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WU17 EURO elite round draw seedings

Published: Friday 4 November 2016, 16.00CET
Holders Germany are joined by top seeds Spain, France, Austria, Norway and the Republic of Ireland in Pot 1 for the elite round draw at 11:40CET on Friday 11 November.
WU17 EURO elite round draw seedings
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Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the elite round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.

Elite round
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.

Final tournament
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a knockout match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

Czech Republic 2017

Published: Friday 4 November 2016, 16.00CET

WU17 EURO elite round draw seedings

Holders Germany are joined by top seeds Spain, France, Austria, Norway and the Republic of Ireland in Pot 1 for the elite round draw at 11:40CET on Friday 11 November.

Holders Germany, fellow former champions Poland and best third-placed side Russia are among the 23 teams that have advanced from the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round to join Spain in the elite round draw on 11 November.

Draw procedure
• There are four seeding pots in accordance with the coefficient ranking list, with the six countries with the highest coefficients in Pot A, the next six in Pot B, and so on.

The pots
Pot A: Spain, France, Germany (holders), Austria, Norway, Republic of Ireland

Pot B: Denmark, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Netherlands

Pot C: England, Scotland, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovenia

Pot D: Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Wales

• No team can play a side they met in the qualifying round.

• Each group comprises one team from each pot, with hosts then appointed to hold the mini-tournaments to be played by 2 April.

• The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals from 2 to 14 May.

Last updated: 04/11/16 16.06CET

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