The draw for the qualifying round for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be broadcast live on Nyon on January 28 (Thursday) at 09:00. 53 national teams (including Portugal) will compete in the final for 14 places from March, with co-hosts Georgia and Romania already participating.
Draw the details
- Co-hosts Georgia and Romania will advance directly to the final in June / July 2023.
- Based on pans Coefficient ranking system.
- The lottery teams will be divided into eight groups of six and eight.
- Each group will include a selection of each pot except Group I, which will not have a team from pot 6.
- The groups will play from March 2021 to June 2022.
- Nine group winners and top runners-up (not counting results against sixth-placed teams) advance to the final.
- The other eight runners-up will play in the playoffs in September 2022 to determine the remaining four venues for the tournament.
Buddy1: Spain *, Germany *, France *, England *, Italy *, Denmark *, Portugal *, Netherlands *, Croatia *
Buddy 2: Austria, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic *, Belgium, Russia *, Serbia, Switzerland *, Greece
Buddy 3: Slovakia, Iceland *, Ukraine, Slovenia *, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Norway, Bulgaria, Turkey
Buddy 4: Scotland, North Macedonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Wales, Northern Ireland, Finland, Hungary *, Belarus, Albania
Buddy5: Montenegro, Kosovo, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Latvia
Buddy 6: Luxembourg, Armenia, Malta, Andorra, Estonia, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, San Marino
* Qualified for the U21 EURO 21 Finals Tournament with Romania in Hungary and Slovenia
Based on the valid UEFA Executive Committee decisions during the draw, the following pairs of teams may not be part of the same group:
- Armenia and Azerbaijan
- Gibraltar and Spain
- Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo
- Kosovo and Serbia
- Kosovo and Russia
- Russia and Ukraine