Euro-2024 (U-17): opponents of the youth national team of Ukraine at the first stage of selection will be determined on December 8

On December 8, the youth national team of Ukraine U-16 (football players not older than 2007), led by Volodymyr Yezerskyi, will learn the names of the opponents in the qualifying round of Euro-2024 (U-17). About the draw in Nyon the UEFA official website reports UEFA (start of the procedure at 11.00 Kyiv time).

Mini-tournaments at this stage will take place between July 1 and November 21, 2023. 52 national associations will participate in the draw, as hosts Cyprus have been given a direct ticket to the final stage, while the Netherlands will begin their competition in the elite round.

Lottery procedure and sowing baskets

According to UEFA ranking four seeding baskets of the corresponding age were formed: the 13 national teams with the highest rating were in basket A, the next 13 national teams were in basket B, and so on. Ukraine is in the second basket (B).

The groups will have one representative from each basket. The hosts of the mini-tournaments will be determined later.

The winners of the first two places in the selection groups and the five best third place winners based on the results of the matches with the first and second teams will advance to the elite qualification round.

Warehouse composition

Cart A: Spain*, Italy, France, England, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Hungary, Serbia*, Sweden, Turkey, Denmark.

Cart B: Scotland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Ukraine*, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia.

Cart C: Finland, Iceland, Belarus*, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Georgia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo*, Wales, Montenegro, Luxembourg, Latvia.

Cart D: Estonia, Faroe Islands, Albania, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Andorra, Lithuania, Moldova, Malta, Gibraltar*, Liechtenstein, San Marino.

*According to the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee and the Working Group on Emergency Situations, the following national teams are divided into different groups: Spain and Gibraltar, Belarus and Ukraine, Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. All Russian teams are currently excluded from UEFA competitions in accordance with the decision of the executive committee of 28 February 2022. On July 15, 2022, this decision was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Thus, Russia will not take part in the 2023/2024 European Under-17 Championship qualification draw.

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