EURO 2020

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EURO 2020

Post by UlversToon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:56 pm

Didn't realise but the draw for the qualifiers has taken place!

Group A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo.

Group B: Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg.

Group C: Nether regions, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus.

Group D: Switzerland, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar.

Group E: Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan.

Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta.

Group G: Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia, Latvia.

Group H: France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova, Andorra.

Group I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino.

Group J: Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia,

Nether regions! <laugh>


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46418521

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:11 pm

That’s Scotland not qualifying for another tournament then <laugh>

Can’t wait for England to win every game in an easy group and be touted as one of the favourites for the tournament...
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Post by UlversToon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Ah, but don't Scotland get a play-off place automatically through their impressive performances in the Nations League even if they don't qualify through the group??!!

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:32 pm

I’ve no idea what happens via that nations league thing! Doesn’t it depend on who wins the nations league? I didn’t think Scotland had a Euro 2020 playoff spot guaranteed? If they did then their qualifiers are essentially meaningless as the very best they’re going to do in a group with Belgium is finish in second spot.
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Post by jpg » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:38 pm

Nice to see ROI will get to play Denmark - it’s been a while...

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Post by UlversToon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:54 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:32 pm
I’ve no idea what happens via that nations league thing! Doesn’t it depend on who wins the nations league? I didn’t think Scotland had a Euro 2020 playoff spot guaranteed? If they did then their qualifiers are essentially meaningless as the very best they’re going to do in a group with Belgium is finish in second spot.
From the BBC:-

The qualifying process is condensed because of this year's Nations League group games, with England and Scotland guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off place - should they fail to qualify via their regular qualifying group - after winning their Nations League sections.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:56 pm

UlversToon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:32 pm
I’ve no idea what happens via that nations league thing! Doesn’t it depend on who wins the nations league? I didn’t think Scotland had a Euro 2020 playoff spot guaranteed? If they did then their qualifiers are essentially meaningless as the very best they’re going to do in a group with Belgium is finish in second spot.
From the BBC:-

The qualifying process is condensed because of this year's Nations League group games, with England and Scotland guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off place - should they fail to qualify via their regular qualifying group - after winning their Nations League sections.
So Scotland’s qualifying campaign is pretty meaningless then.
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by UlversToon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:36 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:56 pm
UlversToon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:54 pm


From the BBC:-

The qualifying process is condensed because of this year's Nations League group games, with England and Scotland guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off place - should they fail to qualify via their regular qualifying group - after winning their Nations League sections.
So Scotland’s qualifying campaign is pretty meaningless then.
Unless they win the group ( <laugh> ) then they don't face the lottery of the play-offs!

Very confusing!

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Post by overseasTOON » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:15 pm

So Scotland has two chances of missing out :(

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Post by UlversToon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:28 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:15 pm
So Scotland has two chances of missing out :(
You could put it that way! <laugh>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:29 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:15 pm
So Scotland has two chances of missing out :(
<laugh>
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Post by Chappy » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:56 pm

England to be the only home nation qualifying... standard <laugh>
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Post by lassassinblanc » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:10 am

UlversToon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:56 pm


So Scotland’s qualifying campaign is pretty meaningless then.
Unless they win the group ( <laugh> ) then they don't face the lottery of the play-offs!

Very confusing!
Top 2 of each group qualify
I'll Hazard a guess

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by PTAO? » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:07 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:56 pm
UlversToon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:54 pm


From the BBC:-

The qualifying process is condensed because of this year's Nations League group games, with England and Scotland guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off place - should they fail to qualify via their regular qualifying group - after winning their Nations League sections.
So Scotland’s qualifying campaign is pretty meaningless then.
Isn't it always?

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:09 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:56 pm


So Scotland’s qualifying campaign is pretty meaningless then.
Isn't it always?
Touché <gent>

That’s a bit unfair tho, their qualifying campaign for France 1998 was worthwhile, that was only 20+ years ago.
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Post by UlversToon » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:16 pm

....and to be fair they qualified for Argentina in 1978 - the last World Cup with only 16 qualifiers - whereas England failed. Scotland had some impressive results in that tournament if I recall correctly and that Archie Gemmill goal against Hole land stands out.

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Post by UlversToon » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:17 pm

....and to be fair they qualified for Argentina in 1978 - the last World Cup with only 16 qualifiers - whereas England failed. Scotland had some impressive results in that tournament if I recall correctly and that Archie Gemmill goal against Hole land stands out.

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Post by Remember Colo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:09 pm

That was a pretty best case scenario for Republic of Ireland - not that the Swiss and Danes are easy, but I'd rather that than Northern Ireland's group!

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:19 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:09 pm
That was a pretty best case scenario for Republic of Ireland - not that the Swiss and Danes are easy, but I'd rather that than Northern Ireland's group!
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by lassassinblanc » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:03 pm

jpg wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Nice to see ROI will get to play Denmark - it’s been a while...
And Georgia can't wait to play them <erm>
I'll Hazard a guess

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