The 2019/20 qualifying round draw has been made, setting the first steps on the road to Georgia.
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The 2019/20 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship qualifying round draw has been made, setting the first steps on the road to Georgia.
The draw was made by UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Anne Rei and Kerstin Casparij, receiving the 2018 Fair Play prize on behalf of the Netherlands.
2019/20 qualifying round draw
Group 1 (1–7 October): France, Slovakia, Romania, North Macedonia (hosts)
Group 2 (2–8 October): Finland (hosts), Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Lithuania
Group 3 (2–8 October): Germany, Portugal (hosts), Azerbaijan, Albania
Group 4 (2–8 October): Scotland, Poland (hosts), Croatia, Bulgaria
Group 5 (2–8 October): Norway, Northern Ireland (hosts), Wales, Moldova
Group 6 (1–7 October): Switzerland, Austria (hosts), Israel, Latvia
Group 7 (2–8 October): Spain, Iceland (hosts), Greece, Kazakhstan
Group 8 (2–8 October): Italy (hosts), Russia, Slovenia, Estonia
Group 9 (2–8 October): Netherlands (hosts), Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Montenegro
Group 10 (2–8 October): Sweden, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina (hosts), Armenia
Group 11 (2–8 October): England, Serbia, Belarus (hosts), Cyprus
Group 12 (2–8 October): Denmark, Hungary, Turkey (hosts), Kosovo
Road to Georgia
• The top two sides in every group plus the four third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their section go into the elite round draw on 21 November 2019, with the games in spring 2020.
• Seven teams will eventually join Georgia in the finals in July 2020.
How the draw worked
Draw procedure & seeding pots
Pot A: Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, England, Scotland, Finland
Pot B: Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia*, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Serbia*, Poland, Hungary, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia
Pot C: Turkey, Slovenia, Ukraine*, Azerbaijan*, Israel, Greece, Romania, Belarus, Wales, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Faroe Islands
Pot D: Moldova, Montenegro, Albania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Estonia, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Kosovo*, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Armenia*
*Based on previous decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Panel, the following pairs of teams could not be drawn together: Russia & Ukraine, Azerbaijan & Armenia, Serbia & Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kosovo
Bye to final tournament: Georgia (hosts)
Who is involved?
• Hosts Georgia qualify directly for the final tournament in July/August 2020
• The 48 entrants start in the qualifying round where they are split into 12 groups of four.
• There were four seeding pots in accordance with the coefficient rankings list, with the 12 countries with the highest ranking in Pot A, the next 12 in Pot B, and so on.
• Each group has one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to stage the mini-tournaments, provisionally scheduled between 27 August and 3 September, or 1 and 8 October 2019.