Qualifying round draw
Group 1: Switzerland*, Iceland, Greece, Georgia
Group 2: France, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Faroe Islands
Group 3: Belgium, Wales*, Croatia, Azerbaijan
Group 4: Finland*, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania
Group 5: Germany, Serbia, Hungary*, Kazakhstan
Group 6: Sweden, Northern Ireland, FYR Macedonia*, Montenegro
Group 7: Netherlands*, Italy, Cyprus, Moldova
Group 8: Norway, Portugal*, Estonia, Israel
Group 9: Denmark, Romania, Belarus*, Latvia
Group 10: Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovenia*, Bulgaria
Group 11: Scotland, Austria*, Ukraine, Albania
Bye to elite round: England, Spain
Bye to finals: Slovakia (hosts)
10.15CET, 19 November, Nyon
While hosts Slovakia qualify directly for the final tournament, provisionally from 19-31 July 2016, the two nations with the highest rating on the coefficient ranking list (based on results from 2011/12 to 2013/14) receive a bye to the elite round that April: England and Spain. The remaining 44 entrants will be in the qualifying round where they will be split into 11 groups of four.
There were four seeding pots according to the coefficient ranking list, with the 11 countries with the highest rating in Pot A, the next 11 in Pot B, and so on. Each group included one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to stage the mini-tournaments, provisionally scheduled between 15 and 20 September 2015.
The top two teams in each group will join England and Spain in the elite round, provisionally 5-10 April 2016. Seven teams will eventually qualify for the finals to join Slovakia.
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