Article 13 Group formation and match system – qualifying group stage - Women's EURO

Regulations of the UEFA European Women's Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
WEURO
Edition
2019-21
Language
English
Enforcement Date
7 April 2022
13.01

The team of the final tournament host association qualifies automatically for the final tournament. The remaining teams are drawn into nine groups of five and six teams.

13.02

All matches in the qualifying group stage are played according to the league system, with each team playing one home match and one away match against each of the other teams in its group. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a defeat.

13.03

On completion of the qualifying group stage, final group standings are compiled based on the number of points obtained by each team in the group. The nine group winners and the three best group runners-up qualify directly for the final tournament. The six remaining runners-up contest play-offs to determine the remaining three finalists (see Article 15).