Holders Spain will be up against England, Georgia and the nation they beat in the 2007 and 2012 finals, Greece, after the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw was set, with seven places in Germany next July on offer.
The draw was made by UEFA Youth & Amateur Football Committee chairman Sándor Csányi and last season's Ukraine captain Pavlo Lukyanchuk, who received the 2014/15 Respect Fair Play trophy. Top seeds Spain are starting their title defence having been given a bye through the qualifying round, and Georgia were among the teams they defeated in last season's elite round.
Group 1 (24-29 March): Spain (holders)*, England, Greece, Georgia
Group 2 (25-30 March): Switzerland, Israel, Turkey, Italy*
Group 3 (24-29 March): Czech Republic, Austria*, Romania, Slovakia
Group 4 (24-29 March): Netherlands*, Poland, Ukraine, Northern Ireland
Group 5 (23-28 March): Belgium, Croatia*, Scotland, Bulgaria
Group 6 (24-29 March): Portugal*, Slovenia, Sweden, Russia
Group 7 (24-29 March): France, Serbia*, Montenegro, Denmark
• The seven group winners will join hosts Germany in the finals from 11 to 24 July.
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