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The Euro 2020 qualifying draw in full

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The Euro 2020 qualifying draw in full

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 1 +23k

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw in full

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, 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, Finland, Greece, Armenia, Liechtenstein.

The draw is over!

UEFA's 55 nations now know their fate! Thanks very much for joining us today!

GROUP J - LIECHTENSTEIN

Italy, Bosnia, Finland, Greece, Armenia, Liechtenstein.

GROUP I - SAN MARINO

Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino.

GROUP H - ANDORRA

France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania Moldova, Andorra.

GROUP F - MALTA

Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta.

GROUP G - LATVIA

Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia, Latvia.

Last up pot 6

Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Malta and San Marino.

GROUP J - ARMENIA

Italy, Bosnia, Finland, Greece, Armenia.

GROUP I - KAZAKHSTAN

Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan.

GROUP H - MOLDOVA

France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania Moldova.

GROUP G - MACEDONIA

Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia.

GROUP F - FAROE ISLANDS

Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands.

The first five groups are now complete.

GROUP D - GIBRALTAR

Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar.

GROUP E - AZERBAIJAN

Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan.

GROUP C - BELARUS

Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus.

GROUP B - LUXEMBOURG

Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg.

GROUP A - KOSOVO

England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenego, Kosovo.

Here comes pot 5

FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus, Luxembourg, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Gibraltar and the Faroe Islands.

GROUP J - GREECE

Italy, Bosnia, Finland, Greece.

GROUP I - CYPRUS

Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus.

GROUP H - ALBANIA

France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania.

GROUP G - SLOVENIA

Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia.

GROUP F - ROMANIA

Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania.

GROUP E - HUNGARY

Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary.

GROUP D - GEORGIA

Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Georgia.

GROUP C - ESTONIA

Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland.

GROUP B - LITHUANIA

Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania.

GROUP A - MONTENEGRO

England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro.

Now for pot 4

Hungary, Romania, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Georgia will now discover their fates.

GROUP J - FINLAND

Italy, Bosnia, Finland.

GROUP I - SCOTLAND

Belgium, Russia, Scotland.

GROUP H - TURKEY

France, Iceland, Turkey.

GROUP G - ISRAEL

Poland, Austria, Israel.

GROUP F - NORWAY

Spain, Sweden, Norway.

GROUP E - SLOVAKIA

Croatia, Wales, Slovakia.

GROUP C - NORTHERN IRELAND

Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland.

GROUP D - IRELAND

Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland. Another host nation so they can't join Netherlands and Germany in Group C, lucky to say the least.

GROUP B - SERBIA

Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia.

GROUP A - BULGARIA

England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria.

Now for pot 3

Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Bulgaria and Israel make up this one.

GROUP J - BOSNIA

Italy, Bosnia.

GROUP I - Russia

Belgium, Russia.

GROUP H - ICELAND

France, Iceland.

GROUP G - AUSTRIA

Poland, Austria.

GROUP F - SWEDEN

Spain, Sweden.

GROUP E - WALES

Croatia, Wales.

GROUP D - DENMARK

Switzerland, Denmark.

GROUP C - GERMANY

Nehterlands, Germany.

GROUP B - UKRAINE

Portugal, Ukraine.

GROUP A - CZECH REPUBLIC

England, Czech Republic.

Now for pot 2

Germany are the ones to avoid here. Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic make up the rest of the pot.

GROUP J - ITALY

GROUP I - BELGIUM

GROUP H - FRANCE

GROUP G - POLAND

GROUP F - SPAIN

GROUP E - CROATIA

GROUP D - SWITZERLAND

GROUP C - NETHERLANDS

GROUP B - PORTUGAL

GROUP A - ENGLAND

Here we go!

A landmark tournament

2020 will mark 60 years since the first installment of the competition.

Some football royalty is here to help us with the draw

Robbie Keane, Ronnie Whelan, Nuno Gomes, Vitor Bahia and UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti will assist with the draw.

A couple more clarifications

Due to political tensions Armenia and Azerbaijan, Gibraltar and Spain, Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia and Ukraine and Russia must be kept apart, whilst only two of Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia and Ukraine can be drawn in the same group due to the harsh weather conditions there in winter.

The draw ceremony is getting underway!

Time for a stirring montage! A nice flashback to Euro 2016 in France as we're treated to images of joy, anguish and everything in between. Portugal are, of course, the reigning champions of the competition after Eder's strike decided a tense final against the hosts.

One more thing

With their being 12 host nations (Azerbaijan, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland and Spain), UEFA have done their best to make sure all of them are given the best chance of reaching their "home" tournament (none qualify automatically). As such, only two of them can be draw in any one group. Therefore, if a host nation is drawn into a group already containing two other host nations they will automatically be switched to the next available group (according to alphabetical order).

What about the tournament itself?

Euro 2020 will take place between June 12 and July 12 2020 and be split across 12 host cities, namely: Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg.

When will the qualifiers take place?

All qualifying matches will be played between March and November 2019 with double headers in March, June, September, October and November. Those teams involved in the Nations League finals won't have any qualifiers in June (when the finals take place).

Who is in which pot?

There will be seven pots for the draw due to the slight complication of next summer's Nations League finals. The 10 top seeds are split into two pots with the four nations to have qualified for the Nations League finals (England, Switzerland, Portugal and The Netherlands) in their own pot to guarantee they are in a five-team group so they don't have to play any qualifiers when the Nations League finals take place in June.

Pot 1 - France, Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Poland and Spain.

Pot 2 - Germany, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic.

Pot 3 - Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Bulgaria and Israel.

Pot 4 - Hungary, Romania, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Georgia.

Pot 5 - FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus, Luxembourg, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Gibraltar and the Faroe Islands.

Pot 6 - Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Malta and San Marino.

Where does the nations league come in?

Some sides have already guaranteed themselves the safety net of a play-off to qualify via UEFA's new Nations League competition in March 2020, but only should they fail to make the top two in their qualifying group. The four group winners from each Nations League league will play each other in a knockout competition, resulting in four play-off winners who will then take up the four final places at Euro 2020 (the tournament has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time as of 2020). Should any team that topped their Nations League group secure qualification via the usual method, their place in the play-offs will be handed to the next best-placed team in their group.

The following teams have all secured a place in the p`lay-offs: Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, England, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Georgia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Belarus.

Hello and welcome!

It's the moment of truth for many today as UEFA's 55 nations prepare to be split into five groups of six and five groups of five, with the top two teams from each group securing a place at the finals.

Join us for live text updates of the Euro 2020 qualifying draw.

Matt Morley

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