European Under-21 Championship 2025: Belgium faces Spain, Scotland, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Malta
During the qualifications for the European Under-21 Championship 2025, the Belgian team will face five-time champion Spain in Group B. Scotland, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Malta complete the group.
The draw for the 2025 European Under-21 Championship took place on Thursday and divided 52 teams into nine groups. Seven groups have six countries, while two pools consist of five countries. The nine group winners and the best three runners-up qualify for the final round with 16 countries. The six remaining runners-up will work through barrages for the last three tickets to the final round. Organiser Slovakia is automatically qualified.
Qualifiers will take place between March 2023 and October 2024. The barrages will be played in November 2024.
The Young Devils will also be at the European Under-21 Championship 2023 this summer, taking place in Romania and Georgia from 9 June to 2 July. In Group A, the Belgians will take on the Netherlands, Portugal and Georgia. Belgium qualified for the EC as the group winner in qualifying Pool I. Scotland and Kazakhstan were also among the opponents.
Belgium's players pictured before a soccer game between the U21 teams of Belgium and Turkey, Friday 12 November 2021 in Heverlee, the fifth qualification match (out of 8) in the group I, for the 2023 Under-21 European Championships.
© BELGA PHOTO JOHAN EYCKENS