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    UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying Group B

    I think it's been mentioned in other threads, but probably deserves a thread of its own.

    Draw is next Sunday at 11am Irish time. We're third seeds.

    The pots are -

    Pot 1 - Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, Italy (who are the four NL semi-finalists and will be in a 5-team group), Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland
    Pot 2 - France, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland, Finland
    Pot 3 - Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden, Armenia
    Pot 4 - Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia
    Pot 5 - Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Malta
    Pot 6 - Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein

    Obviously a huge gap in some of those pots - Spain/France/Sweden/Turkey/Slovakia is a possible draw, as is Hungary/Finland/Armenia/Faroe Islands/Gibraltar/San Marino. Slovakia in Pot 5 is definitely one to avoid; I don't know how they've fallen that far. And obviously England/France from Pot 2

    Top two qualify, but really we'll have to wait until the draw is made before we set targets.

    Games from March to November next year, with NL play-offs in Mar 2024

    Edited to correct Friday to Sunday. Strange day for it

    <MOD EDIT - added links and fixtures>
    Code:
    Friday, 24th March 2023        France v Netherlands
                                   Gibraltar v Greece
                               
    Monday, 27th March 2023        Netherlands v Gibraltar
                                   Republic of Ireland v France
                               
    Friday, 16th June 2023         Gibraltar v France
                                   Greece v Republic of Ireland
                               
    Monday, 19th June 2023         France v Greece
                                   Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar
                                   
    Thursday, 7th September 2023   France v Republic of Ireland
                                   Netherlands v Greece
                                   
    Sunday, 10th September 2023    Greece v Gibraltar
                                   Republic of Ireland v Netherlands
                                   
    Friday, 13th October 2023      Netherlands v France
                                   Republic of Ireland v Greece
                                   
    Monday, 16th October 2023      Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland
                                   Greece v Netherlands
                                   
    Saturday, 18th November 2023   France v Gibraltar
                                   Netherlands v Republic of Ireland
                                   
    Tuesday, 21st November 2023    Gibraltar v Netherlands
                                   Greece v France
    UEFA Euro 2024
    UEFA Euro 2024
    UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying
    UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying - Group B
    UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying - Play Offs
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 18/06/2023 at 11:54 PM.

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    Should we have a seperate thread for the playoff situation? I know others have addressed it but I expect things are partially clearer now with the group stage of the NL over.

    edited to add I think the Euro draw is Sunday 9 Oct at 11am.

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    No matter what group we get I've a feeling we'll somehow make a boll!x of it
    Folding my way into the big money!!!

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    Still on for the Group of Predictability:

    Denmark
    Wales
    Ireland
    Georgia
    Gibraltar
    Andorra

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Obviously a huge gap in some of those pots - Spain/France/Sweden/Turkey/Slovakia is a possible draw
    Lord god, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culloty82 View Post
    Still on for the Group of Predictability:

    Denmark
    Wales
    Ireland
    Georgia
    Gibraltar
    Andorra
    Give me Italy and France over seeing Denmark, Wales, and Georgia again. Wales and Georgia will also be in League B next campaign so you know we'll get both for the qualifiers and next NL

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    I think a group of 6 would be better than a group of 5 (hopefully two more winnable matches to build momentum). That would however rule out the NL semi-finalists from pot 1. Ideally, I'd like to see a strong pot 1 team (against which the others don't collect points) and one of the weaker pot 2 teams. I'd go for:
    Belgium
    Finland
    Ireland
    Faroes
    Estonia
    Liechtenstein

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    Will there still be international windows with 3 games for this campaign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MylesNotMiley View Post
    Will there still be international windows with 3 games for this campaign?
    I hope not ~ ~ We struggle with two games in a window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MylesNotMiley View Post
    Will there still be international windows with 3 games for this campaign?
    No, its 5 series of 2 games each and we could probably do with being in a 5 team group not 6.

    Matchday 1 23-25 March 2023
    Matchday 2 26-28 March 2023

    Matchday 3 16-17 June 2023
    Matchday 4 19-20 June 2023

    Matchday 5 7-9 September 2023
    Matchday 6 10-12 September 2023

    Matchday 7 12-14 October 2023
    Matchday 8 15-17 October 2023

    Matchday 9 16-18 November 2023
    Matchday 10 19-21 November 2023

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    We're seeded 5th in Pot 3

    If we got the 5th seeds from each Pot, the group would be..

    Denmark
    Wales
    Ireland
    Luxembourg
    Lithuania

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewayspasser View Post
    I think a group of 6 would be better than a group of 5 (hopefully two more winnable matches to build momentum). That would however rule out the NL semi-finalists from pot 1. Ideally, I'd like to see a strong pot 1 team (against which the others don't collect points) and one of the weaker pot 2 teams. I'd go for:
    Belgium
    Finland
    Ireland
    Faroes
    Estonia
    Liechtenstein
    Not sure about that given our tendency to bottle it against smaller team, less of them the better as far as I?m concerned!

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    Just looking at the Pot 1 seeds.. Croatia mightnt be the worst draw there.. lot of their top players likely to retire post WC I'd say, especially with club teams heading into a heavy schedule of European games in March when the qualifiers start up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insidetherock View Post
    Just looking at the Pot 1 seeds.. Croatia mightnt be the worst draw there.. lot of their top players likely to retire post WC I'd say, especially with club teams heading into a heavy schedule of European games in March when the qualifiers start up
    Possibly true Croatia have a tendency to be very up and down during qualifiers, if I?m being honest all I care about is getting a manageable side from pot 2 as even if Croatia aren?t at their best you?d still expect them to finish no lower than 2nd in qualifying.

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    It's who to avoid in pot 2 is most probably the important factor, namely England and France. The rest of them in pot 2 are doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insidetherock View Post
    Just looking at the Pot 1 seeds.. Croatia mightnt be the worst draw there.. lot of their top players likely to retire post WC I'd say, especially with club teams heading into a heavy schedule of European games in March when the qualifiers start up
    A bonus if drawn against Croatia is you avoid a six team group and being stuck with Andorra, San Marino, or Liechtenstein.

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    Sorry if already discussed
    But is 2nd place an automatic qualification spot or just a play off?

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    Top two (from ten groups) qualify automatically, as do Germany as hosts (who will presumably be placed into one of the five-team groups for friendly purposes, as happened with Qatar and France before)

    Then three spots left for the Nations League play-offs - nominally League A, League B and League C, but never pans out quite like that of course (and as JR89 I think it was said elsewhere, it seems a League D team may have a chance too, which would be Estonia)

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    So your saying there's a chance!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    So your saying there's a chance!!
    Watch out for that “ hope " ~ ~ Tis a dangerous thing ! !

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