09.00CET, 20 November, Nyon
While Iceland qualify directly for the final tournament, the three nations with the highest rating on the coefficient ranking list are given a bye to the elite round in April: Germany, France and Spain. The remaining 40 entrants will be in the qualifying round where they will be split into ten groups of four.
There are three seeding pots according to the coefficient ranking list. The ten countries with the highest coefficient are in Pot A, the next ten in Pot B, with the remainder in Pot C. Each group will include one team from each of Pots A and B, and two from Pot C, with hosts then appointed to stage the mini-tournaments between 1 August and 31 October.
The ten group winners, ten runners-up and the third-place team with the best record against the top two in their section will accompany the three top seeds into the elite round. Seven teams will eventually qualify for the finals to join Iceland.
Qualifying round draw
Group 1: England, Russia, Moldova, Bulgaria
Group 2: Poland, Finland, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group 3: Switzerland, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Portugal
Group 4: Republic of Ireland, Serbia, Lithuania, Romania
Group 5: Czech Republic, Austria, Ukraine, Northern Ireland
Group 6: Sweden, Scotland, Croatia, Montenegro
Group 7: Belgium, Wales, Latvia, Belarus
Group 8: Denmark, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kazakhstan
Group 9: Norway, Italy, Greece, Faroe Islands
Group 10: Netherlands, Slovenia, Israel, Slovakia
Bye to elite round: Germany, France, Spain
Bye to final tournament: Iceland (hosts)
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