Baku. 5 February. REPORT.AZ/ Today the draw ceremony of the European Championship qualifying round to take place in Poland in 2017, was held among the teams of U-21 in Nyon, Switzerland. Report informs, the rivals of Azerbaijani team was determined as a result of a draw.
The team, led by a head coach Yashar Vahabzade, was a competitor to Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland and the Faroe Islands in the 7th group.
The result of a draw follows:
Group 1: the Czech Republic, Belgium, Montenegro, Moldova, Latvia, Malta
Group 2: Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Ireland, Lithuania, Andorra
Group 3: France, Ukraine, Scotland, Iceland, Macedonia, Northern Ireland
Group 4: Portugal, Israel, Greece, Hungary, Albania, Liechtenstein
Group 5: Denmark, Romania, Armenia, Wales, Bulgaria, Luxembourg
Group 6: Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Georgia, Estonia, San Marino
Group 7: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands
Group 8: The Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey, Belarus, Cyprus
Group 9: England, Switzerland, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan
The qualifying round will start on March 23 and will run till October 11, 2016. All the rivals of nine groups will qualify directly to the final round to be held in Poland. The best four teams among those that rank the second (according to the results of meetings with the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th groups) will compete for the last two qualifications in play-off. "Play-off" games will take place on November 7 and 15 next year.