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Background

The 55 teams were be drawn into five groups of six and five groups of five. For the first time, Europe's traditional powerhouse countries have all been seeded together in pot one, with France returning to the highest seeds after a twelve year absence. Europe will send 13 countries to Qatar, ten of which will be group winners.

The ten group runners-up will go through to the play-offs, along with the two best Nations League group winners who did not finish in the top two of the World Cup qualifying groups. The four countries through to the 2021 Nations League Finals in October - Belgium, France, Italy and Spain - are placed in the smaller five-team groups.

A record 211 teams entered, and took part. The World Cup Preliminary draw for Europe took place as a virtual event at FIFA Headquarters in Genève, 7 December 2020, presented by the Spanish journalist Cristina Gullon.

Group I fixtures were agreed on Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

UEFA Group I

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
England 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
Hungary 3 2 1 0 10 4 +6 7
Albania 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
Poland 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
Andorra 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0
San Marino 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0

Matches
25 March 2021
Andorra 0 Albania 1 [0-1]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (bcd)
Lenjani
England 5 San Marino 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Ward-Prowse, Calvert-Lewin (2), Sterling, Watkins
Hungary 3 Poland 3 [0-1]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest
(bcd)
Sallai, Szalai, Orbán
Piątek, Jóźwiak, Lewandowski
28 March 2021
Albania 0 England 2 [0-1]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë (bcd)
Kane, Mount
Poland 3 Andorra 0 [1-0]
Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego, Warszawa (bcd)
Lewandowski (2), Swiderski
San Marino 0 Hungary 3 [0-1]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(bcd)
Szalai (pen), Sallai, Nikolic (pen)
31 March 2021
Andorra 1 Hungary 4 [0-1]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (bcd)
Pujol Pons (pen)
Fiola, Gazdag, Kleinheisler, Nego
England 2 Poland 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Kane (pen), Maguire
Moder
San Marino 0 Albania 2 [0-0]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (bcd)
Manaj, Uzuni
2 September 2021
Andorra vs. San Marino [ - ]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (tbc)
Hungary vs. England [ - ]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest
(tbc)
Poland vs. Albania [ - ]
Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa - tbc (tbc)
5 September 2021
Albania vs. Hungary [ - ]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë (tbc)
England vs. Andorra [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (tbc)
San Marino vs. Poland [ - ]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(tbc)
8 September 2021
Albania vs. San Marino [ - ]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë (tbc)
Hungary vs. Andorra [ - ]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest - tbc
(tbc)
Poland vs. England [ - ]
Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa (tbc)
9 October 2021
Andorra vs. England [ - ]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (tbc)
Hungary vs. Albania [ - ]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest - tbc
(tbc)
Poland vs. San Marino [ - ]
Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa - tbc (tbc)
12 October 2021
Albania vs. Poland [ - ]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë (tbc)
England vs. Hungary [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (tbc)
San Marino vs. Andorra [ - ]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(tbc)
12 November 2021
Andorra vs. Poland [ - ]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (tbc)
England vs. Albania [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (tbc)
Hungary vs. San Marino [ - ]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest - tbc
(tbc)
15 November 2021
Albania vs. Andorra [ - ]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë (tbc)
Poland vs. Hungary [ - ]
Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa (tbc)
San Marino vs. England [ - ]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(tbc)

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