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.

The Netherlands won in 2014 ... but Denmark ended their hopes of defending the title
The Netherlands won in 2014 ... but Denmark ended their hopes of defending the title
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