It could really feel like solely yesterday that Leonardo Bonucci was charging round Wembley after Italy’s success at Euro 2020, however the journey to Euro 2024 is firmly underway.
The 2022/23 Nations League set the wheels in movement for the subsequent version of the European Championship, with groups set to seek out out their qualifying teams later in autumn.
This is the place the draw will happen and what you may count on.
The Euro 2024 qualifying group stage draw will happen on 9 October at 12:00 BST. It is going to be carried out on the Festhalle, a multi-purpose enviornment in Frankfurt, Germany.
53 of UEFA’s 55 member associations will compete in qualifying. Germany as hosts don’t must qualify and Russia had been ineligible having been suspended by UEFA and FIFA after the nation invaded Ukraine.
The 4 groups who’ve reached the 2022/23 Nations League finals – the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain and Italy – have been positioned within the UNL Pot, that means they are going to be positioned in smaller teams with fewer qualifying video games to create space for the Nations League last.
Denmark, Portugal and Belgium make up half of Pot 1, whereas England are joined by France, Wales and Scotland in Pot 2. The Republic of Eire are in Pot 3 and neighbours Northern Eire are down in Pot 5.
The qualifying group stage will decide 20 of the 23 groups that may be a part of hosts Germany on the last event.
The edges are divided into ten teams and matches are performed house and away in a round-robin format. The winners and runners-up in every group qualify immediately for Euro 2024, leaving three groups to succeed in the event by means of the Nations League play-offs.
The draw for the Euro 2024 group stage will happen in December 2023 on the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Groups can be seeded based mostly on the general European Qualifiers rating.
The three play-off winners won’t be identified on the time of the draw and the groups collaborating in these matches can be positioned in Pot 4.
Germany are the one crew at current to have certified for the event by advantage of being hosts and have mechanically been positioned in Group A.