Malta was draw in Group 8 with Spain, Slovakia and North Macedonia in the 2023/24 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round. The mini-tournament will be played in Malta between October 25 and 31, 2023.
The draw has set 13 groups of four to be contested as one-venue mini-tournaments between 27 September and 21 November 2023.
In all, 52 nations will be involved in the qualifying round: the 54 entrants minus hosts Cyprus (who qualify direct for the final tournament) and top seeds Netherlands (who enter in the elite round).
The top two teams in each group will progress to the elite round along with the five third-placed teams with the best records against the top two in their section.
Qualifying round draw
Group 1 (11–17 October): Denmark, Austria, Georgia (hosts), Lithuania
Group 2 (27 September–3 October): Sweden, Poland, Latvia, Moldova (hosts)
Group 3 (15–21 October): Germany, Ukraine, Finland, Liechtenstein (hosts)
Group 4 (21–27 October): Serbia (hosts), Slovenia, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan
Group 5 (15–21 November): Portugal (hosts), Czechia, Montenegro, Albania
Group 6 (15–21 November): France, Norway, Romania (hosts), Estonia
Group 7 (21–27 October): Türkiye (hosts), Scotland, Belarus, Kazakhstan
Group 8 (25–31 October): Spain, Slovakia, North Macedonia, Malta (hosts)
Group 9 (3–9 November): England, Croatia (hosts), Kosovo, Faroe Islands
Group 10 (11–17 October): Republic of Ireland (hosts), Switzerland, Iceland, Armenia
Group 11 (25–31 October): Italy (hosts), Greece, Northern Ireland, San Marino
Group 12 (11–17 October): Belgium, Israel (hosts), Wales, Gibraltar
Group 13 (25–31 October): Hungary (hosts), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Andorra