Under-19 elite round set for derby days

Holders Germany meet neighbours the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Spain v Portugal and England v France are other highlights of the elite round draw.

The draw results are displayed in Nyon
The draw results are displayed in Nyon ©UEFA.com

Holders Germany meet neighbours the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Spain v Portugal and England v France are other highlights of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw.

Elite round draw
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

*Hosts

•  The seven group winners join hosts Greece in the finals from 6–19 July 2015.

Draw facts
• Spain received a bye to this round and face last season's runners-up Portugal.

• Ukraine beat Montenegro 4-0 in last season's elite round on their way to the finals.

Russia overcame Sweden in the 2013 U17 semi-finals in an epic shoot-out; they are hoping to become the first nation to win the junior competition then the U19 event two years later.

Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Montenengro and Sweden are all seeking to qualify for the first time.

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