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Under-17s turn thoughts to Bulgaria

The draw for the 2014/15 qualifying round is made at 09.30CET on 28 November with 53 nations hoping to be among those to join hosts Bulgaria in the first 16-team finals.

Bulgaria will stage the first 16-team U17 final tournament
Bulgaria will stage the first 16-team U17 final tournament ©Sportsfile

The draw for the 2014/15 qualifying round is made at 09.00CET on 28 November, streamed live from Nyon on UEFA.com, with 52 hopefuls split into two pots.

A total of 15 teams will join hosts Bulgaria in the first 16-team final tournament since 2001/012 but before that the entrants compete next autumn for 31 elite round places. Top seeds Germany have been given a bye to the elite round while the remaining entrants will be in one of two pots of 26 teams each according to their coefficient.

A total of 13 groups will be formed, each containing two teams from each of the seeding pots, with the hosts appointed after the draw. The top two in each group along with the five third-placed teams with the best record against the leading pair will join Germany in the elite round in spring 2015.

Draw procedure

Pot A: Netherlands, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Russia, Czech Republic, Spain, Serbia, Portugal, Georgia, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine, Sweden, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Iceland, Belarus, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey

Pot B: Greece, Romania, Northern Ireland, Israel, Finland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Latvia, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Wales, Moldova, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Andorra, San Marino, Malta, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar

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