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                   UEFA EURO 2020/2021 PLAY-OFF: START DATE

 

The prestigious tournament which comprises of top European nations was originally scheduled to commence in March 2020 but was pushed to a later date due to the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic.

WHAT THE PLAY-OFF IS ABOUT

There are 10 qualifying groups in the tournament. Each group will see the top two teams advance further, amounting to a total number of 20 participants in the next round.

In the previous editions of the tournament, the teams progressing to the Play-off rounds were determined by how they perform, but things have changed.

HOW THE PLAY-OFF WORKS

Aside the 20 teams that automatically progress from the group stage, four more teams will be joining in the competition via Play-offs. These teams will progress out of a total of 16 teams vying for a spot in the competition.

The teams participating in the play-off will be determined by their performances in the group stage.

Four teams will be allocated to different routes, as there are four Play-off routes to be completed. There will be no two-legged match this year, unlike in the previous years. It will just be two semi-final fixtures, and one final allocated to one route. All matches are single-legged.

TEAMS IN THE PLAY-OFFS

The teams are allocated to different paths; Path A- Path D.

  • Path A:
  1. Iceland
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Romania
  4. Hungary
  • Path B:
  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Slovakia
  3. Republic of Ireland
  4. Northern Ireland
  • Path C:
  1. Scotland
  2. Norway
  3. Serbia
  4. Israel
  • Path D:
  1. Georgia
  2. North Macedonia
  3. Kosovo
  4. Belarus

WHEN IS THE PLAY-OFF STARTING?

The initial fate for the Play-offs was scheduled to hold in March 2020, but was shifted to June, and then to November 12th, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

WHICH TEAMS HAVE ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR THE EURO 2020?

There is a total of 20 countries that have qualified.

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Croatia
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. England
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Italy
  11. Netherlands
  12. Poland
  13. Portugal
  14. Russia
  15. Spain
  16. Sweden
  17. Switzerland
  18. Turkey
  19. Ukraine
  20. Wales