Euro 2024 qualifying Guide: Eight teams secure place for next summer – but many more still in contention

Eight more teams have booked their spot at next summer’s Euro 2024, joining hosts Germany in the pot. This recent round of Matchdays has also ensured that qualification from some groups is destined to go down to the wire.

England were among the selection of nations to secure a place in the upcoming Euros thanks to a 3-1 victory over Italy. Marcus Rashford, and a Harry Kane brace, allowed the Three Lions to come back from Gianluca Scamacca’s first goal for Italy.

Alongside hosts Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Turkey have all qualified, too.

So, that means that there are still 12 direct qualification spaces available from the process – as the top two from the ten groups go through. But who is still in the running? Let’s recap.

Groups A & B: Three teams on their way to Euro 2024

Group A is all wrapped up. Following their pivotal win in Norway, Spain secured qualification to Euro 2024. Simultaneously, La Furia Roja’s victory also ensured Scotland will be in Germany next year.

Norway, however, can still get to Euro 2024 via one of the three play-off spots. Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard can therefore still qualify for their first major tournament.

Group B, on the other hand, still has a qualification slot up for grabs. France have already claimed one of the places; it will be a battle between the Netherlands and Greece for the second. They are currently tied on points – although Oranje do have a game in hand.

Group APtsGroup BPts
Spain (Q)15France (Q)18
Scotland (Q)15Netherlands12
Norway 10Greece12
Georgia 7Ireland6
Cyprus 0Gibraltar0

Groups C & D: One spot left in each pool

As mentioned earlier, England’s victory at home to Italy meant that they will head to their eighth-consecutive major tournament. Behind them, the Azzurri will battle Ukraine for the other spot.

However, Italy do have the back-up of a play-off spot (thanks to winning their Nations League group in 2022/23) should they come up short against Ukraine.

In Group D, Wales will look to emulate England and qualify for another major tournament. Their 2-1 win at home to Croatia proved massive, as it elevated them above the 2018 World Cup finalists. Wales’ remaining games against group leaders Turkey, with Armenia beforehand, could prove tricky.

Group CPtsGroup DPts
England (Q)16Turkey (Q)16
North Macedonia7Armenia 7

Groups E & F: All to play for in E

Group E is set to go down to the final matchday. There are just four points separating Albania in first from Moldova in fourth, with Czechia and Poland in between. Moldova and Albania could also drop into the play-offs if they do not automatically qualify, though – a backup that the other two nations don’t have.

Group F, in contrast, is all sorted. Belgium and Austria, on 16 points apiece, are among the teams heading to Euro 2024. This leaves Sweden unable to qualify for next summer’s tournament. But interestingly, Azerbaijan and Estonia behind the Scandinavians could both sneak in via the play-offs.

Group EPtsGroup FPts
Albania13Belgium (Q)16
Czechia 11Austria (Q)16
Poland 10Sweden 6
Moldova9Azerbaijan 4
Faroe Islands1Estonia 1

Groups G & H: Hungary and Slovenia lead the way

Undefeated across the Qualys, Hungary are close to booking their place in Germany. They are six points clear of third-place Montenegro but, with two matches left, not quite mathematically safe. Serbia in second are five ahead of third, yet have played a game more.

Group H then has two teams leading the way; Denmark and Slovenia, who both have 19 points. They are just four ahead of Kazakhstan, though, meaning neither are quite safe yet. Slovenia play Denmark and Kazakhstan in their two remaining qualifiers, making for some absolute crunch matches in Group H.

Group GPtsGroup HPts
Serbia 13Denmark19
Lithuania 6Finland12
Bulgaria 2Northern Ireland6
San Marino0

Groups I & J: Perfect Portugal among teams off to Euro 2024

Romania are currently top of Group I and have gone undefeated in qualifying thus far. Behind them, Switzerland sit second, also without suffering a loss. Despite this, Israel are still within touching distance, ensuring that Group I will head to the last couple of Matchdays.

Finally, Portugal have steamrolled through Group J to be one of the teams already confirmed for Euro 2024. They have taken eight wins from eight and conceded just twice. Slovakia have almost qualified in second, although Luxembourg could still sneak in if results go their way.

Group IPtsGroup JPts
Romania16Portugal (Q)24
Kosovo 7Iceland10
Belarus6Bosnia & Herzegovina9

REMINDER: How qualifying for Euro 2024 works

There will be 24 teams at Euro 2024. 20 of these places come from the qualifying groups, where the top two from the ten pools get through. Hosts Germany then take a spot, leaving three places available via the play-offs.

The playoff teams are split into three paths. They are the group winners from the A, B, and C 2022/23 Nations League tiers. However, if a Nations League group winner qualifies through the typical format, then their play-off spot carries over to the next-best team.

The A, B, and C tiers are split into a play-off semi and Final in each respective path. From here, the three victors thus complete the teams who will feature at Euro 2024.

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