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With Qatar all set to host FIFA’s World Cup next month, our attention turns briefly to the UEFA competition that pits the continent’s best national teams against each other, without the need to concern themselves with the likes of Brazil and Argentina. Italy are the reigning champions, after they overcame home side England at Wembley last year (delayed due to the covid-19 pandemic), and now we get to see how the qualification stage will be lined up.

Euro 2024 draw: how can I watch it live?

The draw for the 2024 championships will take place at 12 noon CET (local time in Frankfurt), which is 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT in the United States and 11 a.m. in the United Kingdom. Find out what time that is wherever you are in the world. The venue is the Festhalle exhibition centre.

Our presenters and ball pluckers for the draw are Jürgen Klinsmann, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Gianluca Zambrotta and Demetrio Albertini. What have they got in common? They’ve all played in a Euro final!

UEFA are streaming the Euro 2024 draw live on the official website so you can watch it exclusively live there. Alternatively, join us here on AS USA for our text chat with all the build-up to the draw and then the reveals as they happen.

Euro 2024 draw: how does the draw work?

As UEFA explain, there are 53 national associations participate in the qualifying draw with Germany, as the organisers of the tournament, automatically qualified. Due to recent events, all Russian teams are currently suspended so the national side is not taking part in the 2022–24 qualifying draw.

The 53 teams that participate in the qualifying draw are seeded based on the overall rankings of the UEFA Nations League 2022/23 and will be allocated to ten qualification groups (seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams).

The draw principles are unchanged compared to the previous edition. The specific adaptations are highlighted here below:

  • The four finalists of the UEFA Nations League are drawn into groups of five teams, to allow them to participate in the finals in June 2023;
  • Five country pairs are declared as prohibited. Those pairings must not be drawn into the same group: Armenia/Azerbaijan, Belarus/Ukraine, Gibraltar/Spain, Kosovo/Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo/Serbia;
  • A maximum of two winter venues may be drawn into the same group: Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway;
  • Several country pairings have been declared to represent an excessive travel distance. A maximum of one such pair may be drawn into the same group.

Euro 2024 draw: what are the seedings?

UNL pot

  • Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Italy

Pot 1

  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Switzerland
  • Poland

Pot 2

  • France
  • Austria
  • Czechia
  • England
  • Wales
  • Israel
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serbia
  • Scotland
  • Finland

Pot 3

  • Ukraine
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Albania
  • Montenegro
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Armenia

Pot 4

  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Türkiye
  • Kazakhstan
  • Luxembourg
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kosovo
  • Bulgaria
  • Faroe Islands
  • North Macedonia

Pot 5

  • Slovakia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Cyprus
  • Belarus
  • Lithuania
  • Gibraltar
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Malta

Pot 6

  • Andorra
  • San Marino
  • Liechtenstein

UEFA provide full details on how the Euro 2024 qualifying competition works on their official site.

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