32 teams have been divided into four groups in the draw for the elite round of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship on December 8 at 11.45am. They compete for 15 places in March, along with hosts Hungary in the final from May 17 to June 2.
The eight group winners from the elite round and the seven runners-up with the best results will join Hungary in the final round.
Teams qualified for the Elite Round
Albania, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France (defender), Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Netherlands (directly qualified), Norway Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (directly qualified), Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales
• The 32 teams include all 30 nations from the autumn qualifying round, plus top seeds Netherlands and Spain entering this stage.
• Caps are formed according to coefficient (based on positions in the qualifying round) classification.
• In principle, the group winners of the qualifying round cannot play against the runners-up of the same group. Such protection does not exist for the best third.
• Other regulations and complete draw procedure are confirmed before the ceremony.
• Once eight groups are formed, hosts are assigned to organize mini-tournaments.
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