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Euro 2020 teams qualified so far and the international sides who could still make it

By Chris Smith

Published: 22:05, 19 November 2019

Euro 2020 qualifying has reached its climax with the first 20 teams securing their spot in next year’s showpiece.

This is the second qualification process since Uefa decided to expand the European Championship to 24 teams, meaning the top two sides from each of the 10 groups have gone on to the finals.

The remaining four sides will be decided via the play-off system. However, unlike in previous years, the teams contesting the play-offs will not be decided on their group-stage performances.

Instead, 16 nations will be selected based on their showing in the 2018/19 Uefa Nations League tournament.

These 16 teams will be divided into four paths depending on their league (A, B, C and D), each containing four teams, with one team from each path qualifying for the final tournament.

Nations League group winners qualify for the play-offs automatically but should they have already reached Euro 2020 via the group stages, the next-best ranked team from the same Nations League division will replace them.

In further contrast to previous tournaments, the 2020 edition is being played across 10 different countries, with no nation being afforded automatic qualification as a result of being the hosts.

Keeping up so far? Good. Here is your full run-down of every team qualified for Euro 2020 and which teams will contest the play-offs.

Group A

Which teams have qualified for Euro 2020?

England sealed top spot in Group A following their empathic 7-0 win over Montenegro; a subsequent 4-0 victory over Kosovo meant Gareth Southgate’s men ended their campaign by winning seven of their eight outings.

The Czech Republic, after coming from a goal down to beat Kosovo 2-1, also booked their place at Euro 2020 as runners-up.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Kosovo, meanwhile, advance to next March’s play-offs and are joined by Bulgaria.

Group B

Which teams have qualified for Euro 2020?

Ukraine sealed top spot in Group B and they were joined by Portugal who ended the campaign with wins over Lithuania and Luxembourg.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Serbia missed out on a guaranteed first-ever appearance at the European Championship, but already had a play-off place secured as they won their Nations League group.

Group C

Who has qualified?

Northern Ireland done fantastically well to have remained in contention in this group but Germany and the Netherlands ultimately booked their place at next summer’s tournament.

Ronald Koeman’s men needed a point at Windsor Park, which they got, whilst Germany needed to better Northern Ireland’s result, which they did with a 4-0 win over Estonia.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

However, all is not lost, as Northern Ireland will be at next year’s play-offs who’ll they face is yet to be determined as they could enter Path A or B. They will be joined by Belarus who won their Uefa Nations League D2.

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Group D

Who has qualified?

Switzerland confirmed top spot in Group D thanks to a 6-1 win over Gibraltar, capping off a run of three victories in a row. Denmark will join the Swiss at Euro 2020 after drawing 1-1 with Republic of Ireland who needed to win their crunch clash to automatically qualify for the finals.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Despite missing out on automatic qualification, Republic of Ireland will contest the play-offs as one of the next best-ranked teams.

Georgia headed into their final game with Switzerland knowing they were never going to finish in the top two. However, they were guaranteed a play-off spot have won their League D group.

Group E

Who has qualified?

Croatia are through as group winners and were joined by Wales who beat Hungary 2-0 to reach the European Championships for just the second time.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

As a result of their defeat to Wales, Hungary must rely on the play-offs to reach Euro 2020. And they are joined by Slovakia, who finished third in Group E.

Group F

Who has qualified?

Spain had already qualified and secured first place with a win over Malta.

Just behind them, Sweden overcame a tough trip to Romania to join Spain at next year’s tournament.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Norway are guaranteed a spot in the play-offs due to their performances in the Nations League while Romania must now wait to see which path they’ll enter: A or C.

Group G

Who has qualified?

Poland had already qualified going into the final round of fixtures but capped off the group with a win, and they were joined by Austria following their 2-1 win over North Macedonia.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Slovenia are eliminated whilst North Macedonia, who won Nations League Group D4, and Israel advance to the play-offs.

Group H

Who has qualified?

France and Turkey are through with the former winning the group.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Iceland, despite picking up four points from their last two games, will now have to look forward to the play-offs as the only Uefa Nations League A side not to have automatically secured qualification.

Group I

Who has qualified?

Belgium and Russia have already qualified and faced off in St Petersburg on Saturday for top spot in the group.

Roberto Martinez’s side needed to avoid defeat one final time to finish above the Russians having won all eight of their games previously and they did more than that after running out 4-1 winners.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Fear not, though, Scotland fans. Despite taking just 15 points from 10 games, Steve Clarke’s side will be in March’s play-offs thanks to their performance in the Uefa Nations League.

Group J

Who has qualified?

Italy have already sealed their place back in the major tournament reckoning after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.

Finland subsequently made their first-ever major tournament after beating Liechtenstein and will face Greece in their final game.

Who can still qualify via the play-offs?

Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein are out of the running. Bosnia and Herzegovina, who finished second bottom on goal-difference, can now look forward to the forthcoming play-offs.

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