The qualifying draw for the 16-team finals in 2021 split the 53 hopefuls into eight groups of six teams and one of five.
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Tuesday 11 December (09:00CET) in Nyon, Switzerland
Republic of Ireland
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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
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.
- 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.
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