Euro 2020 finals draw: All you need to know
Euro 2020 qualifying is almost complete, but who will the teams play in the finals? Here's all you need to know.
What was the Euro 2020 finals draw?
Playoff D: Romania/Georgia/North Macedonia/Kosovo/Belarus
Playoff C: Scotland/Norway/Serbia/Israel
Playoff B: Bosnia and Herzegovina/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland
Playoff A: Iceland/Bulgaria/Hungary/Georgia/North Macedonia/Kosovo/Belarus
How was the finals draw seeded?
In previous draws, UEFA has seeded based on performance over a three-year period. But for the Euro 2020 finals, this was based purely on a nation's record in qualifying. Group winners are ranked 1-10, runners-up 11-20 and the four playoff winners 21-24 to create the four pots.
It means Ukraine were seeded, while world champions France were in Pot 2 and holders Portugal in Pot 3.
Pot 1: Belgium, Italy, England, Germany, Spain, Ukraine
Pot 2: France, Poland, Switzerland, Croatia, Netherlands, Russia
Pot 3: Portugal, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic
Pot 4: Wales, Finland, Playoff A, Playoff B, Playoff C, Playoff D
What are the Euro 2020 finals fixtures?
The fixtures were decided by the Euro 2020 finals draw.
What stadiums will host Euro 2020 games?
Group A: Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Italy) and Olympic Stadium, Baku (Azerbaijan)
Group B: Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Parken Stadium, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Group C: Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Arena Naționala, Bucharest (Romania)
Group D: Wembley Stadium, London (England) and Hampden Park, Glasgow (Scotland)
Group E: San Mames, Bilbao (Spain) and Aviva Stadium, Dublin (Republic of Ireland)
Group F: Allianz Arena, Munich (Germany) and Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest (Hungary)
Round of 16: Wembley Stadium, London (England), Parken Stadium, Copenhagen (Denmark), Arena Naționala, Bucharest (Romania), Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam (Netherlands), Aviva Stadium, Dublin (Republic of Ireland), San Mames, Bilbao (Spain), Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest (Hungary), Hampden Park, Glasgow (Scotland)
Quarterfinals: Allianz Arena, Munich (Germany), Olympic Stadium, Baku (Azerbaijan), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg (Russia), Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Italy)
Semifinals and final: Wembley Stadium, London (England)
When does Euro 2020 qualifying complete?
The group games have finished, with the playoffs for the final four places on March 26 and 31, 2020.
What are the playoff fixtures?
The playoffs will be played on March 26 (semifinals) and 31 (final).
Iceland vs. Romania
Bulgaria vs. Hungary
HOME TEAM IN FINAL: Bulgaria or Hungary
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Northern Ireland
Slovakia vs. Republic of Ireland
HOME TEAM IN FINAL: Bosnia and Herzegovina or Northern Ireland
Scotland vs. Israel
Norway vs. Serbia
HOME TEAM IN FINAL: Norway or Serbia
Georgia vs. Belarus
North Macedonia vs. Kosovo
HOME TEAM IN FINAL: Georgia or Belarus
How will the playoffs affect the draw?
Hosts Romania (Group C) and Hungary (Group F) were both drawn into Path A. This path must be paired with Path D, which has no host, so either Romania or Hungary can play in their host city, should they win the Path A playoff.
This is how it works:
- Group F (Hungary) has been drawn as the "priority group." This is effectively the same as the path winners being drawn into the group unless the other paired host qualifies
- It means the Path A winners go into Group F, and Path D winners into Group C
- If Hungary win the playoff, the draw is unaltered as they are already drawn into the Budapest group
- If Romania win the playoff, they will swap places with the League D playoff winners in Group C to be in their Bucharest host group
- If a team other other than Hungary or Romania wins the playoff, the draw is unaltered
Are there any prohibited clashes?
Yes, the following nations could not be drawn together in the same group. They can, however, meet in the knockout rounds.
Bosnia-Herzegovina / Kosovo
Russia / Kosovo
Serbia / Kosovo
Ukraine / Russia
This affected the group-stage draw. Italy, Belgium, Spain, Ukraine, England and Germany are seeded. Italy, Spain, England and Germany are hosts were assigned to a group. That left Belgium and Ukraine. However, Ukraine cannot go into the group with Russia as hosts, so they must go into Group C with Netherlands; and that means Belgium automatically went into Group B with Denmark and Russia.
If both hosts qualify, who plays at home in the head to head?
This happened in Group B (Denmark and Russia). Denmark have been drawn as the home team between the two hosts, which means Russia will only play two games in Saint Petersburg. It also means that Belgium, and either Wales or Finland, will play two games in Saint Petersburg and one in Copenhagen.
In any group where only one host has qualified automatically, that host will get three group games at home. So England, for instance, will play Scotland (if they qualify) at Wembley.