Hosts Sweden, holders Germany and France have been top-seeded for the 2013 finals draw in Gothenburg on 9 November, with England, Norway and Italy also to be kept apart.
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The UEFA Women's EURO 2013 final tournament draw is made from 18.30CET on Friday at the Svenska Mässan Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg, and broadcast live on UEFA.com, Eurosport and TV4 Sweden.
In the draw, conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino, who will be assisted by UEFA Women's EURO 2013 ambassadors Steffi Jones and Patrik Andersson, three groups of four teams will be chosen, with each pool containing one nation from the top seeding section (automatically allocated), as well as one from Pot 1 and two from top Pot 2. Hosts Sweden are top-seeded and the 11 qualifiers are classified on the basis of the women's national team coefficient rankings.
Sweden are automatically placed in position one of Group A, played in Gothenburg and Halmstad. Holders Germany will be in Group B in Vaxjo and Kalmar and the other top-ranked side, France, are in Group C in Norrkoping and Linkoping.
England, the 2009 runners-up, former champions Norway and Italy, finalists in 1993 and 1997, are the seeds in Pot 1, and will be drawn into position two in the three groups. The unseeded sides – Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, the Netherlands and Spain – will be drawn into positions three and four in the groups from Pot 2. There are no other restrictions on the draw.
According to the tournament schedule, the group stage will be played from 10 to 18 July, with the top two in each section and the two best third-placed teams progressing to the quarter-finals on 21 and 22 July. The semi-finals are on 24 and 25 July, with the final in Solna three days later.
Final tournament draw seedings
Top-seeded teams: Sweden (placed in Group A), Germany (Group B), France (Group C)
Seeded Pot 1: England, Norway, Italy
Unseeded Pot 2: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, Netherlands, Spain