The UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying draw takes place at 12:00 CET on Sunday 9 October 2022 at Markthalle, Frankfurt.
The 53 teams involved in the draw have been classified on the basis of the overall 2022/23 UEFA Nations League rankings issued on completion of the Nations League group stage. Based on these rankings, the teams have been divided into seven pots: the ‘UNL’ pot, which contains the four Nations League finalists, followed by Pot 1 to Pot 6. The ‘UNL’ pot contains four teams, Pot 1 contains six teams, Pots 2 to 5 each contain ten teams and Pot 6 contains the three remaining teams. Malta was placed in Pot 5.
The four Nations League finalists will play the final matches of this competition in June 2023. As a consequence, these teams have only eight matchdays available for the European Qualifiers group stage and must be allocated to groups of five teams.
Germany as the organisers of the UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament are automatically qualified and therefore do not take part in the draw and since all Russian teams are currently suspended following the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee of 28 February 2022 which has further been confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 15 July 2022, Russia are therefore not included in the UEFA European Football Championship 2022–24 qualifying draw.
The 53 teams that participate in the qualifying draw will be allocated to ten qualification groups (seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams).
The draw principles are unchanged compared to the previous edition. The specific adaptations are highlighted here below:
• The four finalists of the UEFA Nations League are drawn into groups of five teams, to allow them to participate in the finals in June 2023;
• Five country pairs are declared as prohibited. Those pairings must not be drawn into the same group: Armenia/Azerbaijan, Belarus/Ukraine, Gibraltar/Spain, Kosovo/Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo/Serbia;
• A maximum of two winter venues may be drawn into the same group: Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway;
• Several country pairings have been declared to represent an excessive travel distance. A maximum of one such pair may be drawn into the same group.
What are the seeding pots for the EURO 2024 draw?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Ireland
Qualifying match dates
23–25/03/2023 Matchday 1
26–28/03/2023 Matchday 2
16–17/06/2023 Matchday 3
19–20/06/2023 Matchday 4
07–09/09/2023 Matchday 5
10–12/09/2023 Matchday 6
12–14/10/2023 Matchday 7
15–17/10/2023 Matchday 8
16–18/11/2023 Matchday 9
19–21/11/2023 Matchday 10