Euro 2020 draw LIVE: Play-off fixtures confirmed as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland learn fate



Follow live updates from the Euro 2020 play-off draw as 16 teams fight for the four remaining places at the pan-continent tournament next summer, and Scotland discover their semi-final fate in Path C.

While the semi-final match-ups for Path D and Path B are already locked in, those teams involved – which include Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – will discover which side would be at home should they reach the final. 

Path A is the most open, given that most of the Nations League A teams have already qualified for Euro 2020, and it means Iceland will be joined by three of Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel and Romania, with the other side taking on Scotland in Path C. Follow the latest below:



If that was confusing, this may clear things up. Or not.

 

Path D

There will be a draw only to determine which semi-final winner plays the final at home. The semi-finals are as follows:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Georgia v Belarus
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): North Macedonia v Kosovo

 

Path C

The three teams that are League C group winners are confirmed and will play in the semi-finals in the following positions:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Scotland v (team to be drawn)
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Norway v Serbia

A draw will be held to determine which team – Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary or Romania – complete Path C. A draw is also required to determine which semi-final winners plays the final at home.

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Path B

There will be a draw only to determine which semi-final winner plays the final at home. The semi-finals are as follows:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Slovakia v Republic of Ireland

 

Path A

Iceland – the one team from League A – are confirmed:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Iceland v tbc
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): tbc v tbc

The three remaining teams from League C – Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Romania – will be allocated to Path A to complete the semi-final pairings in the order of their ranking:

  • Best-ranked team to play at home in semi-final 2.
  • Next best-ranked team to play away in semi-final 2.
  • Next best-ranked team to play away in semi-final 1.

There will also be a draw to determine which Path A semi-final winner plays the final at home.


So, things are a little complicated, but let’s simplify: there are 16 teams vying for the four remaining places in Euro 2020. Those 16 teams will be divided into four ‘paths’, which basically means four separate groups which are then split into semi-finals. We already know the make-up of Path D and Path B, but Path C requires one more team (who will play against Scotland) while Path A requires three more teams to join Iceland. Make any sense? 


Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Euro 2020 playoff draw.

Play-off line-up

  • Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria/Israel/Hungary/Romania*
  • Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
  • Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria/Israel/Hungary/Romania*
  • Path D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus
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*A draw is required to decide on the composition of Path C, while Path A will be completed with the remaining teams.

Draw procedure

Path D

There will be a draw only to determine which semi-final winner plays the final at home. The semi-finals are as follows:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Georgia v Belarus
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): North Macedonia v Kosovo

Path C

The three teams that are League C group winners are confirmed and will play in the semi-finals in the following positions:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Scotland v (team to be drawn)
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Norway v Serbia

A draw will be held to determine which team – Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary or Romania – complete Path C. A draw is also required to determine which semi-final winners plays the final at home.

Path B

There will be a draw only to determine which semi-final winner plays the final at home. The semi-finals are as follows:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Slovakia v Republic of Ireland

Path A

Iceland – the one team from League A – are confirmed:

  • Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Iceland v tbc
  • Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): tbc v tbc

The three remaining teams from League C – Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Romania – will be allocated to Path A to complete the semi-final pairings in the order of their ranking:

  • Best-ranked team to play at home in semi-final 2.
  • Next best-ranked team to play away in semi-final 2.
  • Next best-ranked team to play away in semi-final 1.

There will also be a draw to determine which Path A semi-final winner plays the final at home.

Additional draw

Denmark and Russia have both qualified for Euro 2020. As both are hosts (Copenhagen and Saint Petersburg) and paired together in Group B of the final tournament, a draw is required to determine which of the two will play three group stage games at home; the other host will play two group stage matches at home.

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When is the draw?

The EURO 2020 play-off draw takes place on Friday 22 November, starting at 12:00 CET.

How can I watch on TV or stream online?

The draw is not being broadcast on TV but you can follow the live stream on Uefa.com.

How will the play-off ties be decided?

Unlike previous play-offs, these will be single-leg knockout matches. The winners of each final qualifies for Euro 2020.

When do the play-offs take place?

The semi-finals will be played on Thursday 26 March, with the finals five days later on Tuesday 31 March. Kick-offs are generally 20:45 CET but exceptions may apply, in particular related to time zones.

Key dates

  • Play-off draw: 22 November
  • Final tournament draw: 30 November
  • Play-off semi-finals: 26 March 2020
  • Play-off finals: 31 March 2020
  • Final tournament: 12 June–12 July 2020

With the confirmation of the 20 teams directly qualified and the 16 teams qualified for the play-offs, Uefa is in a position to confirm that the procedures established for the play-off draw and the final draw can be fully executed. No additional draw will be required (the draw had been provisionally scheduled for 1 April 2020).



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