Stage set for Women's U19 final tournament draw

A quality field including five former winners will learn on Wednesday what awaits in July when the group stage draw takes place at half-time of the Israeli Cup final.

Action from last summer's meeting between England and Spain
Action from last summer's meeting between England and Spain ©Sportsfile

Five former winners are among eight teams who will learn their group stage fate in the draw for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in Israel on Wednesday, streamed live on UEFA.com.

The draw takes place during half-time in the Israeli Cup final between Hapoel Beer Sheva FC and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at Haifa's Itztadion Sammy Ofer, scheduled for around 20.15CET. The eight teams will be divided into two groups of four, with hosts Israel – the 26th team to grace these finals – in Group A in an otherwise open draw.

Teams (previous finals – best performance)
Denmark (5 – semi-finalists in 2002, 2006, 2012)
England (10 – winners 2009)
France (9 – winners 2003, 2010, 2013)
Germany (11 – winners 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011)
Israel (0 – elite round 2002, 2005, 2006)
Norway (9 – runners-up 2003, 2008, 2011)
Spain (9 – winners 2004)
Sweden (8 – winners 2012)

The four teams in each group face each other in a round-robin format between 15 and 21 July, with the top two from each advancing to the semi-finals on 24 July. The final takes place three days later at Netanya Stadium, one of four venues along with Ramla Municipal Stadium, Rishon LeZion Haberfeld and Lod Municipal Stadium.