WU19 EURO elite round line-up confirmed

Holders Spain and six-time champions Germany are among the 28 teams that have advanced from the Women's U19 EURO qualifying round to the elite round draw at 11:00CET on 24 November.

Germany celebrate beating Iceland
Germany celebrate beating Iceland ©Getty Images

Holders Spain and former winners Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, England, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia are among the 28 teams that have advanced from the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship qualifying round to the elite round draw at 11:00CET on 24 November.

The qualifiers (group winners listed first):
Group 1:
Germany, Iceland
Group 2: England, Slovenia, Wales*
Group 3: Denmark, Slovakia
Group 4: Spain (holders), Azerbaijan
Group 5:
Norway, Portugal
Group 6:
Netherlands, Republic of Ireland
Group 7:
France, Italy
Group 8:
Austria, Belgium
Group 9:
Czech Republic, Sweden
Group 10:
Hungary, Turkey, Scotland*
Group 11:
Serbia, Finland, Israel*
Group 12: Poland, Russia, Greece*

*Four third-placed sides with the best record against the top two in their group.

Bye to finals: Switzerland (hosts)

Qualifying round summary

  • Top scorer: Fenna Kalma (Netherlands) 9
  • The Netherlands equalled the competition record of 32 goals in a mini-tournament.
  • Germany, England, Spain, Norway and the Czech Republic won their three games without conceding a goal.

Elite round draw (11:00CET, 24 November, Nyon)

  • The teams are split into four seeding pots based on qualifying round results.
  • The sides are drawn into seven groups of four with any other restrictions to be confirmed ahead of the draw.
  • Games take place in spring with seven one-venue mini-tournaments. The group winners qualify to join hosts Switzerland in the finals from 18 to 30 July.
  • Earlier that morning the draw for the 2018/19 qualifying round will also be made.

Road to Lithuania
Elite round draw: 11:00CET, 24 November, Nyon
Elite round: 210 April & 412 June
Final tourmament draw: tbc June, Switzerland
Final tournament: 18–30 July, Switzerland