The UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round began with the five October groups, leaving eight more being played this week as the road to Armenia begins.
In all, 52 of the entrants will compete in 13 mini-tournaments. Holders Portugal and fellow top seeds Germany have been byes to the elite round and hosts Armenia already in July’s finals.
Thougn to elite round: Portugal (holders, bye), Germany (bye), Italy, Denmark, Hungary, Slovenia, Ukraine, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, 16 tbc
Qualifying round groups
Group 1 (14–20 November): Georgia*, Israel, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein
Group 2 (complete)
Though: Italy, Denmark
Group 3 (14–20 November): Czech Republic*, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Luxembourg
Group 4 (14–20 November): Sweden, Scotland, Wales*, San Marino
Group 5 (14–20 November): England, Turkey*, Iceland, Moldova
Group 6 (14–20 November): France, Belgium, Lithuania, Malta*
Group 7 (complete)
Through: Hungary, Slovenia
Group 8 (complete)
Through: Ukraine, Norway
Group 9 (14–20 November): Serbia, Poland, Northern Ireland*, Kazakhstan
Group 10 (complete)
Through: Republic of Ireland, Netherlands
Group 11 (13–19 November): Russia, Montenegro, Cyprus*, Latvia
Group 12 (10–16 October)
Through: Spain, Switzerland
Group 13 (14–20 November): Greece, Bulgaria*, Romania, Gibraltar
- The top two in each group advance to join top seeds Portugal and Germany in the elite round draw on 6 December.
- In March’s elite round, seven teams will qualify to line up alongside hosts Armenia in the finals.
Bye to elite round (18–26 March): Portugal (holders), Germany
Bye to final tournament (14–27 July): Armenia (hosts)