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Race is on for 2011 finals in Italy

Published: Tuesday 15 December 2009, 12.52CET
The initial steps to the 2010/11 UEFA European Women's U19 Championship were laid out after the first qualifying round draw, with former champions Denmark and Spain drawn together.
Race is on for 2011 finals in Italy
The 2011 finals will be in Italy ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 15 December 2009, 12.52CET

Race is on for 2011 finals in Italy

The initial steps to the 2010/11 UEFA European Women's U19 Championship were laid out after the first qualifying round draw, with former champions Denmark and Spain drawn together.

The 2010/11 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship first qualifying round draw has been made, paving the way to the finals in Italy.

Italy target
Champions in 2007/08, Italy will stage the event from 30 May to 11 June 2011. Seven teams will take on the hosts in the finals, with top seeds Germany given a bye to the second qualifying round from 31 March until 5 April 2011 that will decide the lineup. The other 44 entrants will be split into eleven groups of four in the first stage, played from 11 to 16 September 2010, with the top two in each section progressing along with the third-placed side with the best record against the leading pair in their pool.

Fair Play award
At the draw ceremony Jim Boyce, 1st Vice-Chairman of the UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee, presented the 2008/09 Fair Play trophy to Iceland captain Fanndis Fridriksdóttir.

2010/11 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship
F
irst qualifying round, 11-16 September 2010
Hosts in bold
Group 1 Group 2
EnglandAzerbaijan
FinlandBelgium
MoldovaEstonia
ArmeniaLithuania
Group 3Group 4
DenmarkAustria
SpainHungary
Greece
Portugal
Bosnia-HerzegovinaLatvia
Group 5Group 6
SwitzerlandWales
PolandFrance
FYR Macedonia
Georgia
KazakhstanSlovenia
Group 7Group 8
NorwayScotland
NetherlandsSweden
BelarusSerbia
Faroe Islands
Slovakia
Group 9
Group 10
RomaniaIceland
Czech Republic
Ukraine
TurkeyBulgaria
Northern Ireland
Israel
Group 11Byes
Republic of Ireland
Italy (to finals, hosts)
RussiaGermany (to second qualifying round)
Cyprus 
Croatia 

Last updated: 28/01/12 10.24CET

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