Italy coach Roberto Mancini expressed his relief on Sunday after the former champions were given a favourable qualifying group for Euro 2020. Mancini took over earlier this year after the four-time winners failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. "The goal was to avoid Germany and it went well," said Mancini after Italy -- who won their only European title 50 years ago -- were drawn in Group J against Bosnia, Finland, Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein. "(It's) good, but you have to win on the pitch," continued the 54-year-old former Italy international who was present at the draw in Dublin along with the FIGC president Gabriele Gravina. "Bosnia are an excellent team, with players we know and it will not be an easy game, but all the games must be played and won - on paper it is a good group, then it will depend on us. "We have to qualify and remember all games must be played and won so we climb the FIFA ranking and go into the next World Cup draw in a stronger position." "Italy … [Read more...] about Mancini ‘relieved’ with Italy’s Euro 2020 draw
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30 Nov From the section European Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46294129 Read more about sharing. The Euro 2020 qualifiers will be drawn on Sunday at 11:00 GMT in Dublin.The top two teams from each of the 10 groups will qualify for the tournament, which is being held in 12 countries.Scotland and England are guaranteed a play-off place if they fail to qualify, with four extra places available through the Nations League play-offs.England - who will be in a five-team group - are among the top seeds, with Wales in pot two and Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic in pot three.Germany are in pot two after their Nations League relegation.Five of the 10 groups will have five teams, with six teams in the remaining groups.The seedings were done based on Uefa Nations League positions - with the … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 qualifying draw: How does it work?
The Nations League shadow boxing is over, the real business begins for Ryan Giggs as Wales manager as the Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place this weekend. After Wales' stunning march to the semi-finals last time out expectations are high again amongst Welsh fans. So when is the draw, where does it take place, when do qualifiers start and just who could Wales pull? This is comprehensive guide to Euro 2020... When and where is the draw? UEFA's bigwigs gather at the Convention Centre in Dublin this Sunday to conduct the draw of the 55 competing nations. It is scheduled to start at 11am and you can follow the up to the minute news on our WalesOnline blog. It will also be shown on Sky Sports News. How does qualification work? There will be 10 groups, with the top two teams in each one progressing to the finals. That makes 20 sides, the other four will come from the new Nations League play-off system. Denmark secured the place from that by topping Wales' Nations League group, but it could … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 qualifying draw start time and TV channel
The groups for the Euro 2020 qualifiers will be drawn this weekend, and if you were bamboozled by the intricacies of the Nations League you are going to love this. Here we do our best to explain what is going to happen.When and where is the draw?The draw will take place at the Convention Centre in Dublin from 11am on Sunday December 2. As you will see as you read on, it could take some time.Are England seeded?Essentially, yes, though UEFA are not using the word this time around. England are one of the four teams in the Nations League pot after reaching the finals of the competition, which means they will be placed into any one of Groups A-D and be handed four other opponents from Pots 2-5.What about Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales?The make-up of the remaining six pots was determined by finishing positions in the Nations League. Wales, who will remain in League B after finishing second in their group, are in Pot 2, while Northern Ireland and the Republic of … [Read more...] about The Euro 2020 Qualifiers draw is on Sunday – how does it work?
The Nations League is over for now. Scotland guaranteed themselves a playoff place for Euro 2020 but the qualifying groups are just around the corner. It could allow Alex McLeish's men to play a bit more freely during this one with a back door to the Euros a possibility. It's an exciting time but as ever with UEFA, they don't make understanding the draws easy. Luckily for you, Record Sport Online have looked through and figured it out so you don't have to. Here's everything you need to know... When is the draw? This is an easy one to answer. The draw will take place in Dublin on December 2 at 11am. That’s the same day as the Betfred Cup Final and there’s Rangers vs Hearts as well. We’re going to be busy in here! What pot are Scotland? Scotland go into Pot 3 after their Nations League campaign. They are ranked alongside Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Bulgaria and Israel. What are the other pots? Nations League Pot: … [Read more...] about When is the Euro 2020 qualifying draw and who can Scotland face?