Euro 2020 qualifying: How things stand after October matches

The latest round of European Championship qualifying is complete, with six countries securing their place at next summer's tournament during October's matches.

Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Spain are all certain of a place at Euro 2020.

The group stage will draw to a close in November, with England on the brink of qualification.

So what do they need to do and what is the state of play for the other home nations and the Republic of Ireland?

England

Group A

Gareth Southgate's England moved to the verge of qualification with a 6-0 win in Bulgaria and will qualify with a draw at home to Montenegro on 14 November, or if Kosovo lose to the Czech Republic on the same night.

A win for the Czechs will also secure qualification. Kosovo are guaranteed a play-off spot if required because of their Nations League campaign.

England complete their campaign in Kosovo on 17 November.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland slipped out of the automatic qualification spots after an agonising 3-1 defeat by the Netherlands, who scored twice in injury time, on Thursday.

Michael O'Neill's side host the Dutch and travel to Germany in their final two games next month.

Netherlands moved closer to qualification with a 2-1 win in Belarus on Sunday, with Germany following suit after a hard-fought 3-0 win in Estonia later that day.

The Dutch will clinch qualification if they draw against Northern Ireland in Belfast on 16 November, a result which would see Germany join them if they beat Belarus on the same day.

Germany will also go through if they draw and Northern Ireland lose.

If Northern Ireland's hopes are not ended on that night, it would go down to their final match against Germany in Frankfurt on 19 November.

If they do fail to make it, Northern Ireland may still have a shot at qualifying through the play-offs.

Wales

Wales are still in the hunt after draws with Slovakia and Croatia

Wales' draws against Slovakia and Croatia mean they will be eliminated if they lose in Azerbaijan on 16 November.

World Cup finalists Croatia were made to wait for qualification by Gareth Bale's equaliser in Cardiff, but will clinch their place with a draw at home to Slovakia on 16 November.

Wales finish with a game against Hungary on 19 November - a fixture which could determine both sides' fates.

Wales may also have the fallback of a place in the play-offs.

Scotland

Belgium and Russia have already qualified for the Euro 2020 finals

Scotland's hopes of finishing in the top two are over after a 4-0 thrashing in Russia on Thursday. However, the Scots are guaranteed a play-off place next March thanks to the Nations League.

Scotland finish their campaign with matches against Cyprus (away) and Kazakhstan (home) in November.

Belgium became the first team to qualify for Euro 2020 by hammering San Marino 9-0, while Russia joined them with a 5-0 win in Cyprus on Sunday.

Republic of Ireland

Group D table

In addition to the home nations, the Republic of Ireland could have secured their Euro 2020 spot with a win in Switzerland on Tuesday but a 2-0 defeat means they will almost certainly have to beat Denmark on 19 November to qualify.

They know a win will be enough to pip the Danes, although they will need to win by two goals if the Swiss only get four points from their final games against Georgia and Gibraltar.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England44001941512
2Czech Rep53029819
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro5023313-102
5Bulgaria5023511-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine54101111013
2Portugal422010468
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg511358-34
5Lithuania5014415-111

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands54011761112
2Germany54011761112
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus6114310-74
5Estonia6015218-161

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark5230155109
3Switzerland422010468
4Georgia511348-44
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia6411135813
2Slovakia6312108210
3Hungary630379-29
4Wales52125507
5Azerbaijan5014513-81

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain66001731418
2Sweden6321138511
3Romania6312137610
4Norway623111839
5Malta6105213-113
6Faroe Islands6006320-170

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland7511112916
2Austria7412167913
3North Macedonia7322109111
4Slovenia7322137611
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey65011421215
2France65011941515
3Iceland6402109112
4Albania630310919
5Moldova6105217-153
6Andorra6006014-140

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium77002812721
2Russia76012241818
3Cyprus7313137610
4Kazakhstan7214911-27
5Scotland7205517-126
6San Marino7007037-370

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001831518
2Finland640284412
3Armenia6303121119
4Bos-Herze6213121117
5Greece6123710-35
6Liechtenstein6015119-181
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