The UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship qualifying round is in progress as the road to Bulgaria begins.
In all, 44 of the 47 entrants are compeing in mini-tournaments to be completed by 28 October, with holders Spain and Germany given byes to the elite round and hosts Bulgaria already in May’s finals.
Through to elite round: Spain (holders, bye), Germany (bye), Poland, England, Iceland, Belgium, Portugal, France, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia (17 more tbc)
Qualifying round groups
Group 1 (15–21 October): Czech Republic, Denmark*, Ukraine, Faroe Islands
Group 2 (19–25 October): Norway, Russia, Croatia*, Israel
Group 3 (22–28 October): Italy, Finland, Romania, Montenegro*
Group 4 (4–10 October)
Could still go through: Scotland, Slovakia, Lithuania
Group 5 (complete)
Through: England, Iceland
Group 6 (complete)
Through: Belgium, Portugal
Could go through from third place: Turkey
Group 7 (22–28 October): Republic of Ireland, Serbia*, Wales, Albania
Group 8 (complete)
Through: Austria, Slovenia
Could go through from third place: Belarus
Group 9 (12–18 October): Switzerland, Greece*, Northern Ireland, Kazakhstan
Group 10 (complete)
Through: France, Hungary
Could go through from third place: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group 11 (17–23 October): Netherlands*, Sweden, Latvia, Georgia
Bye to elite round: Germany, Spain (holders)
Bye to final tournament: Bulgaria (hosts)
Road to Bulgaria
• The top two sides in every group plus the four third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their section join Germany and holders Spain in the elite round draw on 23 November 2018, with the games in spring 2019.
• The seven elite round group winners will join hosts Bulgaria in the finals from 5 to 17 May 2019.