Finalists learn fate in Women’s Under -19 draw

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England and Norway will meet again after being drawn together in Group B

Debutant hosts Israel take on France, Sweden and Denmark while England and Norway meet again in Group B after being pitched together in the finals draw in Haifa.

After knocking out last season’s winners in qualifying, Denmark have been drawn against hosts Israel, Sweden and three-time winners France in the draw for this summer’s UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship in Israel.

The hosts become the 26th team to grace these finals, but will not find things easy in Group A with former champions France and Sweden in the same section. They will also be up against the Danes who won all three elite round Group 6 games – including a 1-0 success against the Netherlands, the 2014 champions. 

In Group B the tournament’s most succesful side – four-time winners Germany – will meet England, Norway and last year’s defeated finalists Spain. Seeking a first title since 2011, Maren Meinert’s German side will be keen to make up for missing the 2014 finals while England will once again meet Norway, their elite round 2-2 draw finishing five days after it started when Leah Williamson’s penalty was retaken after a decision by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body. 

The open draw (no seeded teams) took place during half-time in the Israeli Cup final between Hapoel Beer Sheva FC and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at Haifa’s Itztadion Sammy Ofer.

Final tournament draw
Group A: Israel, Sweden, France, Denmark
Group B: England, Germany, Spain, Norway

The four teams in each group face each other in a round-robin format between 15 and 21 July, with the top two from each advancing to the semi-finals on 24 July. The final takes place three days later at Netanya Stadium, one of four venues along with Ramla Municipal Stadium, Rishon LeZion Haberfeld and Lod Municipal Stadium.



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