The elite round draw split 24 teams into six groups of four, which will produce seven sides to join hosts Israel in the 2015 final tournament.
Elite round draw (4-9 April)
Group 1: Spain, Finland, Portugal*, Turkey
Group 2: Sweden, Italy, Austria, Serbia*
Group 3: France*, Russia, Iceland, Romania
Group 4: England, Switzerland, Norway, Northern Ireland*
Group 5: Germany*, Belgium, Scotland, Ukraine
Group 6: Netherlands* (holders), Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovenia
11.30CET, 19 November, Nyon
Games take place on 4, 6 and 9 April. The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts Israel – who received a bye – in the finals from 15 to 27 July 2015.
Austria, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Ukraine and Slovenia are all aiming to reach the finals for the first time. Twenty-five countries have thus far graced the final tournament.