U17 entrants discover qualifying task

Former UEFA European Under-17 Championship winners Spain and Russia will be in the same qualifying round group for the 2010/11 edition in Serbia while France will take on Italy after the draw was made in Nyon.

UEFA Youth & Amateur Football Committee president Grigoriy Surkis (left) makes the draw with last season's winning captain Reinhold Yabo of Germany and UEFA technical director Andy Roxburgh
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Former UEFA European Under-17 Championship winners Spain and Russia will be in the same qualfiying round group for the 2010/11 edition after the draw was made in Nyon.

Road to Serbia
Fifty-two sides are competing for seven slots alongside hosts Serbia in next season's final tournament, and have been split into 13 groups of four for the first stage, played next autumn. The top two from each section will progress to the Elite round along with the two third-placed sides with the best record against the leading pair in their section.

Germany awards
During the draw ceremony, Germany were presented with the Maurice Burlaz Trophy marking their achievements as the nation with the best results in UEFA youth competition over the last two years, including taking the 2008/09 U17 title. The chairman of the UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee, Grigoriy Surkis, presented the trophy, named after the former vice-chairman of the committee, to the German Football Association technical director Mattias Sammer and vice-president Dr Hans-Dieter Drewitz. In addition, the captain of Germany's victorious U17 squad, Reinhold Yabo, received the 2008/09 Fair Play Trophy on behalf of his team and assisted in the draw.

2010/11 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round draw
Hosts in bold
Group 1 (27 September-2 October)
Group 2 (15-20 October)
Greece
Austria
CroatiaGermany
Bulgaria
Bosnia-Herzegovina
IsraelEstonia
Group 3 (18-23 October)
Group 4 (25-30 September)
PolandNorway
EnglandRepublic of Ireland
GeorgiaAlbania
SwedenMalta
Group 5 (22-27 October)
Group 6 (21-26 September)
PortugalRomania
Northern IrelandBelarus
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
MontenegroLiechtenstein
Group 7 (22-27 September)
Group 8 (22-27 September)
Czech RepublicBelgium
TurkeyWales
Iceland
Lithuania
ArmeniaDenmark
Group 9 (27 October-1 November)
Group 10 (20-25 September)
FranceSlovakia
ItalyHungary
SloveniaFaroe Islands
CyprusAndorra
Group 11 (21-26 October)
Group 12 (17-22 September)
UkraineSwitzerland
NetherlandsScotland
San MarinoLuxembourg
LatviaFYR Macedonia
Group 13 (16-21 October)
Bye to finals
RussiaSerbia (hosts)
Spain 
Finland 
Moldova 

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