EURO 2016 Draw

England and Wales have been drawn together in the same group at Euro 2016, while Belgium and Italy will also meet in France next summer.

Wales are competing in only their second major finals, after qualifying for the 1958 World Cup.

Belgium, currently world No. 1 in the FIFA Ranking, will take on Italy who lost to Spain in the final of Euro 2012.

Hosts France will kick off the tournament against Romania in Saint-Denis on Friday, June 10, before also playing Albania and Switzerland in Group A.

Germany and Poland have been drawn together again, along with Northern Ireland and Ukraine in Group C.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal look to have been handed a favourable draw in Group F, alongside Austria, Hungary and Iceland.



Northern Ireland

Czech Republic

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The draw sees Republic of Ireland face Bosnia- Herzegovina in the play-offs for a place at next summer’s European Championship in France, while Sweden will take on their Scandinavian neighbours Denmark.

Another Scandinavian country Norway are drawn with Hungary while Ukraine meet Slovenia.

The first leg will be away from home on 13 November, with the return leg taking place three days later on 16 November.

Republic of Ireland missed out on automatic qualification after losing to Poland in the final game of the group stages.

While, Bosnia-Herzegovinia finished third in their group behind Belgium and Wales.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden face Denmark, after missing out on one of the top two places in the group stage.

Ibrahimovic said the tournament without his representation is unimaginable.

“I don’t want to miss the European Championship, it’s unlikely and unthinkable for me to see this tournament ongoing without me,” he said.

“We didn’t go in the classical way, so we will find out another one to go. Whoever will be our opponent in the play-off, it will be tough.

“In these kinds of games, each team give its 200%. It’s an all-in. But I’m sure we will qualify.”

Sweden will host the first leg on 14 November, with Denmark then the venue for the determining leg on 17 November.

Norway, were paired with a Hungary side who came within minutes of qualifying automatically.

They were all set to go through as the best third-placed finishers, only to be usurped by a last-minute Turkey win.

Slovenia, who find themselves at this stage having finished behind England and Switzerland, will take on Ukraine for the final spot.

Ukraine v Slovenia

Sweden v Denmark

Bosnia-Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland

Norway v Hungary

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England players celebrate after 3-0 victory over Lithuania.
England players celebrate after 3-0 victory over Lithuania.

Group C

Spain won 1-0 at Ukraine to relegate their opponents to a spot in the playoffs.

Mario Gaspar scored for Spain in the 22nd minute by heading a Thiago Alcantara cross from the touchline into an open net.

Cesc Fabregas later had a penalty saved with a sprawling dive by Ukraine keeper Andriy Pyatov, but the Euro 2012 champions held on to win.

Slovakia secured their spot at Euro 2016 after their 4-2 win at Luxembourg left them in second place.

Slovakia’s first three goals came in a six-minute span in the first half, with Marek Hamsik, Adam Nemec and Robert Mak all finding the net.

Luxembourg fought back in the second half with a goal from Mario Mutsch and a Lars Krogh Gerson penalty, but a late second goal from Hamsik put the game away.

Depending on other results, a win could have put Ukraine through to the finals as the best third-place team in qualifying.

Belarus could not find a breakthrough at home against Macedonia as they ended qualifying with a goalless draw.

Group E

Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were among the scorers as England completed a 100% Euro 2016 qualifying record with a 3-0 win in Lithuania.

England made it a perfect 10 with a beating in the Baltic, but their record-breaking achievement was marred by fighting between the visiting fans and their Lithuanian counterparts.

England’s third goal came from an own goal from Lithuania stopper Giedrius Arlauskis.

It is the first time England have qualified for a major tournament in this format with a 100% record

The Lithuanians had not sold out the 5,500-seater stadium so tickets went on sale earlier this week and the England fans who travelled to the Baltic nation clearly snapped them up. That meant Lithuanians and English supporters mixed in the same stand and that spelled trouble.

The Lithuanian supporters booed God Save The Queen, before the England fans started singing anti-IRA songs.

Slovenia secured their playoff spot with a 2-0 win at San Marino.

The minnows made Slovenia wait for their opener, but second-half goals from Bostjan Cesar and Nejc Pecnik eventually denied San Marino their second draw of the campaign.

Estonia’s slim hopes of qualifying ended with a 1-0 defeat to already-qualified Switzerland.

Ragnar Klavan’s own goal in stoppage time provided Switzerland with game’s only scoring.

Group G

Russia have booked their place at the 2016 European Championship after a 2-0 victory over Montenegro in Moscow.

Russia, who terminated coach Fabio Capello’s contract in July, won their final four qualifiers to secure second spot in Group G behind Austria.

Oleg Kuzmin got behind the defence to angle home a shot from Igor Denisov’s lofted pass over the defence to break the deadlock on 33 minutes, and Aleksandr Kokorin then converted a penalty to make it 2-0 by the break.

Sweden had to settle for a place in the playoff after they defeated Moldova 2-0 in Gothenburg.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring on 24 minutes when he went around keeper Ilie Cebanu before slotting home after collecting a long pass.

Erkan Zengin doubled their advantage early in the second half with a perfect chip from outside the area after Cebanu’s headed clearance left him stranded.

Moldova had a late goal chalked off as Sweden held on for the three points.

Austria, who qualified last month, rounded off their campaign with a 3-0 win at home to Liechtenstein.

Marko Arnautovic opened the scoring before Marc Janko added a brace with two goals in three minutes early in the second half.

Group C

Belarus 0 – 0 FYR Macedonia

Luxembourg 2 – 4 Slovakia

Ukraine 0 – 1 Spain

Group E

Estonia 0 – 1 Switzerland

Lithuania 0 – 3 England

San Marino 0 – 2 Slovenia

Group G

Austria 3 – 0 Liechtenstein

Russia 2 – 0 Montenegro

Sweden 2 – 0 Moldova

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Albania players celebrate after defeating Armenia 3-0 to qualify for theirfirst-ever major championship.
Albania players celebrate after defeating Armenia 3-0 to qualify for theirfirst-ever major championship.

Group D

Germany qualified for the 2016 European Championships in France and finished top of Group D by overcoming Georgia 2-1 in Munich.

Thomas Muller converted a penalty in the 50th minute before Jaba Kankava quickly equalised.

Max Kruse settled the score 11 minutes from full-time to qualify the Germans above Poland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Gibraltar and Georgia in the group.

Republic of Ireland were forced into the playoff after falling to Poland 2-1 in Warsaw.

Jonathan Walters’ 16th-minute penalty cancelled out Grzegorz Krychowiak’s opener just three minutes prior.

In-form striker Robert Lewandowski scored the winner three minutes from time to seal the victory, and automatic qualification, for the home side.

Steven Fletcher bagged a hat trick as Scotland crushed Gibraltar 6-0 at Estadio Algarve.

Chris Martin, Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith were the other goal scorers.

Group F

Romania also booked their ticket to Euro 2016 thanks to a 3-0 win against Faroe Islands.

A slip-up for Romania could have seen Hungary take second place in Group F, but they managed to pick up the three points with a comfortable victory.

Constantin Budescu got the visitors on their way early on, before adding a second on the stroke of half-time, with Alexandru Maxim then grabbing his side’s third.

Northern Ireland managed to hold on to first place in the group as they drew 1-1 in Finland.

Craig Cathcart scored for the visitors, who had already secured their place in France earlier this week, before Paulus Arajuuri levelled for the home side in the 87th minute.

Greece defeat Hungary 4-3. Konstantinos Stafylidis opened the scoring for Greece after just five minutes, only for Gergo Lovrecsics to find an equaliser for Hungary soon after.

It was Hungary’s turn to take the lead next as Kristian Nemeth edged them ahead, before their opponents equalised through Panagiotis Tachtsidis, with a late Kostas Mitroglou strike soon cancelling out a second from Nemeth.

And Greece then made sure they picked up their first three points of the campaign as Panagiotis Kone headed home a late winner.

Hungary are guaranteed a playoff spot but could still qualify automatically for Euro 2016 as the best third-placed team depending on results elsewhere.

Group I

Albania made history by defeating Armenia 3-0 on Sunday to secure qualification for Euro 2016 and earn themselves a place at their first ever major international tournament.

Albania came into the match knowing that three points would guarantee them a second-placed finish behind Portugal in Group I and that is exactly what they managed to take home with them.

Armenia’s Kamo Hovhannisyan converted into his own net inside the first 10 minutes to put the visitors in front and Berat Djimsiti doubled their lead shortly afterwards, before Armando Sadiku made sure of things in the second half.

Already-qualified Portugal recorded a 2-1 win against Serbia, who had two men sent off.

Fernando Santos’ side, without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo, took the lead after just five minutes through Nani’s strike, with Zoran Tosic then equalising midway through the second half for Serbia.

But Portugal had the last laugh as Joao Moutinho netted a winner with 12 minutes remaining on the clock, before Serbia saw both Nemanja Matic and Aleksandar Kolarov sent off late on.

Group D

Germany 2 – 1 Georgia

Gibraltar 0 – 6 Scotland

Poland 2 – 1 Ireland

Group F

Faroe Islands 0 – 3 Romania

Finland 1 – 1 N.Ireland

Greece 4 – 3 Hungary

Group I

Armenia 0 – 3 Albania

Serbia 1 – 2 Portugal

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Ireland's Shane Long celebrates with fans after scoring the winner against Germany in Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates with fans after scoring the winner against Germany in Dublin, Ireland.

Group D

Republic of Ireland stunned World Cup champions Germany to put themselves in good position to qualify for Euro 2016.

Substitute Shane Long scored the only goal in the 70th minute goal.

Germany still lead Group D by a point but their lead was trimmed after a 1-0 loss to Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Scotland’s campaign ended after Poland equalised on the final kick of the game to ensure a 2-2 draw.

Matt Ritchie scored with a 25-yard blast just before the break to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s opener, and Steven Fletcher found what appeared to be the winner in the second half.

But Lewandowski continued his incredible run of form with his second goal deep into stoppage time to break Scottish hearts.

Georgia defeated Gibraltar 4-0.

Mate Vatsadze scored twice while Tornike Okriashvili added a penalty and Valeri Kazaishvili added a fourth goal late on.

Germany lead Group D on 19 points, one ahead of Poland and Ireland on 18 points. The two sides meet on Tuesday in Poland to decide which team qualifies and which advances to the playoffs. A draw of 0-0 or 1-1 would see Poland through, while Ireland would advance with a higher-scoring draw.

Both teams would qualify in the unlikely event that they draw while Germany lose at home to Georgia. That would send Germany to the playoffs.

Group F

Northern Ireland qualified for the European Championships for the first time in their history with a 3-1 win over Greece.

Steven Davis opened the scoring on 35 minute with a left-footed shot, and Josh Magennis doubled the advantage four minutes after half-time with a header following a corner kick.

Davis made it 3-0 with a header from the edge of the box just before the hour mark to send Windsor Park into jubilation.

Romania’s campaign suffered a setback after a 1-1 draw at home against Finland.

Joel Pohjanpalo gave the visitors the lead in the 67th minute but Ovidiu Hoban found an equaliser in stoppage time to end Finland’s qualification hopes.

Hungary needed to rally to find a winner at home against the Faroe Islands, winning 2-1 thanks to Daniel Bode’s two second-half goals.

Romania are in second place on 17 points, one ahead of Hungary for the final automatic qualifying spot.

Group I

Portugal completed their qualification from Group I with a 1-0 win over Denmark.

Joao Moutinho scored in the 67th minute to ensure Portugal will top their group with one game to play.

Denmark can still qualify automatically should Albania drop points in their final game after they lost 2-0 at home to Serbia as Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic both scored in stoppage time.

Albania must win away to Armenia in their final fixture to qualify and send Denmark to the playoffs.

Group D

Georgia 4 – 0 Gibraltar

Ireland 1 – 0 Germany

Scotland 2 – 2 Poland

Group F

Hungary 2 – 1 Faroe Islands

N.Ireland 3 – 1 Greece

Romania 1 – 1 Finland

Group I

Albania 0 – 2 Serbia

Portugal 1 – 0 Denmark