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France will be the host for the final tournament, July 7-19, 2008.

The Group draw has been made for the first qualifying round.

Teams in each group will meet in a single round-robin tournament Sept 26 - Oct 2, 2007. The top two teams from each group go into the second qualifying round April 24-29, 2008, along with the two third-place finishers with the best record against the leading pair in their group.

Group 1
Portugal
Iceland
Greece
Romania

Group 2
Poland
Austria
Turkey
Bulgaria

Group 3
Sweden
Hungary
Georgia
Kazakhstan

Group 4
Russia
Italy
Israel
Northern Ireland

Group 5
Serbia
Finland
Belarus
Estonia

Group 6
Denmark
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Latvia

Group 7
Ukraine
Scotland
Azerbaijan
Armenia

Group 8
Switzerland
Republic of Ireland
Slovakia
Croatia

Group 9
Wales
Germany
F.Y.R. Macedonia
Czech Republic

Group 10
Netherlands
Norway
Slovenia
Moldova

Group 11
Spain
England
Lithuania
Faroe Islands

Germany won the championship (again) in July 2007.
 

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Qualified teams:

Group 1: Iceland, Portugal
Group 2: Austria, Poland
Group 3: Hungary, Sweden
Group 4: Italy, Russia
Group 5: Finland, Serbia
Group 6: Denmark, Belgium
Group 7: Scotland, Ukraine
Group 8: Republic of Ireland, Switzerland
Group 9: Germany (holders), Czech Republic
Group 10: Norway, Netherlands
Group 11: Spain, England
Best third-place: Romania (Group 1), Belarus (Group 5)

Draw for the second round: December 11, 2007 (six groups of 4)
 

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Me, too. They went all the way to the final against Germany last time, and hopefuly they can do even better in 2008.
 

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The final group tournament goes July 7-19 in France (in the towns of Amboise, Avoine, Blois, Romorantin, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Tours and Vineuil).

Group A: France, Spain, Italy, Norway
Group B: Sweden, Scotland, Germany, England

July 16: Semifinals

July 19: Final at Tours
 

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There will be no Germany "three-peat", as Norway defeated them in the semifinal on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw.

Norway will now meet surprising powerhouse Italy in the July 19 final. Italy bombed Sweden 4-0 in the other semi, after beating Norway and France in the group round.
 

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Italy completed their amazing assault on the U-20 title by beating Norway 1-0 in the Final, just as they had done on the first day of group play.

Congratulations to the Azzurine! Last year they didn't even make it to the final eight.
 
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