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Second qualifying round & finals

The second qualifying round split the 16 teams into four groups of four to be played in spring and also defined the semi-final pairings.

Second qualifying round & finals

The second qualifying round split the 16 teams into four groups of four to be played in spring and also defined the semi-final pairings.

Second qualifying round draw
Group 1 (7-12 March):
 Netherlands, Denmark, Germany (holders), Belgium*

Group 2 (26-31 March): Norway, Republic of Ireland, Austria*, Poland

Group 3 (24-29 March): France*, Spain, Northern Ireland, Finland

Group 4 (9-14 April): Switzerland, Czech Republic*, Sweden, Italy

*Hosts

Finals schedule (Nyon)
Semi-finals: 25 June
1: Winner Group 1 v Winner Group 2
2: Winner Group 3 v Winner Group 4

Third-place play-off: 28 June
Loser semi-final 1 v Loser semi-final 2

Final: 28 June
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2

12.15CET, 20 November, Nyon
The 16 entrants were divided into four seeding pots according to the coefficient ranking list. Each group contains one team from all four pots, with mini-tournament hosts then appointed, to be played by mid-April. No team could be drawn against a side they met in the first qualifying round.

The final tournament draw was set by how the second qualifying round groups were formed. The knockout event from 25 to 28 June will be the sixth and last time the tournament will end with a four-team finals at Colovray Stadium, Nyon, with the showpiece expanding to an eight-sided event, held in 2013/14 in England.

Seeding pots
Pot A:
Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway

Pot B: Spain, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic

Pot C: Sweden, Austria, Germany (holders), Northern Ireland

Pot D: Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland

http://www.uefa.com/womensunder17/draws/index.html#second+qualifying+round+finals

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.