Group A: England (hosts), Italy, Austria, Portugal
Group B: Germany, Scotland, France, Spain
15.30CET, 24 October, Burton Town Hall
The eight qualifiers: hosts England, Spain, Austria, France, Scotland, Germany, Italy and Portugal will be split into two groups of four. England will be placed in position one of Group A but otherwise there are no draw restrictions. The draw will be made by former England players Faye White and Sue Smith
In the expanded final tournament, the number of teams competing has increased to eight for the first time, after four contested each of the first six editions. The contenders will be divided into two groups, playing in Telford, Hinckley, Chesterfield and Burton-upon-Trent on 26 and 29 November and 2 December. The top two sides will progress to the semi-finals in Burton and Chesterfield three days later, with the third-place match in Burton on 8 December followed by the decider in Chesterfield, to be shown live on Eurosport – as will be the last-four meeting at the same venue.
The top three teams will advance to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica from 15 March and 5 April, where France will hope to defend their title. The spring date of that event explains why the European finals have been moved for this season from their usual summer slot.
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