Promotion and relegation between both leagues was at stake in the first stage of the 2023/24 edition.
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Round 1 of the 2023/24 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship began the road to next July's final tournament in Lithuania.
League A consisted of 28 teams, including holders Spain and the seven sides promoted from League B after round 2 of the 2022/23 edition. The teams competed in seven groups, played as single-venue mini-tournaments; sides finishing fourth are relegated to League B for round 2 of 2023/24, with the other positions deciding League A seeding for that round.
The 22 teams in League B include sides relegated from League A in 2022/23 round 2, as well as debut WU19 entrants Luxembourg. They competed for promotion to League A in six groups, five of four sides and the other with three. The group winners and runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section (Romania) are also promoted. Lithuania took part, although their finals place is assured as hosts.
The seven teams joining Lithuania in the 2024 finals from 14 to 27 July will be decided by round 2 League A in spring. The round 2 draw is at 11:00 CET on Friday 8 December.
Stay in League A for round 2: France*, Italy, Hungary
Transfer to League B: Northern Ireland
Stay in League A for round 2: England, Czechia, Greece
Transfer to League B: Wales*
Stay in League A for round 2: Austria*, Denmark, Poland
Transfer to League B: Montenegro
Stay in League A for round 2: Germany, Finland*, Norway
Transfer to League B: Israel
Stay in League A for round 2: Spain (holders), Sweden*, Portugal
Transfer to League B: Türkiye
Stay in League A for round 2: Netherlands, Belgium*, Republic of Ireland
Transfer to League B: Faroe Islands
Stay in League A for round 2: Serbia, Iceland, Belarus
Transfer to League B: Scotland
(Mini-tournament played in Albania)
* Group hosts
Promoted to League A for round 2: Switzerland*
Remain in League B: Albania, Cyprus, Lithuania**
Promoted to League A for round 2: Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Remain in League B: Estonia, Gibraltar
Promoted to League A for round 2: Slovenia*
Remain in League B: Kosovo, Moldova, Azerbaijan
Promoted to League A for round 2: Ukraine
Remain in League B: North Macedonia, Armenia*, Luxembourg
Promoted to League A for round 2: Croatia
Remain in League B: Bulgaria, Latvia, Georgia
Promoted to League A for round 2: Slovakia, Romania*
Also in group: Kazakhstan
**Final tournament hosts
- Spain retained the trophy in Belgium in July, and are aiming to match the record three straight WU19/WU18 titles won by Germany in 1999/2000, 2000/01 and 2001/02.
- Spain's fifth title moved them to within one of 2022/23 runners-up Germany's record tally. Other former champions involved are France (five titles), Sweden (three), Denmark, England, Italy and the Netherlands (one apiece).
- Faroe Islands, Israel, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Türkiye and Wales were promoted from League B in 2022/23 round 2.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine were relegated from League A in 2022/23 round 2.