Women’s Under-17 EURO 2021/22 second round: Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway in final, one group remaining
The second round of the new UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship in the style of the UEFA Nations League is underway. .
The draw for the final was made in Sarajevo on Tuesday with a berth up for grabs when Group A2 kicks off on Thursday.
group A: Bosnia and Herzegovina (host), Germany (starter), Denmark, Netherlands
Group B: France, winner of Group A2*, Norway, Finland
*Round 2 Group A2 played from April 7 to 13.
League A consists of 28 teams, including the seven promoted from League B in Round 1 in the fall. They compete in seven groups; of these single-site mini-tournaments, the winners will advance to the final.
League B teams (including seven teams relegated from League A in the first round) competed for promotion to League A in six groups. Bosnia and Herzegovina participated, although their place in the final was secured as hosts.
Promotions and relegations between Leagues A and B before the first round of the 2022/23 edition will be confirmed before the draw on May 31.
- The group winners will join hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final round from May 3-15.
- Germany won the last edition of the tournament in 2018/19, and seven of the 12 seasons completed: needing their group decider victory against Austria, they went down 2-0 after having a player sent off, but turned the game to win 3-2 with three goals in the space of five minutes.
- Spain are four-time champions and Poland (who did not qualify this time) the only other winners, in 2012/13.
- Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine are aiming to join hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina in making their finals debut.
Group A1 (full)
Qualified for the final: Finland
Also in the group: Iceland, Republic of Ireland*, Slovakia
Group A2 (April 7-13): Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary*, Ukraine
Group A3 (full)
Qualified for the final: Norway*
Also in the group: Serbia, Sweden, Romania
Group A4 (full):
Qualified for the final: Denmark*
Also in the group: Greece
Didn’t play: Russia, Belarus
Russia suspended until further notice
Group A5 (full)
Qualified for the final: Germany
Also in the group: Austria, Slovenia, Kosovo*
Group A6 (full)
Qualified for the final: France
Also in the group: England, Poland*, Croatia
Group A7 (full)
Qualified for the final: Netherlands
Also in the group: Portugal*, Italy, Montenegro
Group B1 (full)
Group winners: Northern Ireland
Also in the group: Luxembourg, Faroe Islands
Group B2 (full)
Group winners: Turkey
Also in the group: Armenia*
Didn’t play: Wales
Group B3 (full)
Group winners: Scotland
Also in the group: North Macedonia, Azerbaijan
Group B4 (full)
Group winners: Estonia
Also in group: Georgia
Group B5 (full)
Group winners: Switzerland
Also in group: Kazakhstan
Group B6 (full)
Group winners: Belgium
Finalists: Bosnia and Herzegovina* (final host)
Also in group: Moldova
How round 1 defined the leagues
1st round group winners: Republic of Ireland (Group A1), Netherlands (A2), Sweden (A3), Germany (A4, starter), Poland (A5), Denmark (A6), Spain (A7)
Group second of the 1st round: Norway (A1), Czech Republic (A2), France (A3), Portugal (A4), Russia (A5), Austria (A6), Iceland (A7)
Third in the 1st round group: Hungary (A1), Slovenia (A2), Italy (A3), Finland (A4), England (A5), Greece (A6), Serbia (A7)
Promoted from League B: Belarus (best second), Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine
Relegated from League A: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina (host of the finals), Bulgaria, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales
Group second of the 1st round: Lithuania (B2), Estonia (B3), Israel (B4), Turkey (B5), Azerbaijan (B6)
Third in the 1st round group: Luxembourg (B1), Kazakhstan (B2), North Macedonia (B3), Faroe Islands (B4), Latvia (B5), Albania (B6)
Fourth in the 1st round group: Georgia (B1), Armenia (B2), Moldova (B3)