Holders Sweden must get past England, Austria and Belgium to defend their UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship title in Slovakia in July after the elite round draw was made.
In the draw, performed by UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Karen Espelund and captain of 2014/15 Respect Fair Play award winners France, Marie-Charlotte Léger, Sweden will host Group 2 of six. Games will be played on 5, 7 and 10 April.
Last season's runners-up Spain meet Denmark, Italy and Northern Ireland, while six-time winners Germany play Poland, the Republic of Ireland and Azerbaijan, at this stage for the first time since 2008/09.
Hosts Slovakia await the six group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section.
Elite round draw
Group 1: Germany, Azerbaijan, Republic of Ireland*, Poland
Group 2: England, Sweden* (holders), Austria, Belgium
Group 3: Finland, Netherlands*, Belarus, Czech Republic
Group 4: Spain, Denmark*, Italy, Northern Ireland
Group 5: France, Scotland, Portugal*, Greece
Group 6: Switzerland, Russia, Norway, Hungary*
Road to Slovakia
• England and Spain received byes through September's qualifying round.
• The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts Slovakia in the finals from 19 to 31 July 2016.
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