Remember the 2009 edition will be played in mid-June in Sweden : Thread dedicated to it
Draw will be held tomorrow, apparently :
The draw for the qualifying matches will be held on February 4, 2009. Denmark (host) qualifies automatically for the finals. The remaining 52 federations will be drawn in ten groups (eight groups of five teams and two groups of six). Qualifications start the last week of March 2009. Group winners and best four runner-ups qualify for the straight elimination play-offs to advance to the final tournament.
Qualification pots :
A: Spain, England, Italy, Germany, Serbia, France, Austria, Turkey, Israel, Russia
B: Belarus, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Wales, Switzerland, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia
C: Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland, Hungary, Greece, Norway, Moldova, Armenia, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland
D: Poland, Latvia, Slovakia, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro
E: Cyprus, Georgia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Malta, San Marino, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
Note : Effect of 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup on UEFA Under 21 qualifications
The six European federations that have qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup (Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Spain) will be drawn in one of the groups of five and will be exempted from playing qualification matches during the month of October 2009.