Slovenia end wait as elite round line-up is set

Slovenia came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 and book their place in the elite round as the qualifying round ended, with Stina Blackstenius' goalscoring form continuing.

Slovenia had more to celebrate on Thursday
Slovenia had more to celebrate on Thursday ©mlsz.hu

Elite round line-up confirmed as qualifying round concludes with 22 matches
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Stina Blackstenius scores four for Sweden to take her tally to 11 in three outings

Results and scorers

Group winners: Spain, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Czech Republic, Russia, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland
Best runners-up: Iceland, Ukraine, Scotland, Turkey, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, Austria

The 21 teams advancing from the qualifying round will join seeded trio Germany, France and England in the draw for the elite round in Nyon on 20 November, starting at 11.30CET. The elite round will be played from 4 to 9 April, with seven places at next summer's finals in Israel up for grabs alongside the hosts.