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It's an exciting time to be an England fan, especially with a number of draws coming up for this season's competitions. Whether it's Gareth Southgate's seniors, the Lionesses looking ahead to their World Cup campaign in France or one of our Young Lions teams, there's plenty to look forward to.


The draw for the qualifying round of the next European Championships is almost upon us as all 55 UEFA nations aim to seal their place in the pan-Europe extravaganza in less than two years. The qualifiers will begin in March 2019 and round-off in November 2019, with play-offs occurring in March 2020.

When and where?

The draw will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin from 11:00 GMT on Sunday 2 December.

How is it drawn?

The 55 nations will be drawn into five groups of six and five groups of five. England will be in a group of five, after reaching the Nations League Finals.

The top two teams in each of the ten groups will qualify for the finals in June and July 2020.

The remaining four finals slots will be decided by play-offs in March 2020 (with entry decided by the UEFA Nations League).

The six seeding pots for the draw will be confirmed on 21 November, after the UEFA Nations League league phase ends.

UEFA Nations League pot: UEFA Nations League finalists (England, Switzerland, Portugal, and the Netherlands)
Pot 1: Teams ranked 5th–10th (6)
Pot 2: Teams ranked 11th–20th (10)
Pot 3: Teams ranked 21st–30th (10)
Pot 4: Teams ranked 31st–40th (10)
Pot 5: Teams ranked 41st–50th (10)
Pot 6: Teams ranked 51st–55th (5)

The four teams in the UEFA Nations League pot will be drawn into the first position in Groups A–D (to ensure they each have two dates free to play the UEFA Nations League Finals in June)

The teams in Pot 1 will be drawn into the first position in Groups E–J.

The teams in Pot 2 will be drawn into second positions in the ten groups, with the draw continuing in similar style for Pots 3, 4 and 5 to fill positions 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

The teams in Pot 6 will be drawn into the sixth position in the six-team Groups F–J.

UEFA Nations League

England’s dramatic victory over Croatia at Wembley saw them top their League A group and secure a spot at next summer’s inaugural Nations League Finals in Portugal, where they will be joined by the other three group winners from League A.

When and where?

The draw will take place in Dublin at 15:00 GMT on Monday 3 December.

How is it drawn?

There will be two semi-finals drawn out, to take place on 5 and 6 June. The winners of those games will meet in the Nations League Final on 9 June, which is also the date of the third-place play-off for the losing semi-finalists.

The venues and times are still to be confirmed, but Porto's Estádio do Dragão and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes have both been proposed as the stadiums.