A closer look, after Tuesday’s games, we know the 20 national teams that directly qualified for the European Championships next year. EURO 2020 Fans from all over the world can buy Croatia Euro Cup Tickets online and enjoy its stunning performance.
Four more national teams will be hoping for a spot at the Euros through additional qualifications based on their placement in the Nations League.
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Switzerland, Denmark and Wales will play at the tournament next summer, which opens on June 12 in Rome and ends on July 12 at Wembley in London.
What awaits Croatia?
Croatia won their qualifying group but failed to be among the top six national teams in the qualifications and will be placed in the second group of the draw, or the second strongest rankings.
For the first time in history, the draw will not use national team rankings by UEFA, but by rankings from these qualifications.
Pot 1: Italy, Belgium, England, Germany, Ukraine, and Spain
Pot 2: Switzerland, France, Poland, Croatia, the Netherlands, and Russia
Pot 3: Austria, Denmark, Portugal, Turkey, Sweden, Czech Republic
Pot 4: Finland, Wales, Playoff A, Playoff B, Playoff C, Playoff D
The teams will be divided into four groups with six teams each. There will be six top-ranked national teams in the first. The second will have the remaining four top-ranked teams (including Croatia) and the two best second-placed national teams.
The third group will have the remaining second-best teams and the last will have the two worst runner-up teams and four additional qualification winners. Additional qualifications are completed by the Nations League ranking (A, B, C, and D).
As Germany defeated Northern Ireland in the last round, they secured a position in the first pot and pushed the Netherlands into the second, which also includes Croatia. This means that Croatia will not be able to play against the Netherlands or any other national team from this group.
Why can’t Croatia play against Belgium and Ukraine?
Croatia knew before the draw that it would certainly not play in Group C, as the host of the group is the Netherlands, who is in their group.
The Netherlands will thus balance forces with Ukraine, while the other host of Group C, Romania, must successfully complete additional qualifications to compete in that group. The community who love their favorite EURO 2020 team they are booking Belgium Euro Cup Tickets and Ukraine Euro Cup Tickets.
Croatia also cannot play against Belgium. Why?
Russia is the second seed, like Croatia, and is guaranteed to host a game in St. Petersburg. Denmark, the third seed, is also hosting a game in Copenhagen. Given that Russia cannot be in the same group as Ukraine, the only remaining first seed in that group is Belgium.
Thus, Croatia’s possible strongest rivals are Italy, England, Spain, and Germany.
Group A: Portugal / Turkey / Austria / Sweden / Czech Republic, Italy, France / Poland / Switzerland / Croatia, Wales or Finland
Group B: Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Wales or Finland
Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Portugal / Turkey / Austria / Sweden / Czech Republic, winner of Group A, C or D in additional qualifications
Group D: England, France / Poland / Switzerland / Croatia, Portugal / Turkey / Austria / Sweden / Czech Republic, Group C or D Winner in additional qualifications
Group E: Spain, France / Poland / Switzerland / Croatia, Portugal / Turkey / Austria / Sweden / Czech Republic, Group B Winner in additional qualifications
Group F: Germany, France / Poland / Switzerland / Croatia, Portugal / Turkey / Austria / Sweden / Czech Republic, winner of Group A, C or D in additional qualifications
For the first time in history, additional qualifications are completed according to results from the Nationals League. The Euro draw will take place on November 30 in Bucharest, but additional qualifications will only be played from March 26 to 31 next year.
There will be four separate mini-tournaments played in the Final Four format. A draw will determine the host of the finals of each mini-tournament, but it will certainly be one of the teams participating in that tournament.
For now, it is known that in League B, Bosnia and Herzegovina will host Northern Ireland and Slovakia will host Ireland in one game. The winners will compete for one spot from that division.
In League D, Georgia – Belarus and Northern Macedonia – Kosovo will play, and in League C Norway and Serbia and Scotland against either Bulgaria – Israel – Hungary – Romania.
The other three will go to the League A play-offs, with only Iceland not directly qualifying for the Euro. The League A and League C playoff draw will be held this Friday at Nyon at noon.
Iceland – Bulgaria / Israel / Hungary / Romania, the second pair between these teams
BiH – Northern Ireland, Slovakia – Ireland
Scotland – Bulgaria / Israel / Hungary / Romania, Norway – Serbia
Georgia – Belarus, North Macedonia – Kosovo
Twenty-four national teams will play in the European Championships and matches will be played in 12 countries. National teams will be divided into six groups of four teams, and the two best national teams from each group and four best third places will move forward. This decision was made seven years ago to mark the 60th anniversary of the first European Championship.
The first game will be played in Group A, in Rome, Italy starting at 9 pm.
You can see a breakdown of the cities and stadiums hosting the competition below:
Rome (Italy) – Olimpico (72.698)
Baku (Azerbaijan) – Baku Olympic Stadium (68.700)
Saint Peterburg (Russia) – Gazprom Arena (68.134)
Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken (38.065)
Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena (54.990)
Bucharest (Romania) – Arena National (55.600)
London (England) – Wembley (90.000)
Glasgow (Sweden) – Hampden Park (52.063)
Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames (53.332)
Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva (51.700)
Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena (75.000)
Budapest (Hungary) – Puskas Arena (67.889)
Bucharest, Copenhagen, Bilbao, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Budapest, Amsterdam
Saint Petersburg, Munich, Rome, Baku
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