12.00CET, 20 November, Nyon
The elite round draw featured 24 nations – top seeds Germany, England and Spain, 11 qualifying round group winners and the best ten runners-up.
There were four seeding pots according to the coefficient ranking list, with the six countries with the highest coefficient in Pot A, the next six in Pot B, and so on. Each group included one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to stage the mini-tournaments between 5 and 10 April 2014.
Elite round draw
Group 1: Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Belarus
Group 2: Scotland, Russia, Iceland, Croatia
Group 3: Sweden, France, Poland, Romania
Group 4: Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Group 5: Austria, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Turkey
Group 6: England, Finland, Denmark, Serbia
Bye to the finals: Norway (hosts)
Seven teams will qualify to join hosts Norway in the final tournament between 15 and 27 July 2014; the six group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their pool.
The draw, conducted by UEFA competitions director Giorgio Marchetti, was made by Sherry McCue, captain of last season's runners-up England. McCue's team were placed into a section containing Denmark and Finland – countries they defeated at the 2013 finals in August – and Serbia. Sweden and holders France, the last two winners, were paired in Group 3.
For Belarus, it was only the second time they have graced the second stage of qualifying but, having hosted the 2009 event, they were among 20 sides in the draw that have experienced a final tournament. Croatia, Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland and Ukraine had not.
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