20 Countries Confirm Their Places At Euro 2020

Finally, the Euro 2020 qualifying campaigns have finished and we now know the majority of the teams that will be competing next summer!

The European Championships are held every four years where the best footballing nations across Europe take each other on. The last one in 2016 was held in France and Portugal came out victorious against the host nation in the final. This year the competition is being held across Europe to celebrate 60 years of the competition.

So far 20 countries have qualified for next summer with four more to go through the knockout stages. None of the ‘big countries’ missed out on qualification, meaning it should be a fantastic competition.

For the teams who didn’t get through, the highest-ranked will go through the knockout next March. England and Wales are already through from the Home Nations, meaning Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland will have to win next March. Interestingly both of the Irish sides are in the same group and could meet in the final!

Only Wembley was selected from the UK to host any matches. It will host more than any other stadium in the competition with group games and both the semi-final and the final being played there.

Even though Euro 2020 is still over six months away, now could be the perfect time to place you pre-tournament bet!

Euro 2020 odds (Paddy Power):

France 4/1

The current World Cup champions go into the tournament currently as the joint-favourites. They have won the Euro’s twice before and reached the final in 2016. France will definitely be the ones to watch next summer. They have a wealth of talent in their squad that includes Mbappe, Pogba, Griezmann and many more. Couple this with their experience in terms of winning tournaments and this is a great bet!

England 4/1

Who would’ve thought when England got knocked out in the Round of 16 in 2016 they’d be favourites at the next one?! Southgate has come in and turned this team into a very good side. They got to the semi-finals of the World Cup and were beaten by Croatia in extra time. This time around Southgate thinks they are better equipped to win a tournament. With attacking options in Kane, Sterling, Rashford and Sancho let see if they can go one better than England women and win this summer.

Belgium 13/2

The nation who just seems to be producing world-class footballer after world-class footballer recently. Many feel that Belgium has underachieved over the past couple of years considering the players they have. Next year though they may hit their peak at the right time. With De Bruyne, Hazard and Lukaku to name but a few in their squad they have more than enough to win this competition. At 13/2 you may not see them at a better price again!

Other countries:

The Netherlands (8/1) – Fresh from winning the Nations League, The Dutch will definitely be ones to keep an eye on. With Virgil Van Dijk and Mathjis De Ligt at the back their already guaranteed to be a good team.

Spain (8/1) – Luis Enrique has returned and he’ll be hoping to get Spain back to their very best. Having won this tournament in 2008 and 2012 they know what it takes to win.

Portugal (14/1) – Euro 2016’s winners cant be written off. They won it last time as underdogs and any side with Ronaldo in can win any competition.