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The 2008-09 UEFA Under-19 Championships First Qualifying Round is played in September with 44 nations chasing seven places in the maiden continental final tournament to be held in Belarus.
The entrants, including 2007-08 winners Italy, runners-up Norway and neighbours England and Scotland - who both played in July's finals in France and are in the same group - will compete in the first stage from 25-30 September with the top two teams in each of the eleven sections moving through, along with the third-placed side with the best record against the leading pair in their pool.
Those 23 teams will be joined by top seeds Germany in November's draw for the second qualifying round draw, which will take place from 23-28 April 2009, with six groups providing seven finalists to join the hosts in Belarus.
Mo Marley's team will play three games in Slovenia. The young Lions reached the 2008 Finals but missed out on a semi final berth with Mo saying that her squad needed to ensure they developed a 'killer instinct'. "We had lots and lots of possession but if you don't score, you don't win. We don't seem able to hurt teams and if you're going to win competitions then you need to be ruthless in and around the box," she said after England's 1-1 draw with Sweden.
The international calendar will then see Marley take charge of England's Under-20s at the 2008 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Chile in November. With the identity of the 16 finalists already known, the next step is to decide the route the participating nations will have to take to reach the grand final on 7 December.
All will be revealed at the tournament's Group Draw on Saturday 13 September in the Chilean capital Santiago, with matches being hosted in four cities: Chillán, Coquimbo, La Florida (Santiago) and Temuco.
England Under-19 squad:
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