England men's under-17s and under-19s learn who they will face in the 2022-23 EURO elite round
England men’s under-17s and under-19s now know who they will need to overcome if they are to qualify for next summer’s EUROs.
The 2022-23 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round draw divided the 32 teams into eight groups of four, with the winners and seven best runners-up looking to join hosts Hungary in the Finals between 17 May to 2 June.
Ryan Garry’s MU17s were drawn in Group 3 alongside Netherlands, Denmark and Northern Ireland with the Dutch hosting the games.
As for the 2022-23 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, that will be an eight-team Finals, meaning the elite round draw was split into seven groups, with only the winners joining hosts Malta at the tournament from 3 to 16 July.
England MU19s are the reigning champions after their victory at this summer’s EUROs, although it is now a different manager and largely group of players, with Ian Foster and most of the Young Lions progressing to the MU20s ahead of next year’s Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
The MU19s are now led by Simon Rusk and he will be looking to top an elite round Group 7 which includes Turkey, Iceland and Hungary, with both the MU17 and MU19 mini-tournaments needing to be played by 28 March.
England will also play host for the MU19s' elite round fixtures.
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2022-23 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round draw in full
Group 1: Serbia, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus
Group 2: Montenegro, Wales, Scotland, Iceland
Group 3: Netherlands, England, Denmark, Northern Ireland
Group 4: Spain, Germany, Turkey, Finland
Group 5: Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Group 6: Italy, Ukraine, Cyprus, Republic of Ireland
Group 7: Belgium, Norway, Croatia, Slovenia
Group 8: France (holders), Switzerland, Latvia, Albania
2022-23 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round draw in full
Group 1: France, Romania, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group 2: Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Italy
Group 3: Ukraine, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg
Group 4: Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden
Group 5: Republic of Ireland, Greece, Estonia, Slovakia
Group 6: Serbia, Poland, Israel, Latvia
Group 7: England (holders), Turkey, Iceland, Hungary
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