The draw has set groups in both leagues for the first stage of the 2023/24 edition.
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The 2023/24 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship round 1 draw has set the groups in both leagues for the mini-tournaments in autumn.
League A includes 28 teams, including defending champions France and the seven nations promoted from League B after round 2 of the 2022/23 edition this spring. They have been drawn into seven groups; from these single-venue mini-tournaments, the teams finishing fourth will be relegated to League B for 2023/24 round 2, with the other positions deciding seeding for League A in that round. Sweden will take part, although their finals place is assured as hosts.
The 22 teams in League B (including sides relegated from League A in 2022/23 round 2, plus Andorra and Malta returning to the competition) will play 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 will be promoted.
League A round 2 will decide the seven teams joining Sweden in the 2024 finals from 5 to 18 May, which will also act as UEFA's qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in the Dominican Republic.
2023/24 Women's U17 EURO round 1 draw
Group A1: Spain, Portugal, Czechia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group A2: Poland, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Iceland
Group A3: France (holders), Slovenia, Italy, Scotland
Group A4: Germany, Romania, Austria, Ukraine
Group A5: Switzerland, Netherlands, Finland, Bulgaria
Group A6: England, Belgium, Hungary, Northern Ireland
Group A7: Sweden (final tournament hosts), Denmark, Belarus, Greece
Group B1: Kosovo, North Macedonia, Georgia, Armenia
Group B2: Serbia, Israel, Andorra, Latvia
Group B3: Croatia, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Malta
Group B4: Wales, Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan, Albania
Group B5: Slovakia, Montenegro, Lithuania
Group B6: Estonia, Türkiye, Moldova
Group hosts/dates tbc
In round 1, the 50 entrants are split into League A (28 teams) and League B (22 teams) based on the rankings after 2022/23 round 2. In League A, teams were drawn into seven groups of four, while in League B there are two groups of four and four groups of three.
Within each league, teams were allocated to four pots (League A – seven in each from Pots 1 to 4; League B – six in in Pots 1 and 2, ten in Pot 3). In League A, every group contains one team from each pot. In League B, every group contains one team from each of Pots 1 and 2; from Pot 3, two teams were drawn into each of Groups B1, B2, B3 and B4, with one drawn into each of the other two groups.
In League B, the draw started with Pot 1, continues with Pot 2, and concluded with Pot 3. Each pot was emptied entirely before proceeding to the next pot.
As a rule, and for each pot, the teams drawn were allocated in numerical order from Group B1 to Group B6. If the draw condition applied or was anticipated to apply, the team drawn were allocated to the first available group in numerical order. For pot 3, teams were allocated to the third position of each group before the fourth positions were filled.
In League A, the draw started with Pot 1, continued with Pot 2, then Pot 3, and concluded with Pot 4. Each pot was emptied entirely before proceeding to the next pot.
As a rule, and for each pot, the teams drawn were allocated in numerical order from Group A1 to Group A7.
As decided by the UEFA Executive Committee and the UEFA Emergency Panel, the following pairs of teams could be drawn in the same group:
League A: Belarus and Ukraine
League B: Armenia and Azerbaijan
If the prohibited clash occurred or could occur, the team drawn was placed in the first available group in numerical order. Should the prohibited clash have been possible when drawing the last groups, the teams would have been drawn and assigned to the groups in line with the draw conditions.
Hosts will be appointed for each mini-tournament, to be played between 1 August and 20 November 2023.
Round 1 draw: Leagues and seeding pots
Pot 1: Spain, France (holders), Switzerland, Sweden (finals hosts), Germany, England, Poland
Pot 2: Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Belgium
Pot 3: Czechia, Norway, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Finland, Belarus
Pot 4: Iceland*, Scotland*, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Greece*, Northern Ireland*, Ukraine*, Bulgaria*
*Promoted from League B
Pot 1: Croatia*, Serbia*, Wales*, Estonia*, Slovakia*, Kosovo*
Pot 2: North Macedonia*, Montenegro, Faroe Islands, Türkiye, Israel, Luxembourg
Pot 3: Georgia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Albania, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Andorra, Malta
*Relegated from League A