Six nations – Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine – have already booked their places at next year’s Euro 2020 finals, but there’s still plenty to play for elsewhere. It’s worth remembering that two teams qualify automatically from each group.
Six nations – Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine – have already booked their places at next year’s finals, but there’s still plenty to play for elsewhere. It’s worth remembering that two teams qualify automatically from each group.
England will qualify with a draw at home to Montenegro, or if Kosovo lose to Czech Republic. The Czechs will themselves qualify if they beat Kosovo in Plzen.
Ukraine has already qualified and Portugal will join them at Euro 2020 if they win at home to Lithuania and Serbia do not beat Luxembourg. Failing that, Portugal will have another chance on the road in Luxembourg, while Serbia finish at home to Ukraine.
There are still a few possible permutations, although everything points to the heavyweight nations being at next year’s finals. The Netherlands need a point away to Northern Ireland to qualify, while Germany will qualify if they beat Belarus in Mönchengladbach and Northern Ireland fail to beat the Netherlands.
This is one of the most open groups as things stand and is likely to go down to the wire. Denmark will qualify if they beat Gibraltar and Switzerland loses to Georgia, while Switzerland will qualify if they beat Georgia and Denmark does not beat Gibraltar.
Realistically the Republic of Ireland will need to beat Denmark to qualify and will need to do so by a two-goal margin if the Swiss take four points from their remaining games at home to Georgia and away to Gibraltar.
This is another group with plenty still at stake. Croatia will qualify with a draw against Slovakia, while Wales need to avoid defeat in Azerbaijan to stay in contention. The automatic qualification hopes of Hungary and Slovakia will go down to the final round of matches, with Hungary away to Wales and Slovakia hosting Azerbaijan.
Spain have already secured qualification and they will be joined by the Swedes if they win in Romania. Failing that, with Sweden finishing at home to the Faroe Islands, Romania would almost certainly need to take something from their trip to Spain to pip the Swedes for second spot.
Poland has already booked their qualification ticket and Austria will join them if they avoid defeat at home to North Macedonia.
Turkey will qualify if they secure at least a draw at home to Iceland, while France will also qualify if they win at home to Moldova, or if Iceland fails to win against Turkey.
This is as straightforward as it gets, with Belgium and Russia having already qualified. Belgium are assured of finishing top if they can draw when the pair meet in St. Petersburg.
This is another group where the outcome looks largely inevitable. Italy has already qualified and Finland will join them if they win at home to Liechtenstein.