UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying

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    Welp, time to start this all off again, as the draw is taking place right now!

    Group A
    1.
    England - P2 - W2 D0 L0 - +10 -1 - +9 - 6pt
    2. Czech Republic - P3 - W2 D0 L1 - +5 -6 - -1 - 6pt
    3.
    Kosovo - P3 - W1 D2 L0 - +5 -4 - +1 - 5pt
    4. Montenegro - P4 - W0 D2 L2 - +3 -10 - -7 - 2pt
    5. Bulgaria - P4 - W0 D2 L2 - +5 -7 - -2 - 2pt

    22/03/2019 - Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
    22/03/2019 - England 5-0 Czech Republic
    25/03/2019 - Kosovo 1-1 Bulgaria
    25/03/2019 - Montenegro 1-5 England
    07/06/2019 - Czech Republic 2-1 Bulgaria
    07/06/2019 - Montenegro 1-1 Kosovo
    10/06/2019 - Bulgaria 2-3 Kosovo
    10/06/2019 - Czech Republic 3-0 Montenegro


    Group B
    1.
    Ukraine - P4 - W3 D1 L0 - +8 -1 - +7 - 10pt
    2. Luxembourg - P4 - W1 D1 L2 - +4 -5 - -1 - 4pt
    3.
    Serbia - P3 - W1 D1 L1 - +5 -7 - -2 - 3pt
    4.
    Portugal - P2 - W0 D2 L0 - +1 -1 - 0 - 2pt
    5. Lithuania - P3 - W0 D1 L2 - +3 -7 - -4 - 1pt

    22/03/2019 - Luxembourg 2-1 Lithuania
    22/03/2019 - Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
    25/03/2019 - Luxembourg 1-2 Ukraine
    25/03/2019 - Portugal 1-1 Serbia
    07/06/2019 - Lithuania 1-1 Luxembourg
    07/06/2019 - Ukraine 5-0 Serbia
    10/06/2019 - Serbia 4-1 Lithuania
    10/06/2019 - Ukraine 1-0 Luxembourg


    Group C
    1. Northern Ireland - P4 - W4 D0 L0 - +7 -2 - +5 - 12pt
    2. Germany - P3 - W3 D0 L0 - +13 -2 - +11 - 9pt
    3.
    Netherlands - P2 - W1 D0 L1 - +6 -3 - +3 - 3pt
    4.
    Belarus - P4 - W0 D0 L4 - +1 -9 - -8 - 0pt
    5. Estonia - P3 - W0 D0 L3 - +1 -12 - -11 - 0pt

    21/03/2019 - Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    21/03/2019 - Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia
    24/03/2019 - Netherlands 2-3 Germany
    24/03/2019 - Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus
    08/06/2019 - Belarus 0-2 Germany
    08/06/2019 - Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland
    11/06/2019 - Belarus 0-1 Northern Ireland
    11/06/2019 - Germany 8-0 Estonia


    Group D
    1. Republic of Ireland* - P4 - W3 D1 L0 - +5 -1 - +4 - 10pt
    2.
    Denmark - P3 - W1 D2 L0 - +9 -5 - +4 - 5pt
    3.
    Switzerland - P2 - W1 D1 L0 - +5 -3 - +2 - 4pt
    4.
    Georgia - P4 - W1 D0 L3 - +4 -8 - -4 - 3pt
    5. Gibraltar - P3 - W0 D0 L3 - +0 -6 - -6 - 0pt

    23/03/2019 - Georgia 0-2 Switzerland
    23/03/2019 - Gibraltar 0-1 Republic of Ireland
    26/03/2019 - Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia
    26/03/2019 - Switzerland 3-3 Denmark
    07/06/2019 - Denmark 1-1 Republic of Ireland
    07/06/2019 - Georgia 3-0 Gibraltar
    10/06/2019 - Denmark 5-1 Georgia
    10/06/2019 - Republic of Ireland 2-0 Gibraltar


    Group E
    1. Hungary - P4 - W3 D0 L1 - +6 -4 - +2 - 9pt
    2. Slovakia - P3 - W2 D0 L1 - +7 -2 - +5 - 6pt
    3. Croatia - P3 - W2 D0 L1 - +5 -4 - +1 - 6pt
    4. Wales - P3 - W1 D0 L2 - +2 -3 - -1 - 3pt
    5. Azerbaijan* - P3 - W0 D0 L3 - +3 -10 - -7 - 0pt

    21/03/2019 - Croatia 2-1 Azerbaijan
    21/03/2019 - Slovakia 2-0 Hungary
    24/03/2019 - Hungary 2-1 Croatia
    24/03/2019 - Wales 1-0 Slovakia
    08/06/2019 - Azerbaijan 1-3 Hungary
    08/06/2019 - Croatia 2-1 Wales
    11/06/2019 - Azerbaijan 1-5 Slovakia
    11/06/2019 - Hungary 1-0 Wales


    Group F
    1. Spain - P4 - W4 D0 L0 - +11 -2 - +9 - 12pt
    2.
    Sweden - P4 - W2 D1 L1 - +8 -7 - +1 - 7pt
    3. Romania - P4 - W2 D1 L1 - +11 -5 - +6 - 7pt
    4.
    Norway - P4 - W1 D2 L1 - +8 -7 - +1 - 5pt
    5. Malta - P4 - W1 D0 L3 - +2 -10 - -8 - 3pt
    6. Faroe Islands - P4 - W0 D0 L4 - +3 -12 - -9 - 0pt

    23/03/2019 - Malta 2-1 Faroe Islands
    23/03/2019 - Spain 2-1 Norway
    23/03/2019 - Sweden 2-1 Romania
    26/03/2019 - Malta 0-2 Spain
    26/03/2019 - Norway 3-3 Sweden
    26/03/2019 - Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands
    07/06/2019 - Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain
    07/06/2019 - Norway 2-2 Romania
    07/06/2019 - Sweden 3-0 Malta
    10/06/2019 - Faroe Islands 0-2 Norway
    10/06/2019 - Malta 0-4 Romania
    10/06/2019 - Spain 3-0 Sweden


    Group G
    1. Poland - P4 - W4 D0 L0 - +8 -0 - +8 - 12pt
    2. Israel - P4 - W2 D1 L1 - +8 -7 - +1 - 7pt
    3. Austria - P4 - W2 D0 L2 - +7 -6 - +1 - 6pt
    4. Slovenia - P4 - W1 D2 L1 - +7 -3 - +4 - 5pt
    5.
    Macedonia - P4 - W1 D1 L2 - +5 -7 - -2 - 4pt
    6. Latvia* - P4 - W0 D0 L4 - +1 -13 - -12 - 0pt

    21/03/2019 - Austria 0-1 Poland
    21/03/2019 - Israel 1-1 Slovenia
    21/03/2019 - Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    24/03/2019 - Israel 4-2 Austria
    24/03/2019 - Poland 2-0 Latvia
    24/03/2019 - Slovenia 1-1 Macedonia
    07/06/2019 - Austria 1-0 Slovenia
    07/06/2019 - Latvia 0-3 Israel
    07/06/2019 - Macedonia 0-1 Poland
    10/06/2019 - Latvia 0-5 Slovenia
    10/06/2019 - Macedonia 1-4 Austria
    10/06/2019 - Poland 4-0 Israel


    Group H
    1. Turkey - P4 - W3 D0 L1 - +9 -2 - +7 - 9pt
    2. France - P4 - W3 D0 L1 - +11 -3 - +8 - 9pt
    3. Iceland - P4 - W3 D0 L1 - +5 -5 - 0 - 9pt
    4. Albania - P4 - W2 D0 L2 - +5 -3 - +2 - 6pt
    5. Moldova - P4 - W1 D0 L3 - +2 -9 - -7 - 3pt
    6. Andorra - P4 - W0 D0 L4 - +0 -10 - -10 - 0pt

    22/03/2019 - Albania 0-2 Turkey
    22/03/2019 - Andorra 0-2 Iceland
    22/03/2019 - Moldova 1-3 France
    25/03/2019 - Andorra 0-3 Albania
    25/03/2019 - France 4-0 Iceland
    25/03/2019 - Turkey 4-0 Moldova
    08/06/2019 - Iceland 1-0 Albania
    08/06/2019 - Moldova 1-0 Andorra
    08/06/2019 - Turkey 2-0 France
    11/06/2019 - Albania 2-0 Moldova
    11/06/2019 - Andorra 0-4 France
    11/06/2019 - Iceland 2-1 Turkey


    Group I
    1. Belgium - P4 - W4 D0 L0 - +11 -1 - +10 - 12pt
    2. Russia - P3 - W3 D0 L1 - +15 -3 - +12 - 9pt
    3. Kazakhstan - P4 - W2 D0 L2 - +7 -7 - 0 - 6pt
    4.
    Scotland - P4 - W2 D0 L2 - +4 -7 - -3 - 6pt
    5. Cyprus - P4 - W1 D0 L3 - +5 -4 - +1 - 3pt
    6. San Marino - P4 - W0 D0 L4 - +0 -20 - -20 - 0pt

    21/03/2019 - Belgium 3-1 Russia
    21/03/2019 - Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
    21/03/2019 - Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland
    24/03/2019 - Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    24/03/2019 - Kazakhstan 0-4 Russia
    24/03/2019 - San Marino 0-2 Scotland
    08/06/2019 - Belgium 3-0 Kazakhstan
    08/06/2019 - Russia 9-0 San Marino
    08/06/2019 - Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
    11/06/2019 - Belgium 3-0 Scotland
    11/06/2019 - Kazakhstan 4-0 San Marino
    11/06/2019 - Russia 1-0 Cyprus


    Group J
    1. Italy - P4 - W4 D0 L0 - +13 -1 - +12 - 12pt
    2.
    Finland - P4 - W3 D0 L1 - +6 -2 - +4 - 9pt
    3. Armenia - P4 - W2 D0 L2 - +7 -6 - +1 - 6pt
    4. Greece - P4 - W1 D1 L2 - +6 -8 - -2 - 4pt
    5.
    Bosnia-Herzegovina - P4 - W1 D1 L2 - +5 -7 - -2 - 4pt
    6. Liechtenstein - P4 - W0 D0 L4 - +0 -13 - -13 - 0pt

    23/03/2019 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Armenia
    23/03/2019 - Italy 2-0 Finland
    23/03/2019 - Liechtenstein 0-2 Greece
    26/03/2019 - Armenia 0-2 Finland
    26/03/2019 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-2 Greece
    26/03/2019 - Italy 6-0 Liechtenstein
    08/06/2019 - Armenia 3-0 Liechtenstein
    08/06/2019 - Finland 2-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
    08/06/2019 - Greece 0-3 Italy
    11/06/2019 - Greece 2-3 Armenia
    11/06/2019 - Italy 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
    11/06/2019 - Liechtenstein 0-2 Finland


    Playoffs
    TBD


    Top Scorers
    7 - Eran Zahavi (Israel)
    5 - Claudiu Keseru (Romania)
    5 - Artem Dzyuba (Russia)
    4 - Raheem Sterling (England)
    4 - Marko Arnautovic (Austria)


    *Team moved due to group draw restrictions

    Qualified to playoffs
     
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  2. Famine

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    So the way the draw works is that there's seven pots.

    * The finalists pot contains the four teams which qualified through to the Nations Cup final - England, Portugal, Switzerland and Netherlands. This is to put them into a group with five teams (A-D) so that they have a matchday free for the Nations Cup final. They go to position one.

    The rest of the teams are ranked by their final Nations League rankings.
    * Pot 1 contains the six remaining top ten-ranked sides, for groups E-J. They also go into position one.
    * Pot 2 contains the next ten, for position two
    * Pots 3, 4 and 5 contain the next ten, for positions three, four and five
    * Pot 6 contains the bottom five-ranked sides, to be drawn into position six in groups F-J

    There are some complicating factors.
    * UEFA 2020 will not have a single host. Instead, 12 nations will host the matches. The draw must not place more than two host nations in one group. These nations are: Azerbaijan, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain.
    * For political reasons, the following teams must not be drawn into the same group:
    Spain/Gibraltar
    Bosnia and Herzegovina/Kosovo
    Serbia/Kosovo
    Armenia/Azerbaijan
    Russia/Ukraine

    * There can be a maximum of two "extreme winter" nations in one group. These are: Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Ukraine.

    * There can only be one team pairing with "excessive travel distance" in one group. These are:
    Azerbaijan with: Gibraltar, Iceland, Portugal
    Iceland with: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan
    Kazakhstan with: Andorra, England, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Malta, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Wales

    This all will doubtless see some group shuffling at some point of the draw!
     
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    No :censored: Sherlock!
     
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    Republic of Ireland was drawn out into Group C, but ROI, Netherlands and Germany are all host nations, ROI was moved into Group D and their spot in Group C taken by the next-drawn eligible team... Northern Ireland :lol:
    The same applies here. Azerbaijan was drawn into Group D, but as they're hosts (b€cau$€ of cour$€ th€y ar€), and ROI and Denmark were already there, they got moved to Group E and the next-drawn eligible team - Gibraltar - took the Group D spot.
    Extreme winter! Latvia was drawn into Group F, but Norway and Faroe Islands are both extreme winter nations, so Latvia was moved to Group G and the next-drawn eligible nation got the Group F spot. Lovely, warm Malta :D
     
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    Is this some kind of weird card game?

    Latvia attacked Malta with extreme winter. It was successful.
     
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    You wait until the playoffs...


    The Nations League is a very good idea, but it has been implemented and integrated with the European Championships in a profoundly stupid fashion.
     
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    Just been listening to 5 Live whilst on the way back from picking up some goodies and the presenter was having heated discussion with a caller in regard to how the Nations League and Euro Qualifiers were integrated. Suffice to say I have absolutely no idea how it all works, and seemingly neither di the pair of them :crazy:
     
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    I can explain it, but you won't want me to. Nonetheless:

    Nations League:
    * 4 Leagues (top league = top 12 teams; bottom league = bottom 16 teams), 4 Groups in each League
    * 4 Group Winners from top League go to Nations League Final event. This isn't directly related to qualifying in any way.
    * All Group Winners (16) get guaranteed Euro 2020 Playoff spot.
    * Nations ranked by Nations League finishing position for Euro 2020 qualifying draw (top league = teams 1-12; bottom league = teams 40-55)

    Euro 2020 Qualifying
    * 10 Groups, drawn in seven pots
    * Nations League top League winners (4) in one pot, next 6 top league teams in pot 1; next 10 teams in each subsequent pot. Five teams in bottom pot.
    * Qualifying happens as normal. Yay!
    * Top 2 teams in each Group qualify for finals (20 teams).
    * Any remaining Nations League Group winner advance to Playoffs (as noted above).
    * Any Nations League Group winner that qualifies directly surrenders playoff place to the next lowest non-qualifying team in their Nations League League (not Group). If none are available, place goes to next lowest non-qualifying team in the next League down.
    * Playoffs seeded, drawn and played for last 8 places.
     
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    Clear as mud then! The caller was arguing that the winner of the Nations League automatically gets a spot at Euro 2020!
     
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    Nope. No automatic spots now - the defending champions don't get one, and nor do the hosts. Mind you, there's 12 hosts... or none.

    The 2020-2021 Nations League may function as a pre-qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in a similar way..
     
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    Wales draw Slovakia and Hungary. :D
     
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    Qualifiers start this week.
     
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    Yes, and after nine minutes Scotland are already 2-0 down in Kazakhstan...
     
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    Hopefully Scotland will bring on their rugby team at half-time...
     
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    Scotland lost 3-0, nightmare start for them!
     
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    What a match for Wednesday's Liam Palmer to make his debut in (aged 27). Poor sod must have thought it was the Jos Luhukay era all over again.
     
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    Great success.
     
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    It's a pity Kazakhstan is not in the EU, otherwise the Scotland squad could have just stayed there...
     
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    Netherlands beat Belarus 4-0 and Belgium beat Russia 3-1, Northern Ireland also beat Estonia 2-0.
     
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    A Raheem Sterling hat trick in an England shirt?

    Guardiola is a genius :lol:
     
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    Nitpicking but is the team still called Macedonia? I thought they changed their name to North Macedonia at the request of Greece.
     
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    The Financial Times clearly got it wrong when they said the value of Sterling was going to plummet.
     
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    The country may have changed names, but the team is still Macedonia. In fact I think its entry name is Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (or FYR Macedonia), but balls to that.
     
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    Sorry to nitpick here too, but our proper name is the Former Qualifying Nation of Scotland (of FQN Scotland)
     
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    Just to point out, but a group containing Portugal, Ukraine and Serbia is currently being led by Luxembourg...
     
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    Impressive by England and by Sterling, who is becoming a fantastic player. Ireland's young player of the year Declan Rice made his debut for England.
     
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    Wales 1-0 Slovakia, Wales get their qualifying campaign off to a winning start thanks to a Daniel James goal just 5 minutes into his debut. :tup:

    Scotland have a must win game away in San Marino up next and then Northern Ireland v Belarus on tonight plus Netherlands v Germany.
     
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    This has to be a contender for Understatement of the Year already.

    If Scotland don't beat San Marino tonight, there will be 30 or so Scotsmen applying for asylum in European this evening.
     
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