The draws for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA 2017/18 Under-19 European Championship and the UEFA 2017/18 Under-17 European Championship were made in Nyon on Tuesday.
Malta was drawn in Group 4 along with Slovenia, Hungary and hosts Netherlands in the UEFA Under-19 EURO while in the UEFA Under-17 EURO, Malta was drawn in Group 1 along with Belgium, Switzerland and Northern Ireland. Malta will be hosting this mini-tournament.
In the UEFA 2017/18 Under-19 European Championship, the top two in each group will join Spain and Portugal in the elite round in spring 2018 with the seven group winners in the Elite Round joining Finland in July’s finals. The competition will also act as Europe’s qualifier for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The top two in each group of the 2017/18 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying roun along with the four third-placed teams with the best record against the leading pair will join Germany and Portugal in the elite round in spring 2018.
2017/18 UEFA Under-19 European Championship – Qualifying round draw
Group 1 (8–14 November): Croatia*, Denmark, Latvia, San Marino
Group 2 (4–10 October): Germany, Poland*, Northern Ireland, Belarus
Group 3 (8–14 November): Czech Republic, Scotland, Luxembourg*, Armenia
Group 4 (4–10 October): Netherlands*, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta
Group 5 (8–14 November): Belgium, Switzerland, FYR Macedonia*, Liechtenstein
Group 6 (3–9 October): Austria*, Israel, Lithuania, Kosovo
Group 7 (4–10 October): Serbia, Republic of Ireland*, Azerbaijan, Cyprus
Group 8 (8–14 November): England, Bulgaria*, Iceland, Faroe Islands
Group 9 (4–10 October): Italy, Sweden*, Estonia, Moldova
Group 10 (8–14 November): Russia, Greece*, Romania, Gibraltar
Group 11 (8–14 November): France, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Andorra
Group 12 (4–10 October): Ukraine, Montenegro, Norway, Albania*
Group 13 (7–13 November): Turkey*, Slovakia, Wales, Kazakhstan
2017/18 UEFA European Under-17 Championship – Qualifying round draw
Group 1 (26 October–1 November): Belgium, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Malta*
Group 2 (19–25 October): Spain, Croatia, Albania*, Liechtenstein
Group 3 (13–19 October): Czech Republic*, Turkey, Israel, Armenia
Group 4 (27 September–3 October): Russia, Iceland, Finland*, Faroe Islands
Group 5 (18–24 October): Serbia*, Greece, Norway, Gibraltar
Group 6 (19–25 October): France, Slovenia, Belarus*, Kazakhstan
Group 7 (22–28 October): Scotland, Denmark, Estonia*, Andorra
Group 8 (2–8 October): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Moldova, FYR Macedonia*
Group 9 (10–16 October): Netherlands, Wales, Hungary*, Kosovo
Group 10 (23–29 October): Austria, Romania*, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Group 11 (10–16 October): Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Bulgaria*, Azerbaijan
Group 12 (17–23 October): Poland, Sweden, Cyprus*, San Marino
Group 13 (24–30 October): Italy, Georgia*, Latvia, Montenegro