2015/16 Under-19 qualifying round draw made

Meetings between Italy and England, and the Netherlands and France, are among the highlights of the qualifying round draw involving 52 hopefuls aiming for Germany.

Niklas Stark (left) and Jim Boyce make the draw
Niklas Stark (left) and Jim Boyce make the draw ©UEFA.com

Meetings between Italy and England, and the Netherlands and France, are among the highlights of ther 2015/16 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw.

The draw was made in Nyon by UEFA Youth & Amateur Football Committee chairman Jim Boyce and Niklas Stark, captain of 2013/14 winners Germany, who received the Respect Fair Play award on behalf of his team ahead of the ceremony. Germany will host the finals in summer 2016; the top two in each group along with the third-placed team with the best record against the leading pair will join Spain in the elite round.

Group 1 (13-18 November): Republic of Ireland*, Scotland, Slovenia, Latvia

Group 2 (18-23 September): Croatia*, Hungary, Montenegro, Kazakhstan

Group 3 (11-16 November): Bulgaria, Cyprus*, Poland, Luxembourg

Group 4 (8-13 October): Italy, England, Finland, FYR Macedonia*

Group 5 (10-15 November): Turkey, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan*

Group 6 (10-15 November): Israel, Denmark, Malta*, Iceland

Group 7 (10-15 November): Greece, Portugal*, Lithuania, Moldova

Group 8 (12-17 November): Austria, Georgia*, Albania, Wales

Group 9 (11-16 November): Russia*, Norway, Slovakia, Northern Ireland

Group 10 (7-12 October): Netherlands, France*, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein

Group 11 (12-17 November): Romania*, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Andorra

Group 12 (8-13 October): Czech Republic, Serbia, Armenia, Estonia*

Group 13 (7-12 October): Belgium*, Sweden, San Marino, Belarus

*Hosts

Bye to elite round: Spain

Bye to final tournament: Germany (hosts)

Provisional season calendar
Elite round draw: late 2015
Elite round: spring 2016
Final tournament draw: tbc
Final tournament: July 2016

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