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2022/23 U19 EURO qualifying round draw

The draw, streamed at 10:00 CET on 8 December, will begin the road to Malta.

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The 2022/23 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw, streamed at 10:00 CET on 8 December, will produce 13 groups to be played next summer and autumn, beginning the road to the eight-team finals in Malta.

  • The top two teams in each group will join top seeds Portugal in the spring 2023 elite round along with the third-placed team with the best record against the top two in their section.
  • Hosts Malta qualify directly for the final tournament in summer 2023.

Draw procedure and seeding pots

Pot A: France, England, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain*, Germany, Ukraine*, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Turkey, Austria, Croatia

Pot B: Greece, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia*, Poland, Slovakia, Scotland, Israel, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, Slovenia

Pot C: Georgia, Russia*, Finland, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Cyprus, Wales, Latvia, Iceland, Azerbaijan*, North Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Belarus

Pot D: Armenia*, Montenegro, Kosovo*, Albania, Kazakhstan, Andorra, Luxembourg, Moldova, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Gibraltar*, San Marino

*Based on previous decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Panel, these teams cannot be drawn together: Spain and Gibraltar, Ukraine and Russia, Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Russia and Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia

The draw
• There are 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 played either between 30 May and 14 June or 19 and 27 September 2022.