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Thursday February 3 2011
U21: Italy paired with Ireland

Italy are in Group 7 with Ireland, Hungary and Turkey for the Under-21 European Championship qualifiers.

The draw was held in Nyon this afternoon, splitting the 52 participating teams into 10 different groups.

Ciro Ferrara's Italy have been placed in Group 7 with the Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Turkey and Lichtenstein.

The 10 group winners and four best runners-up will go through to the play-offs.

The tournament will be held in Israel in June 2013 and the holders are Germany.

Group 1: Germany, Belarus, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, San Marino

Group 2: Sweden, Ukraine, Finland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta

Group 3: Czech Republic, Wales, Armenia, Montenegro, Andorra

Group 4: Serbia, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Faroe Islands

Group 5: Spain, Switzerland, Croatia, Georgia, Estonia

Group 6: Russia, Portugal, Moldova, Poland, Albania

Group 7: Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Liechtenstein

Group 8: England, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, Azerbaijan

Group 9: Romania, France, Slovakia, Latvia, Kazakhstan

Group 10: Netherlands, Austria, Scotland, Bulgaria, Luxembourg

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