Euro 2024 qualifying draw: date, time, seeds and where to watch and live stream
GOAL has everything you need to know about the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifying draw
The 2024 version of UEFA’s premier international football competition, the European Championship, will take place in Germany. This will be the second time the tournament has been played on German soil after 1988.
The 2024 edition will see a return to traditional format of a single country staging business, with Euro 2020 a pan-European event covering 12 countries.
OBJECTIVE brings you everything you need to know about the Euro 2024 qualifying draw, including date, time and where to watch it live.
When is the Euro 2024 qualifying to draw?
The Euro 2024 qualifying the draw will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
It will be held in Frankfurt, Germany at the Festhalle exhibition center and the event will start at 11 a.m. BST (6 a.m. ET).
Where to watch Euro 2024 on TV and live online
The Euro 2024 qualifying The draw will be broadcast live on the UEFA website and on the official Youtube channel.
Which teams are in the Euro 2024 qualifying draw?
A total of 53 UEFA member associations will participate in the qualification process and take part in the draw.
Hosts Germany already for the final tournament, while Russia have been suspended from Euro 2024 qualifiers following the military invasion of Ukraine, UEFA have confirmed.
Seeded pots for Euro 2024 qualifiers draw
Teams are divided into seven seeding pots for the purposes of the draw. These include the UNL Pot, which includes the four UEFA Nations League finalists and pots numbered one through six.
Pot UNL contains the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and Italy, with Pot One populated by Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, and Poland.
England are in pot two with defending World Cup champions France, as well as Wales and Scotland. You can see the complete seedling pots in the table above.
What is the procedure for the Euro 2024 qualifying draw?
The 53 participating national teams will be split into six pots based on the overall standings of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League league stage.
The four teams qualified for the final phase of the League of Nations will be placed in the UNL pot and will be drawn in the AD groups, which will have five teams. They will be required to play only eight qualifying matches, instead of 10, so they have two free matchdays to play the Nations League finals in June 2023.
The following six top-ranked teams will meet in Pan 1. Pan 2 to 5 will have 10 teams each, depending on their ranking, while Saucepan 6 will be composed of three lowest ranked teams.
Thereafter, the teams will be divided into 10 groups, with the AG group having five teams and HJ having six teams.
What restrictions will be applied during the draw?
UEFA imposed three restrictions which will bind the draw. These are:
- Prohibited clashes: For political reasons, matches between the following pairs of teams are considered prohibited matches, which cannot be drawn in the same group: Armenia/Azerbaijan, Belarus/Ukraine, Gibraltar/Spain, Kosovo/Bosnia and Herzegovina , Kosovo/Serbia.
- Winter venues: A maximum of two teams whose sites have been identified as having a high or medium risk of severe winter conditions can be placed in each group: Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway.
- Excessive travel: A maximum of one pair of teams identified with excessive travel distance to other countries can be placed in each group:
a) Azerbaijan: with Gibraltar, Iceland and Portugal.
b) Iceland: with Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel.
c) Kazakhstan: with Andorra, England, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Malta, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Wales.