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Sweden face England in WU19 EURO elite round

Published: Friday 13 November 2015, 11.22CET
Holders Sweden must get past England, Austria and Belgium to defend their WU19 EURO title in Slovakia in July after the elite round draw was made in Nyon.
Sweden face England in WU19 EURO elite round
Karen Espelund and Marie-Charlotte Léger make the 2015/16 elite round draw ©UEFA.com

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Published: Friday 13 November 2015, 11.22CET

Sweden face England in WU19 EURO elite round

Holders Sweden must get past England, Austria and Belgium to defend their WU19 EURO title in Slovakia in July after the elite round draw was made in Nyon.

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.

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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*

*Hosts

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.

Last updated: 13/11/15 16.18CET

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