Slovakia the target following qualifying draw

Following the 2015/16 qualifying draw in Nyon, 2014 winners the Netherlands must get through a group featuring Italy, Cyprus and Moldova to reach the elite round.

The 2015/16 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship qualifying draw result
The 2015/16 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship qualifying draw result ©UEFA.com

Winners in 2013 and 2014 respectively, France and the Netherlands will strive to join England and Spain in the elite round following the draw for the 2015/16 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, with the finals to be staged in Slovakia.

The mini-tournaments will take place between 15 and 20 September 2015. The top two in each group advance to the elite round, provisionally 5-10 April 2016. Seven teams will eventually qualify for the finals to join Slovakia.

Qualifying round draw
Group 1: Switzerland, Iceland, Greece*, Georgia

Group 2: France, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Faroe Islands

Group 3: Belgium, Wales*, Croatia, Azerbaijan

Group 4: Finland*, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania

Group 5: Germany, Serbia, Hungary*, Kazakhstan

Group 6: Sweden, Northern Ireland, FYR Macedonia*, Montenegro

Spain's Marta Turmo receives the 2014 fair play prize
Spain's Marta Turmo receives the 2014 fair play prize©UEFA.com

Group 7: Netherlands*, Italy, Cyprus, Moldova

Group 8: Norway, Portugal*, Estonia, Israel

Group 9: Denmark, Romania, Belarus*, Latvia

Group 10: Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovenia*, Bulgaria

Group 11: Scotland, Austria*, Ukraine, Albania

*Hosts

Bye to elite round: England, Spain

Bye to finals: Slovakia (hosts)

Provisional season calendar
Qualifying round: 15-20 September 2015
Elite round draw: 10 December 2015
Elite round: 5-10 April 2016
Finals: 19-31 July 2016