The Italians, who lifted the trophy after beating England 3-2 on penalties at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2021, may also play North Macedonia, who prevented Roberto Mancini’s group from reaching the World Cup and Malta from reaching Group C.
“I used to be positive we might get England or France, however that is okay,” Mancini mentioned. “It is a workable group. There will not be any easy video games however all of them nonetheless need to be performed.”
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Group B seems to be equally robust with former champions Netherlands and present world champions France, 2004 Euro winners Greece, Eire and Gibraltar.
A complete of 53 nationwide confederations have been drawn into the draw, with Germany already because the host.
Russia was not included after their invasion Ukraine and the suspension of all Russian groups by the European governing physique uefa,
Belarus was additionally concerned in supporting Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.
They are going to play Switzerland, Romania, Kosovo, Israel and Andorra in Group I.
This season’s Premier League prime scorer Erling Haaland’s Norway will face three-time champions Spain together with Scotland, Georgia and Cyprus in Group A.
“We preserve France, England and Serbia away from pot two,” mentioned Norway coach Stelle Solbken. “We’ve to be glad with that, however we may have been fortunate too.”
The qualifying group matches will likely be performed from March to November 2023 and the playoffs will likely be held in March 2024.
The highest two groups from every group qualify straight with the remaining three locations determined within the playoffs in March 2024.
The ultimate of 24 groups will likely be held in 10 stadiums in Germany.