Exactly 28 European national teams were drawn for the Junior World Championship 2013 qualifications. Tournament will be organised in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Three nations have already qualified: the event’s host Bosnia and Herzegovina, the winners of the 2012 Men’s 20 European Championship, Spain, and runners up, Croatia.
Nine teams overall will qualify from the Qualification stage. Two teams each will qualify from Group 1 and 2, one team will qualify from Groups 3 to 7.
The U21 World Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina take place from 14 to 28 July 2013.
The playing dates for the Qualification Europe are 4 to 6 January 2013.
The complete results of the draw are as follows:
Group 1: Slovenia, Iceland, Netherlands, Ukraine
Group 2: Sweden, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium
Group 3: Denmark, Serbia, Slovakia, Greece
Group 4: Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Austria
Group 5: Norway, France, Montenegro, Estonia
Group 6: Switzerland, Poland, Belarus, Italy
Group 7: Russia, Turkey, Israel, Romania