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Euro 2020

by Silver Fox » 03 Dec 2018 14:13

Did nobody care that the qualifying draw took place yesterday? Maybe that's a side effect of the tournament getting bloated and the majority of teams you'd expect to qualify will almost certainly do so without breaking a sweat.

I'm rather hoping Russia are beatable, but at least for once Scotland haven't been drawn with Germany, Italy or France like normally happens

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Re: Euro 2020

by Hoop Blah » 03 Dec 2018 15:11

Didn't really pay any interest to be honest. As you say, the qualification process is probably going to be quite straight forward, so it's not that interesting at this stage.

My only interest was really to see what games England will have (Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Kosovo) as opposed to worrying about how tricky the group will be.

Maybe the Nations League has had a bit of an impact on it too?

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Re: Euro 2020

by Stranded » 03 Dec 2018 15:24

Biggest problem was this draw was even more convoluted that usual. Take for example that N.Ireland are in a group with Germany and Netherlands despite the fact that ROI were the team drawn. Reason being that Netherlands, Germany and ROI are hosts and UEFA want to maximise the qualification chances of all hosts so only 2 hosts can be in the same pool.

That and as HB said, the success of the Nations League rather overshadows the trudge of the ECQ.

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Re: Euro 2020

by Zip » 06 Dec 2018 23:30

Got tickets for all four Wales home qualifiers for me and my son at just over £100 in total. Very good pricing as usual from the FAW

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Re: Euro 2020

by Sutekh » 07 Dec 2018 10:31

Group A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo.
Group B: Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg.
Group C: Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus.
Group D: Switzerland, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar.
Group E: Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan.
Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta.
Group G: Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia, Latvia.
Group H: France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova, Andorra.
Group I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino.
Group J: Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia, Liechtenstein

How do the play-offs fit in?

Each separate League (A, B, C and D) in the UEFA Nations League has been allocated one UEFA EURO 2020 place. Four sides from each League will contest single-leg semi-finals and a one-off final (entirely specific to the EURO) in March 2020. The winner of each of these four one-off finals gets a ticket to UEFA EURO 2020.

In theory, the play-offs are contested by the four winners of the quartet of groups that form each of the four Leagues. However, if a UEFA Nations League group winner has already qualified via the European Qualifiers, their spot goes to the next best-ranked team in their League.

How the play-offs will work

22/11/19: European Qualifiers play-off draw
01/12/19: UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament draw
26–31/03/20: European Qualifiers play-offs
01/04/20: Additional final tournament draw if required
12/06–12/07/20: UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament

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