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Under-17 elite round draw seedings

Holders France are in Pot 1 for the elite round draw at 11.45CET on 3 December with Germany, Russia, Spain, England, the Czech Republic, Portugal and the Republic of Ireland.

There will be 32 teams in the elite round
There will be 32 teams in the elite round ©UEFA.com

Holders France are among the eight teams in Pot A after the seedings were confirmed for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round draw at 11.45CET on 3 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, Russia, Spain, France (holders), England, Czech Republic, Portugal, Republic of Ireland

Pot B: Croatia, Ukraine, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pot C: Israel, Switzerland, Greece, Sweden, Serbia, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia

Pot D: Iceland, Georgia, Finland, Scotland, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Wales

Highlights: 2015 final

• No group winners from the qualifying round can play the runners-up from the same section.

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

• Each group will comprise one side from each pot, with the hosts then appointed to hold the mini-tournaments, which must be completed by 3 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 Azerbaijan in the finals from 5 to 21 May.