Euro 2020 - How the Draw Works

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The final tournament draw, taking place on  December 1,  2019, will split the 24 qualifiers into six groups of four.  The seedings are based on overall European Qualifiers rankings.  Qualified host nations will be pre-paired in the same groups.

How will the draw work?

The draw will involve the two-top finishers in the ten qualifying groups (completed in November 2019) and the eventual four play-off winners (decided in March 2020). None of the 12 host nations qualify automatically. Seedings will be based on overall rankings based on the qualifying groups by the following criteria:

  • Final position in group
  • Points
  • Goal difference
  • Goals scored
  • Away goals scored
  • Number of wins
  • Number of away wins
  • Lower disciplinary points total (3 points for red card including for second booking, 1 point for single yellow card for a player in a match)
  • Position in overall UEFA Nations League rankings 

Host nations that qualify will be placed automatically in the following groups. If both paired nations qualify, a draw will be held to determine which is at home in their direct encounter.

Group A: Italy & Azerbaijan
Group B: Russia & Denmark
Group C: Netherlands & Romania
Group D: England & Scotland
Group E: Spain & Republic of Ireland
Group F: Germany & Hungary

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