Euro 2020 draw: When is it? How does it work? What countries will be in it?

England secured their place at Euro 2020 thanks to a crushing win over Montenegro on Thursday night.

The Three Lions crowned their 1000th game with a 7-0 mauling at Wembley and now they can start making plans for next summer’s showpiece tournament.

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

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

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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 spots 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.

Should a host team still be able to qualify through the play-offs, they will also be provisionally designated to that group, like Scotland.

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

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

Euro 2020 draw: What teams have qualified so far?

England

Belgium

Italy

Russia

Poland

Ukraine

Spain

Turkey

France

Czech Republic

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.

The teams that have confirmed their place in the play offs are:

Scotland

Kosovo

Georgia

Belarus

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