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Hungary welcomes qualifiers for finals draw

Holders Serbia are among seven teams joining hosts Hungary for the finals draw in Felcsut from 20.20CET on Thursday, to be streamed live on UEFA.com.

Hungary welcomes qualifiers for finals draw
Hungary welcomes qualifiers for finals draw ©Sportsfile

The eight teams who will contest the UEFA European Under-19 Championship will discover their finals opponents when the draw for the tournament is made in Felcsut on Thursday evening.

Hosts Hungary are joined by Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Portugal, holders Serbia and Ukraine for the draw at the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy, one of four venues for July's final tournament. Proceedings start at 20.20CET and will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

The draw will be conducted by Jim Boyce, chairman of UEFA's Youth and Amateur Football Committee, and former Hungary coach Kálmán Mészöly – the tournament ambassador – and, in addition to the defending champions Serbia, also includes Germany, victors in 2008, and 2009 winners Ukraine. At the other end of the scale, Israel are in the U19 finals for the first time.

The eight sides will be separated into two groups of four, which will be played over three matchdays on 19, 22 and 25 July. The semi-finals are three days later, with the final on 31 July. The top three in each section also qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand from 30 May to 20 June 2015.

Under-19 finals qualifiers
Hungary (hosts), Ukraine, Bulgaria, Israel, Serbia (holders), Germany, Austria, Portugal

Four stadiums will be used for the final tournament:
Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest
Puskás Akadémia Pancho Aréna, Felcsut
ETO Park Stadion, Gyor
Perutz Stadium, Papa

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