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UEFA confirms seeding pots for Euro 2024 draw

The pots have been finalised for the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage draw in Hamburg, Germany on 2 December.

The Euro 2024 group stage draw will take place at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Hosts Germany and 20 teams who have qualified have been divided into seeding pots for the draw. Teams in the same pot cannot face each other in the group stage.

The five group winners including England, Portugal, France, Spain, and Belgium have joined Germany in Pot 1.

The five remaining group winners, plus the best runners-up are in Pot 2. It is made up of Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, Albania, and Austria.

Pot 3 has the runners-up ranked 2 through to 7. It contains the Netherlands, Scotland, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Pot 4 has the remaining three runners-up including Italy, Serbia, and Switzerland plus the three playoff winners.

Winners of Playoff A (Poland, Wales, Estonia, Finland), Winners of Playoff B (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Iceland, Ukraine), and Winners of Playoff C (Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg) will join Pot 4.

The draw will start with Pot 1, though it has already been established that Germany will fill position 1 in Group A to play the opening game of the tournament. The rest of Pot 1 will then be allocated, one team in each group, in alphabetical order from Group B to Group F.

Each team will also be drawn into a position in the allocated group — 1, 2, 3, or 4. The same process is then completed for Pots 2, 3 and 4. Each pot is drawn in its entirety before moving on to the next pot.

The Euro 2024 begins on June 14 through to the final on July 14.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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