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2021/22 Women's U17 Round 1 guide

The 2021/22 Women's U17 EURO has a new format including promotion and relegation, and the first round runs from 23 September.

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Round 1 of the new UEFA Nations League-style UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship begins on 23 September with a record 49 teams involved.

A new format replaces the old qualifying and elite rounds, still featuring one-venue mini-tournaments but now including two leagues with promotion and relegation and leading to the eight-team 2022 finals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (who will compete in the two rounds before automatically progressing to the final tournament). The competition returns after the 2019/20 and 2020/21 editions were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Round 1 draw

League A

Group A1 (9–15 October): Norway*, Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria

Group A2 (29 September–5 October): Netherlands*, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Scotland

Group A3 (22–28 October): Italy, France, Sweden*, Wales

Group A4 (8–14 November): Germany (holders), Finland, Portugal*, Bosnia and Herzegovina (finals hosts)

Group A5 (4–10 October): England, Poland*, Belgium, Russia

Group A6 (6–12 October): Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Greece*

Group A7 (24–30 September): Spain, Serbia*, Iceland, Northern Ireland

LEAGUE B

Group B1 (24–30 September): Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Luxembourg*

Group B2 (23–29 September): Lithuania, Croatia*, Armenia, Kazakhstan

Group B3 (27 September–3 October): Ukraine, Estonia*, Moldova, North Macedonia

Group B4 (8–14 November): Slovakia* Israel, Faroe Islands

Group B5 (30 September–6 October): Turkey*, Romania, Latvia

Group B6 (24–30 September): Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Albania*

*Mini-tournament hosts

Competition system

Round 1 will decide which teams are promoted and relegated ahead of Round 2 in spring 2022.

Promotion

  • From League B to A: the six group winners plus best runner-up.

Relegation

  • From League A to B: the seven teams ranked fourth in their groups.

The Round 2 draw will be held in late 2021, with the seven League A group winners in the spring joining Bosnia and Herzegovina in the finals from 3 to 15 May 2022. There will also be promotion and relegation between Leagues A and B ahead of 2022/23 Round 1. Seedings for the Round 2 draw will be determined by the positions in which each team finishes in Round 1.