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Qualifying group stage

The 52 entrants were drawn into nine groups – seven of six teams and two of five.

Qualifying group stage

The 52 entrants were drawn into nine groups – seven of six teams and two of five.

09.00CET, 5 February 2015, Nyon

UEFA European Under-21 Championship draw
Group 1:
Czech Republic*, Belgium, Montenegro, Moldova, Latvia, Malta

Group 2: Italy*, Serbia*, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Lithuania, Andorra

Group 3: France, Ukraine, Scotland, Iceland, FYR Macedonia, Northern Ireland

Group 4: Portugal*, Israel, Greece, Hungary, Albania, Liechtenstein

Group 5: Denmark*, Romania, Armenia, Wales, Bulgaria, Luxembourg

Group 6: Spain, Sweden*, Croatia, Georgia, Estonia, San Marino

Group 7: Germany*, Russia, Austria, Finland, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands

Group 8: Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey, Belarus, Cyprus

Group 9: England*, Switzerland, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan

*Teams competing in this summer's final tournament in the Czech Republic

Draw procedure
• The 52 entrants were drawn into nine groups: seven of six teams and two of five.

The teams were split into six seeding pots based on the coefficient ranking system.

• The nine group winners will automatically qualify to join hosts Poland in the 2017 finals.

• The four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their group will go into the play-offs and be drawn into two ties to decide the remaining qualifiers for the expanded 12-country finals.

Road to Poland: match dates
Qualifying group stage
23–31 March 2015
8–16 June 2015
31 August–8 September 2015
5–13 October 2015
9–17 November 2015
21–29 March 2016
29 August–6 September 2016
3–11 October 2016

Play-offs
7–15 November 2016

http://www.uefa.com/under21/draws/index.html#qualifying+group+stage