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Euro 2016 Qualifying Draw Revealed

euro 2016 draw 600x337 Euro 2016 Qualifying Draw Revealed

The draw has been made for the Euro 2016 qualification process to determine which 24 teams will end up playing in the Euro 2016 tournament that will be staged in France.

The qualifying matches will start in September 2014 and proceed until its conclusion in late 2015. Current champions Spain will participate as will Gibraltar, who are playing in a major international competition for the first time. Both countries have been separated into different groups.

Two important notes regarding the draw for viewers in the United States. First, FOX Sports and ESPN have agreed to split the games between them during Euro 2016 qualifying. And second, UEFA has agreed to stagger the start times of the matches so that on an international break where there are several matches to be played that day, the matches won’t all start at the same time, but they’ll be played one after another to make it more attractive for a global viewing audience.

The draw for Euro 2016 qualifying is as follows:

Group A:

Netherlands
Turkey
Iceland
Czech Republic
Latvia
Kazakhstan

Group B:

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgium
Wales
Israel
Cyprus
Andorra

Group C:

Spain
Slovakia
Macedonia
Ukraine
Belarus
Luxembourg

Group D:

Germany
Ireland
Poland
Scotland
Georgia
Gibraltar

Group E:

England
Switzerland
Slovenia
Estonia
Lithuania
San Marino

Group F:

Greece
Hungary
Romania
Finland
Northern Ireland
Faroe Islands

Group G:

Russia
Austria
Moldova
Sweden
Montenegro
Liechteinstein

Group H:

Italy
Norway
Azerbaijan
Croatia
Bulgaria
Malta

Group I:

Portugal
Serbia
Albania
Denmark
Armenia

What’s your opinion about the draw? Which countries have an easy route to Euro 2016, and who has the toughest group? Will England advance, and what surprises can you see in store? Let us know in the comments section below.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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