WU19 EURO lineup complete as elite round ends

Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Switzerland and best runners-up Norway will join hosts Slovakia in the July finals after qualifying reached its climax.

Germany's Franziska Gieseke (No10) celebrates with Nina Ehegötz against Poland
Germany's Franziska Gieseke (No10) celebrates with Nina Ehegötz against Poland ©Getty Images

Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Switzerland and Norway will all join hosts Slovakia in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship finals in July after qualifying drew to a close on Sunday.

Seven spots were up for grabs for the six qualifying group winners and the best runners-up, with Norway going through despite finishing second behind Switzerland in Group 6.

The best runners-up were determined by each second-placed side's record against the teams that finished first and third in their section – which meant that holders Sweden, runners-up in Group 2, missed out on a finals berth.

Highlights: Sweden's triumph last summer
Highlights: Sweden's triumph last summer

Finals lineup
Slovakia (hosts)
Germany (Group 1 winners)
Austria (Group 2 winners)
Netherlands (Group 3 winners)
Spain (Group 4 winners)
France (Group 5 winners)
Switzerland (Group 6 winners)
Norway (best runners-up)

Final tournament draw
The final tournament draw takes place at 10.00CET on Tuesday 24 May in Bratislava. The teams will be drawn into two groups of four, playing matches on 19, 22 and 25 July. The top two progress to the semi-finals on 28 July, with the final scheduled three days later.

Facts
• Germany have qualified for ther 13th time in 15 U19 final tournaments.
• Slovakia are competing in their first women's final tournament at any level. Austria have also qualified for their first Women's U19 finals.
• Holders Sweden were knocked out by Austria in the elite round.

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