Wales became the 20th and final side to qualify for Euro 2020 after two goals from Aaron Ramsey sealed a 2-0 win over Hungary. Teams will now be split into four play-off paths of four teams. Path A features the strongest teams, through to Path D, which includes the lowest ranked nations.

The highest-ranked team in each path will play at home against the country ranked fourth, with the nations placed second hosting the third-placed teams in the other semi-final. 

The play-offs won’t be two-legged affairs, these will be single-leg knockout matches, with the highest-ranked teams hosting each semi-final. 

The two teams in each of the 10 groups that finished as winners and runners-up, guaranteed their place at next summer’s tournament. There are still four places up for grabs at Euro 2020, which will be contested by 16 teams, split into four groups of four.

Who has already qualified? 

After Tuesday’s games, the following 20 sides have confirmed their place at Euro 2020: 

Teams: England, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Portugal, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, Croatia, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Austria, France, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Finland and Wales. 

Which teams are in the play-offs?

Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary, Romania

Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary, Romania

Path D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus

There were 16 groups of four teams, with a qualifying spot assigned to each group, given to the team who finished top. 

But a host of teams have already qualified after finishing in the top two places of their Euro 2020 qualification group. A team that already secured a play-off spot via their Euro 2020 group, their play-off place is given to the next best ranked team in their Nations League tier. 

Key dates

22/11/2019: European Qualifiers play-off draw. However, these play-offs do not take place until March 2020 – AFTER the conclusion of the conventional European Qualifiers.

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