Slovakia, Sweden, Russia and Italy secured their places at the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 in Matchday 2 of the 2013 UEFA European U-17 Championship on Wednesday.
Hosts Slovakia climbed top of Group A with one match to play after their 2-2 draw with Switzerland, while Sweden also claimed their fourth point in the pool with a 1-1 draw with Austria.
Slovakia will make their first appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup as an independent nation, while Sweden will be debut in the competition. The third qualified team from the group will be determined on Saturday when Austria take on Switzerland in a decisive match.
In Group B, Russia drew 0-0 with Croatia, which was enough for the Russians to qualify to UAE 2013 after reaching four points on top of the group ahead of Italy, who registered their first win thanks to a late 2-1 victory over Ukraine.
While Gli Azzurrini will be making their seventh appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Russia will be making their first appearance in the tournament as an independent nation. The third ticket in the group will be up for grabs on Saturday when Croatia meet Ukraine.