Two-time winners Germany will take on Iceland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and the Faroe Islands in Group 5 following the qualifying group stage draw in Nyon.
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The FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying group stage draw has been made as the top seeds discover who they must beat as they aim for Europe's eight berths alongside hosts France in summer 2019.
Group 1: England*, Russia*, Wales, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan
Group 2: Switzerland*, Scotland*, Poland, Belarus, Albania
Group 3: Norway*, Netherlands*, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Northern Ireland
Group 4: Sweden*, Denmark*, Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia
Group 5: Germany*, Iceland*, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Faroe Islands
Group 6: Italy*, Belgium*, Romania, Portugal*, Moldova
Group 7: Spain*, Austria*, Finland, Serbia, Israel
*Competing at UEFA Women's EURO 2017
• Matches will be played home and away from 11 September 2017 to 4 September 2018.
• The seven group winners will qualify to join France in the finals.
• The four runners-up with the best records against the sides first, third and fourth in their groups will advance to the play-offs, which will consist of two rounds of two-legged knockout ties in October and November 2018 to decide Europe's last qualifier.
Road to France
Qualifying group stage: 11 September 2017–4 September 2018
Play-off draw: tbc September 2018, Nyon
Play-off semi-finals: 1–9 October 2018
Play-off final: 5–13 November 2018
Finals draw: late 2018, France
Finals: summer 2019, France