Guest Jeffery S. Posted June 25, 2004 Share Posted June 25, 2004 The draw for the European under-19 tournament had been done, to be held starting late July in Finland. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/WUnder19/news/Kind=1/newsId=189297.html The Norway group looks tougher, with Russian and Italy in there. Spain could be the surprise behind Germany in the other group, as host Finland and Switzerland look softer. Top two of each group go to semis and finals. The odds are on for Norway and Germany to meet in the finals. So all four semi-finalist qualify for the world's in Thailand. I think given the results in our region that Uefa should have the same as us, three and not four. I can give some perspective on the Spanish women, helped a lot by a ever-improving national league and lower tiers with pro-reg. Fan interest is also improving in the country, though the press is far behind. Like in so many other cases, a bit of press enthusiasm could go a long way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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