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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                
Poland                
Hungary                
Albania                
Andorra                
San Marino                

Matches
25 March 2021
Andorra vs. Albania [ - ]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (tbc)
England vs. San Marino [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (tbc)
Hungary vs. Poland [ - ]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest - tbc
(tbc)
28 March 2021
Albania vs. England [ - ]
Arena Kombëtare, Tiranë (tbc)
Poland vs. Andorra [ - ]
Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa - tbc (tbc)
San Marino vs. Hungary [ - ]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(tbc)
31 March 2021
Andorra vs. Hungary [ - ]
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Andorra la Vella (tbc)
England vs. Poland [ - ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (tbc)
San Marino vs. Albania [ - ]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(tbc)
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 [ - ]
Arena Kombëtare, 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 [ - ]
Arena Kombëtare, 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 [ - ]
Arena Kombëtare, 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 [ - ]
Arena Kombëtare, Tiranë (tbc)
Poland vs. Hungary [ - ]
Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa (tbc)
San Marino vs. England [ - ]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
(tbc)

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