Euro 2020 qualifiers: Who has qualified for Euro 2020 finals and who is close to next summer's tournament?

Euro 2020 trophy and match ball
Euro 2020 trophy and match ball

Qualification for Euro 2020 is heading towards its conclusion, with places in next summer's tournament still up for grabs.

Here's a look at which countries have already booked a spot and how things stand for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Qualified Nations so far

  1. Ukraine - Group B winner
  2. Spain - Group F winner/runner-up
  3. Poland - Group G winner/runner-up
  4. Russia - Group I winner/runner-up
  5. Belgium - Group I winner/runner-up
  6. Italy - Group J winner

18 of the 24 spots are still be filled

How are the Home Nations and Ireland getting on?

England

Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Bulgaria
Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Bulgaria

After bouncing back from a shock defeat to Czech Republic by thrashing Bulgaria 6-0, Gareth Southgate's side are on the brink of qualification.

England need just one more point and will qualify with a draw against Montenegro on November 14 at Wembley, or if Kosovo lose to Czech Republic on the same day.

They finish Group A against Kosovo in Pristina on November 17.

Scotland

Scotland boss Steve Clarke (right) gives instructions to captain Andrew Robertson
Scotland boss Steve Clarke (right) gives instructions to captain Andrew Robertson

Steve Clarke's men have no chance of a top-two finish in Group I after losing five of their eight matches so far.

However, Scotland do have the 'second chance' route via the play-offs, which came from winning their Nations League group.

The qualifying play-offs will take place in March 2020, with four places on offer for teams who come through a semi-final and final, the seeding for the pairings based on performances from the Nations League. As the highest-ranked League C group winners, Scotland will host a semi-final.

Wales

Gareth Bale in action against Azerbaijan
Gareth Bale in action against Azerbaijan

Successive 1-1 draws with Slovakia and Croatia have left Ryan Giggs' side fourth in Group E, four points off second place with a match in hand.

Wins in their final two fixtures, away to Azerbaijan and then home to Hungary, would lift Wales ahead of the second-placed Hungarians and seal qualification, unless Slovakia also win their final two games.

They also look likely, though not certain, to have a play-off place available should they miss out.

Northern Ireland

Jonny Evans scores for Northern Ireland
Jonny Evans scores for Northern Ireland

Manager Michael O'Neill put on a brave face following the 3-1 defeat against Holland in Rotterdam, where Northern Ireland had taken the lead before suffering a late collapse.

Subsequent wins for top two Holland and Germany left Northern Ireland three points behind in third, needing an unlikely maximum haul from games next month at home to the Dutch and away in Frankfurt to get out of Group C.

A play-off place remains a possibility and they can take confidence from Monday's friendly win over Czech Republic in Prague.

Republic of Ireland

Aaron Connolly reflects after Republic of Ireland's draw with Georgia
Aaron Connolly reflects after Republic of Ireland's draw with Georgia

Despite losing to Switzerland, Mick McCarthy's squad remain top of Group D, level on points with Denmark, albeit having played a game more.

With the Swiss also in the mix, Ireland must now take three points from the Danes in Dublin next month to qualify automatically.

Given their lowly spot in the Nations League rankings, McCarthy's men will be keen to seize the opportunity.

What about the likes of Germany and Netherlands?

Three-time European champions Spain and Ukraine became the latest countries to seal places in the tournament.

Belgium, Italy, Russia and Poland have also secured their spots.

World champions France, Portugal, Holland, Germany and Croatia are among the countries still with work to do.

PORTUGAL: Currently second in Group B and just one point ahead of Serbia. Both have two games remaining.

NETHERLANDS & GERMANY: Both are joint top of Group C with 15 points, three ahead of third-placed Northern Ireland. All three teams have two fixtures left, with Northern Ireland hosting the Dutch before travelling to Germany.

CROATIA: Top of Group E with 14 points - two ahead of Hungary and a further two clear of Slovakia, who have a game in hand.

SWEDEN: Second behind Spain in Group F and just one point ahead of Romania and a further three more than Norway. All three nations have two games left.

AUSTRIA: Second in Group G and five points clear of North Macedonia with two games left.

FRANCE: Level on points with Group H leaders Turkey but both have a four point cushion over Iceland with two games left.


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