Take note of the important dates to ensure you do not miss the action on the way to the finals.
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November 2020–February 2021: Team selection
National associations recruit and select their players, either through a tournament or by appointing a national efootball team already in existence.
February 2021: Qualifying group stage draw
Competing countries will be drawn into ten groups of five or six, just like the European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2020.
March/April 2021: Qualifying group stage
Every country plays two matches each (1-vs-1) against the other nations in their group; points from both matches will be added to the group table. The ten group winners qualify directly for the final tournament.
April/May 2021: Play-off tournament draw
The ten group runners-up will be divided into two groups of five.
May 2021: Play-off tournament
Every country plays two matches each (1-vs-1) against the other nations in their group; points from both matches will be added to the group table. The top three from each section qualify for the final tournament.
May/June 2021: UEFA eEURO 2021 group stage draw
The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four.
9–10 July 2021: UEFA eEURO 2021 finals
The top two from each pool advance to the knockout stage. The four group winners will be randomly drawn against a runner-up team from another group. Every match until the final will then be a best-of-three series, with the final itself played as a best of five.