U-21: January 28 during the draw will determine the rivals of the youth national team of Ukraine in the qualifying tournament for Euro-2023

Tomorrow, January 28, at 13.30:XNUMX Kyiv time, the draw ceremony will begin qualifying tournament for Euro-2023 (U-21).

2023 teams will take part in the 55 European Championship among U-53 sides. The hosts of the competition, Romania and Georgia, will receive passes to the final part of the championship automatically. Thus, 1 European teams will play in the qualifying, including the Ukrainian team. Players born no earlier than January 2000, XNUMX will be able to take part in the tournament.

According to the UEFA rankings (indicators in the qualifying and final competitions of Euro-2017, Euro-2019 and in the selection of Euro-2021) the team was divided into six baskets. Ruslan Rotan's wards are in third place and, according to the rules, will avoid a meeting with the Russian national team.

The composition of the pots of the Euro-202 qualifying tournament3 (U-21)

Pot 1: Spain, Germany, France, England, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia.

Pot 2: Austria, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Greece.

Pot 3: Slovakia, Iceland, Ukraine, Slovenia, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Bulgaria, Turkey.

Pot 4: Scotland, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales, Northern Ireland, Finland, Hungary, Belarus, Albania.

Pot 5: Montenegro, Kosovo, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Latvia.

Pot 6: Luxembourg, Armenia, Malta, Andorra, Estonia, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, San Marino.

During the draw, 53 teams will be divided into nine groups. Eight of them will have six national teams and one will have five.

In the final part of Euro-2023 (U-21) there will be 16 teams: Romania and Georgia as the hosts of the tournament and 14 more teams that will join them based on the results of the selection (nine group winners, the best team among the second place winners and four play winners -off, which will play eight second place winners).

Qualifying tournament: March 2021 - June 2022.

Playoffs: September 2022.

Final tournament: June / July 2023.

The matches of the tournament with the participation of 16 national teams will be hosted by four stadiums in Romania (two in Cluj-Napoca and two in Bucharest) and four in Georgia (in Batumi, Poti and two in Tbilisi). The opening match will take place in Romania, and the final - in Georgia.

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