Euro 2024 qualifying draw – as it happened | Euro 2024


Key events

That’s it for our coverage of the Euro 2024 qualifying draw. I can’t stop thinking about how unlucky Stephen Kenny has been. Ireland could have got Switzerland and Israel or Denmark and Finland; instead they will play against the Netherlands and France.

Cheers for your company, bye!

Most of the home nations will be happy with the draw. But it was a stinker for the Republic of Ireland, who are in with France, the Netherlands and Greece. With that, good luck.

That’s your lot. Netherlands, France, Ireland, Greece, Gibraltar

Key point to note (as this mistake is consistently made) – doesn’t matter if Ireland finish third or fourth

Playoff fate determined by Nations League ranking and how many higher ranked sides qualify automatically

— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) October 9, 2022

The full Euro 2024 qualifying draw

Group A

Spain, Scotland, Norway, Georgia, Cyprus

Group B

Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Gibraltar

Group C

Italy, England, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Malta

Group D

Croatia, Wales, Armenia, Turkey, Latvia

Group E

Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Faroe Islands, Moldova

Group F

Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Estonia

Group G

Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Lithuania

Group H

Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland, San Marino

Group I

Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Kosovo, Belarus, Andorra

Group J

Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Liechtenstein

Pot 5

A decent draw for Northern Ireland, who are in with Denmark, Finland, Slovenia and Kazakhstan.

Group A

Spain, Scotland, Norway, Georgia, Cyprus

Group B

Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Gibraltar

Group C

Italy, England, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Malta

Group D

Croatia, Wales, Armenia, Turkey, Latvia

Group E

Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Faroe Islands, Moldova

Group F

Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Estonia

Group G

Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Lithuania

Group H

Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland

Group I

Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Kosovo, Belarus

Group J

Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia

Pot 4

Group A

Spain, Scotland, Norway, Georgia

Group B

Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Greece

Group C

Italy, England, Ukraine, North Macedonia

Group D

Croatia, Wales, Armenia, Turkey

Group E

Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Faroe Islands

Group F

Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan,

Group G

Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria

Group H

Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Kazakhstan

Group I

Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Kosovo

Group J

Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg

Pot 3

Group A

Spain, Scotland, Norway

Group B

Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland

Group C

Italy, England, Ukraine

Group D

Croatia, Wales, Armenia

Group E

Poland, Czech Republic, Albania

Group F

Belgium, Austria, Sweden

Group G

Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro

Group H

Denmark, Finland, Slovenia

Group I

Switzerland, Israel, Romania

Group J

Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland

Ireland drawn against Netherlands and France in Euro 2024 qualifiers – horror draw

— Gavin Cooney (@gcooney93) October 9, 2022

England will play against Ukraine; Scotland have been drawn with Norway.

A nightmare draw for the Republic of Ireland. They’re in with France and the Netherlands.

Pot 2

Group A

Spain, Scotland

Group B

Netherlands, France

Group C

Italy, England

Group D

Croatia, Wales

Group E

Poland, Czech Republic

Group F

Belgium, Austria

Group G

Hungary, Serbia

Group H

Denmark, Finland

Group I

Switzerland, Israel

Group J

Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina

And Wales are in with Croatia.

England have been paired with Italy. Who doesn’t love a reunion?

Scotland have been drawn with Spain

Nations League Pot/Pot 1


Group A

Spain

Group B

Netherlands

Group C

Italy

Group D

Croatia

Group E

Poland

Group F

Belgium

Group G

Hungary

Group H

Denmark

Group I

Switzerland

Group J

Portugal

It’s almost time for the actual draw. Woo and indeed hoo.

“If you’ll allow me to be the negative to your positive,” says Ian Copestake, “Klinsmann’s time in the UK was a flop … because he single-handedly introduced diving into our football!”

“No list of underrated players is complete without Ian Crook,” says Phil Withall. “Already disadvantaged by playing for Norwich, he was unfortunate to play in a time when England had a plethora of world-class midfielders. The man was a bridesmaid that should have been the bride…”

“I offered to host the draw at my gaff in Frankfurt but the messages were not returned,” weeps Ian Copestake. “I think offering to be Jake the Poacher to their various pots may not have translated well.”

Jurgen Klinsmann and Karl-Heinz Riedle at next on stage, which is a good excuse to remind ourselves what a magnificent striker Klinsmann was.

Gianluca Zambrotta and Demetrio Albertini, who are helping with the draw, have just strolled onto the stage carrying the European Championship trophy. Albertini is a decent contender for The Joy of Six: underrated players.

Now it’s time for a Euro 2020/1 montage. As I type, Paul Pogba has just scored a beauty to put France 3-1 up against Switzerland. They’ll play Spain in the quarter-finals.

The German singer Lena is on stage, singing Looking for Love. I’m not sure I have anything to add to this.

Preamble

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Euro 2024 qualifying draw in Frankfurt. You know the drill: an interminable preamble – no, not this one – and then a load of balls. Aptly enough, Euro 2024 will have 24 teams (Euro 2072 is going to be a riot), and this is how they will be decided.

  • Germany qualify automatically as hosts

  • There will be ten groups, seven with five teams and three with six. The top two teams in each group qualify automatically.

  • The last three places will be decided through the play-offs, with entry determined by performances in the Nations League.

Uefa Nations League pot (these teams are guaranteed a five-team group)

Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, Italy

Pot 1

Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland

Pot 2

France, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland, Finland

Pot 3

Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden, Armenia

Pot 4

Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosova, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia

Pot 5

Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Malta

Pot 6

Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein





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