Southgate says there is strong competition for places in the England squad ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign. You could say the group is less hard because Germany are not there but that would not be true.
Gareth Southgate's England, meanwhile, have been drawn alongside Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Kosovo.
Mick McCarthy's men must face Denmark, Switzerland, Georgia and Gibraltar in Group D of the competition as they look for qualification as one of the host nations.
Champions Portugal will play Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania and Luxembourg while three-times champions Germany have been drawn alongside neighbors Netherlands, as well as Northern Ireland, Estonia and Belarus.
Amsterdam, Munich and Dublin are among the 12 host cities for Euro 2020, so therefore Ireland could not be drawn alongside Germany and the Netherlands.
"But also we should get excited and should be enjoying these moments".
Group A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo.
The semi finals and final will be held at Wembley. The Irish are now in Group D where they will face Switzerland, Denmark, Georgia and Gibraltar.
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Klopp also felt one of the game's most influential players, Marco Verratti, deserved a red card for a challenge on Gomez. Di Maria brought down Sadio Mane just inside the area. "Now we have to use Anfield one more time".
Group I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino.
Croatia, which reached the World Cup final for the first time in July, is with Wales, Slovakia, Hungary and Azerbaijan.
Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta.
Italy, which failed to qualify for the World Cup, is in Group J with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein.
The fixture list will now be compiled later this afternoon, and with Ireland in a group of five, McCarthy's side will play just eight matches before the end of 2019 to determine whether they can take one of the 20 places on offer through these qualifying stages.
The winners and runners up from each of the twelve groups will progress to the 24-team tournament.