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Sunday 11.15am Sky Sports News 

Draw pots

UEFA Nations League pot (4): Switzerland*, Portugal*, Netherlands*, England*

Pot 1 (6): Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Poland

Pot 2 (10): Germany, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Ukraine*, Denmark*, Sweden*, Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic

Pot 3 (10): Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland*, Norway*, Serbia*, Finland*, Bulgaria, Israel

Pot 4 (10): Hungary, Romania, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Georgia*

Pot 5 (10): FYR Macedonia*, Kosovo*, Belarus*, Luxembourg, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands

Pot 6 (5): Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Malta, San Marino

*Already ensured at least a play-off place after winning UEFA Nations League group

Key points

All 55 entrants will be involved in the qualifying group stage, with no exemptions for any of the 12 EURO host nations.The teams will be drawn into ten groups: five of five (Groups A–E) and five of six (Groups F–J), played between March and November 2019.The six seeding pots were confirmed after the UEFA Nations League league phase.The top two teams in each of the ten groups will qualify for the finals in June and July 2020.The remaining four finals slots will be decided by play-offs in March 2020 (with entry decided by the UEFA Nations League).

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Decent draw so far for Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland

Not for Northern Ireland

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Rep of Ireland have Denmark again 

Group of death for N Ireland tho

The draw 

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

 

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Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta

Could be better, could be worse.

Spain obviously far and away the best team in the group.

Bit worrying to come up against 2 of the most in form sides in Europe (outside the big teams obviously) in Norway and Romania. Both of them had a stellar year in 2018.

Lagerbäck and Norway against Sweden was always going to happen wasn't it...

Nice to have the safety line of Play Off already secured.

 

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Just reading up on the play offs. Somewhere that made sense to somebody 😂

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What an utterly absurd tournament this will be.

Some nations will play a bunch of games at home while some nations and fans will be forced to schlep all around Europe for their group games.

And then in the knock out rounds it will be just as bad.

Nice for England I guess who if they do their part will play almost the entire tournament at Wembley.

Just hope for the fans sake that UEFA are a bit clever when they "draw" the groups so that it doesn't become too ridiculous and expensive for any fans who feel like following their teams in the stadiums.

Sweden in the Copenhagen/St Petersburg group for example.

Also cute that games are to be played in Romania despite them not qualifying and having huge problem with racism in and around the stands.

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The cynic in me says of course UEFA want England playing in their Wembley cash cow that's the whole point of this format 

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Ryanair will be the big winners for this tournament. 

UEFA also didnt really have a choice as Turkey was the only nation to bid for hosting rights. 

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They didn't really have a choice because the corporate side of Ukraine and Poland was down on previous tournaments 

The number of games at Wembley shows you exactly what they're doing 

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If England or Germany would have wanted to host it completely they would have. 

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They've already managed to make the Euro's a beast so big that only a very select few countries will be able to host it on their own.

England, Germany, (Russia) France and perhaps Spain and Italy. Although the last 2 or 3 might need an upgrade on the stadium front as it's getting a bit worn out and outdated.

Will be 24 teams in the 2024 Euro's in Germany

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46 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

Germany has 2024

 

But didn't bid for 2020 as didn't want it

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Why didn't we bud for 2020??

Makes no sense as it's been over twenty years since we hosted a euros?

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We want the world cup

We supposedly shook hands with Germany offering to lobby for their 2024 bid if they lobby for our next world cup bid 

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13 minutes ago, Demitri_C said:

Why didn't we bud for 2020??

Makes no sense as it's been over twenty years since we hosted a euros?

I am sure FA had put all the money into the World Cup bid for 2018

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Is it right Baku is hosting some games, sure I read that.

If true that's going to be ridiculous travel for whoever gets put in that group. I assume Turkey will be one team in that group.

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Group stage they'll get away with it, they'll have enough planning to put flights on

But I think they've got a knockout game too which could end up the same as EL final 

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This was Platini's idea wasn't it?

Between this 'idea' for 2020 and the 2022 world cup being in a backward shithole which used slaves to build the stadia I don't think I've ever given less of a **** about international football.

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Apparently England may have to play a QF in St Petersburg, majority of their other games will be at Wembley.

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