England discover Euro 2020 draw fate live at 5pm on talkSPORT 2: Who could Three Lions get? How does it work?

15 Nov

England will find out their opponents for next summer’s Euro 2020 in the tournament’s draw this weekend – and it’ll be live on talkSPORT 2.

The Three Lions booked their place in the competition with a 7-0 mauling of Montenegro at Wembley earlier this month and now they can start making plans for the showpiece event.

Gareth Southgate’s England will find out their Euro 2020 group this weekend
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The likes of Spain, Italy and Germany have also booked their spots and now all eyes will be on the draw this weekend.

Due to Euro 2020 being completely different to any international competition that has come before, there will be no ordinary draw.


Euro 2020 draw: When is it?

The draw for next summer’s tournament will take place on Saturday, November 30 and will be held at the Romexpo in Bucharest, Romania.

It will start at 5pm UK time – that is 7pm in Bucharest.

This will be held prior to the play-offs taking place, therefore the four remaining spots will be identified as play-off winners 1 to 4.

The draw will be live on talkSPORT 2 this weekend with Sam Matterface bringing you full coverage from Bucharest. Click here to tune in.

It will also be shown live on UEFA’s official website which will be free to watch via live stream on your computer, tablet and mobile devices.

England will play their Euro 2020 group games at Wembley
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Euro 2020 draw: What is the format?

Each team will be ranked according to their Euro 2020 qualifying results to determine their pots, with the four play-off winners going into Pot 4.

Teams that have qualified and are one of the 12 hosts will automatically be placed in the group designated to those venues – for example England will be playing their group games at Wembley next summer.

Host nation Scotland can still qualify through the play-offs and have been provisionally designated to Group D with England.


England’s potential Euro 2020 group of death includes France and Portugal


There will be four seeded pots which will be drawn into six groups.

Some of the groups have already been partly drawn as some of the host nations are not the top seeds – Group B already includes Belgium, Russia and Denmark while Group C will be made up of Ukraine and the Netherlands.

There are also four pairs of teams that will avoid each other due to political reasons should they both qualify: Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Russia, Kosovo and Serbia and Russia and Ukraine.

Euro 2020 draw: What teams have qualified so far?

Pot 1

England

Belgium

Italy

Spain

Germany

Ukraine

Pot 2

France

Russia

Poland

Switzerland

Croatia

Netherlands

Pot 3

Turkey

Czech Republic

Portugal

Denmark

Austria

Sweden

Pot 4

Wales

Finland

Play-off winners x 4

Euro 2020 draw: Who is in the play offs?

The play-offs will see 16 teams that have not qualified directly, but ranked highly enough through the Nations League face off in four separate pathways.

Each ‘Path’ is made up of four teams who will then play out semi-finals and a final to determine who earns a place in next summer’s tournament.

Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania

Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Israel

Path D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus

Euro 2020 draw: What has been said?

England boss Gareth Southgate believes the Three Lions are a major threat to anyone in the Euro 2020 draw.

“We’ve gained some respect and people would view us as a threat, which certainly wasn’t the case ahead of Russia,” Southgate said.

“We also know we have got to improve to another level.

“It’s hard to assess exactly where we are after this qualifying campaign.

“But if we look at a World Cup semi-final, a Nations League semi-final, and qualifying with the most goals in Europe, we have done all we can and we are on a good track.”

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