The UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw has set seven groups for the mini-tournaments to be played from 22 to 28 March, with the section winners to join hosts Malta in the finals from 3 to 16 July.
The draw was made by Timotej Jambor, captain of the Slovakia squad in the 2022 finals, who received the Respect Fair Play prize on behalf of his team.
In the elite round, the 27 teams that emerged from the qualifying round join top seeds Portugal, who enter at this stage.
Elite round groups (22–28 March)
Group 1: France (hosts), Romania, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group 2: Germany (hosts), Slovenia, Belgium, Italy
Group 3: Ukraine, Spain (hosts), Denmark, Luxembourg
Group 4: Portugal (hosts), Croatia, Czechia, Sweden
Group 5: Republic of Ireland (hosts), Greece, Estonia, Slovakia
Group 6: Serbia, Poland (hosts), Israel, Latvia
Group 7: England (holders/hosts), Türkiye, Iceland, Hungary
• The group winners qualify to join hosts Malta in the finals.