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Euro 2024: How do the tables stand and who needs what to qualify?

Italy are the reigning European champions, having beaten England at Wembley in the final of Euro 2020

We are heading towards the business end of qualification for next summer’s European Championship.

Scotland were the first Home Nations side to qualify, with England following them in sealing a spot in Germany courtesy of their 3-1 victory over Italy.

Wales have boosted their chances of qualification, now sitting in second place in Group D, but the hopes of Northern Ireland qualifying from their group are over, as are those of the Republic of Ireland.

Two teams qualify from each group, filling 20 of the 24 spaces in next summer’s tournament.

Hosts Germany qualify automatically, while the other three spots are decided via play-offs, with 12 participating teams determined by their performance in the 2022-23 Nations League.

BBC Sport gives you the lowdown on how qualifying is shaping up and the key fixtures on the horizon.

Germany (hosts), Austria, Belgium, England, France, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Turkey
1 Spain 6 16 15
2 Scotland 6 9 15
3 Norway 7 2 10
4 Georgia 6 -4 7
5 Cyprus 7 -23 0

Scotland’s qualification was sealed by Spain’s 1-0 win in Norway on 15 October, a victory that also secured Spain’s place at the finals.

Erling Haaland’s Norway are now in big danger of elimination, with only the slim chance of progressing via the play-offs now an option.

1 England 6 16 16
2 Ukraine 7 3 13
3 Italy 6 4 10
4 North Macedonia 6 -7 7
5 Malta 7 -16 0

England will be in Germany as victory over Italy at Wembley on 17 October sealed top spot in Group C.

It is all shaping up for a showdown between Ukraine and Italy in the final round of games in November, with Italy first facing a home game with North Macedonia – the side that beat them in the play-offs for the World Cup in 2022.

If Italy beat North Macedonia, Luciano Spalletti’s side will pip Ukraine to qualification should they avoid defeat in their final game.

However, if Italy do not beat North Macedonia, Ukraine will pip the Azzurri to qualification should they avoid defeat in their final game.

1 Turkey 7 7 16
2 Wales 6 0 10
3 Croatia 6 6 10
4 Armenia 6 -1 7
5 Latvia 7 -12 3

Wales moved into second place in Group D with a win at home to Croatia on Sunday, as Turkey secured their qualification by hammering Latvia.

Wales next play away against Armenia on 18 November, before a last match at home to Turkey three days later.

If Wales do not finish in the top two, they could have another chance to qualify as they are likely to go into the play-offs because of their results in the Nations League.

1 Slovenia 8 11 19
2 Denmark 8 10 19
3 Kazakhstan 8 3 15
4 Finland 8 3 12
5 Northern Ireland 8 -2 6
6 San Marino 8 -25 0

Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualifying from Group H are over.

Losses in Slovenia and Kazakhstan during the most recent international break have left them with just six points from seven games and 10 points behind top two Slovenia and Denmark.

In the next round of fixtures, Denmark host Slovenia. The winner will ensure qualification. Both will be in Germany if third-placed Kazakhstan lose to San Marino.

1 France 6 12 18
2 Netherlands 6 3 12
3 Greece 7 6 12
4 Republic of Ireland 7 0 6
5 Gibraltar 6 -21 0

The Republic of Ireland are unable to qualify after Friday’s 2-0 home loss to Greece ensured they are no longer able to finish in the top two.

Their only hope for qualification, and it is a slim one, is that they are able to take part in the play-offs because of their Nations League performance, but they need results to go their way and as it stands are set to miss out and will not reach Euro 2024.

France’s 2-1 victory over the Netherlands maintained their 100% record and they have qualified for the finals.

Despite that loss, the Netherlands are now favourites to clinch second place behind them in the group after a last-gasp victory in Greece on Monday.

1 Albania 6 8 13
2 Czech Republic 6 3 11
2 Poland 7 0 10
4 Moldova 6 0 9
5 Faroe Islands 7 -10 1

Group leaders Albania only need to win one of their last two matches to qualify for a European Championship for only the second time after beating the Czech Republic 3-0 on Thursday.

The Czech Republic returned into second place with a narrow 1-0 home over Faroe Islands on Sunday.

1 Belgium 6 13 16
2 Austria 7 8 16
3 Sweden 5 3 6
4 Azerbaijan 6 -8 4
5 Estonia 6 -16 1

Belgium, quarter-finalists at the past two European Championships, have qualified for next year’s tournament thanks to a 3-2 win away against second-placed Austria.

The Austrians have also now confirmed their place at the tournament in Germany after beating Azerbaijan on 16 October.

1 Hungary 6 7 14
2 Serbia 7 6 13
3 Montenegro 6 -2 8
4 Lithuania 7 -4 6
5 Bulgaria 6 -7 2

Hungary and Serbia are the standout sides in Group G, though Hungary have the advantage after beating them twice.

Montenegro are still in the running – just. They must beat Lithuania in their next fixture to prevent the top two qualifying for Germany.

Hungary will get there regardless if they avoid defeat against Bulgaria.

1 Romania 8 9 16
2 Switzerland 7 12 15
3 Israel 6 0 11
4 Kosovo 7 0 7
5 Belarus 8 -7 6
6 Andorra 8 -14 2

Romania returned top with a comfortable win against Andorra on Sunday.

Israel’s fixtures at home to Switzerland and away to Kosovo have been postponed by Uefa in light of the security situation in the country.

1 Portugal 8 30 24
2 Slovakia 8 6 16
3 Luxembourg 8 -10 11
4 Iceland 8 5 10
5 Bosnia-Herzegovina 8 -7 9
6 Liechtenstein 8 -24 0

Portugal have stormed through their group having won all eight of their games so far, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals helping them to a 5-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday.

Slovakia are in pole position to join Portugal in Germany after a narrow 1-0 win at Luxembourg left them five points clear of their opponents with two games left.

But each nation plays 10 matches in this group, so qualification for second place goes down to the final two rounds in November.

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