Under-19 EURO qualifying round latest

Through to elite round so far: Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland.

Ireland are among the teams to have gone through
Ireland are among the teams to have gone through ©Sportsfile

The UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round has started with the five October groups as the road to Armenia begins.

In all, 52 of the entrants will compete in mini-tournaments played either between Wednesday and next Tuesday or, in eight cases, mid-November. Holders Portugal and fellow top seeds Germany have been byes to the elite round and hosts Armenia already in July's finals.

Thougn to elite round: Portugal (holders, bye), Germany (bye), Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, 21 tbc

Qualifying round groups
Group 1 (14–20 November): Georgia*, Israel, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein

Group 2 (10–16 October)
Though:
Italy
Could still qualify: Denmark, Finland

Group 3 (14–20 November): Czech Republic*, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Luxembourg

Group 4 (14–20 November): Sweden, Scotland, Wales*, San Marino

Group 5 (14–20 November): England, Turkey*, Iceland, Moldova

Group 6 (14–20 November): France, Belgium, Lithuania, Malta*

2018 U19 EURO highlights: Portugal win epic final
2018 U19 EURO highlights: Portugal win epic final

Group 7 (10–16 October): Austria, Hungary*, Slovenia, Kosovo

Group 8 (10–16 October): Ukraine, Slovakia, Norway, Albania*

Group 9 (14–20 November): Serbia, Poland, Northern Ireland*, Kazakhstan

Group 10 (10–16 October)
Through:
Netherlands, Republic of Ireland*

Group 11 (13–19 November): Russia, Montenegro, Cyprus*, Latvia

Group 12 (10–16 October)
Through:
Spain, Switzerland*

Group 13 (14–20 November): Greece, Bulgaria*, Romania, Gibraltar

*Hosts

  • The top two in each group advance to join top seeds Portugal and Germany in the elite round draw on 6 December.
  • In March's elite round, seven teams will qualify to line up alongside hosts Armenia in the finals.

Bye to elite round (18–26 March): Portugal (holders), Germany

Bye to final tournament (1427 July): Armenia (hosts)

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