Northern Irish, Swiss to host Women's U19 finals

Northern Ireland and Switzerland have been selected as hosts of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final tournaments of 2017 and 2018.

The Netherlands celebrate after lifting the trophy in Norway last summer
The Netherlands celebrate after lifting the trophy in Norway last summer ©Sportsfile

Northern Ireland and Switzerland have been picked as hosts of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final tournaments of 2017 and 2018 respectively at today's UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.

The 2017 event will be a first women's final tournament for Northern Ireland, who have never qualified for the latter stages of this competition, though they did host the men's 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Switzerland have featured in six previous final tournaments at this level, and this will be the second time the finals have been held in Switzerland after the 2006 edition won by Germany.

Israel will stage this season's final tournament from 15 to 27 July. The 2015/16 competition concludes in Slovakia.

A full rundown of hosts appointed on Monday is available here.

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