2022/23 Women's U17 EURO round 2: England, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland join Estonia in finals
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Seven teams have booked their places alongside finals hosts Estonia, with relegation between the leagues also decided.
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England, France, holders Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland have booked their places alongside hosts Estonia in the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals, to be held from 14 to 26 May.
The make-up of the two leagues was decided by round 1 in the autumn. Estonia took part in round 2, though they were already assured of a finals berth as hosts.
League A consisted of 28 teams, including the seven promoted from League B. The seven group winners have qualified for the finals. The draw will take place at Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn, at 09:00 CET on Thursday 13 April.
The teams that finished fourth will be relegated to League B for 2023/24 round 1, to be replaced by the seven teams promoted from League B.
Round 2 groups
Qualified for finals: Poland
Also stay in League A: Romania*, Czechia
Transfer to League B: Estonia (finals hosts)
Qualified for finals: England
Also stay in League A: Belgium, Norway
Transfer to League B: Croatia*
Qualified for finals: Germany (holders)
Also stay in League A: Portugal*, Hungary
Transfer to League B: North Macedonia
Qualified for finals: Switzerland
Also stay in League A: Slovenia*, Austria
Transfer to League B: Slovakia
Qualified for finals: France*
Also stay in League A: Republic of Ireland, Italy
Transfer to League B: Kosovo
Qualified for finals: Spain
Also stay in League A: Denmark, Belarus
Transfer to League B: Serbia*
Qualified for finals: Sweden
Also stay in League A: Netherlands*, Finland
Transfer to League B: Wales
- The seven group winners qualify to join hosts Estonia in the finals.
- The teams finishing fourth in each group will be relegated to League B for 2023/24 round 1.
- Germany beat Spain in the 2022 final to claim their eighth title from the 13 past editions. They have qualified for 13 of the 14 tournaments, reaching at least the semi-finals in every one since the switch to eight teams in 2013/14.
- Along with Germany, the only other past champions are Spain (four titles) and Poland (one), both of who have made it this time.
- Spain, runners-up last season but then winners of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup for the second time running, have now qualified for 12 of 14 editions, and nine in a row.
- Poland have made it for only the second time since beating Sweden in the 2013 final, having also qualified in 2017/18.
- Sweden have qualified for the first time since finishing runners-up in 2012/13, the last four-team final tournament.
- England are through to their eighth final tournament.
- Switzerland are into the finals for the first time since finishing runners-up in 2014/15.
- France are three-time runners-up and were semi-finalists last season.
Promoted to League A: Greece
Runners-up: Faroe Islands
Also in group: Lithuania*, Moldova
Promoted to League A: Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Also in group: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
Promoted to League A: Scotland*
Also in group: Georgia
Promoted to League A: Iceland
Also in group: Albania*
Promoted to League A: Northern Ireland
Promoted to League A: Ukraine
Also in group: Latvia
- The group winners, and the runner-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section, will be promoted to League A for 2023/24 round 1.
Round 1 group winners: Czechia (Group A1), Spain (A2), Republic of Ireland (A3), Switzerland (A4), Germany (A5, holders), England (A6), Netherlands (A7)
Round 1 group runners-up: Norway (A1), Poland (A2), Finland (A3), France (A4), Slovenia (A5), Denmark (A6), Portugal (A7)
Round 1 group third place: Hungary (A1), Belgium (A2), Austria (A3), Italy (A4), Serbia (A5), Estonia (A6, finals hosts), Sweden (A7)
Promoted from League B: Belarus, Croatia, Kosovo (best runners-up), North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Wales
Relegated from League A: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Türkiye, Ukraine
Round 2 group runners-up: Luxembourg (B1), Faroe Islands (B3), Latvia (B4), Israel (B5), Kazakhstan (B6)
Round 2 group third place: Armenia (B1), Albania (B2), Bulgaria (B3), Azerbaijan (B4), Montenegro (B5), Lithuania (B6)
Round 2 group fourth place: Georgia (B1), Moldova (B2)