First steps to Italy showpiece

Italy and the 2011 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship is the target for the 44 first qualifying round contenders who enter the Nyon draw on 15 December, with matches next September.

The draw will be made on 16 December
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Forty-four UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship contenders will learn their 2010/11 first qualifying round fate on 15 December when the draw takes place in Nyon at 17.30CET.

Draw
Top seeds Germany have a bye to the second qualifying round but the remaining teams will be split into eleven groups of four by the draw, with each pool containing two sides apiece from the top-ranked Pot A and Pot B. The groups will be played as one-venue mini-tournaments from 11 to 16 September 2010, with the top two going through along with the third-placed team with the best record against the leading pair in their section.

Finals
Six groups of four will then contest the second qualifying round from 31 March to 5 April 2011, with the winners progressing to join hosts Italy as well as the best runners-up. The Italy finals will be held from 30 May until 11 June.

2010/11 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship
First qualifying round draw
Pot A
France
Norway
England
Spain
Republic of Ireland
Denmark
Sweden
Switzerland
Iceland
Belgium
Hungary
Netherlands
Austria
Russia
Poland
Scotland
Finland
Czech Republic
Ukraine
Wales
Romania
Azerbaijan

Pot B
Portugal
Serbia
Belarus
Slovenia
Croatia
Slovakia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Greece
Turkey
Lithuania
FYR Macedonia
Israel
Faroe Islands
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Armenia
Estonia
Georgia
Northern Ireland
Moldova
Cyprus

Germany have a bye to the second qualifying round.
Italy qualify automatically for the final as hosts.

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