Euro 2024 qualifying draw: How to watch, TV channel, start time, seeds, Scotland fate
As well as securing a guaranteed place in the play-offs, if necessary, to reach the tournament in Germany in two years, Scotland have also secured Pot 2 status for the qualifying stages after winning promotion from Group A. of the Nations League thanks to seven points from a possible nine in last month’s treble with a goalless draw against Ukraine in Krakow following victories over the aforementioned nation and Ireland in Hampden.
Being in Pot 2 should theoretically present Scotland with a less difficult group than they have had in previous years as a Pot 3 side, but there are still some potentially tricky draws that Clarke and co may want. -be avoided.
Here’s everything you need to know before the draw…
When is the Euro 2024 qualifying group draw?
The UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying draw will take place at 11:00 BST on Sunday 9 October 2022 at the Festhalle exhibition center in Frankfurt.
Which teams are in the draw?
Germany, as hosts, will not be included in the Euro 2024 qualifying draw.
Russia will also be absent due to the ongoing suspension of all Russian teams from international competition due to the invasion of Ukraine.
A total of 53 countries will be involved in the draw, which will be divided into 10 groups – seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams.
The ten group winners and runners-up qualify for Euro 2024. The remaining three places will be decided via the play-offs, which will take place in March 2024, and will include a semi-final and a final contested over one leg.
What are the starting pots for Euro 2024 qualifying?
Pot 1 – Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland.
Pot 2 – France, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland, Finland.
Pot 3 – Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden, Armenia.
Pot 4 – Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia.
Pot 5 – Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Malta.
Pot 6 – Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein.
The four finalists of the Nations League will play the last matches of this competition in June 2023. As a result, these teams have only eight days available for qualification for Euro 2024 and must be divided into groups of five teams.
What are Scotland’s possible groups?
Scotland cannot face another team from Pot 2 in qualification. This rules out a potential group of death involving players like France or England in addition to a Pot 1 side like Spain or Italy. However, there are still a few tough opponents to avoid in Pot 3, including Ukraine (again), Norway and Sweden.
A favorable group for Scotland would potentially involve Poland, Switzerland or Hungary from Pot 1 with the rest of the group consisting of Armenia, Faroe Islands, Malta and San Marino.
On the other hand, the worst-case scenario would involve Scotland being drawn alongside Spain, Italy or Belgium from Pot 1 with the rest of the group consisting of Norway, Turkey and Turkey. Slovakia.
How to watch the Euro 2024 qualifying draw
Sky Sports News will also cover the draw.