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Women's European Qualifying: Who has reached the Women's EURO finals, play-offs, promotion, relegation

Get the lowdown on who has reached the finals so far, who has reached the play-offs and who has been promoted or relegated.

Iceland celebrate after sealing qualification
Iceland celebrate after sealing qualification Getty Images

The Women's European Qualifiers league stage for UEFA Women's EURO 2025 ends on Tuesday.

While the teams in League A are competing for automatic qualification for the finals in Switzerland by finishing in the top two in their group, play-off spots plus promotion and relegation ahead of the next UEFA Women's Nations League are also at stake.

We take a closer look at what has been decided so far and what each team needs on Tuesday. The play-off draw is on 19 July and the finals draw is on 16 December.

How the groups stand

Who has qualified for Women's EURO 2025 or reached the play-offs?

Through to finals: Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Spain, Switzerland (hosts)

Confirmed in play-offs from League A: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Poland, Republic of Ireland

Confirmed in play-offs from League B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine, Wales

Confirmed in play-offs from League C: Albania, Belarus, Greece, Romania, Slovenia

Relegated from League A: Poland, Republic of Ireland

Promoted from League B: Portugal, Switzerland

Relegated from League B: Israel, Kosovo, Malta

Promoted from League C: Albania, Belarus, Romania, Slovenia

How qualifying works

League phase

In qualifying, as per the league stage of the Nations League, teams compete in groups of four or three teams (League C) and over six matchdays between April and July, with each team playing one home match and one away match against all the other teams in their group.

For qualifying itself, the top two teams in each League A group will gain places in the July 2025 finals alongside hosts Switzerland (who will compete in League B although their automatic qualification is assured). The remaining seven spots will be decided by two rounds of play-offs in October and November/December.

Play-offs

The first round of the play-offs is split into two paths. In one path, the teams finishing third and fourth in League A will play the five group winners and three best-ranked runners-up in League C. (To rank the three best runners-up, results against fourth-placed teams are not counted.) The eight winners progress to the second round.

In the other first round path, the four group winners and two best-ranked runners-up in League B will be drawn into six ties against the remaining two runners-up and four third-placed teams in League B. The six winners progress to the second round.

In the second round, the teams from both paths come together and will be drawn into seven ties, with seeding for the seven highest-ranked teams based on the European Qualifiers overall league rankings. The seven winners progress to the final tournament.

The play-off paths will be adjusted as necessary to take into account the performance of Women's EURO hosts Switzerland, who will compete in League B but are guaranteed a slot in the final tournament.

If Switzerland finish as a League B winner, runner-up or in third place, the best-ranked fourth-placed team of League B will complete the round 1 path 2 play-off line-up and the draw seeding for the six ties will be adjusted accordingly.

Promotion and relegation

Promotion and relegation will also be at stake ahead of the next UEFA Women's Nations League, beginning the 2025–27 competition cycle:

• The winners, runners-up and third-placed teams of League A stay in League A;

• The runners-up and three best-ranked third-placed teams in League B stay in League B;

• The runners-up, third-placed and fourth-placed teams in League C stay in League C;

• The winners of Leagues B and C will be promoted to the league above;

• All fourth-placed teams in Leagues A and B, as well as the lowest-ranked third-placed team of League B, will be relegated to the league below.

How ties are broken if teams are level: Regulations

League A

Group A1

16 July: Norway vs Netherlands, Italy vs Finland

Netherlands will qualify if they avoid defeat by Norway or if Italy do not beat Finland.

Norway will qualify if they beat the Netherlands or if both games are drawn. Norway could be relegated if both they and Italy lose (when they would be split for third and fourth place by overall goal difference, then overall goals scored, then overall away goals, then overall wins, then away wins, then disciplinary points, then UEFA Nations League phase ranking).

Italy will qualify if they beat Finland, or if Italy draw and Norway lose. Italy will be relegated if they lose and Norway avoid defeat. If both Italy and Norway lose, third and fourth place will be decided by the criteria described above.

Finland will qualify if they beat Italy and the Netherlands do not lose to Norway. Finland will be relegated if they do not win.

Group A2

16 July: Denmark vs Czechia, Spain vs Belgium

Spain have qualified.

Denmark have qualified.

Belgium will enter the play-offs. They will be relegated if they pick up fewer points than Czechia.

Czechia will enter the play-offs. They will be relegated if they do not pick up more points than Belgium.

Group A3

16 July: Sweden vs England, Republic of Ireland vs France

France have qualified.

England will qualify if they avoid defeat by Sweden.

Sweden will qualify if they beat England.

Republic of Ireland will enter the play-offs and are relegated to League B.

Group A4

16 July: Poland vs Iceland, Germany vs Austria

Germany have qualified.

Iceland have qualified.

Austria will enter the play-offs.

Poland will enter the play-offs and are relegated to League B.

League B

Group B1

16 July: Switzerland vs Azerbaijan, Hungary vs Türkiye

Switzerland will directly enter the final tournament as hosts. They are promoted to League A.

Hungary will enter the play-offs. They cannot be relegated or promoted.

Türkiye are confirmed in the play-offs, at least as the best fourth-placed team. They will be relegated if they lose to Hungary and Azerbaijan beat Switzerland, or if Türkiye draw and Azerbaijan win by six goals or more (or seven if Türkiye score at least four goals in their draw). Türkiye will also be relegated as the third-placed team with the worst record if they lose, Azerbaijan do not win, and Slovakia beat Israel in Group B2 by enough to overtake Türkiye on overall goal difference, then overall goals scored, then overall away goals, then overall wins, then away wins, then disciplinary points, then UEFA Nations League phase ranking.

Azerbaijan will reach the play-offs, at least as the best fourth-placed team, if they avoid defeat by Switzerland or Malta do not beat Portugal in Group B3. Azerbaijan will be relegated if they do not win, or if Türkiye beat Hungary. If Azerbaijan win and Türkiye draw, they will be split for third and fourth place by the above criteria.

Group B2

16 July: Scotland vs Serbia, Israel vs Slovakia

Scotland will enter the play-offs. They will be promoted to League A if they avoid defeat by Serbia.

Serbia will enter the play-offs. They will be promoted to League A if they beat Scotland.

Slovakia will reach the play-offs if they do not lose to Israel by three goals or more. Slovakia will be relegated unless they beat Israel, Türkiye lose and Azerbaijan do not win in Group B1 (when the last relegation slot for the worst third-placed finisher would be decided between Slovakia and Türkiye on overall goal difference, then overall goals scored, then overall away goals, then overall wins, then away wins, then disciplinary points, then UEFA Nations League phase ranking).

Israel will reach the play-offs if they beat Slovakia by three goals or more. Israel are relegated to League C (at least as the worst third-place finisher).

Group B3

16 July: Portugal vs Malta, Northern Ireland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina

Portugal will enter the play-offs. They are promoted to League A.

Northern Ireland will enter the play-offs.

Bosnia and Herzegovina will enter the play-offs.

Malta will reach the play-offs as the best fourth-placed team if they beat Portugal and Azerbaijan lose to Switzerland in Group B1. Malta are relegated to League C.

Group B4

16 July: Ukraine vs Croatia, Wales vs Kosovo

Wales will enter the play-offs. They will be promoted to League A if they avoid defeat by Kosovo. If Wales lose and Ukraine win, they will be split for first and second place by overall goal difference, then overall goals scored, then overall away goals, then overall wins, then away wins, then disciplinary points, then UEFA Nations League phase ranking.

Croatia will enter the play-offs. They will be promoted to League A if they beat Ukraine and Wales lose to Kosovo.

Ukraine will enter the play-offs. They will be promoted to League A if they beat Croatia and Wales lose to Kosovo, provided Ukraine overtake Wales on the above criteria.

Kosovo cannot reach the play-offs. They are relegated to League C.

League C

Group C1

16 July: Belarus vs Cyprus, Lithuania vs Georgia

Belarus will enter the play-offs. They are promoted to League B.

Georgia will finish second if they avoid defeat by Lithuania.

Lithuania will finish second if they beat Georgia.

Cyprus cannot reach the play-offs.

Group C2

16 July: Slovenia vs North Macedonia, Latvia vs Moldova

Slovenia will enter the play-offs. They are promoted to League B.

North Macedonia will finish second if they beat Slovenia, if North Macedonia draw or lose by fewer than six goals and Latvia do not beat Moldova, or if North Macedonia lose by any score and Latvia also lose.

Latvia will finish second if they beat Moldova and North Macedonia do not beat Slovenia, or if Latvia draw and North Macedonia lose by more than six goals (or by exactly six goals if Latvia score at least five in their draw).

Moldova cannot reach the play-offs.

Group C3

16 July: Montenegro vs Greece, Andorra vs Faroe Islands

Greece will enter the play-offs. They will be promoted to League C as group winners if they avoid defeat by Montenegro.

Montenegro are confirmed in the top two. They will be confirmed in the play-offs and promoted to League C as group winners if they beat Greece.

Faroe Islands cannot be promoted or reach the play-offs.

Andorra cannot be promoted or reach the play-offs.

Group C4

16 July: Romania vs Armenia, Bulgaria vs Kazakhstan

Romania will enter the play-offs. They are promoted to League B.

Bulgaria will finish second if they beat Kazakhstan, or if they draw and Armenia do not beat Romania.

Armenia will finish second if they beat Romania and Bulgaria do not beat Kazakhstan, or if Armenia draw and Bulgaria lose.

Kazakhstan will finish second if they beat Bulgaria and Armenia lose to Romania.

Group C5

16 July: Estonia vs Luxembourg

Albania are confirmed in the play-offs and are promoted.

Luxembourg will finish second if they avoid defeat by Estonia.

Estonia will finish second if they beat Luxembourg.

Last updated: 12 July

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