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“Preparations have gone well and we’ve got a young group of players desperate to do well on the big stage. We’re in a tough group but it’s a challenge I know the players will relish.
“Women’s football is thriving in Scotland and we want to be a part of that buzz this summer. The players can’t wait to play in front of a loud home crowd and hopefully the country gets behind us, like they did for the ‘A’ squad’s World Cup debut in France.
“Over the course of July we want to continue to help inspire the next generation and also provide a platform for these young players to take the next step in their careers and continue to progress."
Pauline Hamill, Scotland’s Under-19s Head Coach said “We can’t wait to take on the best in Europe this summer. To compete against Netherlands, Norway & France will be a tough test but the squad will be ready, it’s exciting.”
Pauline added “Having the home crowd will give the girls that extra edge. We’ll prepare in the right way, control what we can control and see where it can take us.”
Speaking at the draw, Glasgow City midfielder Jo Love showed her support for the future heroes of the Scotland Women’s National team: “Both Erin and I progressed through the ranks, having represented Scotland at youth level. We never played in front of a home crowd at a major tournament, so this is a huge opportunity for the girls.”
Love continued “All games are tough at any tournament, Pauline has the squad playing well and on their day can compete with the best in Europe. I’m looking forward to seeing Scotland play, particularly Captain Amy Muir who will be a future star of the women’s game.”
Group 1: France, Sweden, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia
Group 2: Poland, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Lithuania
Group 3: Germany, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Albania
Group 4: Scotland, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria
Group 5: Norway, Northern Ireland, Wales, Moldova
Group 6: Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Latvia
Group 7: Spain, Iceland, Greece, Kazakhstan
Group 8: Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Estonia
Group 9: Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Montenegro
Group 10: Sweden, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia
Group 11: England, Serbia, Belarus, Cyprus
Group 12: Denmark, Hungary, Turkey, Kosovo
The top two teams from each group, as well as the four best third-placed teams, will qualify for the Elite Round, with seven teams eventually qualifying for the finals in Georgia in 2020.
Scotland will host the 2019 finals in July.
Group 1: England, Greece, Hungary, Georgia
Group 2: Serbia, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland
Group 3: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
Group 4: Germany, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Scotland
Group 5: France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland
Group 6: Denmark, Italy, Iceland, Slovenia
Group 7: Belgium, Austria, Finland, Wales
Group 1: England, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia
Group 2: Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Moldova
Group 3: France, Iceland, Belarus, Malta
Group 4: Finland, Austria, Slovakia, Estonia
Group 5: Norway, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands
Group 6: Denmark, Russia, Wales, FYR Macedonia
Group 7: Republic of Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Albania
Group 8: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia
Group 9: Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan
Group 10: Italy, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Montenegro
Group 11: Netherlands, Israel, Portugal, Latvia