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  • Group B coaches (UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw)
    Group B coaches (UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw)
    Group B coaches (L to R) Maria Antonia Is Pineira (Spain), Anouschka Bernhard (Germany), Czech team manager and Rita Guarino (Italy) with the trophy after the 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals draw
    06 April 2016
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  • Group A coaches (UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw)
    Group A coaches (UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw)
    Group A coaches (L to R) Lena Tyriberget (Norway), John Griffiths (England) Suzana Stanojević (Serbia), Belarus team manager with the trophy after the 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals draw
    06 April 2016
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  • 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw
    2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw
    The result of the draw for the 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals
    06 April 2016
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  • 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw
    2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship draw
    The stage is set for the 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals draw
    06 April 2016
    ©Offside.by
  • Kamila Dubcová (Czech Republic)
    Kamila Dubcová (Czech Republic)
    Czech Republic's Kamila Dubcová in action against Hungary in UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying
    29 March 2016
    ©Ligue de Basse-Normandie
  • Celebration (Czech Republic)
    Celebration (Czech Republic)
    Czech Republic celebrate qualifying for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
    29 March 2016
    ©Ligue de Basse-Normandie
  • Celebration (Czech Republic)
    Celebration (Czech Republic)
    Czech Republic celebrate qualifying for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
    29 March 2016
    ©Ligue de Basse-Normandie
  • Spain celebrate
    Spain celebrate
    Spain celebrate a goal during their elite-round match against Denmark
    27 March 2016
    ©Jonathan Porter / Press eye
  • Sarai Linder & Anna-Lena Stolze (Germany)
    Sarai Linder & Anna-Lena Stolze (Germany)
    Germany celebrate scoring against Russia
    24 March 2016
    ©Getty Images
  • Republic of Ireland celebrate
    Republic of Ireland celebrate
    Republic of Ireland celebrate scoring in their elite round match against Hungary
    19 March 2016
    ©David Catry
  • Czech Republic celebrate
    Czech Republic celebrate
    Czech Republic celebrate scoring in their elite round match against France
    19 March 2016
    ©David Catry
  • France celebrate
    France celebrate
    France celebrate scoring in their elite round match against the Czech Republic
    19 March 2016
    ©David Catry
  • Anna Júlia Csiki (Hungary) & Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland)
    Anna Júlia Csiki (Hungary) & Lauryn O'Callaghan (Republic of Ireland)
    Anna Júlia Csiki of Hungary with Lauryn O'Callaghan of Republic of Ireland during their elite round match
    19 March 2016
    ©David Catry
  • 2015/16 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round draw
    2015/16 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round draw
    The draw results are displayed in Nyon
    13 November 2015
    ©UEFA.com
  • Karen Espelund (UEFA) & Naomi Mégroz (Switzerland)
    Karen Espelund (UEFA) & Naomi Mégroz (Switzerland)
    Switzerland's 2014/15 captain Naomi Mégroz (right) makes the 2016/17 qualifying round draw with UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Karen Espelund
    13 November 2015
    ©UEFA.com
  • Karen Espelund (UEFA) & Naomi Mégroz (Switzerland)
    Karen Espelund (UEFA) & Naomi Mégroz (Switzerland)
    Switzerland captain Naomi Mégroz receives the 2014/15 Respect Fair Play trophy from UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Karen Espelund
    13 November 2015
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  • 2016/17 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round draw
    2016/17 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round draw
    The draw results are displayed in Nyon
    13 November 2015
    ©UEFA.com
  • Birgül Sadıkoğlu (Turkey) & Leanne Kiernan (Republic of Ireland)
    Birgül Sadıkoğlu (Turkey) & Leanne Kiernan (Republic of Ireland)
    Birgül Sadıkoğlu (No8) of Turkey with Leanne Kiernan of Republic of Ireland during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifier
    21 October 2015
    ©TFF
  • Birgül Sadıkoğlu (Turkey) & Zoe Green (Republic of Ireland)
    Birgül Sadıkoğlu (Turkey) & Zoe Green (Republic of Ireland)
    Birgül Sadıkoğlu (No8) of Turkey with Zoe Green of Republic of Ireland during their UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifier
    21 October 2015
    ©TFF
  • Sweden celebrate
    Sweden celebrate
    Sweden celebrate beating Russia to top Group 8
    17 October 2015
    ©FRF
  • Scotland celebrate
    Scotland celebrate
    Scotland celebrate during their qualifying round match against Kazakhstan
    15 October 2015
    ©LFF Press
  • Lauren Doran-Barr (Scotland)
    Lauren Doran-Barr (Scotland)
    Lauren Doran-Barr (L) of Scotland during their qualifying round match against Kazakhstan
    15 October 2015
    ©LFF Press
  • Brogan Hay (Scotland) & Rano Akbayeva (Kazakhstan)
    Brogan Hay (Scotland) & Rano Akbayeva (Kazakhstan)
    Brogan Hay (L) of Scotland with Rano Akbayeva of Kazakhstan during their qualifying round match
    15 October 2015
    ©LFF Press
  • Austria celebrate
    Austria celebrate
    Austria celebrate beating Latvia to advance from the qualifying round
    13 October 2015
    ©LFF Press

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 second qualifying 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 match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

Belarus 2016