Draw sets tough task for Women's U19 hosts

The Netherlands, France and Norway await hosts Slovakia at the women's Under-19 finals, with Spain lining up Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Group B.

The result of the Women's Under-19 finals draw in Bratislava
The result of the Women's Under-19 finals draw in Bratislava ©UEFA.com

Hosts Slovakia have drawn the Netherlands, France and Norway in Group A at the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, with four-time winners Germany to meet neighbours Austria and Switzerland – as well as Spain – in Group B.

Slovak Football Association (SFZ) president Ján Kovačik said: "We are looking forward hosting you in Slovakia in July. I am confident we will see future stars of women's football. We are all footballing friends – part of a big family."

  • Draw

Group A (Senec/Zlate Moravce): Slovakia (hosts), Netherlands, France, Norway

Group B (Senica/Myjava): Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland

  • Calendar

Group stage: 19, 22, 25 July
Semi-finals: 28 July (Senec)
Final: 31 July (Senec)

  • Trivia

• Germany (2002, 2006, 2007, 2011), Spain (2004), France (2003, 2010, 2013) and the Netherlands (2014) are all former winners of the competition.
• Austria and Slovakia will both make their finals debuts this summer, the 27th and 28th sides to compete at this level. Austria knocked out holders Sweden and 2009 winners England to qualify.
• Switzerland beat Georgia 23-0 in qualifying, a competition record.

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