30 November 2019 16:38
England and Wales will find out their fate at the Euro 2020 draw this afternoon as the 20 qualified teams and four yet to be decided play-off places are grouped. The group stage draw will take place in Bucharest on Saturday 30 November at 5pm GMT. Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, France, Turkey, England, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Croatia, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark and Wales have already qualified for next summer's tournament. Euro 2020 will be the first championships to be hosted by multiple countries – 12 in total, including England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. 'Host nations' are not guaranteed to qualify for the tournament, but those who do will play at least two group stage games in their own country.
The draw for the play-offs will take place on 22 November in Nyon, with the 16 nations split into four paths based on Nations League performances. This means that the identity of the four play-off winners will not be known at the time of the finals draw on 30 November. The draw for the 2020 European Championship takes place tonight as the nations who have sealed their spot at next summer's finals discover their group stage opponents. The draw for the finals of Euro 2020 will take place in Bucharest, Romania tonight They are as follows: Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, France, Turkey, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Sweden, Croatia, Austria, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark and Wales. The other four finalists will be decided by the play-offs in March, which consist of one-legged semi-finals and finals linked to performance in the UEFA Nations League, which ran prior to the qualification group stage starting.
We know it will contain Belgium, Russia and Denmark plus either Finland or Wales from pot four. So Group A has Italy in it and one of France/Poland/Switzerland/Croatia from Pot Two, one of Portugal/Turkey/Austria/Sweden/Czech Republic from Pot Three, and either Finland/Wales from Pot Four. Probably the worst draw England can get in Group D is the reigning world champions France, the reigning European champions Portugal and then Serbia from Play-off Path C. Both Romania and Hungary are hosts and therefore have a right to play most of their group games at home, but they've both ended up in Play-off Path A along with Iceland and Bulgaria. The draw for the group stages of next year's Euro 2020 Championships.