2020/21 Under-21 qualifying draw

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The qualifying draw for the 16-team finals in 2021 split the 53 hopefuls into eight groups of six teams and one of five.

Tuesday 11 December (09:00CET) in Nyon, Switzerland

Group 1
Italy
Sweden
Iceland
Republic of Ireland
Armenia
Luxembourg

Group 2
France
Slovakia
Switzerland
Georgia
Azerbaijan
Liechtenstein

Under-21 draw
Giorgio Marchetti and Lance Kelly conduct the draw©Getty Images

Group 3
England
Austria
Turkey
Kosovo
Albania
Andorra

Group 4
Croatia
Czech Republic
Greece
Scotland
Lithuania
San Marino

Group 5
Serbia
Poland
Russia
Bulgaria
Latvia
Estonia

Under-21 draw
Luxembourg were the first team to be drawn©UEFA.com

Group 6
Spain
Israel
Montenegro
North Macedonia
Kazakhstan
Faroe Islands

Group 7
Portugal
Netherlands
Norway
Belarus
Cyprus
Gibraltar

Group 8
Denmark
Romania
Ukraine
Finland
Northern Ireland
Malta

Group 9
Germany
Belgium
Wales
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moldova

Draw pots

Pot A: Germany*, England*, Spain*, Portugal, Denmark*, France*, Italy*, Serbia*, Croatia*

Pot B: Austria*, Sweden, Belgium*, Slovakia, Poland*, Romania*, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Israel

Pot C: Greece, Ukraine, Norway, Russia, Turkey, Iceland, Wales, Switzerland, Montenegro

How the under-21 finals were won 1996-2017
How the under-21 finals were won 1996-2017

Pot D: Bulgaria, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Georgia, Kosovo, Scotland, FYR Macedonia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pot E: Northern Ireland, Albania, Moldova, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cyprus

Pot F: Luxembourg, Malta, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein

*Competing at 2019 Under-21 final tournament in Italy

Based on previous decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee and UEFA Emergency Committee, Spain could not play Gibraltar, while Kosovo could not play Serbia.

Draw details

  • Co-hosts Hungary and Slovenia have both been given a bye to the finals.
  • The pots were based on the coefficient ranking system.
  • The draw split the teams into eight groups of six and one of five.
  • The nine group winners and best runner-up will qualify automatically for the finals.
  • The other eight runners-up go into the play-offs, with the four winners reaching the final tournament.
  • The 16 qualified teams will be drawn into four groups of four for the final tournament, with the four winners and four runners-up reaching the quarter-finals. There will be a standard knockout format from there.

Key dates

U21 EURO trophy
Hungary and Slovenia are co-hosts©Sportsfile

Qualifiers
18–20 March 2019
3–11 June 2019
2–10 September 2019
7–15 October 2019
11–19 November 2019
23–31 March 2020
31 August–8 September 2020
5–13 October 2020

Play-offs: 9–17 November

Finals: June 2021

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