Paris – Despite the outcome of the playoffs for the Euro-2020 and the qualification of the Welsh on Tuesday, it will be necessary to wait until March to know the complete plateau of the competition. But the cadors are already sure to be there and the champions of the French world can inherit a difficult hen during the draw on November 30th.
– Gareth Bale will be –
The Wales of Gareth Bale, the surprise semi-finalist of the Euro-2016 in France, has won the 20th and final ticket for the Euro-2020 distributed via the traditional qualifiers, thanks to his success against Hungary (2- 0) in Cardiff. The Real Madrid striker did not score but turned into a decisive passer in the first goal of his friend Aaron Ramsey, author of a double.
The "Dragon"Bale joins the other stars of the continent, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Antoine Griezmann (France) or Eden Hazard (Belgium), already qualified with their respective selections.
While the Netherlands were absent in 2016, all the great Europeans will this time be at the rendezvous of this historic edition, organized in twelve cities in twelve countries, which is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the competition: the Germany to Italy via Spain and England.
The plateau, very raised, raises many expectations, except that it will be necessary to wait until March to know the 24 teams of the tournament.
– Last chances in March –
Indeed, the playoffs (March 26-31) will offer four tickets to the selections who failed to finish in the top two of their pool during the playoffs.
To hope for a repechage, one must have finished at the top of his group of the League of Nations, a phase that ended in … November 2018.
This system, which is based on fourway"determined by the level of the teams, will allow a small to invite themselves to the big table.So a ticket will be put into play between Kosovo, Georgia, North Macedonia and Belarus, the four contenders aligned in the weakest division.
Serbia, Scotland or Bosnia and Herzegovina are also guaranteed to play the roadblocks.
Winners of their League of Nations league qualifying via the playoffs, such as Finland or the Netherlands, will give way to teams that have earned places of honor in the League of Nations: Iceland, quarterfinalist of the last Euro, and Romania, for example.
– France threatened with a hen of death –
Some teams may fear the worst in the draw for the finals, scheduled for November 30 in Bucharest.
France, although world champion and in the state's best first qualifying, should not be among the 6 seeds of the draw on November 30.
The Blues had to rely on underperformances from Germany and the Netherlands to hope to remain among the candidates of the first hat. But the "Mannschaft"far outweighed Northern Ireland (6-1) and the"Oranje"easily won against Estonia (5-0) on Tuesday night.
The French should be put in the second hat and can therefore fear falling in the draw in a "hen of death"that could put them at odds with at least one cador, like Germany or Spain.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, defending champion, falls in the third pot which she will clearly be the scarecrow.
– Final phases already partially known –
A tournament out of norms, organization outside norms. The qualified host countries already know the group they will play in and are guaranteed to play at least two home group matches.
For example, Italy, while Rome will host the opening match on June 12, will be in Group A, and England, where will be held the final on July 12, in the D.
Denmark and Russia will also be in Group B, which they host jointly. Under this largely predefined draw, they will be joined by Belgium seeded, Germany having finished first in its pool.