Following the completion of the entertaining Nations League group matches, it’s time to turn the attention to qualification for Euro 2020.
England secured their place in the Nations League semi-finals but they will now have a close eye on the Euro 2020 qualification draw as the Three Lions look to keep their momentum going ahead of the tournament.
Ahead of Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated draw, here is a lowdown to how it works, what time it takes place and who England could possibly face…
England will find out who they will face in their Euro 2020 qualification group on Sunday
The 55 teams will be drawn into 10 qualifying groups: five groups of five teams (Groups A to E) and five groups of six teams (Groups F to J). The top two teams in each group will qualify for Euro 2020.
The teams have been seeded into seven pots based on their most recent UEFA ranking. England are in a special four-team pot with the other Nations League finalists.
The four Nations League finalists will be placed in the first position in Groups A to D which will have five teams. The teams in Pot 1 will be placed in the first position in Groups E to J.
The teams in Pot 2 will be drawn into the second position in each group, with the draw continuing in similar fashion for Pots 3, 4 and 5.
The teams in Pot 6 will be drawn into Groups F to J which contain six teams.
England are one of 12 countries who will be hosting matches at Euro 2020. To give those teams the best chance of qualifying, no more than two hosts can be drawn in the same qualifying group. The hosts are: Azerbaijan, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Holland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain.
The Three Lions are in a special four-team pot with the other Nations League finalists
UEFA Nations League pot: Switzerland, Portugal, Holland, ENGLAND.
Pot 1: Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Poland.
Pot 2: Germany, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic.
Pot 3: Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Bulgaria, Israel.
Pot 4: Hungary, Romania, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Georgia.
Pot 5: Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus, Luxembourg, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands.
Pot 6: Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Malta, San Marino.
ENGLAND’S DREAM GROUP: England, Austria, Israel, Cyprus, Gibraltar.
ENGLAND’S NIGHTMARE GROUP: England, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia.
England will hope to avoid Germany, who will be fired up as they look to bounce back in style
WHEN IS THE DRAW?
The draw takes place on Sunday at 11am in Dublin. It will be live on Sky Sports News.
WHEN WILL ENGLAND PLAY THEIR QUALIFIERS?
England will play each team in their group home and away with two games in March next year, two in September, two in October and two in November.
Gareth Southgate’s side will also play in the Nations League…