2022/23 Women's Under-17 EURO round 1 report
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Promotion and relegation has been decided between Leagues A and B ahead of round 2 in spring.
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Qualifying for the 2022/23 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship has begun with round 1 having decided promotion and relegation between Leagues A and B for round 2.
League A includes 28 teams, including the seven promoted from League B after round 2 of the 2021/22 edition. They competed in seven groups; from these single-venue mini-tournaments, the teams finishing fourth relegated to League B for 2022/23 round 2, with the other positions deciding seeding for League A in that round. Estonia take part in both rounds, although their finals place is assured as hosts.
The teams in League B (including sides relegated from League A in 2021/22 round 2) competed for promotion to League A in six groups. The six group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section (Kosovo) have been promoted.
League A round 2 next spring (drawn on 7 December) will decide the seven teams joining Estonia in the 2023 finals running from 14 to 26 May. Promotion and relegation will again be decided ahead of 2023/24 round 1.
Promotion and relegation
Promotion from League B to A (League B group winners plus best runners-up): Belarus, Croatia, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Wales
Relegation from League A to B (Fourth place in League A groups): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Türkiye, Ukraine
Round 1 groups
Stay in League A for round 2: Czechia, Norway, Hungary*
Transfer to League B: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stay in League A for round 2: Spain*, Poland, Belgium
Transfer to League B: Greece
Stay in League A for round 2: Republic of Ireland, Finland, Austria
Transfer to League B: Northern Ireland*
Stay in League A for round 2: Switzerland, France, Italy*
Transfer to League B: Iceland
Stay in League A for round 2: Germany (holders), Slovenia*, Serbia
Transfer to League B: Türkiye
Stay in League A for round 2: England, Denmark, Estonia* (finals hosts)
Transfer to League B: Ukraine
Stay in League A for round 2: Netherlands, Portugal*, Sweden
Transfer to League B: Scotland
Promoted to League A for round 2: Belarus
Remain in League B: Luxembourg*, Armenia, Georgia
Promoted to League A for round 2: North Macedonia, Kosovo (best runners-up)
Remain in League B: Albania*, Moldova
Promoted to League A for round 2: Croatia
Remain in League B: Faroe Islands, Bulgaria*
Promoted to League A for round 2: Slovakia
Remain in League B: Latvia*, Azerbaijan
Promoted to League A for round 2: Wales
Remain in League B: Israel*, Montenegro
Promoted to League A for round 2: Romania*
Remain in League B: Kazakhstan, Lithuania
- Germany won their record eighth title in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May. The other past winners are 2021/22 runners-up Spain (four titles) and 2012/13 champions Poland.
- Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Türkiye were promoted from League B in 2021/22 round 2.
- Belarus, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania and Slovakia were relegated from League A in 2021/22 round 2.
- Armenia's win against Georgia was their first victory in this competition.