On Saturday 2 December at 18:00 CEST in Hamburg, the draw for the Euro 2024 groups will be held, 24 national teams, those qualified, divided into 6 groups. Three will come from the playoffs in March, and will be placed directly in the fourth tier.
The first pot will consist of: Germany, and the best 5 who won the groups, the other group winners, will finish in the second pot together with the best runners-up. With the draw against Ukraine, Italy will most likely end up in the 4th tier, but there remains a glimmer of hope to be able to enter the third tier.
Italy - Ukraine, Italy rejoices
The situation of the Azzurri:
The Azzurri had two results out of three against Ukraine to qualify, but winning would have allowed for an easier draw. With the 0-0 draw, in fact, the chances of seeing Spalletti's national team in the fourth tier will be very high. It is difficult to finish in the third pot for Italy, in fact everything depends on the results of Croatia-Armenia and Wales-Turkey. You will be in the third pot if: Croatia loses to Armenia or draws and Wales beat Turkey. Croatia would be overtaken in second place by Wales thanks to head-to-head matches and, barring goals, Italy's goal difference is better than Wales'.
Draws, the POTS: the second qualifier of Group D (Croatia or Wales) is still to be determined, at the moment this is the division by pots:
BAND 1: Germany, Portugal, Spain, France*, Belgium, England.
BAND 2: Hungary, Turkey*, Denmark, Romania*, Albania, Austria.
BAND 3: Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Holland*, Serbia, CROATIA* or ITALY.
POT 4: ITALY or CROATIA* or WELS*, Czech Republic, Serbia + 3 FROM THE PLAY-OFFS
*one game less