There's a rematch of the 2008 final and a meeting of two of the past three winners while Germany take on the side that ended their ambitions last season.
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The WU19 EURO elite round gets under way this week with 24 teams competing for seven places in this August's final tournament in Northern Ireland.
Each group is decided in a round-robin format over the space of six days, with the first section kicking off on 4 April and the last one ending on 12 June.
Elite round groups (*Hosts)
Group 1 (26–31 May): Spain, Belgium, Hungary*, Russia
- Spain have been runners-up in each of the last three seasons, and in four of the last five. They scored 30 without reply in the qualifying round.
Group 2 (5–10 April): England, Czech Republic, Denmark, Turkey*
- England have qualified for eight of the last ten final tournaments, winning in 2009. The Czech Republic have never reached the finals.
Group 3 (6–11 April): France (holders), Netherlands*, Slovenia, Portugal
- France (2016) and the Netherlands (2014) are two of the last three winners of this competition.
Group 4 (4–9 April): Finland, Republic of Ireland*, Scotland, Ukraine
- All four sides have reached the final tournament before: Scotland (4 times), Finland (3), Ireland (1) and Ukraine (1).
Group 5 (5–10 April): Serbia, Sweden, Norway*, Italy
- Sweden have won two of the past five titles, while Italy beat Norway in the 2008 final. Serbia had a 100% record in qualifying.
Group 6 (7–12 June): Germany*, Poland, Switzerland, Iceland
- With France, Germany have claimed a record four titles, but none since 2011 – Switzerland knocked them out in the group stage last season.
What happens next?
The six group winners and the runner-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their pool qualify to join hosts Northern Ireland in the finals from 8 to 20 August. The draw is in Belfast on 22 June.