A quick reminder on how to qualify:|
The top two from each group go through automatically. That takes up 20 of the 24 spots for the Euro 2020 finals.
The other four places will be won through the play-offs...
Who makes the play-offs is based on performance in the Nations League, rather than in actual Euro 2020 qualifying.
As it stands, 16 teams have already won a place in the play-off stage.
They are the winners of each Nations League group:
Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, England, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Georgia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus.
But if they go through automatically?...
If one of those 16 teams already in the play-offs wins an automatic spot for Euro 2020, their play-off place will of course have to go to somebody else.
It will be taken up will be taken by the next best-ranked team in their Nations League tier.
So for example - if England qualify, their play-off spot could end up with Iceland - assuming they have failed to also qualify.
Effectively this means that there will be a place for a team from each tier of the Nations League:
From the bottom tier, one of Georgia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Belarus will definitely be at the finals.
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