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Spain and Israel top seeds for Under-21 draw

Holders Spain and hosts Israel will be in separate groups when the UEFA European U21 Championship finals draw is made on 28 November with England and the Netherlands also split.

Eight teams will compete for the UEFA European U21 Championship trophy
Eight teams will compete for the UEFA European U21 Championship trophy ©UEFA.com

Holders Spain will be top seeds for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals draw on Wednesday 28 November.

The lineup for next June's tournament in Israel was completed on Tuesday night following the conclusion of the play-offs. As the highest-ranked team according to the competition coefficient rankings, Spain are one of the top two seeds alongside hosts Israel.

Those two sides will be drawn into separate groups, as will the second and third-ranked teams in the list, England and the Netherlands. The remaining four countries are unseeded and will be placed in the remaining positions in the two four-team sections.

The competition coefficient rankings are set out in the competition's regulations. Next month's draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com from Tel Aviv and the finals are played from 5 to 18 June. The match schedule for the finals will be decided after the draw.

Finals draw coefficient ranking

Top seeds
Israel (hosts): 30.302
Spain: 41.086

Second seeds
England: 36.315
Netherlands: 35.370

Italy: 34.433
Germany: 33.863
Russia: 32.132
Norway: 24.634