2020 European Qualifiers
The 2020 European Championship Qualifier is a football competition that runs from March 21, 2019 to March 31, 2020. During it, 24 teams participating in the final part of Euro 2020 will be determined. What does the tournament schedule look like? Which teams will take part in it? And what are the chances of the Russian national football team to break into the main round of UEFA Euro 2020?
|date of||21.03.2019 - 31.03.2020|
|Members||55 football national teams of Europe|
|How many teams qualify||20 + 4|
Match Schedule Euro 2020
The championship will be held from March 21, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The qualifying campaign schedule looks like this:
- 1st round: March 21-23, 2019;
- 2nd: 24-26.03.2019;
- 3rd: 7 - 06/08/2019;
- 4th: 10 - 06/11/2019;
- 5th: 5 - September 7, 2019;
- 6th: 8 - 09/10/2019;
- 7th: 10 - 10/10/2019;
- 8th: 13 - 10/15/2019;
- 9th: 14 - 11.16.2019;
- 10th: 17 - 11/19/2019;
- semi-final (LN): 26 - 03/28/2020;
- final (LN): 29 - 03/31/2020.
10 rounds is the group stage of Euro 2020 qualification. The last two lines on the list are the final stages of the League of Nations 2019/20. They are also part of the campaign.
Groups of the qualifying tournament
In total, 55 national football teams will take part in the qualification. They will be divided into 10 groups. Half of them will consist of 5 football teams, and the second - 6. Here are their letter designations:
The two best teams will reach the final of Euro 2020. There will be 20 such lucky people.
4 more participants of the main stage of the European Championship will be determined by the results of the League of Nations 2019/20.
The draw for the qualifying championship of Euro 2020
The draw will take place on December 2, 2018 in the capital of Ireland, Dublin. During it, the line-ups of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualification tournament groups will become known.
Russia in the qualifying tournament of the European Championship 2020
The domestic football squad, using the privileges of the host side, did not participate in the selection for the 2018 World Cup. However, the home World Cup is behind. Russian players will have to conquer their blood and then a ticket to the final round of Euro 2020. There are two ways to do this.
Traditional Euro qualifiers. After the draw, the Russians will be in the company for 4 - 5 European teams. To compete for the European Championship trophy in the summer of 2020, domestic players need to take 1st - 2nd place in their group.
The League of nations
This path is more thorny. But if matters in the selection are not so hot, LN will be the only chance to break into the main round of UEFA Euro 2020. For this, the Russian team needs to fulfill several conditions.
- Take first place in the 2nd octet of League B. The opponents of the Russians will be Turks and Swedes. Matches between the rivals will be held from September 7 to November 21, 2018.
- Then win the first line in the playoffs of League B. The opponents of our players will be the winners of the groups numbered 1, 3 and 4.
However, I would like Russian football players to solve all their problems in the Euro 2020 qualifying championship. Moreover, the statistics are on the side of the national squad. Over the entire modern history of Russia, the main football team of the country four times out of five successfully overcame the European Championship qualification. The main achievement of domestic football is also connected with the Euro - the bronze medals of the 2008 European Championship. So it is possible and necessary to look with optimism at the future games of our players in the Euro 2020 qualification championship!