Mick McCarthy's team narrowly avoid the group of death with Germany and the Netherlands

Ireland have been drawn alongside Switzerland and Denmark in the 2020 European Football Championship qualifiers.

The draw took place in Dublin this morning.

The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland were both placed in the pot of third seeds as the draw got underway at 11am.

Mick McCarthy's team have been placed in Group D alongside Switzerland, Denmark, Georgia and Gibraltar.

Northern Ireland meanwhile, will play the Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, and Belarus.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy arrives for the Euro 2020 European qualifier draw at the Convention Centre, Dublin, 02-12-2018. Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

The qualifying rounds will determine 20 of the 24 teams that compete in the tournament in 2020.

The tournament proper will be first to be held in venues across Europe – with Ireland one of 12 countries playing host to the games.

Fixtures will be held in Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg.

Dublin's Aviva Stadium will host three group games, and one game in the Round of 16, while London's Wembley Stadium host the semi-finals and final.

The full draw is below:

  • Group A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo
  • Group B: Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • Group C: Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus
  • Group D: Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar
  • Group E: Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan
  • Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands
  • Group G: Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia
  • Group H: France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova
  • Group I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan
  • Group J: Italy, Bosnia, Finland, Greece, Armenia