A record 47 teams are hoping to make it to England in summer 2021.
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UEFA Women's EURO 2021 qualifying draw
Group A: Netherlands (holders), Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Kosovo, Estonia
Group B: Italy, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Malta, Georgia
Group C: Norway, Wales, Belarus, Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands
Group D: Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Moldova, Azerbaijan
Group E: Scotland, Finland, Portugal, Albania, Cyprus
Group F: Sweden, Iceland, Hungary, Slovakia, Latvia
Group G: France, Austria, Serbia, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia
Group H: Switzerland, Belgium, Romania, Croatia, Lithuania
Group I: Germany, Ukraine, Republic of Ireland, Greece, Montenegro
• The group winners and the three runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections will join hosts England in the final tournament.
• The other six runners-up will play off in October 2020 for the remaining three berths in the 16-team finals to be held the following summer.
Road to England: calendar
Qualifying group stage draw: 13:30CET, 21 February 2019, Nyon
Qualifying group stage dates: 26 August–3 September 2019, 30 September–8 October 2019, 4–12 November 2019, 2–11 March 2020, 6–14 April 2020, 1–9 June 2020, 14–22 September 2020
Play-off draw: 25 September 2020, Nyon
Play-offs (two legs): 19–27 October 2020
Final tournament draw: late 2020, England
Final tournament: July 2021, England
- Nine groups were formed: two with six teams, and seven with five.
- Each side is placed in one of five seeding pots (four of nine and one of 11) depending on their coefficient ranking.
- A ball was first drawn from Pot 5 to determine the team in the sixth position of Group A. A second ball was drawn from Pot 5 to determine the team in the sixth position of Group B. A third ball was drawn to determine the team in the fifth position of Group A. Then a fourth ball was drawn from Pot 5 to determine the team in the fifth position of Group B. The same procedure was repeated until the fifth position in Group I was filled.
- Then, the nine teams in Pot 4 were drawn into the fourth position of each group, starting with Group A and ending with Group I (in alphabetical order).
- The same procedure applied to Pots 3 to 1 taking into consideration the respective positions within the respective groups
- Based on the UEFA Executive Committee decisions valid at the time of the draw, Kosovo could not be drawn with either Bosnia and Herzegovina or Serbia.
- Matches will be played home and away from 26 August 2019 to 22 September 2020.
Pot 1: France*, Germany*, Netherlands (holders)*, Spain*, Sweden*, Norway*, Switzerland, Scotland*, Italy*
Pot 2: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, Russia, Wales, Ukraine, Finland, Czech Republic
Pot 3: Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus
Pot 4: Turkey, Slovakia, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Greece, Israel, Kazakhstan, Albania, Moldova
Pot 5: Faroe Islands, Malta, North Macedonia, Estonia, Montenegro, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kosovo
*Competing at 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup