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Euro 2016 Draw: England Face Swiss, Wales Get Belgium While Scots Have Tough Draw With Germany, Ireland And Poland

By Alan Duffy


Roy Hodgson will be rather pleased with the Three Lions’ grouping for the EURO 2016 qualifiers, with Switzerland arguably the only other side who can top Group E. Chris Coleman’s Wales will face Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a tricky Group B while Northern Ireland will find it tough againstĀ Greece, Hungary, Romania, Finland. However, it is Scotland of the British sides who face the toughest challenge, with the mighty Germany, Poland and an improving Republic of Ireland (c’mon the Boys In Green!) all standing in their way. Oh, and Danny Higginbotham’s Gibraltar too!

To be fair, with the European finals expanded to 24 teams for 2016, the top two sides in each group will qualify with the third-placed side going into the play-offs, so really all the teams have every chance of making it to France 2016.

Full draw:

Group A: Netherlands, Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland, Kazakhstan.

Group B: Bosnia-Hercegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Cyprus, Andorra.

Group C: Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Luxembourg.

Group D: Germany, Republic of 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, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova, Liechtenstein.

Group H: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Malta.

Group I: Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Armenia, Albania.

Photos: UEFA


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By Alan Duffy on February 23rd, 2014 in Euro 2016, International football, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

6 Responses to “Euro 2016 Draw: England Face Swiss, Wales Get Belgium While Scots Have Tough Draw With Germany, Ireland And Poland”

  1. Cosa says:

    it’s been expanded to 24 teams

  2. syndex says:

    Gibraltar was actually drawn in Spain’s group but as they are scared of losing to us we got moved to group D
    Germany, Poland, Ireland, Scotland and Georgia – yeah that looks like fun, some of those away games are going to be priceless.

  3. Monsieur Platini says:

    How about we cut the formalities shit and just go right to the last 8: we all know it’s gonna be Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, England, Russia, Italy, Portugal. (What is the point of these teams playing Moldova, Andorra, Luxembourg etc). It hasn’t even started yet and I’m already bored shitless by it.

  4. Conor says:

    best chance Northern Ireland’s had in years to qualify, too bad we won’t because we’re absolutely horses**t

  5. carl says:

    Alan are you the work experience kid? Come on. Every time you “write” there’s a mistake or typo. Can you just let Chris do it? Please. It’s painful. “Blegium” ffs. At least use a spellchecker. There’s a decent book called ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’ that will teach you the basics of grammar.

  6. thekaratesuit says:

    must admit i did chuckle at Blegium…

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