Belarus will be the host for the final tournament, July 13-25, 2009.
Italy won the championship in July 2008.
Qualified teams after first qualifying round:
Group 1: Norway, Romania, Portugal (best third-place)
Group 2: Austria, Poland
Group 3: Sweden, Wales
Group 4: Spain, Netherlands
Group 5: England, Slovakia
Group 6: Azerbaijan, Finland
Group 7: Republic of Ireland, Iceland
Group 8: Hungary, Russia
Group 9: France, Belgium
Group 10: Denmark, Switzerland
Group 11: Italy (holders), Ukraine
Draw for the second round: November 19, 2008 (six groups of 4). The second round will be played April 23 - 28, 2009. The six group winners and the one runner-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their pool join hosts Belarus in the 8-team final tournament, from July 13 to 25, 2009.