The 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016) Qualifier draws were announced Sunday in Nice, France.
ISTANBUL - The 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016) Qualifier draws were announced Sunday in Nice, France.
Turkey will compete in group A with the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Iceland and Kazakhstan.
As host of the tournament, France automatically qualifies for the final round.
53 countries will play in the following groups:
Group A: The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland and Kazakhstan.
Group B: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Greek Cypriot Sector and Andorra.
Group C: Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg.
Group D: Germany, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Georgia and Jibraltar.
Group E: England, Switzerland, Solvenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino.
Group F: Greece, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands.
Group G: Russia, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova and Liechtenstein.
Group H: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Malta.
Group I: Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Armenia and Albania.
The dates of the group matches are as follows:
1st round: September 7-9
2nd round: October 9-11
3rd round: October 12-14
4th round: November 14-16
5th round: March 27-29, 2015
6th round: June 12-14, 2015
7th round: September 3-5, 2015
8th round: September 6-8, 2015
9th round: October 8-10, 2015
10th round: October 15-17, 2015
- Play-off match dates:
1st Matches: November 12-14, 2015
2nd Matches: November 15-17, 2015
The top two teams from each group automatically qualify for the finals.
The draws for the finals will be made December 12, 2015 in Paris.
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