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2017/18 WU17 EURO qualifying round draw

Published: Friday 11 November 2016, 9.24CET
A match between England and Scotland is among the highlights of the 2017/18 qualifying round draw made by Giulia Gwinn, as the road to Lithuania begins.
by Paul Saffer
from Nyon
2017/18 WU17 EURO qualifying round draw
The trophy on display at the draw ©Getty Images for UEFA

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Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the elite round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.

Elite round
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.

Final tournament
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a knockout match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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Published: Friday 11 November 2016, 9.24CET

2017/18 WU17 EURO qualifying round draw

A match between England and Scotland is among the highlights of the 2017/18 qualifying round draw made by Giulia Gwinn, as the road to Lithuania begins.

A match between England and Scotland is among the highlights of the 2017/18 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round draw made by Giulia Gwinn, part of the team that won the 2016 title for Germany, who was in Nyon to receive the Respect Fair Play award on behalf for her squad.

Group 1 (10–16 October): Switzerland, Poland*, Ukraine, Faroe Islands

Group 2 (14–20 October): England, Scotland, Slovakia, Latvia*

Group 3 (2–8 October): Spain, Iceland, Azerbaijan*, Montenegro

Group 4 (24–30 September): Republic of Ireland, Greece, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina*

Group 5 (24–30 September): France, Denmark*, Wales, Kazakhstan

Group 6 (19–22 October): Sweden*, Russia, Croatia, Israel

Group 7 (1–7 October): Czech Republic, Netherlands, Turkey, Estonia*

Group 8 (22–28 September): Norway, Hungary*, Bulgaria, Moldova

Group 9 (23–29 September): Belgium, Serbia*, Belarus, FYR Macedonia

Group 10 (25 September–1 October): Austria, Portugal*, Northern Ireland, Georgia

Group 11 (23–29 October): Italy, Finland, Slovenia*, Malta

*Hosts

Bye to elite round: Germany

Bye to final tournament: Lithuania (hosts)

Details
Lithuania will stage the fifth WU17 final tournament since the expansion to eight teams in summer 2018, following in the footsteps of England, Iceland, Belarus and the Czech Republic, who hold the next finals in May.

• While Lithuania qualify directly for these finals as hosts, the country with the highest rating on the coefficient ranking list (based on results from 2013/14 to 2015/16) receive a bye to the elite round in spring 2018: Germany.

The top two in each group and the third-placed side with the best record against the leading pair in their section accompany top seeds Germany into the 24-team elite round. Seven nations will eventually qualify for the finals to join Lithuania.

Last updated: 24/03/17 17.53CET

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