Euro-2023 (U-19): the youth national team of Ukraine got to the first basket before the draw
The youth national team of Ukraine U-19 (current U-18, players born in 2004) will receive rivals in the qualifying round of the European Championship 2023 during the draw, which will take place on December 8 (starting at 11.00 Kyiv time).
During the draw procedure, 13 selection groups will be formed, reports UEFA. The first two teams of each group and the best third place winner (according to the results of matches with the first and second teams of the group) will join Portugal in the elite selection round in the spring of 2023. The Maltese national team won a direct pass to the final stage as the host of the tournament.
Lottery procedure and sowing baskets
Cart A: France, England, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain *, Germany, Ukraine*, Ireland, Norway, Turkey, Austria, Croatia.
Cart B: Greece, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia *, Poland, Slovakia, Scotland, Israel, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, Slovenia.
Cart C: Georgia, Russia *, Finland, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina *, Cyprus, Wales, Latvia, Iceland, Azerbaijan *, Northern Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Belarus.
Cart D: Armenia *, Montenegro, Kosovo *, Albania, Kazakhstan, Andorra, Luxembourg, Moldova, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Gibraltar *, San Marino.
* - According to the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee and the working group on emergencies, the following teams are divided into different groups: Spain and Gibraltar, Ukraine and Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, Russia and Kosovo, Serbia and Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
According to coefficient tables formed four sowing baskets. Basket A includes 13 teams with the highest rating, basket B - the next 13 teams, and so on.
In each group there will be one representative of each basket. The hosts of the mini-tournaments, which will take place from May 30 to June 14 or from September 19 to September 27, 2022, will be determined after the draw.
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