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Youngsters set for second season

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 1.38CET
Forty nations will again aim for the title as the draw for the 2008/09 first qualifying round is held at 9.00CET on 11 December in Nyon.
Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 1.38CET

Youngsters set for second season

Forty nations will again aim for the title as the draw for the 2008/09 first qualifying round is held at 9.00CET on 11 December in Nyon.
Forty nations will again aim for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship when the draw for the 2008/09 first qualifying round is held at 9.00CET on 11 December in Nyon.

Draw
The inaugural competition is currently in progress, with 16 teams surviving from the first stage and aiming for one of four finals places in May. And the second season will follow the same format, with the teams initially drawn into ten groups of four containing two nations from the pair of seeding pots, based on results from the last three Women's U19 seasons. Also kept apart will be the ten mini-tournament hosts, Italy and Belgium meeting one fellow top seed and two from the other pool, and vice versa for the other eight, who will stage their mini-tournaments next autumn.

May finals
Ten group winners will be joined in the second qualifying round the following spring by the six runners-up with the best record against the rest of the top three in their pool. Four teams will qualify for the finals, which one of that quartet will host in May 2009.

2008/09 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
First qualifying round draw
Pot 1 (mini-tournament hosts)
Italy
Belgium
Pot A
Germany
France
Russia
England
Spain
Switzerland
Scotland
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Finland
Netherlands
Republic of Ireland
Poland
Wales
Hungary
Czech Republic
Ukraine

Pot 2 (mini-tournament hosts)
Romania
Slovenia
Belarus
Estonia
Moldova
F.Y.R. Macedonia
Turkey
Bulgaria
Pot B
Iceland
Serbia
Israel
Greece
Croatia
Faroe Islands
Azerbaijan
Latvia
Armenia
Kazakhstan
Georgia
Lithuania
Last updated: 30/01/12 4.02CET

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