The UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round kicks off on Thursday with seven places on offer in this summer's final tournament, to be held in Greece.
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Five places in this summer's UEFA European Under-19 Championship will be determined over the next week as the first elite round groups get under way.
UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round
Group 1 (29 May–3 June): Spain, Portugal, Georgia*, Turkey
Group 2 (26–31 March): Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Germany* (holders), Czech Republic
Group 3 (26–31 March): Russia, Sweden*, Belgium, Lithuania
Group 4 (26–31 March): Netherlands*, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway
Group 5 (14–19 May): Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Group 6 (26–31 March): Italy, Austria*, Croatia, Scotland
Group 7 (26–31 March): England, France*, Denmark, Azerbaijan
• The seven group winners join hosts Greece in the finals from 6–19 July 2015.
• Eight teams won all three qualifying round games: Austria, England, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia and Slovakia.
• Six-time winners Spain were given a bye to the elite round.
• Group 1 contains Spain plus former runners-up Turkey and Portugal, who lost to Germany in last year's final.
• Holders Germany are in Group 2; other former winners are Serbia (2013), France (2005, 2010), Ukraine (2009) and Italy (2003).
• Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Montenengro and Sweden are all seeking to qualify for the first time.