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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
Bye: Germany

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.
 

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Second round group draw (matches to be played April 23 - 28, 2009 in a series of round-robin mini-tournaments):

Note: Group winners appear in bold.

Group 1: Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Iceland

Group 2: Austria, Norway, Belgium, Ukraine

Group 3: France, Azerbaijan, Wales, Portugal

Group 4: Germany, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovakia

Group 5: Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Romania

Group 6: Hungary, Spain, England, Finland

Scores reported here.
 

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The finalists for the championship tournament, July 13-25:

Belarus (hosts)
England
France
Germany
Iceland
Norway
Sweden (best runners-up)
Switzerland
 

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In the semi-finals England beat Switzerland and Sweden beat France.

In the final England beat Sweden 2-0.
 
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