Holders handed Czech challengeThursday 4 December 2008
UEFA European Under-17 Championship holders Spain will continue their bid for a third consecutive title against the Czech Republic, Belgium and Kazakhstan after today's Elite round draw in Nyon.
Spain are in Group 2, one of seven one-venue mini-tournaments to be completed by the end of March. The winning teams from each section joins hosts Germany in the final tournament between 6 and 18 May. France, runners-up behind Spain last season, will take on Denmark, Norway and Belarus in Group 4, while the side beaten in the 2007 final, England, are up against Group 7 rivals Portugal, Serbia and Hungary.
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