Wales hosted the qualification round games for their group on 22, 24 and 27 October 2015. Wales qualified for the Elite Round as one of the five best third-placed teams from the Qualification Round.
For the Elite Round, Wales were drawn against Portugal, Croatia and Sweden. Croatia will act as group hosts.
Fifteen teams will qualify from the Elite Round; the eight group winners and seven second-placed teams with the best record against the first and third-placed teams in their groups. The Elite Round qualifiers will join hosts Azerbaijan in the final tournament.