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Women's Under-17 Championship finals draw

Germany and holders Spain – together winners of seven of the previous eight editions – have been drawn in Group B, with hosts Belarus facing Serbia, England and Norway.

The result of the draw is displayed at the ceremony in Minsk
The result of the draw is displayed at the ceremony in Minsk ©Offside.by

Hosts Belarus have been drawn with Serbia, England and Norway in Group A of May's UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, while Spain will face a team they defeated at the 2015 finals en route to winning the title, Germany.

The draw
Group A:
Belarus (hosts), Serbia, England, Norway
Group B: Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain (holders)

The draw was conducted by the tournament ambassador, Belarus senior national-team goalkeeper Aleksandra Sokol at Minsk's Victoria Hotel.

• Germany and Spain have claimed seven of the previous eight editions between them. Germany won two of their four titles with final defeat of Spain in 2008/09 and 2013/14.

• Spain and Germany were in the same group last year in Iceland. Spain beat Germany 4-0 but both went through ahead of England and Iceland.

• England prevailed 3-1 in the elite round against Serbia, who came through on home soil as the best runers-up.

• The Czech Republic are making their debut in any UEFA women's finals, while this is also a bow in this tournament for Serbia and Belarus, who will meet on the opening day.

Elite round: Reports and star players

Group stage: 4, 7 & 10 May
Semi-finals: 13 May (Zhodino) – live on Eurosport/Eurosport 2
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup play-off: 16 May (Minsk)
Final: 16 May (Borisov Arena) – live on Eurosport 2

• The top three finishers at the tournament (the two finalists and the winner of the play-off between the beaten semi-finalists) will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan from 30 September to 21 October 2016.

See how Spain won the 2015 final