The final two rounds of qualifiers on the street to Euro 2024 will see the ultimate computerized locations secured, whereas we’ll discover out the 12 nations that face playoffs in March to finish the 24-team lineup.
Twenty nations qualify, plus the hosts (Germany). That leaves three up for grabs by these playoffs — with paths created by way of the ultimate positions of the 2022 UEFA Nations League.
And there’s extra to play for this week. The pots for the finals draw on Saturday, Dec. 2 are primarily based upon performances within the Euro 2024 qualifying programme, so each win shall be essential.
We check out what’s at stake in every group, how the playoffs are going to work and what the draw pots could appear like.
This web page shall be up to date all through the ultimate days of qualifying.
Who has certified for the finals?
Twelve teams have already secured secure passage to affix Germany within the finals.
Qualified robotically: Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Turkey, Austria, England, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, Denmark
That leaves eight computerized locations nonetheless to be received throughout the ultimate week.
There are three playoff paths by the UEFA Nations League — A, B and C.
Sunday: Scotland vs. Norway, Spain vs. Georgia
The just about group is completed and dusted, with Spain high by two factors. As it stands they are going to be seeded in Pot 1 for the finals draw, and it will be a shock in the event that they picked up something lower than most factors in opposition to Georgia to safe it.
Scotland should beat Norway by two targets to maneuver forward of Austria as one of the best group runners-up (if Austria end second), which earns a spot in Pot 2.
The face to face between Spain and Scotland is degree, so if the 2 teams have the identical factors high spot shall be selected aim distinction. As Spain have a aim distinction benefit of 9, they need to solely want a degree vs. Georgia to win the group.
Norway are left to hope they can sneak a spot within the UEFA Nations League B playoff path, however going into the ultimate video games they might simply miss out.
Georgia are assured to participate within the UEFA Nations League C playoff path.
Cyprus have been eradicated.
Saturday: France vs. Gibraltar, Netherlands vs. Republic of Ireland
Tuesday: Gibraltar vs. Netherlands, Greece vs. France
France have already received the group with a 100% document and are all however assured of being in Pot 1 for the finals draw.
Netherlands and Greece are in competition for the opposite computerized spot. The two teams are degree on factors — however the Dutch maintain second place on head-to-head document, whereas Greece solely have one match left.
Therefore, Netherlands will qualify for the finals with a win at residence to Republic of Ireland.
Greece should win their final match, which is at residence to France, and hope Netherlands win neither of their final two matches — which may be very unlikely contemplating the Dutch should play minnows Gibraltar.
Either Netherlands or Greece can be assured of a playoff route in the event that they miss out on second place — Netherlands in UEFA Nations League A; Greece in UEFA Nations League C.
Republic of Ireland have slim hopes of a playoff, which can rely on what number of higher-ranked teams from UEFA Nations League B qualify robotically.
Gibraltar have been eradicated.
Monday: North Macedonia vs. England, Ukraine vs. Italy
England have certified as group winners and want a degree vs. North Macedonia to make sure of being in Pot 1 — although their superior aim distinction actually means it may be confirmed.
Italy will qualify with a win or draw in opposition to Ukraine (the sport is being performed in Germany.) So meaning Ukraine have to win to qualify robotically.
If Italy fail to complete within the high two, they’re assured of a UEFA Nations League A playoff spot. Ukraine are very nicely positioned for a playoff in UEFA Nations League B, nevertheless it’s not but assured.
North Macedonia and Malta have each been eradicated.
Tuesday: Croatia vs. Armenia, Wales vs. Turkey
Turkey have certified, although aren’t but assured of first place — they want a win or a draw vs. Wales to safe it. If Turkey lose to Wales and Croatia beat Armenia, it will likely be Croatia who take high spot on head-to-head document.
With Wales drawing in Armenia on Saturday, Croatia are again in pole place after their win over Latvia. Croatia know they may keep away from the playoffs in the event that they beat Armenia.
Wales should beat Turkey and hope Croatia draw or lose. Wales maintain the higher head-to-head document in the event that they end degree on factors with Croatia.
Croatia can be assured a UEFA Nations League A playoff, whereas Wales are nearly sure of a playoff route.
Armenia and Latvia have been eradicated.
Monday: Albania vs. Faroe Islands, Czechia vs. Moldova
Albania certified with a draw in opposition to Moldova on Friday and they’re nearly sure to be in Pot 2 within the finals draw.
The Czechia–Moldova sport is a straight battle for qualification. Moldova should win to achieve the finals, whereas Czechia will make it with a draw or a win.
Czechia can nonetheless win the group if the beat Moldova and Albania lose to Faroe Islands.
Poland (can’t qualify robotically) and Czechia would wish leads to different teams to go their strategy to get a UEFA Nations League A playoff.
Moldova can’t get a playoff path and should qualify robotically.
Faroe Islands have been eradicated.
Sunday: Belgium vs. Azerbaijan, Sweden vs. Estonia
Belgium and Austria have already certified, so it is only a case of who wins the group.
Austria have a two-point benefit on the high of the desk, however they’ve performed all their video games. So Belgium require a win at residence to Azerbaijan to take first place — which might additionally safe a spot in Pot 1 for the finals draw.
Azerbaijan have an opportunity of a playoff in UEFA Nations League C.
Estonia, the top-ranked group winners from UEFA Nations League D, will get a spot within the UEFA Nations League A path if fewer than 4 teams from that path require a playoff.
Sweden have been eradicated.
Sunday: Hungary vs. Montenegro, Serbia vs. Bulgaria
Hungary crawled over the road on Thursday with a 97th-minute equaliser giving them a 2-2 draw away to rock-bottom Bulgaria and seal their place at Euro 2024.
Serbia will qualify with a win or draw at residence to Bulgaria, or if Montenegro draw or lose in Hungary.
The face to face between Hungary and Serbia is equal so if they’re degree for first on 16 factors (Hungary draw, Serbia win) it will likely be selected aim distinction after which targets scored. Hungary have a aim distinction benefit of 1 aim, and if Hungary draw 1-1 and Serbia win 1-0 (or 2-2 and 2-0 and so on) scoring data will even be similar. Then it comes all the way down to away group targets, with Serbia having scored seven to Hungary’s six — so Serbia would win the group.
The solely method Montenegro can end second is that if they win and Serbia lose to Bulgaria. If Serbia draw, Serbia would end in second place forward of Montenegro on face to face.
If Hungary drop out of the highest two, they’ve a really robust likelihood of a UEFA Nations League A playoff — although it is not assured.
Serbia are assured of the protection internet of a spot within the UEFA Nations League B playoff path.
Montenegro’s solely path to the finals is by ending within the high two.
Lithuania have been eradicated.
Bulgaria have an out of doors likelihood of a UEFA Nations League C playoff.
Monday: Northern Ireland vs. Denmark, San Marino vs. Finland, Slovenia vs. Kazakhstan
Denmark booked their place with a win over Slovenia on Friday and they’re nearly sure to be in Pot 2 within the finals draw.
Kazakhstan‘s win in opposition to San Marino on Friday means they may take computerized qualification all the way down to the ultimate sport. Their match is away Slovenia, which is a direct battle for a spot within the high two. Kazakhstan should win to qualify robotically, Slovenia will achieve this with a win or draw.
Kazakhstan are assured a UEFA Nations League C playoff.
Denmark are assured of a UEFA Nations League A playoff in the event that they want it, however Slovenia would doubtless miss out on the UEFA Nations League B path so should keep within the computerized locations.
Finland will certainly participate within the playoffs, which can be in UEFA Nations League B.
Northern Ireland and San Marino have been eradicated.
Saturday: Israel vs. Romania, Switzerland vs. Kosovo
Tuesday: Andorra vs. Israel, Kosovo vs. Belarus, Romania vs. Switzerland
Switzerland and Romania high the group on 16 factors and are scorching favourites to qualify robotically.
Switzerland will qualify with a win at residence to Kosovo on Saturday, or with a draw if Israel draw/lose in opposition to Romania.
Romania shall be by in the event that they win or draw in opposition to Israel.
Israel should beat Romania to remain in competition.
Kosovo‘s solely hope of qualifying robotically is that if they win each their remaining video games, Switzerland lose to Romania on the ultimate day and Israel don’t win each matches.
Romania don’t have any playoff route so should qualify robotically.
Switzerland are assured a UEFA Nations League A playoff.
Israel are assured a spot within the UEFA Nations League B playoffs.
Kosovo solely have the skin likelihood of a UEFA Nations League C playoff.
Belarus and Andorra have been eradicated.
Sunday: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Slovakia, Portugal vs. Iceland, Liechtenstein vs. Luxembourg
Portugal have certified and are assured to be in Pot 1 for the finals draw.
Slovakia have confirmed their place ending second and shall be in Pot 3 or Pot 4.
Luxembourg shall be within the UEFA Nations League C playoffs.
Iceland have an opportunity of a spot within the UEFA Nations League B playoff path.
Bosnia and Herzegovina will participate within the UEFA Nations League B path.
Liechtenstein have been eradicated.
How does it work?
There are three playoff paths to the finals, primarily based upon the ultimate rating of the 2022 UEFA Nations League group stage in Leagues A, B and C.
The winners of the teams in UEFA Nations Leagues A, B and C are assured a playoff, ought to they want it.
If a UEFA Nations League group winner qualifies for Euro 2024 robotically, the following best-ranked nation in that UEFA Nations League will get a playoff.
Essentially, the 4 best-ranked nations in UEFA Nations Leagues A, B and C who don’t qualify robotically get a playoff.
What if fewer than 4 teams want a playoff from one of many paths?
This is barely potential for League A. If the trail can’t be stuffed by nations from League A, the best-ranked nation from League D, which is Estonia, will be part of the League A path. It is the one method Estonia can participate within the playoffs.
If the League path A nonetheless is not full, the next-best ranked crew in League B will get a playoff.
There shall be a path containing solely UEFA Nations League B teams. However, if extra 5 or extra teams from League B qualify for a playoff (due to an area in League A) there shall be a draw between League B non-group winners to determine which teams keep in that path, and who makes the step as much as the League A playoff path.
If Italy and Croatia fail to qualify robotically they may each be within the League A path, which implies one among them will miss out on Euro 2024.
Who has certified for the playoffs?
At current, solely 4 nations are sure to be within the playoffs.
Path A: –
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Path A or B: Finland
Path C: Georgia, Luxembourg
What is the playoff format?
They are one-legged ties, a semifinal and a last, to be performed in March 2024.
The two best-ranked teams shall be at residence within the semifinals, and we all know for positive that Bosnia and Herzegovina (B) and Georgia (C) can have residence ties, whereas Luxembourg (C) shall be away.
A draw will happen on Dec. 2 to determine the winners of which semifinal shall be at residence within the last.
Finals draw pots
The draw for Euro 2024 will happen at 12 pm. ET / 5 p.m. UK on Saturday, Dec. 2.
There shall be 4 pots of six teams.
Germany shall be in Pot 1 as hosts, joined by the 5 group winners with one of the best document in qualifying
Pot 2 can have the opposite group winners, plus the runners-up with one of the best document.
Pots 3 and 4 shall be stuffed with the opposite group runners up, so as of factors.
The three playoff winners shall be in Pot 4. As the playoffs aren’t performed till March, they may seem within the draw as Playoff A, Playoff B and Playoff C.
Going into the ultimate week, Portugal are the one crew who know which pot they’re in, assured of a spot in Pot 1 alongside Germany.
Pot 1: Germany, Portugal
Pot 2: –
Pot 3: –
Pot 4: Playoff A, Playoff B, Playoff C