The UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship qualifying round begins on Tuesday as the road to Bulgaria begins.
In all, 44 of the 47 entrants will compete in mini-tournaments before 28 October, with holders Spain and Germany given byes to the elite round and hosts Bulgaria already in May’s finals.
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): Scotland. Poland*, Slovakia, Lithuania
Group 5 (19–25 September): England, Iceland, Azerbaijan, Moldova*
Group 6 (19–25 September): Belgium, Portugal*, Turkey, Andorra
Group 7 (22–28 October): Republic of Ireland, Serbia*, Wales, Albania
Group 8 (23–29 September): Austria, Belarus, Slovenia, Estonia*
Group 9 (12–18 October): Switzerland, Greece*, Northern Ireland, Kazakhstan
Group 10 (20–26 September): France, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia*
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.