The draw has been made for the 13 groups that will begin the road to Malta.
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The 2022/23 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw has set 13 groups that will begin the road to the eight-team finals in Malta.
- Hosts for all groups to be confirmed.
- Mini-tournaments played either between 30 May and 14 June or 19 and 27 September 2022.
- 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.
Group 1: Czech Republic, Greece, Switzerland, Andorra
Group 2: Turkey, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg
Group 3: Ukraine, Sweden, Cyprus, Kosovo
Group 4: Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Wales, Gibraltar
Group 5: Italy, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia
Group 6: Austria, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania
Group 7: Spain, Belgium, Russia, Albania
Group 8: France, Scotland, Iceland, Kazakhstan
Group 9: England, Denmark, Georgia, Montenegro
Group 10: Norway, Serbia, North Macedonia, San Marino
Group 11: Croatia, Israel, Finland, Faroe Islands
Group 12: Germany, Slovakia, Belarus, Armenia
Group 13: Netherlands, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, Moldova
• There were four seeding pots in accordance with the coefficient rankings list. The 13 countries with the highest rankings were placed in Pot A, the next 13 in Pot B, and so on.
• Each group was allocated one team from each pot, with hosts to be appointed to stage the mini-tournaments played either between 30 May and 14 June or 19 and 27 September 2022.
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 could not be drawn together: Spain and Gibraltar, Ukraine and Russia, Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Russia and Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia