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Under-17 elite round draw seedings

Holders Portugal are in Pot B for the elite round draw at 11:45CET on 13 December with Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia and England among those in Pot A.

The draw will set eight groups on the road to Croatia
The draw will set eight groups on the road to Croatia ©Getty Images for UEFA

Holders Portugal are among the eight teams in Pot B after the seedings were confirmed for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round draw at 11:45CET on 13 December.

• There are four seeding pots in accordance with the coefficient ranking list, with the eight countries with the highest coefficients in Pot A – including Germany, who received a bye through the qualifying round – the next eight in Pot B, and so on.


Seeding pots
Pot A
: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Russia* England

Pot B: Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal (holders), Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pot C: Greece, Austria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Slovenia, Belarus

Pot D: Belgium, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Poland, Armenia, Norway, Faroe Islands, Ukraine*

*Due to previous decisions by the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Committee, Russia cannot meet Ukraine.

• No group winners from the qualifying round can play the runners-up from the same section. There is no such protection for the best third-placed teams (Czech Republic, Montenegro, Belgium, Armenia, Ukraine)

• The Faroe Islands and Armenia feature at this stage for the first time.

• Each group will comprise one side from each pot, with the hosts then appointed to hold the mini-tournaments, which must be completed by 2 April.

• The eight group winners and the seven runners-up with the best records against the teams first and third in their section will join hosts Croatia in the finals from 3 to 19 May.