Holders Germany in top pot for elite round

Holders Germany and fellow seeds France and Spain are among those in Pot A for the elite round draw, streamed live from Nyon at 12.15CET on 19 November.

Can Germany retain their title?
Can Germany retain their title? ©Sportsfile

Holders Germany and fellow seeds France and Spain are in Pot A for the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round draw, streamed live from Nyon at 12.15CET on 19 November.

The top-seeded trio were given byes through the qualifying round, in which 21 teams advanced from ten mini-tournaments. Hoping to reach the finals for the first time are Finland, Turkey, Belarus (who will stage the 2016 tournament), Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania. Also involved are Poland, one of three formers winners along with four-time champions Germany and twice victors Spain.

Elite round draw procedure
There are four seeding pots according to the coefficient ranking list, with the six countries with the highest coefficient in Pot A, the next six in Pot B, and so on. No team can play a side they met in the qualifying round. Each group will comprise one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to hold the mini-tournaments next spring.

Pot A: Germany (holders), France, Spain, Denmark, Finland, England

Pot B: Scotland, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands

Pot C: Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Turkey, Poland, Belarus, Russia

Pot D: Czech Republic, Norway, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania

Bye to the finals: Iceland (hosts)

The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts Iceland in the finals from 22 June to 4 July 2015.

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