The Latvian players were placed in the fifth basket before the draw for the “Euro 2024” group.

Following the end of the European Football Federations (UEFA) Nations League (NL) competition on Tuesday, the teams lined up for the qualifying tournament for the European Championships.

Latvia have entered the fifth basket and will not meet the other teams in this group – Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Belarus, Lithuania, Gibraltar and Estonia, which are ranked above Latvia, as well as Moldova and Malta, which are ranked behind Latvia.

The first basket will feature four NL semi-finalists – Spain, Croatia, the Netherlands and Italy, as well as six other countries at the top of the table – Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland and Poland.

From the second basket, France, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland and Finland will be drawn into groups.

The third basket will contain balls from Ukraine, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Ireland, Albania, Montenegro, Romania, Sweden and Armenia during the draw.

The fourth basket included Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, the Faroe Islands and North Macedonia.

In the sixth round, however, there are only three teams: Andorra, San Marino and Liechtenstein.

National teams from 53 nations will participate in the qualification.

Russia have been disqualified due to the invasion of Ukraine, but Germany, which hosts the tournament, do not have to participate in the qualifiers.

The draw will take place in the German city of Frankfurt am Main on 9 October at 1pm Latvian time.

The winners of the first two places of the ten groups will advance to the final phase, while the other three participants in the final phase will be determined in March 2024 in the “play-off” matches of leagues A, B and C of the Nations League.

The European Championship will take place in ten German cities from 14 June to 14 July 2024.

The current European champion is Italy, who in 2021 beat England in the London final on penalties.

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