In the elite round, The 27 teams that emerged from the qualifying round along with top seeds Portugal are taking part in the elite round of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship with the seven group winners to join hosts Malta in the finals from 3 to 16 July.
The mini-tournaments got underway on Wednesday and will run until Tuesday.
In Group 1, Norway and hosts France registered wins as they defeated Romania 4-0 and Northern Ireland 1-0 respectively.
Italy defeated hosts Germany 3-2 in Group 2 while Belgium were held in a goalless draw by Slovenia.
Luxembourg are the surprise leaders in Group 3 as they defeated Ukraine 2-1 while Denmark and hosts Spain shared the spoils in a goalless draw.
In Group 4, Czechia defeated Croatia 3-1 while hosts Portugal beat Sweden 1-0.
Greece and Slovakia registered wins in Group 5, defeating Estonia 3-0 and hosts the Republic of Ireland 2-1 respectively.
In Group 6, Serbia lead the way following a 1-0 win over Latvia while Israel – finalists in the last edition of 2022 – and hosts Poland earned a point each in a 1-1 draw.
Holders England, who are also hosting the Group 7 mini-tournament, defeated Hungary 1-0 while Iceland and Turkiye shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
Malta will enter the finals for the first time as host.