After the Qatar World Cup concludes in December, all eyes will turn to the next European Championship, with qualification beginning in March 2023.
The continental showpiece will be held in Germany, and the draw for Euro 2024 qualifying is only around the horizon.
Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the procedure.
When will the Euro 2024 qualifying draw take place?
The draw for Euro 2024 qualification will take held on Sunday, October 9 at 11 a.m. GMT in Frankfurt.
Germany will automatically receive a spot in the tournament as the event hosts.
What is the qualifying system for Euro 2024?
There are 53 teams attempting to qualify for Euro 2024, with 23 spots available alongside Germany.
Russia is still suspended by UEFA and will not be in the draw.
There will be seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams, with the top two from each group advancing.
Play-offs will be held in March 2024 to determine the remaining berths.
The Euro 2024 final will be held at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.
Various teams are in which categories?
The 2022-23 Nations League rankings determine the pots, with each team assigned to one of six pots.
The top ten teams in League A will be the top ten seeds, which implies that neither England nor France nor Wales, will be seeded.
Pot 1 consists of the following countries: the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, and Poland.
France, Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland, and Finland are in Pot 2.
Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, the Republic of Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden, and Armenia are in Pot 3.
Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, the Faroe Islands, and North Macedonia are in Pot 4.
Pot 5 consists of the following countries: Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, and Malta.
Pot 6 consists of Andorra, San Marino, and Liechtenstein.
When does the qualifying period begin?
After being disturbed by the coronavirus and the winter World Cup for several years, the international schedule returns to normal in 2023.
Except for the playoff games, international breaks in March, June, September, October, and November will see all matches played and qualifying decided.
When will Euro 2024 take place?
The competition begins on Friday, June 14, 2024, in Munich and concludes precisely one month later on Sunday, July 14, in Berlin.
Where are the host cities located?
The tournament will return to Germany for the first time since 1988, with ten German cities hosting games.
The honor goes to Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Leipzig, Berlin, and Hamburg.
When will the next Nations League be held?
The 2022-23 Nations League will come to an end in June with the finals.
In 2024-25, European nations will compete in the fourth edition of the competition.