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Friday 29 Nov 2019
Women's U19s Euro elite round - NI to face Germany, Denmark and Israel

Northern Ireland’s Under-19 women’s team will face Germany, Denmark and Israel in the 2020 WU19 Euros elite round.

And at today’s draw in Switzerland it was also decided that Northern Ireland will host the four-team elite round mini tournament next spring, with the first games taking place on Tuesday 7 April and further matches on 10 April and 13 April. The full Group 2 fixture list, including venues, will be determined at a later date.

Seven elite round group winners are set to join hosts Georgia in the finals from 21 July to 2 August.

Alfie Wylie’s Northern Ireland WU19 side reached the second stage of qualification by finishing second behind Norway in a qualifying round last month. The mini tournament was staged in Northern Ireland and Wylie’s team registered fine wins against Wales and Moldova before suffering a heavy defeat against the Norwegians.

Meanwhile, the fixtures for the next series of Euro qualifiers for the U19 women’s team were also finalised today.

The WU19s have been drawn in Group 8 in the qualifying round for the 2021 finals in Belarus. They will be up against Switzerland, Turkey and Armenia.

And the Armenians will host the four-team qualifying round mini tournament with matches scheduled for 21 October, 24 October and 27 October next year.

The top two sides in every group plus the four third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their section will go into the elite round draw next November, with the games in spring 2021. Seven teams will eventually qualify for the finals to join hosts Belarus.

Also finalised today were the fixtures for the next series of Euro qualifiers for the Northern Ireland U17 women’s team.

The WU17s are in Group 6 in the qualifying round for the 2021 finals in Faroe Islands.

Their opponents will be England, Slovenia and Moldova. And Northern Ireland will host the mini tournament, with games scheduled for 1 October, 4 October and 7 October next year.

The top two sides in every group plus the four third-placed teams with the best record against the top two in their section will progress to the elite round draw in March 2021. Seven teams will eventually qualify to join Faroe Islands in the finals in May 2021.