Draw sends Germany to Bulgaria

Top ranked Germany will face Finland, Bulgaria and Serbia in the 2008/09 UEFA European Women's Under-17 first qualifying round when it gets underway next autumn.

In the draw made in Nyon today, the 40 entrants were split into ten groups, from which the winners and the six runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their pool will go into the second qualifying round. As with the inaugural season, which is currently in progress, four teams will eventually qualify for the final tournament, with the hosts to be picked from among their number.

2008/09 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship
First qualifying round
Hosts in bold
Group 1 (dates tbc) Group 2 (dates tbc)
Belgium Italy
Denmark France
Kazakhstan Azerbaijan
Georgia Iceland
Group 3 (dates tbc) Group 4 (13-18 September)
Hungary Poland
Ukraine Czech Republic
Moldova F.Y.R. Macedonia
Lithuania Latvia
Group 5 (18-23 October) Group 6 (16-21 September)
Republic of Ireland Finland
Netherlands Germany
Turkey Bulgaria
Faroe Islands Serbia
Group 7 (15-20 October) Group 8 (18-23 October)
Russia Switzerland
Sweden Scotland
Slovenia Belarus
Armenia Israel
Group 9 (21-26 October) Group 10 (19-24 September)
Wales Norway
Spain England
Romania Estonia
Croatia Greece