With Euro 2020 being held in cities across Europe, there are no automatic qualifying berths and every side at next summer’s tournament will have had to earn their spot.
As of yet, no country has confirmed their place in the group stage – but some are very close and could even book their spot as early as TONIGHT.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at each group to see who’s on track to make it to the European Championships next summer…
Teams: England, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bulgaria
Let’s start close to home. England go into their match against second-placed Czech Republic on Friday night three points clear and with a game in hand. Fair to say it should be a fairly standard qualification for Gareth Southgate’s men. In fact, a win in Prague will secure the country’s qualification.
Elsewhere, the real battle is on for the second spot. Montenegro and Bulgaria have drifted away, leaving Czech Republic and Kosovo to battle it out. With the Czechs facing England next, it gives Kosovo a chance to climb into pole position with a victory over Montenegro on Monday. A month later, they travel to Plzen.
England can secure their place at Euro 2020 with a victory over the Czech Republic in Prague
Teams: Ukraine, Portugal, Serbia, Luxembourg, Lithuania
Perhaps surprisingly, it’s Ukraine in top spot of Group B, having dropped their only points in a draw away at Portugal. It would be a huge shock if Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-placed side didn’t occupy one of the top automatic qualification spots.
As it stands, they have a game in hand and can secure qualification if they secure victories in their upcoming matches against Luxembourg and Lithuania. Serbia, meanwhile, still have hope in third, but it will need a fair few results in their favour.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal sit second in the group but are favourites to progress in top spot
Teams: Germany, Northern Ireland, Holland, Belarus, Estonia
In perhaps the most exciting group of them all, Northern Ireland are threatening to cause a massive shock as they sit joint-top of the group with Germany, three points ahead of Holland – who have a game in hand.
In reality though, you would still expect the Dutch to go through, given their next two games are against Michael O’Neill’s side, home and away. If they can secure a couple of victories, they know that Northern Ireland then face Germany away in their final match. It’ll be tough for the British side if they are going to automatically qualify. Belarus and Estonia, meanwhile, are long gone.
Northern Ireland beat Luxembourgh in the last round of fixtures and are level with Germany
Teams: Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Georgia, Gibraltar
Another home nation threatening to cause a shock are the Republic of Ireland, with two traditionally bigger nations below them in Denmark and Switzerland. One negative for the Irish, though, is that they have just one home…