Holders Germany will be in with Russia while Sweden and Denmark will reprise their opening game from the 2013 finals after the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 qualifying group stage draw was made today in Nyon, Switzerland.
Qualifying group stage draw
Group 1: Iceland, Scotland, Belarus, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia
Group 2: Spain*, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Montenegro
Group 3: France*, Ukraine, Romania, Greece, Albania
Group 4: Sweden*, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Moldova
Group 5: Germany* (holders), Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Croatia
Group 6: Italy, Switzerland*, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Georgia
Group 7: England*, Belgium, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia
Group 8: Norway*, Austria, Wales, Israel, Kazakhstan
*competing at 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
• Matches will be played home and away from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016.
• The group winners and the six best runners-up will join the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final tournament in summer 2017.
• The other two runners-up will play off in October 2016 for the remaining berth in the expanded 16-team finals to be held the following summer.
Road to the Netherlands
Qualifying group stage: 14 September 2015–20 September 2016
Play-off draw: 23 September 2016, Nyon
Play-offs: 17–25 October 2016
Finals draw: late 2016, Netherlands
Finals: July/August 2017, Netherlands
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