Two months before the start of the LEN Men’s European U17 Championships, the draw for the group stage was held.
The Championships will be played in Malta in mid-September (12 – 19).
Italy, the gold-medalist at the previous U17 Europeans, held in Tbilisi in 2019, will be in the group with Montenegro, the Netherlands and Ukraine. Two years ago, Spain won the silver medal, while Hungary finished 3rd.
Group A: Italy, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Ukraine.
Group B: Spain, Malta, Croatia, Romania
Group C: Hungary, Germany, Russia, Belarus.
Group D: Greece, Serbia, Georgia, Turkey.
After the group stage, the group winners will advance to the quarterfinals, while 2nd placed and 3rd- placed teams will play in the Round of 16 (playoffs).