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EURO 2024: Who needs what, when and where

As we head towards the business end of the European qualifiers, there is still a lot to be decided. 

We know that it can be difficult to keep up with the standings and all of the if’s, buts and maybes of every group, so we have put together this guide to (hopefully) make things a bit simpler.

Who has already booked their places to the Euros?

  • Germany (hosts)
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Scotland
  • Turkey

Brief qualifying recap:

Confirmed in play-offs: Georgia

Assured of at least a play-off spot*: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Serbia

Cannot finish in top two of group: Andorra, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Northern Ireland, Norway, Republic of Ireland, San Marino

Groups:

Group A – Matchday 9 fixtures (Thursday 16 November)

  • Georgia vs Scotland, Cyprus vs Spain
  • Scotland & Spain – Q

Group B – Matchday 8 fixtures (Monday 16 October)

  • Greece vs Netherlands, Gibraltar vs Ireland
  • France – Q
  • Netherlands – no top two (will go into the play-offs) if lose to Greece by four goals or more.
  • Republic of Ireland – cannot finish in top two.
  • Gibraltar – cannot finish in top two.

Group C – Matchday 8 fixtures (Tuesday 17 October)

  • England vs Italy, Malta vs Ukraine
  • England – will qualify with win or draw against Italy.
  • Italy and Ukraine – cannot qualify or be eliminated from top-two contention on Matchday 8.
  • North Macedonia – unable to finish in top two if Ukraine win and Italy do not win.
  • Malta – cannot finish in the top two.

Group D – Matchday 9 fixtures (Saturday 18 November)

  • Armenia vs Wales, Latvia vs Croatia
  • Turkey – Q
  • Wales qualify if beat Armenia & Croatia lose to Latvia.
  • Croatia – unable to finish top two, confirmed in play-offs if lose and Wales win.
  • Armenia unable to finish in top two if they lose or draw and Croatia win.
  • Latvia – cannot finish in top two.

Group E – Matchday 9 fixtures (Friday 17 November)

  • Moldova vs Albania, Poland vs Czechia
  • Albania – qualify if avoids defeat by Moldova or if Poland beat Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic – qualify if beat Poland & Moldova do not win.
  • Poland – unable to finish in top two if do not win or if Moldova beat Albania.
  • Faroe Islands – cannot finish in top two.

Group F – Matchday 8 fixtures (Monday 16 October)

  • Azerbaijan vs Austria, Belgium vs Sweden
  • Belgium – Q
  • Austria – qualifies if beat Azerbaijan or avoid defeat by three goals or more & Sweden fail to beat Belgium.
  • Sweden – must beat Belgium, hope Austria do not win to stay in contention to finish in top two.
  • Azerbaijan – must beat Austria by at least three goals to remain in contention to finish in top two.
  • Estonia – cannot finish in top two.

Group G – Matchday 8 fixtures (Tuesday 17 October)

  • Serbia vs Montenegro, Lithuania vs Hungary
  • Hungary – qualify if beat Lithuania
  • Serbia & Montenegro – cannot qualify or be eliminated on Matchday 8.
  • Lithuania – must beat Hungary and hope Serbia lose to Montenegro to stay in contention to finish in top two.
  • Bulgaria – cannot finish in top two.

Group H – Matchday 8 fixtures (Tuesday 17 October)

  • Finland vs Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland vs Slovenia, San Marino vs Denmark
  • Slovenia – cannot qualify or be eliminated from top-two contention on Matchday 8.
  • Denmark – qualify if beat San Marino, Slovenia, avoid defeat against Northern Ireland and Kazakhstan draw.
  • Finland – will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose to Kazakhstan and both Denmark and Slovenia win.
  • Kazakhstan – will be unable to finish in top two and would be confirmed in play-offs if lose to Finland and Denmark and Slovenia win.
  • Northern Ireland – cannot finish in top two.
  • San Marino – cannot finish in top two.

Group I – Rescheduled Matchday 7 fixture (Wednesday 15 November)

  • Israel vs Switzerland

Matchday 9 fixtures (Saturday 18 November)

  • Switzerland vs Kosovo, Belarus vs Andorra, Israel vs Romania.
  • Romania – qualify if Israel lose to Switzerland and Romania beat Israel.
  • Switzerland – qualify if beat Israel and Kosovo.
  • Kosovo – unable to finish in top two if Switzerland beat Israel
  • Belarus – cannot finish in top two.
  • Andorra – cannot finish in top two.

Group J – Matchday 8 fixtures (Monday 16 October)

  • Luxembourg vs Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Portugal, Iceland vs Liechtenstein
  • Portugal – Q
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – unable finish in top two (will go into the play-offs) if lose to Portugal and Slovakia beat Luxembourg.
  • Iceland – unable to finish in the top two if lose to Liechtenstein or if Iceland draw and Luxembourg, Slovakia or Bosnia and Herzegovina win.
  • Liechtenstein – cannot finish in top two.
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