Tbilisi (Georgia), March 27 (IANS) England narrowly beat Ukraine 1-0 while hosts Georgia forced a 1-1 draw against Spain in their Group three qualification for the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 football Championships.
The qualification is known as the elite round which is actually the second round of preliminaries with seven groups of four teams each, Xinhua reported.
Calum Chambers scored the lone winner for England in the 56th minute.
Chiaber Chechelashvili of Georgia converted a second-minute penalty to give the hosts a early lead which was annulled in the 59th minute when Ivan Saez scored the equalizer.
England next play hosts Georgia while Spain take on Ukraine Wednesday.
The winner of the single round-robin phase will join winners from the other six groups and they together travel to Slovenia to play the grand finale along with the championship hosts.
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