Hello. We still haven’t got the European Championship 2020, but that doesn’t stop UEFA from going ahead with their qualifying plans because, as Lord knows, they can’t get enough football into the most grueling seasons. Three rounds of group qualifiers will be held in March, before the start of the European Championships (Pandemic Allow) in the summer. If you’re wondering how Tombola would work today we’ve got it all together Helpful guide here.

The basic information is as follows:

There are six pots: 10 nations each in pots 1-5 and five in pot 6. They will be divided into 10 groups: Five groups of Five (AE) and five of six (F to J). The teams will play with each other at home and away between March and November of next year. Group ten winners advance to Qatar, and 10 contestants go to play-offs alongside the two best-ranked teams who are not eligible from the Nations League (yes, that’s again!).

1 bowl Belgium, France, EnglandPortugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands

Bowl 2 Switzerland, WellsPoland, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia, Romania

Bowl 3 Russia, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, northern IrelandIceland ScotlandGreece, Finland

Bowl 4 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Belarus, Georgia, Luxembourg

Bowl 5 Armenia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Andorra

Bowl 6 Malta, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar, San Marino

The pandemic means this will not be an all-singing concert with patriotic actors and an audience. However, we will have Raphael Van de Vaart and Daniel de Rossi to add a little bit of plucking star dust. Van de Vaart is a darts player these days.

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