Eight teams start in the preliminary round with four teams to join 28 others in the intermediate round.
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The UEFA Regions' Cup, Europe's top competition for amateur representative teams, returns with 36 associations involved.
All sides discovered their fate in the 2020/21 preliminary and intermediate round draws made by Michael Kraus, captain of 2019 finals hosts Bavaria, who received the Respect Fair Play trophy on behalf of his team from UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti.
Preliminary round draw
Group A (21–27 July): Georgia, Estonia, Sweden (hosts), Azerbaijan
Group B (postponed from 24–30 May): Kazakhstan, Malta* (hosts), Belarus, North Macedonia
• The top two teams in each group progress to the intermediate round.
All associations will be represented by regional selections to be decided, except *national amateur teams.
Intermediate round draw
Group 1 (23–29 September): Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina (hosts), Preliminary round Group A winner
Group 2 (9–15 October): Croatia, Italy (hosts), Lithuania, Preliminary round Group B winner
Group 3 (22–28 September): Russia, Bulgaria (hosts), Wales, Preliminary round Group A runner-up
Group 4 (dates, hosts tbc): Spain, Northern Ireland, Serbia, Preliminary round Group B runner-up
Group 5 (dates tbc): Turkey, Slovakia, Israel, San Marino* (hosts)
Group 6 (dates tbc): Germany (hosts), Hungary, Switzerland, Moldova
Group 7 (dates tbc): Poland (holders), Portugal, Romania (hosts), Finland
Group 8 (dates, hosts tbc): Republic of Ireland, France, England, Slovenia
• The eight group winners of the intermediate round will qualify for the final tournament.
• In principle, the finals will take place the last two weeks of June 2021, hosted by one of the countries that qualifies.
Alll associations will be represented by regional selections to be determined except *national amateur teams.
• In all cases the draw was made with reference to nations, which ultimately will be represented by regional amateur teams following qualifying competitions organised by the respective associations. (Malta and San Marino enter their amateur national teams.)
• The eight lowest-ranked nations according to the UEFA Regions' Cup coefficients – Malta, North Macedonia, Sweden, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Estonia and Georgia – were split into two groups of four teams, with hosts for each selected after the draw.
• The groups will be contested before 2 August 2020, with the top two teams in each progressing to the intermediate round.
• The four preliminary round qualifiers join the remaining 28 contenders in the intermediate round.
• The eight highest-ranked associations, including holders Poland, were placed in Pot A. The next eight were in Pot B, the nations ranked 17th to 24th in Pot C and the other four associations with byes to this round – Finland, San Marino, Slovenia and Moldova – in Pot D.
• Position four in Groups 1 to 4 wasfilled as follows:
Preliminary round Group A winner to Group 1
Preliminary round Group B winner to Group 2
Preliminary round Group A runner-up to Group 3
Preliminary round Group B runner-up to Group 4
• The remaining teams will be drawn into eight groups each containing an association from each pot. (Finland, San Marino, Slovenia and Moldova will be drawn to fill position 4 in Groups 5 to 8.)
• On the basis of previous decisions by the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Panel, the representatives of Russia and Ukraine cannot meet.
• Hosts will then be appointed for each of the eight mini-tournaments to be played by 13 December 2020.
The eight group winners of the intermediate round will qualify for the final tournament. In principle, the finals will take place in the last two weeks of June 2021, held by one of the countries that qualifies.
Preliminary round draw (no seeding)
Malta*, North Macedonia, Sweden, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Georgia
Intermediate round draw
Pot A: Turkey, Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Poland (holders), Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Russia
Pot B: France, Portugal, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland,
Pot C: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Serbia, England, Lithuania, Israel, Romania, Wales
Pot D: Finland, San Marino*, Slovenia, Moldova
*national rather than regional teams