Switzerland will host the eight-team 2018 WU19 EURO, becoming the first nation to stage the final tournament more than once – it was the venue for Germany's 2006 triumph.
A record 48 sides (debutants Kosovo among them) begin their bids to join the hosts this autumn in the qualifying round. The top two in every group advance to the elite round, with matches provisionally in spring 2017. Seven teams eventually qualify for the finals.
Group 1 (12–18 September): Germany, Iceland*, Montenegro, Kosovo
Group 2 (18–24 October): England, Slovenia, Wales, Kazakhstan*
Group 3 (8–14 September): Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania*
Group 4 (25–31 October): Spain, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Albania*
Group 5 (16–22 October): Norway, Portugal*, Northern Ireland, Cyprus
Group 6 (18–24 October): Netherlands*, Republic of Ireland, Estonia, Latvia
Group 7 (16–22 October): France, Italy, Moldova*, Faroe Islands
Group 8 (17–23 October): Belgium, Austria*, Croatia, FYR Macedonia
Group 9 (18–24 October): Sweden, Czech Republic, Belarus, Bulgaria*
Group 10 (18–24 October): Scotland, Turkey, Hungary*, Armenia
Group 11 (12–18 September): Finland*, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel
Group 12 (12–18 September): Russia, Poland, Greece, Georgia*
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