Second qualifying round
Group 1: Switzerland, England, Belgium*, Iceland
Group 2: France, Norway*, Republic of Ireland, Poland
Group 3: Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark*, Finland
(26 April-1 May)
Group 4: Germany, Spain* (holders), Czech Republic, Serbia
Semi-finals (26 June)
Winner Group 1 v Winner Group 2
Winner Group 3 v Winner Group 4
Third-place play-off (29 June)
Loser semi-final 1 v Loser semi-final 2
Final (29 June)
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2
12.30CET, 15 November, Nyon
Second qualifying round
The second qualifying round will split the 16 teams, including automatic entrants Germany and the Netherlands, into four groups of four to be played in spring.
The teams have been divided into four seeding pots according to the coefficient ranking list. Each group will contain one team from all four of the pots, with mini-tournament hosts then appointed for the matches, to be played by mid-April. No team can be drawn against a side they met in the first qualifying round.
Pot A: Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France
Pot B: Sweden, Spain (holders), Norway, England
Pot C: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
Pot D: Serbia, Iceland, Poland, Finland
The four group winners will progress to the final tournament, held at the Colovray stadium in Nyon, Switzerland from 26 to 29 June. It also acts as qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Azerbaijan.
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The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.
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.
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.
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.