Nearly 1,000 athletes from 10 countries will gather in Gomel for the tournament. Applications were received from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Israel.
“In Group C Belarus will face the Netherlands and Germany. These two teams are the favorites of the qualifiers. We are currently studying the tactics of the Netherlands which we are playing on 21 March,” head coach of the Belarusian football national team Igor Kriushenko said.