UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A
Group A of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying is one of the ten groups to decide which teams will qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals tournament. Group A consists of five teams: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Kosovo and Montenegro, where they will play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.
The top two teams will qualify directly for the finals. Unlike previous editions, the participants of the play-offs will not be decided based on results from the qualifying group stage, but instead based on their performance in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.
|1||England (X)||4||4||0||0||19||4||+15||12||Qualify for final tournament||—||5–0||5–3||14 Nov||4–0|
|2||Czech Republic||5||3||0||2||9||8||+1||9||11 Oct||—||14 Nov||3–0||2–1|
|3||Kosovo (X)||5||2||2||1||10||10||0||8||17 Nov||2–1||—||14 Oct||1–1|
|5||Bulgaria||5||0||2||3||5||11||−6||2[a]||14 Oct||17 Nov||2–3||1–1||—|
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(X) Assured of at least play-offs.
- Head-to-head away goals: Montenegro 1, Bulgaria 0.
The fixtures were released by UEFA the same day as the draw, which was held on 2 December 2018 in Dublin. Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).
There have been 46 goals scored in 12 matches, for an average of 3.83 goals per match (as of 10 September 2019).
1 own goal
A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:
- Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
- Receiving three yellow cards in three different matches, as well as after fifth and any subsequent yellow card (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)
The following suspensions were (or will be) served during the qualifying matches:
|Team||Player||Offence(s)||Suspended for match(es)|
|Kosovo||Besar Halimi|| vs Bulgaria (25 March 2019)
vs Bulgaria (10 June 2019)
vs England (10 September 2019)
|vs Montenegro (14 October 2019)|
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