The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round runs until 31 October, with 44 of the 46 entrants beginning their bids to lift the trophy in the Czech Republic.
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The road to the Czech Republic begins on Tuesday when the first of the 11 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round groups kick off in Israel.
Road to the Czech Republic
• Israel host the first group between Tuesday 20 and Sunday 25 September with Switzerland, Denmark and Slovakia also involved.
• Germany launch their title defence in Latvia on 2 October.
• Malta make their debut at this level against Sweden in Greece on 6 October.
• The last games are in Portugal and the Republic of Ireland on 31 October.
• The top two in each group and the third-placed team with the best record against the leading pair in their section accompany top seeds Spain into the 24-team elite round draw on 11 November.
• In the elite round next spring, the six group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the sides first and third in their section join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals from 2–14 May.
Qualifying round groups
Group 1 (20–25 September): Switzerland, Denmark, Slovakia, Israel*
Group 2 (6–11 October): Sweden, Greece*, Montenegro, Malta
Group 3 (8–13 October): Poland, Hungary*, Azerbaijan, Estonia
Group 4 (21–26 October): Norway, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Moldova*
Group 5 (26–31 October): Italy, Finland, Portugal*, Georgia
Group 6 (10–15 October): France, Scotland*, Croatia, Kazakhstan
Group 7 (2–7 October): Germany (holders), Turkey, Wales, Latvia*
Group 8 (24–29 October): England, Russia, Slovenia, Lithuania*
Group 9 (26 September–1 October): Belgium, Serbia*, Romania, Ukraine
Group 10 (26–31 October): Republic of Ireland*, Iceland, Belarus, Faroe Islands
Group 11 (30 September–5 October): Austria, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia*
Bye to elite round: Spain
Bye to final tournament: Czech Republic (hosts)