Malta Football Association
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Euro 2020 qualifying draw in Dublin on Sunday
Nov 29, 2018
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The European Qualifiers draw for UEFA EURO 2020 will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin on Sunday 2nd December, commencing at noon.
 


The 55 entrants will be drawn into five groups of six and five groups of five. The six seeding pots were finalised after the conclusion of the league phase of the UEFA Nations League.

 

As one of the five teams in Pot 6 (teams ranked 51st to 55th after the UEFA Nations League), along with Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra and San Marino, Malta is sure to be drawn in a group containing six teams but can’t be drawn against any of the four finalists of the UEFA Nations League – Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands and England.

 

The teams in Pot 1 are Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia and Poland.

 

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 obtained a play-off spot 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 10 groups: five of five (Groups A–E) and five of six (Groups F–J), played between March and November 2019.

 

The top two teams in each of the 10 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).

 

In order to allow all 12 UEFA EURO 2020 host association teams a chance of qualifying as group winner or group runner-up, a maximum of two such teams can be drawn into one group.


MATCH CALENDAR

 

Matchday 1: 21–23 March 2019

 

Matchday 2: 24–26 March 2019
(UEFA Nations League semi-finals: 5 & 6 June 2019)

 

Matchday 3: 7–8 June 2019
(UEFA Nations League final/third-place match: 9 June 2019)

 

Matchday 4: 10–11 June 2019

 

Matchday 5: 5–7 September 2019

 

Matchday 6: 8–10 September 2019

 

Matchday 7: 10–12 October 2019

 

Matchday 8: 13–15 October 2019

 

Matchday 9: 14–16 November 2019

 

Matchday 10: 17–19 November 2019

 

Play-off draw: 22 November 2019

 

Final tournament draw: 1 December 2019

 

Play-off semi-finals: 26–28 March 2020

 

Play-off finals: 29–31 March 2020

 

Final tournament: 12 June–12 July 2020


 

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