The Euro 2024 qualifying draw has just taken place, so let’s look at the groups and potential opponents for Arsenal’s squad next year.

Bukayo Saka wins England Player of the Year [photo via @England]
Bukayo Saka wins England Player of the Year [photo via @England]
It almost feels too soon to be thinking about the Euros, before the World Cup has even taken place. But Euro 2024 qualifying will be well underway before the current season ends.

The first qualifiers take place in March, so today’s qualifying draw determines some of the opponents that Arsenal’s internationals will face during this season.

Let’s take a look at the confirmed groups.

Group A

  • Spain
  • Scotland
  • Norway
  • Georgia
  • Cyprus

Group B

  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Greece
  • Gibraltar

Group C

  • Italy
  • England
  • Ukraine
  • North Macedonia
  • Malta

Group D

  • Croatia
  • Wales
  • Armenia
  • Turkey
  • Latvia

Group E

  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Albania
  • Faroe Islands
  • Moldova

Group F

  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Sweden
  • Azerbaijan
  • Estonia

Group G

  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Montenegro
  • Bulgaria
  • Lithuania

Group H

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Slovenia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Northern Ireland
  • San Marino

Group I

  • Switzerland
  • Israel
  • Romania
  • Kosovo
  • Belarus
  • Andorra

Group J

  • Portugal
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Iceland
  • Luxembourg
  • Slovakia
  • Liechtenstein

There are obviously some Arsenal matchups in there. Kieran Tierney and Scotland are set to face off against Martin Odegaard and Norway, whilst Bukayo Saka could be running the right channel up against Oleksandr Zinchenko when England play Ukraine.

If Albert Sambi Lokonga gets a Belgium call-up, he’ll see a familiar face in the opposition lineup when they face Estonia – whose starting goalkeeper is Arsenal youngster Karl Hein.

Similarly, any Portugal call-ups for Fabio Vieira, Cedric Soares, or Nuno Tavares might see them up against Runar Alex Runarsson with Iceland.

William Saliba and France face a tough group, with the Netherlands for company, whilst England will play against Italy yet again.

There are certainly plenty of interesting fixtures in there, so let’s now look at when they’ll be played.

Fixture dates

Qualifying games (2023)

  • MD1: 23rd-25th March
  • MD2: 26th-28th March
  • MD3: 16th-17th June
  • MD4: 19th-20th June
  • MD5: 7th-9th September
  • MD6: 10th-12th September
  • MD7: 12th-14th October
  • MD8: 15th-17th October
  • MD9: 16th-18th November
  • MD10: 19th-21st November

Play-off matches (2024)

  • Semi-finals: 21st March
  • Finals: 26th March

Final tournament (2024)

  • Opening game: 14th June
  • Final: 14th July