Germany play England in WU17 EURO elite round draw

Holders Germany have been placed in a group with Poland, England and Italy after the elite round draw was made, with seven teams to qualify to join the Czech Republic in May.

The elite round draw results
The elite round draw results ©Getty Images for UEFA

UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship holders Germany have been placed in a group with Poland, England and Italy after the elite round draw was made by Giulia Gwinn, who captained last season's winners and was in Nyon to receive the Respect Fair Play trophy on behalf of her squad.

Elite round draw
Group 1 (27 March–1 April):
Austria, Netherlands*, Slovenia, Switzerland

Group 2 (20–25 March): Norway, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Wales

Group 3 (25–30 March): Germany (holders), Poland, England*, Italy

Group 4 (13–18 March): Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, Serbia*

Group 5 (24–29 March): France*, Greece, Belgium, Russia

Group 6 (28 March–2 April): Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Portugal*

*Hosts

Bye to finals: Czech Republic (hosts)

• The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals from 2 to 14 May. The draw is on 7 April in Pilsen.

2016 semi-final highlights: England 3-4 Germany
2016 semi-final highlights: England 3-4 Germany