Article 13 Group formation – round 1 - Women's Under-17

Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
WU17
Edition
2022/23
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
16 May 2022
13.01

The participating teams are divided into two leagues for round 1 based on the final group standings of round 2 of the 2021/22 competition, with the teams promoted and relegated as communicated by the UEFA administration. Teams that did not participate in the 2021/22 competition start in League B and will be assigned to the last positions of the League B rankings.

13.02

A draw is held to form groups within each league for round 1. The following principles apply to that draw:

  1. The 28 teams in League A are drawn into seven groups of four, and the 20 teams in League B are drawn into two groups of four and four groups of three.

  2. The teams in each league are seeded to create draw pots, based on the league rankings from round 2 of the 2021/22 competition. To determine the 2021/22 round 2 league rankings, the following criteria are applied to the 2021/22 round 2 results, in the order given.

    i. higher position in the following classification, with group winners promoted from League B ranked above runners-up promoted from League B (if applicable):

League

Teams

A

Round 2 group winners

Round 2 runners-up

Round 2 third-placed teams

Teams promoted from League B

B

Teams relegated from League A

Round 2 runners-up

Round 2 third-placed teams

Round 2 fourth-placed teams

ii. higher number of points in all mini-tournament matches

iii. superior goal difference in all mini-tournament matches

iv. higher number of goals scored in all mini-tournament matches

v. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received by players and team officials in all mini-tournament matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points)

vi. higher position in the 2021/22 round 1 league rankings.

c. When teams from groups of three and four are in the same position in the classification above, results against fourth-placed teams are discarded when applying criteria ii to v.

d. Should there exceptionally be groups of two, and if teams from groups of three and/or four are in the same position in the classification above, results against third- and fourth-placed teams are discarded when applying criteria ii to v.

e. Additional draw conditions may be applied, subject to the UEFA Executive Committee’s approval.