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Group draw for first qualifying round (matches to be played Sept. 27 - Oct. 18, 2006)

Top 2 from each Group plus the 2 best third-placed teams will advance to the Second Qualifying Round in April 2007.

(Teams in Red advanced to second round last time, as well as Iceland, which has a bye this time as host country of the final tournament.)

Germany won the last tournament in 2006.

Group 1 (in Sweden)
Sweden
France
Faroe Islands
Kazakhstan

Group 2 (in Poland)
Poland
Spain
Armenia
Latvia

Group 3 (in Estonia)
England
Belgium
Estonia
Greece

Group 4 (in FYR Macedonia)
Germany
Austria
FYR Macedonia
Georgia

Group 5 (in Lithuania)
Norway
Netherlands
Lithuania
Croatia

Group 6 (in Turkey)
Switzerland
Portugal
Turkey
Hungary

Group 7 (in Moldova)
Ukraine
Wales
Moldova
Romania

Group 8 (in Azerbaijan)
Serbia & Montenegro
Denmark
Azerbaijan
Northern Ireland

Group 9 (in Slovenia)
Scotland
Russia
Slovenia
Israel

Group 10 (in Slovakia)
Rep. Ireland
Italy
Slovakia
Bulgaria

Group 11
Czech Rep.
Finland
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Belarus
 

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Here are the 24 teams that will advance: the top two teams in each Group plus the two best third-place* teams:

Group 1: France, Sweden

Group 2: Poland, Spain

Group 3: England, Belgium

Group 4: Germany, Austria

Group 5: Norway, Netherlands

Group 6: Switzerland, Hungary, Portugal*

Group 7: Wales, Ukraine, Romania*

Group 8: Serbia-Montenegro, Denmark

Group 9: Scotland, Russia

Group 10: Ireland, Italy

Group 11: Finland, Czech Republic
 

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Second Qualifying Round

The teams will be split into six groups of four in the second qualifying round draw on Tuesday 5 December in Nyon.

All six group winners plus the best runners-up after the round is played in April will join hosts Iceland in the finals from 18-29 July.

As for the nations now eliminated, they can look forward to the 2007/08 first qualifying round draw on Monday 19 February in Nyon, when there will also be a similar procedure for the new UEFA European Women's U17 Championship. That season's U19 finals will be in France.
 

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Draw:

Group 1
England
Czech Republic
Austria
Ukraine

Group 2
France
Republic of Ireland
Netherlands
Portugal

Group 3
Germany
Scotland
Sweden
Hungary

Group 4
Norway
Denmark
Belgium
Romania

Group 5
Wales
Finland
Poland
Russia

Group 6
Spain
Switzerland
Italy
Serbia
 

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Norway was best runner-up, and joins hosts Iceland and group winners England, Denmark, Poland, Spain, France, and Germany in the final tournament, July 18 to 29.

The draw for the 2 groups takes place May 23.
 

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Fixtures and results for the final round in Iceland:

Wed 18 July

Group A:
Denmark 0-1 Germany
Iceland 0-5 Norway

Group B:
Poland 1-1 England
Spain 0-1 France

Fri 20 July

Group A:
Norway 0-2 Germany
Iceland 1-2 Denmark

Group B:
Poland 0-2 Spain
England 3-1 France

Mon 23 July

Group A:
Germany 4-2 Iceland
Norway 2-1 Denmark

Group B:
France 4-0 Poland
England 1-0 Spain

Thur 26 July
Semi-finals
Germany 4-2 France
England 3-0 Norway

Sun 29 July
Final
Germany 2-0 England
 

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Germany coach Maren Meinert was elated after her side retained the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship with a 2-0 victory against England in Reykjavik. Nathalie Bock and Monique Kerschowski scored the goals in the second period of extra time to secure a win Meinert felt her team deserved, an opinion backed up by England counterpart Mo Marley as she admitted Germany had that "extra bit of quality" needed to prevail.

Maren Meinert, Germany coach:
It feels great. It's been a good game, England didn't really take the game to us so it was important to come through in the end. For eleven of the players, today is the first time they've won and for the others you want to win and you want to win the championship. The second one is no different to the first - they're all great. We had a lot of possession and we had to work. In extra time they were still in good shape and it was hard to create the first goal. We play a short passing game and the weather made it difficult today. Next is the [FIFA U-20] World Cup - we have 17 months to get ready.

Mo Marley, England manager:
Obviously we're disappointed to lose in the manner we did but that's the fine line between winning competitions and not. We had a game plan, it worked and we were confident we could get to extra time and then maybe penalties, and get something from it. It wasn't to be today but it's a new experience for all us and it shows what we can do. It's a foundation and now the bar has been raised and hopefully there are more finals to come. We were resilient, we were hard but I don't think we had enough quality to win the game - you have to have that extra bit of quality and Germany had that today. From tomorrow we'll start preparing for [the World Cup in] Chile.

- UEFA

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Germany begins the defence of its title on September 27, 2007.
 
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