21 May 2008
Added EURO 2012 coefficients info (at the end).
EXCO approves new coefficient system -> uefa.com.
PDF file describing the new system -> uefa.com.
This is how the EURO 2008 pots would have looked like:
Pot A: Austria, Switzerland, Greece (thanks executor!), Italy
Pot B: France, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal
Pot C: Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Croatia
Pot D: Romania, Poland, Turkey, Russia
Possible group of death: Italy, France/Germany, Netherlands/Spain, Romania.
Group C would still have been possible.
This system will be used only for the European championship (for the qualifying-phase draw and final-round draw).
But for entertainment purposes :), this is how the pots for the WCQ 2010 draw would have looked like:
Pot 1: Italy, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, England, Spain, Greece
Pot 2: Sweden, Croatia, Romania, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Bulgaria
Pot 3: Serbia, Norway, Israel, Ukraine, Scotland, Slovakia, Ireland, Finland, Belgium
Pot 4: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, Latvia, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia, Wales, Northern Ireland, Albania
Pot 5: Estonia, Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia, Cyprus, Iceland, Moldova, Armenia, Liechtenstein
Pot 6: Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Malta, Andorra, Luxembourg, Faroe Islands, San Marino, Montenegro
See the (preliminary) coefficients for the EURO 2012 qualifying draw -> link.