The 2018/19 qualifying round has 48 hopefuls beginning their bids to join hosts Scotland in the final tournament.
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Qualifying round draw
Group 1 (1–7 October): England. Slovakia, Croatia*, Malta
Group 2 (3–9 October): Switzerland, Turkey*, Azerbaijan, Cyprus
Group 3 (3–9 October): Sweden*, Slovenia, Israel, Kazakhstan
Group 4 (2–8 October): Norway, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Georgia
Group 5 (3–9 October): Finland, Hungary*, Moldova, FYR Macedonia
Group 6 (28 August–3 September): Denmark, Serbia, Greece, Liechtenstein*
Group 7 (2–8 October): Russia, Austria*, Montenegro, Latvia
Group 8 (2–8 October): Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Lithuania*
Group 9 (2–8 October): Germany, Northern Ireland*, Estonia, Kosovo
Group 10 (3–9 October): Netherlands*, Poland, Belarus, Albania,
Group 11 (1–7 October): Italy, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria*
Group 12 (2–8 October): Belgium, Iceland, Wales, Armenia*
10:00CET, 24 November, Nyon
• There are 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 will have one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to stage the mini-tournaments, provisionally scheduled between 27 August and 4 September, or 1 and 9 October 2018.
Draw procedure & seeding pots
Pot A: Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Norway, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Russia*
Pot B: Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Poland, Northern Ireland, Serbia*, Iceland, Turkey, Ukraine*, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia
Pot C: Romania, Belarus, Croatia, Azerbaijan*, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Israel, Wales, Moldova, Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Estonia
Pot D: FYR Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Cyprus, Malta, Georgia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Armenia*, Liechtenstein, Kosovo*
*Based on previous decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Panel, the following pairs of teams cannot be drawn together: Russia & Ukraine, Azerbaijan & Armenia, Serbia & Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kosovo
Bye to elite round: Spain, France
Bye to final tournament: Scotland (hosts)
Who is involved?
• Hosts Scotland qualify directly for the final tournament in summer 2019.
• Top seeds Spain and France receive a bye to the elite round.
• The remaining 48 entrants start in the qualifying round where they will be split into 12 groups of four.
• Liechtenstein are entering their first competitive women's national-team tournament.
Road to Scotland• The top two sides in every group plus the two third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their section join Spain and France in the elite round draw on 23 November 2018, with the games in from 1 to 9 April and 10 to 18 June 2019.
• Seven teams will eventually qualify for the finals to join Scotland in the finals from 16 to 28 July 2019.
• The tournament will act as UEFA's qualifier for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.