The play-offs involve 16 teams competing in four different paths for the last four slots at UEFA EURO 2020.
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The 16 UEFA Nations League group winners form the play-offs – two semi-finals per League – unless they have qualified for the tournament via the European Qualifiers.
Path A: Iceland v Romania, Bulgaria v Hungary*
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland*, Slovakia v Republic of Ireland
Path C: Scotland v Israel, Norway v Serbia*
Path D: Georgia v Belarus*, North Macedonia v Kosovo
*Winners of these semi-finals will play the final at home
Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Iceland v Romania
Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Bulgaria v Hungary
The winners of semi-final 2 (Bulgaria or Hungary) will play the final at home.
Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland
Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Slovakia v Republic of Ireland
The winners of semi-final 1 (Bosnia and Herzegovina or Northern Ireland) will play the final at home.
Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Scotland v Israel
Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): Norway v Serbia
The winners of semi-final 2 (Norway or Serbia) will play the final at home.
Semi-final 1 (1 v 4): Georgia v Belarus
Semi-final 2 (2 v 3): North Macedonia v Kosovo
The winners of semi-final 1 (Georgia or Belarus) will play the final at home.
Denmark and Russia have both qualified for UEFA EURO 2020. As both are hosts (Copenhagen and Saint Petersburg) and paired together in Group B of the final tournament, a draw determined that Denmark will play three group stage games at home; Russia will play two group stage matches at home.
- The play-off contenders are decided by the outcome of the League Phase of the UEFA Nations League, which ended in November 2018.
- There are four different 'paths', based around the UEFA Nations League.
- The play-offs, in March 2020, consist of single-leg semi-finals and finals. They will decide the last four berths at UEFA EURO 2020, with the winners going to the EURO along with the top two from each of the ten qualifying groups.
How were the play-offs formed?
- Four play-off slots are allocated to each league from UEFA Nations League D to UEFA Nations League A, i.e. in reverse alphabetical order.
- The UEFA Nations League group winners enter the play-offs unless they have qualified for the final tournament directly from their European Qualifiers group.
- If a UEFA Nations League group winner had qualified directly for the final tournament, the next best-ranked team in the relevant league ranking that had not qualified directly entered the play-offs.
- If fewer than four teams from one league entered the play-offs, the remaining slots were allocated on the basis of the overall UEFA Nations League rankings to the best-ranked of the teams that had not already qualified, subject to the restriction that group winners cannot be in a play-off path with higher-ranked teams.
Final tournament draw: 30 November 2019
Play-off semi-finals: 26 March 2020
Play-off finals: 31 March 2020
Final tournament: 12 June–12 July 2020
With the confirmation of the 20 teams directly qualified and the 16 teams qualified for the play-offs, UEFA confirmed that the procedures established for the play-off draw and the final draw could be fully executed. No additional draw was required (the draw had been provisionally scheduled for 1 April 2020).