The bronze medalist of the 2018 World Cup or the “dwarfs” from San Marino – you never know who Russia will have difficulties with.

In Dublin, there was a draw for the qualifying tournament for the European Football Championship, which will be held in 2020. Russia got into the first group, where it will have to play two games with each opponent – on the home arena and away.

The two teams that eventually score the most points will go directly to Euro 2020. If Russia is not among these teams, there will remain a theoretical chance in the form of play-offs of another tournament – the League of Nations. Russia ranked fifth in League B. If Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden or Denmark (group winners) fail to qualify for the Euro, the right to participate in the League of Nations playoffs will go to Russia.

A total of 24 teams will qualify for the Euro 2020 final. For the first time, the championship will take place not in one country or neighboring states, but in 12 stadiums of 12 cities of 12 countries. Four of the matches will be held in Russia, at the St. Petersburg Stadium.