UEFA Under-21 Championship: Malta drawn with Denmark, Romania, Ukraine, Finland and Northern Ireland

Malta was drawn in Group 8 with Denmark, Romania, Ukraine, Finland and Northern Ireland in the 2020/21 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying round. The draw was held in Nyon on Tuesday.

Malta play the first four matches away from home – against Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Finland and Denmark to be played between September and November 2019. Malta then hosts Ukraine and Finland in March 2020, Northern Ireland and Romania in September and Denmark in October before a final match away from home against Romania.


Group 1: Italy, Sweden, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Armenia, Luxembourg
Group 2; France, Slovakia, Switzerland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein
Group 3: England, Austria, Turkey, Kosovo, Albania, Andorra
Group 4: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Scotland, Lithuania, San Marino
Group 5: Serbia, Poland, Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia
Group 6: Spain, Israel, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Faroe Islands
Group 7: Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Belarus, Cyprus, Gibraltar
Group 8: Denmark, Romania, Ukraine, Finland, Northern Ireland, Malta
Group 9: Germany, Belgium, Wales, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova

The nine group winners will qualify automatically for the finals while the runners-up with the best records against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their group will go into a play-off to determine the last finals berth. Tournament co-hosts Hungary and Slovenia have both been given a bye to the finals.

06/09/2019 – Northern Ireland vs Malta
10/09/2019 – Ukraine vs Malta
10/10/2019 – Finland vs Malta
19/11/2019 – Denmark vs Malta
27/03/2020 – Malta vs Ukraine
31/03/2020 – Malta vs Finland
04/09/2020 – Malta vs Northern Ireland
08/09/2020 – Malta vs Romania
09/10/2020 – Malta vs Denmark
13/10/2020 – Romania vs Malta