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England suffered a irritating conclusion to their Euro 2024 qualifying marketing campaign as they have been held to a scrappy 1-1 draw by North Macedonia however sealed a prime seeding for subsequent 12 months’s finals.

Italy earned some redemption by qualifying for subsequent 12 months’s European Championship on Monday, whereas Slovenia and the Czech Republic additionally secured their spots.

Italy wanted only a level towards Ukraine to assert second spot in Group C and keep away from the dreaded playoffs, and it managed a 0-0 attract Germany. Italy didn’t qualify for the previous two World Cups after dropping playoffs — to Sweden and North Macedonia. After the Azzurri missed out on the 2018 World Cup, they went on to win the next European Championship. Ukraine would have sneaked previous Italy with a win however will now head into the playoffs.

Some extent was sufficient for Slovenia and the Czech Republic to advance after they beat Kazakhstan and Moldova respectively to finish their opponents’ hopes of qualifying mechanically for a primary main worldwide event.

Kazakhstan nonetheless has an opportunity through the playoffs. They will play Greece in a semi-final on March 21 and — if it wins — both Georgia or Luxembourg 5 days later.

Not content material with qualifying for under its second main event, Albania ensured it did in order Group E winner after drawing with the Faroe Islands 0-0. That noticed Albania end above the Czech Republic because of a superior head-to-head report.

When is the draw?

The draw will likely be made in Hamburg on December 2, in a ceremony that begins at 6pm native time (5pm UK time).

How can I watch the draw on TV?

The draw will likely be streamed dwell on Uefa.com and on YouTube.

How does the draw work?

The 24 qualifying groups (three of which will likely be determined in play-offs in March 2024) are divided into 4 pots, based on their performances in qualifying. The greatest six groups – together with Germany as hosts – will likely be in pot 1, the subsequent six in pot 2, then pot 3 and pot 4.

Of the six groups in every pot, one will likely be drawn in every of the six Euro 2024 teams, with Germany already assured their place as the primary facet in Group A. Each group will due to this fact include one top-ranked staff, one second-ranked staff, one third-ranked staff and one fourth-ranked staff.

In addition, every staff will likely be randomly allotted a beginning place in every group. This is for administrative causes, in order that groups and organisers know which groups are showing by which places on which day.

There are 5 matches that Uefa has prohibited from going down within the group stage of the event, ought to each groups occur to qualify. They are:

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina/Kosovo
  • Serbia/Kosovo
  • Ukraine/Belarus
  • Azerbaijan/Armenia
  • Spain/Gibraltar

Which groups have already certified?

Germany (hosts), France (Group B winner), Belgium (Group F winner), Portugal (Group J winner), Spain (Group A winner), Scotland (Group A runner-up), Turkey (Group D), Austria (Group F runner-up), England (Group C winner), Hungary (Group G winner), Slovakia (Group J runner-up), Albania (Group E winner), Denmark (Group H winner), Netherlands (Group B), Romania (Group I), Switzerland (Group I), Serbia (Group G runner-up), Czech Republic (Group E runner-up), Italy (Group C runner-up), Slovenia (Group H runner-up)

What is the event format?

The prime two groups from every group of 4 will qualify for the spherical of 16, together with the 4 greatest third-place groups.

Euro 2024 begins on June 14, with the group stage operating till June 26. The knockouts run from June 29, with the ultimate being performed on July 14 in Berlin.

Who are the favourites to win Euro 2024?

  • France: 9/2
  • England: 4/1
  • Germany: 6/1
  • Spain: 7/1
  • Portugal: 8/1
  • Netherlands: 14/1
  • Italy: 16/1
  • Belgium: 16/1

Odds appropriate on November 7