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The qualifying groups for the European Youth Championships were announced today, Tuesday, at UEFA headquarters (SUI) in Nyon. Women’s 2023 draw. Due to the successful 2021/22 season, the U17 and U19 women’s national teams are competing in the “A League” in the fall. From the pre-season, the qualifying mode is based on the format of the UEFA Nations League.
U17 should go to Northern Ireland
ÖFB Team Boss Patrick Hydebauer’s U17 Women’s National Team (2006) avoided a clash with one of the ‘biggest’ soccer nations and met Finland, Ireland and Northern Ireland in Group A3. Northern Ireland will host the mini tournament (October 21-27).
“The signs of staying in the A-League are good, but it will definitely not succeed. Last year, leading countries like Switzerland and Belgium saw how fast things were going down in this mode, so we definitely got a warning, ”Hydebower said. Team Boss expects a “hot fight for group success” and sees at least Finland and Ireland on an equal footing with his ÖFB selection.
Only seven starting points for the UEFA Women’s U17 EURO 2023 in Estonia will play in the A – League in the spring. Austria needs at least a third place in the group to stay in the ‘upper house’.
The Under-19s will face Germany
ÖFB Team Boss Hannes Spilka’s U19 Women’s National Team (2003) has a duel of the same age from Germany. Other rivals in Group A6 (November 8-14): Ukraine and hosts Israel.
“Germany are an absolute front-runner, with parts of the team playing against us in November to become U17 European champions. But our U17s came close to beating them in the qualifiers and showed that they are weak, ”said Hanas Spilka, who is heading to his third qualifying tournament as Team Boss and meeting Ukraine for the third time. “However, this is a very attractive and interesting group of his. The goal is to finish first in the group to get a good starting position to the second qualifying stage in the spring.
The UEFA Women’s U19 EURO 2023 in Belgium has only seven starting points. In order to qualify for the European Championship in the second qualifying round in the spring of 2023, the Spilka team needs at least third place.
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