The draw for the 2024 European championship qualifying campaign takes place
at the Festhalle exhibition centre, Frankfurt, on Sunday October 9 and right here we clarify all you need to know about the course of and the way to observe it.
How can you observe the draw?
The draw will get beneath approach in Frankfurt at 11am on Sunday October 9. You can observe the precise draw by varied means, both on Sky Sports News, our dwell weblog on the Sky Sports web site and app, or by way of a dwell stream.
How does all of it work?
There can be 53 groups drawn into 10 teams: seven teams of 5 groups (Groups A-G) and three teams of six groups (Groups H-J) with the six seeding pots having already been confirmed after the current UEFA Nations League part.
Teams play one another residence and away in a round-robin system. The qualifiers will happen from March to November 2023, with the high two in every of the 10 teams progressing to the finals in June and July 2024.
Meanwhile, the three remaining spots can be accomplished with the groups that qualify via the play-offs in March 2024.
Who are the hosts?
Germany are hosts and won’t need to qualify
Germany, the crew of the EURO 2024 host affiliation, qualify mechanically for the last match and are subsequently not collaborating in the qualifying draw.
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Which pots are the Home Nations in?
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The 4 Nations League finalists – Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Croatia – can be positioned in a particular pot to guarantee they’re in a five-team group, which means they are going to be free to play in the finals in June 2023.
England usually are not amongst the high seeds, becoming a member of Wales and Scotland in pot two, Republic of Ireland are in pot three whereas Northern Ireland are in pot 5.
France are additionally amongst the harmful unseeded groups after a poor Nations League campaign.
Who is seeded in what pot?
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UEFA Nations League pot (4): Netherlands*, Croatia*, Italy*, Spain*
Pot 1 (6): Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland
Pot 2 (10): France, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel*, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Serbia*, Scotland*, Finland.
Pot 3 (10): Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden, Armenia
Pot 4 (10): Georgia*, Greece*, Turkey*, Kazakhstan*, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia
Pot 5 (10): Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Estonia*, Latvia*, Moldova, Malta
Pot 6 (3): Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino
*signifies crew who’ve already secured Euro 2024 play-off spot not less than
Are there any restrictions?
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Russia have been excluded from the qualifying draw for the 2024 European Championship with the nationwide crew nonetheless banned from all competitors till additional discover following the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, for political causes, Gibraltar and Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo and Serbia and Kosovo can’t be paired collectively in the similar group.
There is additionally a winter venue restriction which means some nations can’t be drawn in the similar part in order to keep away from video games being known as off due to hostile situations.
So, solely two of the following nations might be in the similar qualifying group – Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway.
And there is additionally a restriction over extra travelling whereby the likes of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iceland can solely be positioned in a gaggle with one different listed nation to keep away from having to undertake lengthy journeys for matches.
What are the key dates?
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The first spherical of qualifiers takes place between March 23-25, 2023, whereas the last matches are on November 19-21, 2023.
However, the 4 Nations League finalists is not going to be in motion on both matchday three or 4 as they are going to be competing in the finals of that match.
When are the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying matches?
- 23-25/03/2023 Matchday 1
- 26-28/03/2023 Matchday 2
- 16-17/06/2023 Matchday 3
- 19-20/06/2023 Matchday 4
- 07-09/09/2023 Matchday 5
- 10-12/09/2023 Matchday 6
- 12-14/10/2023 Matchday 7
- 15-17/10/2023 Matchday 8
- 16-18/11/2023 Matchday 9
- 19-21/11/2023 Matchday 10
What about the play-offs?
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Each nation that gained their Nations League group make it mechanically into the play-offs, until they progress to the match itself by ending in the high two of their qualifying group.
In that state of affairs, the subsequent finest nation in the respective league will take their play-off place, with this determined by the following standards: place in the group, factors and aim distinction.
The draw for the play-offs takes place in November 2023, with the play-off semi-finals and finals being performed between March 21 and 26, 2024.
When is the match?
The last match draw will happen in December 2023 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
The groups can be seeded in accordance with the general European Qualifiers rankings. Germany can be mechanically seeded into pot 1 as hosts, and positioned in place A1.
The three play-off winners is not going to be identified at the time of the draw however can be positioned into pot 4 for the draw.
The opening sport of Euro 2024 is June 14, 2024 with the last going down on July 14, 2024 at the Olympiastadion, Berlin.
How can you observe the draw?
The draw will get underway at 11am on Sunday October 9. You can observe the precise draw by varied means, both on Sky Sports News, our dwell weblog on www.skysports.com/soccer, or by way of a dwell stream.
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