Young Lionesses find out UEFA Elite Round opponents

Friday 13 Nov 2015
The Elite Round draw is made in Nyon

England's Young Lionesses found out who stands between them at a place at the UEFA European Championships, as the draws for the Elite Round of qualification for the Under-19s and Under-17s took place in Nyon.

Mo Marley's Under-19s will have navigate their way past European champions Sweden, as well as Austria and Belgium, as they look to book their berth in the finals in Slovakia.

Under-19s Elite Round

Fixtures to be played from 5-10 April

The U19s draw was conducted by UEFA Women's Football Committee chairwoman Karen Espelund and captain of 2014-15 Respect Fair Play award winners France, Marie-Charlotte Leger. 

It was decided that Sweden will host the three-game round robin competition and the fixtures will be played from 5-10 April 2016. 

The U19s – along with Spain – had been given a bye for the qualifying round that preceded the elite phase.

Also taking place at UEFA headquarters on Thursday was the draw for the same round of the Under-17s competition.

Under-17s Elite Round

Fixtures to be played from 24-29 March

It was made by Switzerland's 2014-15 captain, Naomi Megroz, who was in Nyon to receive the Respect Fair Play trophy on behalf of her team. 

The U17s, who are coached by John Griffiths, will travel to Serbia where they will also be joined by Belgium and Iceland in Group 6.

Griffiths' team had booked their spot in the Elite Round after navigating their way through a qualifying group containing Poland, Croatia and Estonia.

Those fixtures will be played between 24-29 March, where the group winners will secure a spot at the summer finals in Belarus.

By FA Staff