 1.57CET

U19 eyes fixed on France

A trip to the 2009/10 UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals in France is the target for the 52 nations in the qualifying round draw to be held in Nyon on Wednesday 3 December at 17.30CET .

A trip to the 2009/10 UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals in France is the target for the 52 nations in the qualifying round draw at 17.30CET on 3 December in Nyon.

Thirteen groups
The teams in the draw will be split into two pots based on their coefficient, with the associations ranked 1 to 26 in Pot A and Pot B comprising the countries ranked 27 to 52. The teams will be divided into 13 pools of four, made up of two teams from Pot A and two from Pot B, with matches to be played in autumn 2009. The winners and second-placed side from each section, together with the two best third-placed sides overall, will qualify for the Elite round the following spring, which comprises seven groups of four teams. The seven Elite round group winners join the hosts in the 2010 final tournament.

2009/10 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Qualifying round draw
Pot A
Spain
Germany
Portugal
Russia
Hungary
Israel
England
Czech Republic
Turkey
Serbia
Italy
Greece
Croatia
Slovakia
Ukraine
Switzerland
Bulgaria
Republic of Ireland
Poland
Scotland
Austria
Norway
Iceland
Sweden
Belgium
Netherlands
Pot B
Belarus
Romania
Denmark
Georgia
Slovenia
Cyprus
Albania
Azerbaijan
Moldova
Armenia
Latvia
Lithuania
Finland
Luxembourg
Kazakhstan
Northern Ireland
F.Y.R. Macedonia
Liechtenstein
Wales
Estonia
Montenegro
Malta
Faroe Islands
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Andorra
San Marino

France qualify automatically for the final tournament as hosts

Last updated: 30/01/12 18.34CET

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