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UEFA Euro 2020 will be played in 13 cities across Europe. No team will be qualified as a host, so all UEFA members will play qualification.
20 teams will qualify for EURO via classic qualification and another 4 teams will qualify via newly founded UEFA Nations League.
The classic qualifying competition for UEFA European championship 2020 final tournament will play 55 teams (all UEFA members). Qualification will be held from March to November 2019. There will be 10 groups (5 groups by five teams and 5 groups by six teams). Top two teams from each group will qualify for UEFA Euro 2020 final tournament. All rest teams will still have chance to secure one of the 4 remaining spots for final tournament - via Nations League play-offs (more informations about play-offs below and on UEFA Nations League 2018/2019 page).
Seeding of teams to the six drawing pots will be based on results of Nations League 2018/2019 group stage (which will run before start of classic qualification - from September to November 2018). For example Pot 1 will include best 10 teams in overal ranking from Division A, Pot 2 will include worst 2 teams from Division A and best 8 teams from Division B and so on. So it means that National Ranking UEFA 2017 will NOT be used for this draw.
Pots will be following:
Teams which fail in qualification may qualify for UEFA Euro 2020 final tournament via play-offs - each Nations League Division has guaranteed one spot. Participants will be 4 best-placed teams from each division. Play-off slots are dropped down to lower Divisions if less than four teams remain available for a play-offs. For example if there are only 3 available teams in Division A, the 4th participant for Divison A play-offs will be from Division B (most likely the fifth best-placed team). Play-offs will run in March 2020.
Pot allocations for final tournament draw should be based on National Ranking UEFA 2019. Format of final tournament remains same as at Euro 2016 (24 teams, six groups by 4 teams, 16 teams qualify for round of 16). Host teams (in case of qualification) will be allocated also by geographical criteria. Max. 2 host teams will play in same group. Host teams will play at least two matches in group stage at home field. Host cities:
References: UEFA Euro 2020 format