The groups in autumn begin the road to Israel.
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The 2021/22 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round draw has been made setting 13 mini-tournaments to be played next autumn.
2021/22 qualifying round draw
Group 1: Turkey, Denmark, Montenegro, Malta
Group 2: Sweden, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania
Group 3: Belgium, Norway, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg
Group 4: Hungary, Iceland, Georgia, Estonia
Group 5: Republic of Ireland, Poland, North Macedonia, Andorra
Group 6: Germany, Russia, Romania, San Marino
Group 7: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Finland, Gibraltar
Group 8: France, Greece, Cyprus, Moldova
Group 9: Austria, Slovenia, Faroe Islands, Kosovo
Group 10: Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein
Group 11: Portugal, Ukraine, Wales, Kazakhstan
Group 12: Italy, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Albania
Group 13: England, Slovakia, Belarus, Armenia
- Matches between 1 July and 16 November 2021: mini-tournament dates and hosts tbc.
- The top two teams in each group will join top seeds Netherlands and Spain in the spring 2022 elite round along with the four third-placed teams with the best records against the top two in their section.
- Hosts Israel qualify directly for the final tournament in May 2022.
How the draw worked
Pot A: England, Italy, Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Hungary, Austria, Serbia*, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Pot B: Scotland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland
Pot C: Finland, Cyprus, Belarus, Romania, Azerbaijan*, North Macedonia, Wales, Georgia, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Faroe Islands
Pot D: Lithuania, Albania, Estonia, Armenia*, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Luxembourg, San Marino, Malta, Gibraltar
*Based on previous decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Panel, these teams could not be drawn together: Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia
• There were four seeding pots in accordance with the coefficient rankings list, with the 13 countries with the highest rankings in Pot A, the next 13 in Pot B, and so on.
• Each group has one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to stage the mini-tournaments.
• The top two teams in each group will progress to the elite round along with the four third-placed teams with the best records against the top two in their section.