The first round of the new UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship, in the style of the UEFA Nations League, takes place from September 15 to 21 and October 19 to 25, with 52 teams, including Rookie Andorra.
The new format replaces the old qualifying, elite rounds, and still includes mini-tournaments played in one place, but now includes two leagues with promotion and exile until the 2022 final in the Czech Republic (which automatically competes in both rounds before progressing to the finals). Competitive returns after the 2019/20 and 2020/21 editions were interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First round groups
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Group A1 (October 20–26): Netherlands *, Scotland, Austria, Ukraine
Group A2 (September 15–21): France (title champion), Sweden, Iceland, Serbia *
Group A3 (September 15–21): Germany, Belgium, Russia *, Slovenia
Group A4 (October 20–26): Denmark *, Finland, Hungary, Turkey
Group A5 (October 20–26): Switzerland, England, Republic of Ireland *, Northern Ireland
Group A6 (October 19 to 25): Spain, Czech Republic (final host), Portugal *, Slovakia
Group A7 (October 20-26): Norway, Italy *, Poland, Azerbaijan
Group B1 (October 20 to 26): Belarus *, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia, Cyprus
Group B2 (October 20 to 26): Greece, Bulgaria *, Lithuania, Kazakhstan
Group B3 (October 19 to 25): Wales, Albania, Moldova, Andorra *
Group B4 (October 20 to 26): Israel, Romania, Georgia, Malta *
Group B5 (October 19 to 25): Croatia *, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein
Group B6 (October 19 to 25): Bosnia and Herzegovina *, Montenegro, Estonia, Armenia
* Host a mini-tournament
The first round will decide which teams will be promoted and eliminated before the second round in the spring of 2022.
- League B to A: Six group winners and top runners-up
- League A to B: Seven teams are fourth in their groups.
The draw for the second round will take place at the end of 2021, when the seven winners of Group A of the spring will join the finals in the Czech Republic from June 27 to July 9, 2022. There will be ups and downs between leagues A and B before the first round for the 2022/23 edition. The seeds for the second round draw will determine the positions each team completes in the first round.