Malta U-19s drawn against France, Belgium and Lithuania

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 15:38
The Malta U-19 team will be up against two European heavyweights, France and Belgium, in the qualifying round of the 2018/19 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The other team in Group 6 is Lithuania.

The Malta FA will be hosting this tournament in November 2018.

The qualifying round draw was made on Wednesday morning at UEFA’s Nyon Headquarters, starting the road to the finals in Armenia.

The draw was conducted by last season’s Netherlands captain Dani de Wit, who received the 2016/17 Respect Fair Play trophy from UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on behalf of his team.

QUALIFYING ROUND DRAW

Group 1: Georgia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein

Group 2: Italy, Denmark, Finland, Estonia

Group 3: Czech Republic, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Luxembourg

Group 4: Sweden, Scotland, Wales, San Marino

Group 5: England, Turkey, Iceland, Moldova

Group 6: France, Belgium, Lithuania, Malta

Group 7: Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Kosovo

Group 8: Ukraine, Slovakia, Norway, Albania

Group 9: Serbia, Poland, Northern Ireland, Kazakhstan

Group 10: Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands

Group 11: Russia, Montenegro, Cyprus, Latvia

Group 12: Spain, Switzerland, Belarus, Andorra

Group 13: Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Gibraltar

Bye to elite round: Portugal, Germany

Bye to final tournament: Armenia (hosts)

• The top two in each group will join top seeds Portugal and Germany in the elite round in spring 2019.

• After that round, the seven group winners will join Armenia in that July’s finals.





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