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Spain learn fate in U21 qualifying draw

Published: Thursday 31 January 2013, 9.39CET
Most recent winners Spain and Germany face tough schedules while Greece will meet Turkey after the 2013/15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying draw in Nyon.
Spain learn fate in U21 qualifying draw
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Published: Thursday 31 January 2013, 9.39CET

Spain learn fate in U21 qualifying draw

Most recent winners Spain and Germany face tough schedules while Greece will meet Turkey after the 2013/15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying draw in Nyon.

Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania lie in wait for 2011 winners Spain following the 2013–15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying draw in Nyon today.

Looking to retain their title in Israel this summer, Spain will not have an easy ride in Group 4 of qualifying for the next competition, which will conclude with a final tournament in the Czech Republic in June 2015. Winners in 2009, Germany also have a tough task ahead in Group 6, where they have been pitted against Romania, Montenegro, the Republic of Ireland and the Faroe Islands. Neighbours Greece and Turkey, meanwhile, will meet in Group 7, while Group 8 is the only section to feature two sides who will compete in this summer's finals: hosts Israel and Norway.

Group stage matches can get under way from 22 March, as the contestants bid to join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals. The ten group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the play-offs to determine the seven sides destined for the showpiece event.

2013–15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying draw
Group 1

England*
Wales
Finland
Moldova
Lithuania
San Marino

Group 2
Russia*
Denmark
Slovenia
Bulgaria
Estonia
Andorra

Group 3
Netherlands*
Scotland
Slovakia
Georgia
Luxembourg

Group 4
Spain*
Austria
Hungary
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Albania

Group 5
Switzerland
Ukraine
Croatia
Latvia
Liechtenstein

Group 6
Germany*
Romania
Montenegro
Republic of Ireland
Faroe Islands

Group 7
Sweden
Turkey
Greece
Poland
Malta

Group 8
Israel*
Portugal
Norway*
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Azerbaijan

Group 9
Italy*
Serbia
Belgium
Cyprus
Northern Ireland

Group 10
France
Belarus
Armenia
Iceland
Kazakhstan

*2011/13 finals contenders

Last updated: 31/01/13 15.10CET

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