UEFA EURO 2020: Spain are sixth qualifiers

Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Spain have secured places at UEFA EURO 2020.

Spain's forward Rodrigo (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 1-1 equaliser during the UEFA Euro 2020 Group F qualification football match Sweden v Spain in Solna, Sweden on October 15, 2019. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
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Keep track of all the UEFA EURO 2020 finalists as they qualify.

EURO DRAW: 30 NOVEMBER

Spain sealed their finals spot in the last instalment of Matchday 8 action.

BELGIUM

Group I record: P8 W8 D0 L0 F30 A1
Qualifying top scorer: Romelu Lukaku (6)
UEFA EURO best: runners-up (1980)
UEFA EURO 2016: quarter-finals, lost 3-1 to Wales

Coach: Roberto Martínez
A Spanish midfielder who carved out a niche in English football, Martínez has been in charge of Belgium since 2016.

Key player: Eden Hazard
Now at Real Madrid, the pacy, skilful attacking midfielder has made more than 100 Belgium appearances at 28, and can score goals as well as provide them.

One to watch: Youri Tielemans
A relatively youthful 22 in a side packed with established talent, Leicester’s versatile midfielder has a venomous shot from distance as well as great distribution.

Did you know?
The Red Devils are the world’s top national team according to the current FIFA rankings.

ITALY

Group J record: P8 W8 D0 L0 F25 A3
Qualifying top scorer: Andrea Belotti (4)
UEFA EURO best: winners (1968)
UEFA EURO 2016: quarter-finals, lost to Germany on penalties

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Coach: Roberto Mancini
One of the best players of his generation, though never that lucky with the Azzurri, Mancini is eager to sparkle as an international coach after winning club trophies in Italy, England and Turkey.

Key player: Marco Verratti
Like his coach, the midfielder is yet to match his club form with the national team. Mancini’s possession-based football, however, seems just perfect for the Paris man.

One to watch: Gianluigi Donnarumma
At 20, goalkeeper Donnarumma is already a veteran, having been playing first-team football for years, but he has some big gloves to fill as he looks to replace Gianluigi Buffon.

Did you know?
Italy’s win against Liechtenstein in March was their first 6-0 success in 57 years; they beat Turkey by the same margin in 1962.

POLAND

Group G record: P8 W6 D1 L1 F13 A2
Qualifying top scorer
: Robert Lewandowski (5)
UEFA EURO best
: quarter-finals (2016)
UEFA EURO 2016
: quarter-finals, lost to Portugal on penalties

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Coach: Jerzy Brzęczek
A silver medallist with Poland at the 1992 Olympics during his playing days, the retired midfielder coached the likes of GKS Katowice and Wisła Płock before taking the national team reins last July.

Key player: Robert Lewandowski
Poland's most-capped player and all-time leading scorer, the Bayern striker remains one of the game's most lethal predators – as he proved again with a hat-trick against Latvia on Matchday 7.

One to watch: Krzysztof Piątek
The AC Milan forward struck 22 Serie A goals last season – 13 of them for previous club Genoa – and has kicked off his burgeoning Poland career with a goal every two games.

Did you know?
Head coach Brzęczek is the uncle of Poland midfield veteran Jakub Błaszczykowski.

RUSSIA

Group I record: P8 W7 D0 L1 F27 A4
Qualifying top scorer: Artem Dzyuba (9)
UEFA EURO best:
winner (1960, as USSR), semi-finals (2008)
UEFA EURO 2016:
group stage

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Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
The former Spartak Moskva and Russia goalkeeper took charge in summer 2016 and, after two years of decidedly mixed friendly results, steered the hosts to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Key player: Artem Dzyuba
Zenit's tall centre-forward is Russia's captain and their top scorer among active internationals with 24 goals.

One to watch: Dmitri Barinov
The 23-year-old midfielder made his Russia debut last summer and is enjoying the best year of his career; he hit Lokomotiv Moskva's winner against Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League and is making his mark in domestic football.

Did you know? 
Russia have not won in five EURO finals games; their last victory was a 4-1 demolition of the Czech Republic in their UEFA EURO 2012 opener.

SPAIN

Group F record: P8 W6 D2 L0 F19 A5
Qualifying top scorer: Sergio Ramos, Rodrigo (4)
UEFA EURO best: winners (1964, 2008, 2012)
UEFA EURO 2016: round of 16, lost 2-0 to Italy

Coach: Robert Moreno 
Appointed to his first senior coaching role in June after Luis Enrique – for whom he was assistant – stepped down for personal reasons.

Key player: Sergio Ramos
The glue that holds the defence together, Ramos also tops the scoring charts after pulling rank on penalty duty.

One to watch: Fabián Ruiz 
One from the Spanish midfield playmaker conveyor belt, he inspired Spain to EURO Under-21 glory this summer just gone.

Did you know? 
Ramos has overtaken Iker Casillas as record caps holder, amassing a remarkable 168 appearances for La Roja.

UKRAINE

Group A record: P7 W6 D1 L0 F15 A2
Qualifying top scorer: Viktor Tsygankov, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Roman Yaremchuk (3)
European Cup best: group stage (2012, 2016)
UEFA EURO 2016: group stage

Ukraine booked their place with victory over Portugal
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Coach: Andriy Shevchenko
A brilliant striker who won the 2003 UEFA Champions League and 2004 Ballon d'Or while at AC Milan, Shevchenko remains fifth in the all-time UEFA club competitions scorers' chart with 67 goals.

Key player: Andriy Yarmolenko 
Ukraine's current top marksman with 36 goals (only Shevchenko, on 48, has more), Yarmolenko is on fire again after returning from a long-term injury.

One to watch: Viktor Tsygankov
The 21-year old has tough competition, as Yarmolenko and Marlos can both fill his favoured position on the right wing, yet he continues to carve out a niche.

Did you know?
This is the first time Ukraine have qualified for a EURO directly; they made it as co-hosts in 2012, and beat Slovenia in the play-offs to reach the 2016 event.

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