The draw for the qualifiers of the 2020 European Football Championship (a.k.a. EURO 2020) was made on Sunday 2 December in Dublin, Ireland.
The results of the draw saw Greece placed in Group 10, alongside four time world champions Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Armenia and Liechtenstein.
The draw was rather difficult as expected after the national team’s recent string of disappointing results and will see Greece face a rather uphill battle if they are to find a place among the finalists.
The qualifiers will commence in late March of 2019 and will conclude in November, with the top two teams of each of the ten groups advancing to the final round.
For the first time in the history of the competition, there will be no one host nation, with each game of the EURO 2020 being held in a different city all across Europe.
Greece will begin their quest to reach the finals in Liechtenstein on 23 March and three days later, they will travel to Sarajevo to face Bosnia, in what could possibly be an early decider for the second place of the group.
They resume their obligations in June with another two games as they host Italy and Armenia.
On 5 September Greece goes to Helsinki to face Finland and three days later they welcome Liechtenstein in Athens.
In October the Greeks will have their two most difficult games of the group, as initially they will need to travel to Italy to face the former world champions, then they will need to quickly regroup as they prepare to welcome Bosnia three days later.
Finally, Greece will end their schedule with their final two games against Armenia (away) and Finland (at home).
Following the draw, Greece’s coach Angelos Anastasiadis stated that the games against the minor teams are the ones that could prove most important, as winning them would raise team morale.
He also praised Italy’s presence in the group, pointing out their history in the sport and positioning them as favourites.